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Our mission

Societies and workplaces need an enormous shift in the way people relate to one another in order to truly thrive. Empatiko emerged to be a catalyst for a cultural shift from disengaged to deeply connected.  We’re an organization driven by progressive ideas and bold actions.

Personal inspiration from the founders

Meg Mateer

Two of the most profound experiences in my life were my own experience with depression and being connected with my brother while he experienced psychosis. At that time, I wanted to have a space where these stories could be shared and the meaning behind them explored.


I started meeting many other people who had similar experiences of hardship, loss, despair, confusion and no way to see that most likely many of their colleagues, friends and family shared these feelings. 

I sensed just how little space society had for difference and discomfort. Despite how common they were, these experiences were put in the margins of society. 

I founded Empatiko to be an open, curious space. I'm dedicated to develop experiences where people can explore and share their untold, marginalized stories. 

We are committed to...

  1. Promoting self-awareness, responsibility and playfulness.

  2. Cultivating diversity as a catalyst for learning and growth rather than a source of potential disconnection.

  3. Creating open and safe spaces together to share and become aware of ourselves through others.

  4. Crafting a new way of viewing pain, grief, trauma and mental illness, from pathology to complex experiences that provide wisdom, insights and meaning. 

  5. Assisting human development to elicit the extraordinary potential of people.

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