Empathic Minds

a way of being

Empathic Minds

a way of being
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Empathic Minds



Develop a Winning Culture!

Leadership Lessons lessons from Elite Sport, with Chartered Psychologist Dr Peter Sear

Empathic Leadership is a Person-Centred approach that recognises and fulfils potential 

Empathic Communication helps you to avoid costly miscommunications and misunderstandings

Empathic Cultures facilitate recruitment and retention  

  • Empathy maintains wellbeing
  • Empathic Relationships improve commitment and motivation
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Chartered Psychologist Dr Peter Sear supports individuals with their personal and professional development, including leadership development, help with relationships, communication, mental health, and wellbeing. Reflecting on your experiences with Dr Peter Sear will help you to improve and focus on where you want to be.

Working one-one or in groups, in person or on-line. 




Testimonial (elite sport):
“Dr. Peter Sear has been an invaluable asset to our international sports team. Through his expertise in psychology, we have significantly enhanced our team cohesion and performance. Peter’s innovative strategies and tailored interventions have helped us develop a deeper understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses, fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose. Peter’s ability to navigate cultural differences and create a supportive environment has been instrumental in our success. We are grateful for his guidance and highly recommend his services to any sports team looking to elevate their performance through improved team cohesion.”

Testimonial (business):
“Working with Peter has been a transformative experience for me as a business leader. His deep understanding of human behaviour and interpersonal dynamics has allowed me to develop stronger relationships with my team members and colleagues. Peter’s coaching and guidance have helped me communicate more effectively, resolve conflicts, and build trust within my organization. Developing an empathic approach has enabled me to connect with others on a deeper level, fostering a positive work culture and enhancing overall productivity. I am grateful for Dr Sear’s expertise and highly recommend him to any business leader seeking to improve relationships within their organization.”

Testimonial (football coach):
“I cannot speak highly enough of the impact Dr. Sear of Empathic Minds has had on my coaching journey. As a football coach, I recognised the importance of effective communication and empathy in building strong relationships with my players. Peter’s guidance and support have helped me develop crucial communication skills and become a more empathic communicator. His practical advice, and research knowledge, relating to the unique dynamics of the sports industry, has allowed me to connect with my players on a deeper level, motivating them to perform at their best. Thanks to this I have witnessed significant improvements in my coaching abilities, and I wholeheartedly recommend Peter’s services to any coach looking to enhance their communication skills and create a more positive team environment.”

Order Dr Peter Sear’s book:

Empathic Leadership: Lessons from Elite Sport

Order a Box of Empathy Cards 


The Empathy Edge Podcast

The Sport Psych Show

Radio Xtra interview 

Deep Leadership podcast

Edwin Rutsch interview


      Psychology Today blog 

      The World Financial Review


Bio Peter Sear Founder Empathic Minds Organisation Ele empathy

Dr Peter Sear CPsychol, FRSA

Peter earned his PhD at the highly regarded Institute for Sport Business, at Loughborough University.

University of the Year

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Dr Peter Sear is a Chartered Psychologist and Accredited Psychotherapist.

Peter’s PhD: Understanding Empathic Leadership in Sport, involved learning from elite coaches, working at the highest national and international level of team sports. Peter has also worked with professionals in Business, Education, Mental Health, and Design. His other interests include neuroscience, neuropsychoanalysis, architecture, literature and art.

As well as a PhD, Peter also holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, an MA in Human Resource Management, and another MA in Jung and Post-Jungian Studies. Peter is an Accredited Senior member of the ACCPH Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts (FRSA), a member of the British Psychological Society (Cpsychol)), a member of the Foundation for Leadership through Sport (FLS), and writes for a variety of publications.

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“Empathic practices have been shown to increase: wellbeing, safety, productivity, efficiency, commitment, retention, innovation, motivation, and performance.”

Dr Peter Sear, Founder of The Empathic Minds Organisation

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The Empathy in PM Resignation Speeches: Where is it?

Truss failed to offer an explanation, instead cutting to, “I recognise though, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party.” Just one sentence with the sole excuse of there being a ‘situation,’ not what it was, or who was to blame for it.

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Empathic Accuracy and Sport Coaches

A predictor of outcomes:   KEY POINTS Empathic accuracy is employed by successful coaches in various sports. Coaches gather impression cues and make inferences about how players are thinking, what they're feeling, and how they will react. Empathic accuracy can...

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Compassionate Leadership

It begins with self-compassion and ends with contributing to the greater good:   KEY POINTS - Compassion can be seen as a four-step process: awareness, connection, empathy, and action. The element of action is what takes compassion beyond feelings of empathy or...

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The Psyche of Euro 2020 Football Coaches

If Jung and Freud were European football pundits:   KEY POINTS The coaching philosophy of head coaches is moulded by their own experiences and trauma. The collective fans of European football could learn from Freud and Jung. The Freud and Jung banter If they were...

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An Unprecedented Swing in the Personality of Presidents

Presidents Joe Biden and Donald Trump have starkly different personalities. As the cliché goes, a week is a long time in politics. America has seen its presidency change from Republican to Democrat before, and vice versa. There have been regular swings in the sizes of...

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