Core Faculty, Center for Positive Organizations, University of Michigan; CEO, EnlivenWork Inc.
Monica Worline, PhD, is an organizational psychologist and co-author of the book Awakening Compassion at Work. She is passionate about sharing the science of thriving with people who are working to create organizations that bring us alive, as opposed to those that deaden us a bit each day. Monica is the faculty leader of the Magnify Immersion Program at Michigan Ross, an award winning, one-of-a-kind immersion program for undergraduates who learn the science and practice of thriving organizations in an intensive action learning format. As a dedicated practitioner-scholar, Monica co-founded the idea incubator EnlivenWork, which is dedicated to translational practices that bring curiosity, compassion, and courageous thinking to life. As part of its portfolio, EnlivenWork supports an impact-enhancing partnership with the Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) to together deliver a technology-based version of the Center’s highly regarded Reflected Best Self ExerciseTM.
Having focused on compassion at work for over two decades, Monica is a globally recognized expert in helping organizations build a social architecture of compassion. She serves as a collaborating research scientist at the Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, where she is currently leading an initiative to bring compassion scholars into dialogue with change makers in climate and planetary health.