Monica Worline


Faculty Affiliate, Center for Positive Organizations, University of Michigan

Research Scientist, Center for Compassion and Altruism, Stanford University

Monica C. Worline, Ph.D., is founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an innovation organization that teaches businesses and others how to tap into courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and the curiosity to bring their best work to life. EnlivenWork is a social benefit partner of the Center for Positive Organizations, with a mission of helping change agents create workplaces that bring us to life each day. Monica’s research informs the foundation for EnlivenWork’s mission. As a member of Positive Organizational Scholarship community for more than a decade, Monica has investigated how knowledge workers cultivate courage, how organizations unlock potential through resourcing, and how compassion architects create more compassionate workplaces.

Monica holds a lectureship at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and is a faculty affiliate at the Center for Positive Organizations as well as being a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Monica is currently the Executive Director of CompassionLab, the world’s leading research collaboratory focused on compassion at work. With Jane Dutton, Monica authored the new book for compassion architects everywhere: Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates Individuals and Organizations.