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Ana Simar

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How to develop your empathy and contribute to building a more pleasant world

By Ana Simar

On-Line: 28 April 2021

This will be a workshop to celebrate our capacity to connect with, build friendships with, and cooperate with others.

Empathy represents being aware of others, how they feel and even how they perceive the world. Thanks to this inherent ability of human beings, we can interact with each other and even create and produce new services and products. relevant to society.

This ability, known as "stepping into the shoes others," can be developed and learned. It is currently being promoted in the creative processes, for user-centered design, as a fundamental part of the research phase. It also has the extraordinary potential to help us build a more pleasant world for all.

Let's explore this remarkable human characteristic that helps us in our personal spheres as well as the professional environment.

In this workshop, you will...

  • Try simple techniques to help you develop your empathy.
  • Explore the beautiful art of being amazed by others.
  • Discover the user research must-have attitude to move towards innovation.
  • Recognize common interests with new people and detect potential projects to cooperate around.

Do you also think empathy is a soft skill that should obtain more relevance in today's world? Let's talk about it!


About Ana Simar

Half Belgian, half Colombian, Ana counts with a multicultural vision on global concerns such as social inclusion, sustainable development and local entrepreneurship. Ana always ensures a refreshing talk by placing the human being in the middle of the action.

Ana facilitates workshops on the creative process, assuming it as a -- multi-step whole -- that shouldn’t be dissociated. She designs playful tools and methods to adapt the approach to the particularities of each context. Using her communication, design, and event management background, she plans and coordinates every detail of every workshop session for a smooth and natural run.

She created Happytivity in 2016 to share the power of creativity with “non-familiarized communities”. - - -


Please make payment of €10 via PayPal to If you do not wish to use Paypal, please let us know when you register and we will send you information for making a bank transfer. Proceeds from the workshop will be donated to charity.

Joining the Workshop

We will use Zoom, the on-line conferencing software, to give this workshop. If you have not already done so, you can download the Zoom app to your computer or telephone free.

A day or two before the workshop, Andy will send all paid participants the link for joining the workshop.

Date and Time

When Wednesday, 28 April 2021; Session will start at at 18:50 and the workshop will begin at 19:00 (CEST). Please log in early.

Want to come?

Please reply to your invitation e-mail or follow this link to sign up for for this workshop. Please also make payment via Paypal (see above)


  1. Andy W
  2. Jeffrey B
  3. Ana S
  4. Olivier D
  5. Johan V
  6. Simona M
  7. Richard B
  8. Rodon J
  9. Benedicte vN
  10. Peter W
  11. Juliette C
  12. Helena C
  13. Dalia J
  14. Kathleen R


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