SKU: CSB-3102 Category:

Radical Self-Compassion

Apply self-understanding to maximize career satisfaction

If you look at Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, you must have the basic needs met such as food, shelter, safety, security, before you can achieve the higher needs of meaning, purpose and inner potential.

So how do we meet our basic needs, so we can find ourselves more productive? Through radical self-empathy.  Self-empathy is the ability to give yourself compassion and understanding. During this workshop, we will practice a blend of self-empathy techniques, including Marshal Rosenberg's practice self-empathy, Louise Hayes' use of positive affirmations, and several mindfulness tools.


Mid-to-executive level nonprofit professionals looking for your next great role.


Self-study on the Canvas LMS plus live weekly group video meetings.


  • 3-4 hours/week
  • Mondays 8:00 - 9:15 am EST
  • Six weeks
  • New cohort each month


Meet Your Coach

Danielle Menditch Roessle, LCSW, GCDFI, CCSP, is the Founder of Inner Compass Coach. Danielle uses a unique blend of career development and psychology to help her clients get unstuck and guide them towards a fulfilling and financially rewarding career.

Danielle’s career pivoted into career coaching back in 2009 when she noticed students looked at jobs as a means of making money, not as something that could bring them a sense of purpose. While Danielle enjoyed working with her students, there were other elements of the job that were leading to burnout. These factors prompted Danielle to begin her journey of understanding her needs and what would bring her more fulfillment. 

Through taking psychology workshops and confronting parts of her childhood, she began connecting the dots between her childhood memories and core motivations today. When she started to face her story of childhood bullying, she began to recognize her gifts. She discovered that her desire to connect with others deeply motived her, and she became highly perceptive of others because of her need for acceptance. Now she uses storytelling in her practice to help others understand their core motivations and natural problem-solving abilities that should be highlighted in their career.


If you want your career to provide satisfaction and personal fulfillment - not just the monetary rewards - you need to dig into yourself and discover your motivations and examine how you "tick.".  In this course, you will:

  • Identify and feel your feelings, so they no longer overwhelm you.
  • Pinpoint your needs that drive your feelings, so that you have the clarity to move forward.
  • Make a plan of action- whether it be a request of yourself, others, or something you need to do immediately.


Distinguishing thoughts, judgments, and evaluations from observations

Identifying and experiencing feelings in the body

Using feelings as the doorway to understanding and appreciating needs

Using positive affirmations as a tool to provide self-support

Developing a plan of action from your self-empathy practice


Reducing stress

Increase daily experiences of positive feelings such as joy, love, appreciation, empathy, and fulfillment.

Increase productivity due to the clarity achieved from this practice.

Interactive Activities:

Participants will participate in engaging and interactive exercises. Each week, the facilitator will break down a different part of the practice, so by the sixth week, participants can do this practice on their own.


Cupidatat magna cillum commodo sit quis. Non velit est incididunt in et proident qui ad incididunt anim quis.


Why Career StoryBook Works

Career Storybook is a community of professional career coaches and counselors working with teams pursuing a common mission. We offer a collection of courses, activities, and success groups to take you from zero to happily employed. Relationship-based learning using reflective activities beats doing it on your own any day.

Career development can be self-directed (‘free’) or with a career coach (‘expensive’). We use an online group-based model that focuses on your needs and goals. Career Coaching is an investment in yourself. Career Storybook makes that investment accessible.

Personalized Learning

Our programs develop you as a person, a professional, or citizen while meeting your individual goals and interests. We offer personally meaningful learning experiences, and what is meaningful is engaging. And what is engaging has a deeper and more long-lasting impact.

Small Group Coaching

All our courses and groups have limited enrollment to ensure you get the attention you need and to foster trusting relationships necessary for you to risk growing. Mutual accountability drives creativity, problem-solving, and productivity. Coaches provide guidance while your group sustains your attitude and altitude.

Blended Delivery

We use the best of both learning mediums: online self-paced programs provide you the flexibility of time and place while saving travel and costs. Face-to-face or video meetings enable complex conversations, rewarding activities, and relationship development.

Interactive Programs

When you apply your new knowledge, skills, and perspective to interactive projects, you deepen your learning, your engagement, and have some good fun too. We use a variety of strategies: Problem-based learning, role plays, case studies, gamification, and fictionalization.

Write Your Story

Career coaching is an investment in yourself. 

By discovering gifts, and deciding where you will apply your gifts, you increase your chances of professional success and life satisfaction.


Subscribe for Career Storybook Updates

Register for program schedules, events, career ideas, and success stories.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This