🎬Roadmap to Civility🎬

I had the honor of presenting for Workplace Suicide Prevention and Postvention Committee of the American Association of Suicidology.  In my presentation, I focused on the dignity protection guiding principle: Workplace can prevent despair and promote healing by fighting against bullying, harassment, discrimination and prejudice and can uphold dignity with collaborative and respectful reintegration. I …

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Would You Rather Do It the Hard Way or the Easy Way?🤔

How long has it been since you heard about something new that can significantly boost ⬆️ your business results? Are you eager to get going on it as soon as possible? Fortunately, there are lots of ways to go about it. You can boil them down to two categories: the hard way and the easy …

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How to Navigate Cultural Differences

In a time when global workforces are becoming more and more the norm — and when companies are becoming more attuned to the benefits of a culturally diverse staff — establishing best practices for creating supportive, inclusive environments has become increasingly important.  Laying the foundation for cross-cultural understanding can be immensely useful for a diverse …

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Does Unconscious Bias Training Actually Work?

If you’re a CEO or top-level executive, you care about creating a positive company culture— and this is the episode for you! 👂 I’m seeing a lot of people saying, throwing a lot of dirt at unconscious bias trainings and how they don’t work. First of all, nobody is saying one unconscious bias training is …

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How Diversity Can Increase a Company’s Bottom Line

Better customer service means better customer loyalty. The more you foster a culture of diversity and inclusion, the better you’ll be able to understand and meet the needs of a diverse customer base. If you serve customers with what they actually need versus what you think they need, they’ll be happier and want to keep …

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Let’s Sound off on Unconscious Beliefs in the Workplace coming events

I joined Julie Turney on her popular podcast, HR Sounds Off Show.  We talked about: 🌟 The inspiration behind her first TED Talk 🌟 Defining unconscious beliefs 🌟 Microaggressions and affirmations 🌟 The Power of making intentional connections on LinkedIn 🌟 Biases in recruitment 🌟 The H.A.T theory

Are you a Student of Intention?

I am a Student of Intention. “In 4th grade, the bullying started. And it didn’t stop until after high school. She didn’t seek revenge. Instead, she sought to understand. Going to law school, specializing in employment law, and becoming a defense attorney, she represented people and organizations accused of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. She found …

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Onward, freedom to create a new ending!

I joined Meg Nocero on her show, Manifesting with Meg,  for a conversation about how I refused to allow ignorance, insensitivity, and the bullying conduct of others to impact my inner “ninja”. Incivility will not stop on its own – it’s up to all of us to be part of the fight to stop workplace …

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How’d It Happen?

Mike Malatesta and I covered a ton of great stuff in this episode like why training and education is so important in creating a work environment where people educate each other on boundaries to create a workplace of dignity and respect versus filing formal complaints and instituting legal actions, the difference between bad seeds and …

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Why do so many companies wait until the Sh$t hits the fan?

Why do so many companies wait until the Sh$t hits the fan before they recognize that there are ways to bring a diverse workforce to the table to recognize and learn from their differences? Watch my conversation with Andrew Deutsch to learn how to advance interpersonal relationships and enhance positive relationships between people of diverse …

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Let’s Analyze the Avoidable BaseCamp Walk Out

We have often spoken about the critical need for different viewpoints in technology. Most companies you look at these days have Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. But, it is often easier said than done. I joined Chris Brandt and Sandesh Patel on Furtech podcast to discuss how to bring it all together and learn from …

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Civility in the Modern Work Environment

Create Cultures Where Human Beings Can Be HUMAN. How do you maximize the potential of each person in your company so they can be successful? 📣 📣 📣 Ivan Temelkov invited me to The RAS Project show to discuss this important topic. We had a 100 percent real, raw and unfiltered conversation – my favorite …

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Think Big & B-Inspired

Think Big and B Inspired💥💥💥💥 Authentic. Vulnerable. Deep. Meaningful. Honest. Beautiful. 🦋 These words describe my experience with Ahmed El Hamamsy.  We touched on so many important topics including my TEDx talk, The Pain, Paradox and Power of Bias. Let’s all get our HATS on! 👒 🎩 🎓 Also, we discussed another important issue— > …

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The Key to the Future of Work

