Starbucks’ Transgender Health Policy is Next Level

Starbucks has just announced its updated trans health policy—and it’s directly in cohesion with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s (WPATH) recommendations. While the coffee company has offered gender-reassignment surgeries since 2012, they are now covering everything from hair-grafting to voice therapy and beyond. As Mary Emily O’Hara writes, these are “services considered vital for transgender healthcare but often listed as ‘cosmetic’ and not …

Michael Ventura’s “Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership”

Sub Rosa's CEO and founder's first book on his brilliant philosophy and methodology

For some 15 years, we have been fans and friends of Michael Ventura—founder and CEO of Sub Rosa, whose entire working process is based on Applied Empathy, a methodology that strengthens empathetic minds and brings together insight and action, resulting in creative problem-solving and change. The term “empathy” can be confused with simply “being nice,” but Ventura has always explored into the term’s true meaning …

Questions & Empathy Card Deck

Part game, part self-reflection tool, this set aims to make individuals and groups see things from another angle

After launching their “Applied Empathy” speaker series in spring of 2016, the team at Sub Rosa found themselves being asked by attendees if the cards used to guide the discussions were available for purchase. These items, now known as Questions & Empathy cards, break down the seven archetypes of empathy—Sage, Inquirer, Convener, Alchemist, Confident, Seeker, Cultivator—and then ask seven questions of each in order to …