When I have looked for suitable candidates in the past, a high degree of empathy was very important to me. However, it was equally important to have a strong sense of responsibility and organizational talent, coupled with a healthy dose of pragmatism.
Since this job involves working with people, finding people with empathy is logical. I have also been able to get to know many very friendly and empathetic colleagues over the years and find that this quality also shapes the community to a positive degree and makes it very attractive. However, when it comes to professional exchange, I still often feel like a stranger, because I notice differences in our views when it comes to interpreting this task. There were moments when I felt more like I was in an esoteric course than in an Agile Coach Meetup. The discussions about holacracy and freedom from hierarchy, for example, often confused me and were in strong contrast to my own reality.