Lee-Anne Gray, PsyD, is a psychologist, educator and author. She is a national speaker and expert in self-compassion, compassion, LGBT+, and empathic education. As the founder and CEO of The Connect Group, Dr. Gray co-founded and co-designed Empathic Education for a Compassionate Nation (EECN,) a democratic educational model, shaped with mindful awareness and Design Thinking practices. She continues to promote EECN by delivering professional development seminars with teen co-facilitators. Dr. Gray is the author of Self-Compassion for Teens and a contributing author to Pedagogies of Kindness and Respect.