Vanessa F. Hurst is a Compassion Consultant. She evaluates compassion competencies and mindful practices within organization. Vanessa develops and facilitates resources for increasing compassion in the workplace through stakeholder/community building, mindful coaching, and organizational culture strengthening. Vanessa assists organizations wishing to become partners with the Charter for Compassion. She is the author of A Constellation of Connections: Contemplative Relationships (Wildefyr Press, 2016), a resource for mindfully engaging others in relationships and Engaging Compassion Through Intent and Action (Wildefyr Press, 2014), a resource for increasing awareness of compassion.