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Turning Compassion into Action: A Movement Toward Taking Responsibility by Olivia McIvor

Second Edition Available September 2017!


 Move your compassion into action and help change our world

"If you want to practice compassion in ways that will change your life as well as the lives of those around you, read every word of Turning Compassion into Action and then read the book again and again.”

            Erie Chapman, M.T.S., J.D., Author of  Radical Loving Care


In her first book, The Business of Kindness: Creating Work Environments Where People Thrive, Olivia McIvor wrestles with the consequences of a  business world that too often stifles genuine kindness, and explores the vital need to create respectful, engaged workplaces. Her second book, Four Generations One Workplace: Sharing in the Information Age, harvests the experience and wisdom of each generation and provides practical tools for   collaboration and knowledge transfer.


Compassion is the bedrock of a healthy society. McIvor’s Turning Compassion into Action urges each of us to craft engaged and meaningful lives. She believes we must each embrace the innate wellspring of compassion within us and impact our world, one action at a time. To actualize compassion we need to transform our pessimism into optimism; connect to the deeper purpose of our work; expand our communities to create more belonging; and be  intentionally present with ourselves and others.


This book is a call to action to bring more compassion to the forefront of our lives, our work, and our world.



Olivia McIvor’s book, Turning Compassion into Action enlightens and encourages us all to consider the organic, physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual elements of this evolutionary emotion.   Truly profound!”

                 Joanne Dykeman, RN MA CHE (c) Vice President Clinical Services and Quality, Revera Inc.


 “Olivia McIvor’s new book, Turning Compassion into Action, is a tour de force of insight, story-telling, philosophy, and practical advice for how to build a global movement as well as how to let compassion light up your own life. McIvor tells of her own journey through volunteering locally and globally and leading workshops on kindness and compassion in the workplace. She points to the sudden growth of a global movement spurred by Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion. This book is a joyous excursion of the mind and the heart, leading us to the more important question we can ask ourselves: What would compassion do here?”

                   Andrew Himes, Executive Director, Compassionate Action Network


Book clubs receive a 30% discount when you order 5 or more copies! Coupon code:  TCIA-bookclub




ISBN: 978-0-9881081-0-3
Our Price: CAD $18.95