Fostering a civil workplace is key to the future of work.  As organizations reintroduce their people to the workplace, they must also reckon with social responsibility.  It is one thing for management to express a desire for positive social change. Dan Smolen and I talked about the sting of incivility and bias. It is quite …

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Bias and the Proactively Civil Workplace

Why do so many companies wait until the S%$t hits the fan before they recognize that there are ways to bring a diverse workforce to the table to recognize and learn from their differences? Watch my conversation with Andrew Deutsch to learn how to advance interpersonal relationships and enhance positive relationships between people of diverse …

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Creating an Impactful Legacy

Fostering a civil workplace is key to the future of work.  As organizations reintroduce their people to the workplace, they must also reckon with social responsibility.  It is one thing for management to express a desire for positive social change. Dan Smolen and I talked about the sting of incivility and bias. It is quite …

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Why Dismantling Unconscious Bias Increases Your Culture of Creativity

Unchecked biases can not only harm any attempts for a creative culture but can adversely affect your employees’ well-being and ability to create and innovate. I joined Genein Letford on the Create and Grow Rich podcast to discuss these hidden beliefs and build a culture of civility where all employees are valued and respected.

Let’s Humanize the Workplace

How can bullying affect the workplace?  Toxic employees who inflict harm and leave psychological scars on its victims. Left unchallenged, bullies may even trigger workplace violence from the person being bullied or escalate their bad behavior into violence themselves. Let’s humanize the workplace! Learn how you can spot and stop workplace bullying before you lose …

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The Power of Investing in People

Sha Sparks and I had a lively discussion on The Power of Investing in People Podcast about how important it is to create a work environment that maximizes the potential of all people.  This plan needs to embrace diversity –  you need to value diversity both from interpersonally and institutionally. We discuss how there is …

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Clearly Off Topic

We tackle the word BIAS in this Clearly Off Topic Show. Clearly Off Topic Podcast delivers a weekly dose of gratitude, growth moments, and non-judgmental wit. LA-based best friends Lindsay Nicole and Juliet Lemar candidly share their missteps, wins, and adventures while attempting to become better humans. All while reminding us that no one really …

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Eliminate Your Bias to Foster Civility

When everything seems out of our control, we can let go of unconscious beliefs that may be holding us back from reaching our full potential and negatively impacting our relationships. Listen to my chat with LaChelle Adkins, America’s Supermom and coach who is passionate about sharing her experiences to help empower women through coaching to …

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Empowering Disadvantaged Youth to Embrace Incivility

Excited to share my perspective on WE THE SCENARIO podcast – a podcast that encourages youth to find the power within themselves. I hope my message empowered disadvantaged youth to realize their full potential and live up to their abilities. Check out Dwayne Aikens Jr. ‘s We Lead Ours (WELO), a non-profit organization, has a …

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Best Practices for Preventing Harassment at Work

On the Close the Deal Show with Terrance McRae, we discuss why the focus needs to be on prevention when considering best practices for anti-harassment measures. Waiting around until something rises to legally actionable is going to be a problem for your organization and employers’ efforts to eradicate sexual harassment are often misguided because they …

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Human Resources: Balancing Urgency & Equity during COVID-19

For organizations that center values of equity and justice, managing the people-oriented aspects of the business during a crisis like COVID-19 presents both challenges and opportunities.  We had a candid conversation with  human resource professionals who lead with their values and are making the best decisions they can make for their employees and their organizations.

Impactful Legacy Podcast

I refuse to allow ignorance, insensitivity, and the bullying conduct of others impact her inner “ninja”. We cannot be complacent bystanders and expect our workplace cultures to change by themselves. Check out my latest podcast and listen to my practical guidance on why a holistic approach centered around respect is critical to creating a culture …

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Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: A Toolkit for Employers

As a passionate advocate for civility, we need everyone to be a part of the solution. Here is an excellent toolkit by the Human Rights Campaign to help your company get started on your commitment to transgender inclusion. As a trainer and lawyer, I can start or end the conversation.  But I can’t do it …

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What’s in a Name?

Ask Jose. After sending out resumes for months on end without a callback, Jose changed his name to Joe and sent his resume to the same employers. Instantly, he started getting calls from these employers who suddenly were willing to consider his job application, and many wanted to interview him. Do you wonder why? Watch …

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