TEDx Talk: “The Pain, Power, and Paradox of Bias”

In her impactful TEDx talk, Sejal Thakkar introduces a powerful strategy to mitigate unconscious bias. Through the acronym H.A.T (Hold Off, Ask Why, and Take Action), she empowers audiences to unlock their potential by challenging ingrained biases. Sejal guides listeners to hold off on snap judgments, ask why biases exist within themselves, and take action …

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Promoting Workplace Civility: Bridging Divides in a Diverse World

S9 E109 Coffee with Rhonda Show: In today’s diverse world, a lack of civility in the workplace is a growing concern. It not only impacts the well-being of employees but also threatens productivity, collaboration, and the overall health of organizations. Rhonda Williams and Sejal explore the dangers of this incivility and delve into strategies for …

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Career View Mirror

Sejal Thakkar, the World’s first Chief Civility Officer, brings her unique perspective to the Career View Mirror podcast, hosted by Andy Follows. In this episode, Sejal delves into her personal journey, transforming childhood challenges into a lifelong mission to cultivate workplaces where dignity and respect are paramount. Her insights offer invaluable lessons on building company cultures that …

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Groher – Essence of Civility

Civility serves as the foundation upon which diversity and inclusion can thrive. When we lack civility, we deny ourselves the opportunity to tap into the richness of diverse perspectives, stifling innovation, and growth. Listen to a transformative dialogue on the essence of civility featuring Sejal Thakkar alongside Angela Priest and Jasmine Silver. In this vital …

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The Lawyer’s Escape Pod

Explore the inspiring journey of Sejal Thakkar on The Lawyer’s Escape Pod, where she shares her evolution from a curious child influenced by her father’s unrealized dream of law school, to becoming a passionate advocate for justice. Sejal’s story is one of embracing her legal expertise to empower and educate others, fostering healthier workplace cultures. Her conversation …

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How to Identify and Mitigate Your Hidden Biases with Brenda Meller

Join us as we explore the intricacies of hidden biases with Brenda Meller. In this thought-provoking show, we delve into the strategies and techniques to uncover and address the unconscious biases that shape our perceptions and interactions. Sejal shares practical advice, you’ll learn how to:Recognize the subtle influences of implicit biases in your daily life.Develop …

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One World in a New World

In this episode of “One World in a New World,” hosted by Zen Benefiel, Sejal shares her experiences from childhood, where she faced bullying and discrimination, and how these challenges influenced her decision to become a lawyer. She discusses her transition from practicing law to focusing on changing workplace culture, emphasizing the importance of educating …

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Defining DEI and Moving From Bias to Belonging

Ignorance is the enemy of progress.🎯 Crafting a culture that thrives on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging isn’t a mere aspiration—it’s a deliberate journey towards a workplace that champions authenticity and innovation.🚀 Matthew Cahill and I provided a roadmap to building a culture with a solid foundation in DEIB. In our session, we covered: 1️⃣ …

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🎬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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Unleashing the Power of Belonging

These transformational leaders are leaving an extraordinary mark within their sphere of influence resulting in transformational change. They have faithfully demonstrated inspiration, humility, courage, perseverance, and servant leadership! In the third episode of season 3, Robb Holman’s Inside Out Leadership Podcast, he interviews 2X TEDx Speaker, Sejal Thakkar. During this insightful and practical conversation, Sejal …

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Mastering Overwhelm

Navigating Difficult Conversations: Prepare to embark on a transformative journey as Sejal Thakkar takes the stage on the captivating Mastering Overwhelm Podcast, hosted by Mark J. Silverman. In this remarkable episode, Sejal’s wisdom and insights will empower you to navigate life’s challenges with resilience and create meaningful connections in an increasingly disconnected world. Join Sejal …

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 Unveiling Hidden Biases

Join Communication Coach Joyce Weiss and 2X TEDx Speaker and CCO of Nobody Studios, Sejal Thakkar, for an enlightening conversation on Hidden Biases. In this engaging and thought-provoking discussion, Joyce and Sejal delve into essential topics, including: *Resolving conflict with bullies: Discover effective strategies to address and overcome conflicts with bullies, fostering a harmonious work …

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Unlocking Wellness: A Conscious Evolution

Join Sejal Thakkar, a leading force in DEI work, as she sheds light on the significance of understanding our unconscious biases and beliefs. In this captivating podcast episode, Sejal explores the transformative power of evolving our consciousness by acknowledging and transcending judgment towards others. Delving into pressing topics such as discrimination, the Black Lives Matter …

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Grow Strong Leaders: Unleashing Workplace Civility

In this powerful episode, Sejal Thakkar engages in a conversation with Meredith Bell – The Heart-centered Connector on the Grow Strong Leaders Podcast. Discover the keys to prioritizing civility in a divisive world and gain practical wisdom for fostering workplace civility. Explore the distinction between “civility” and “respect,” strategies to make civility a core value, …

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The Power of Unconscious Bias

 Are you striving to create a workplace that embodies equality, respect, and awareness, but finding it challenging to achieve the desired results? Look no further. In this episode, Sejal Thakkar shares insights on the TED Talk Strategy, a proven method for transforming outcomes, with Doug Thompson. Drawing from personal experiences of overcoming racism and bullying, …

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Elevating Leadership and Cultivating Civility

Join us in this thought-provoking podcast episode as we engage in a captivating dialogue with Sejal Thakkar and Enrique Gonzales,. Delve into the realm of leadership and culture as Sejal shares her professional journey, shedding light on the significance of civility in today’s workplace. Sejal unveils the nuances between civility and culture, empowering leaders with …

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What are Subtle Acts of Exclusion?

 Remove the term microaggressions and call it “subtle acts of exclusion” instead. That’s what they are, and that needs to be dismantled. Learn how to deal with workplace diversity and properly call out someone who is being rude. Join Janine Hamner Holman as she has a conversation with Sejal Thakkar on this important topic.

The Bridge, Woman on a Mission: Soul and Strength

In this empowering podcast episode, we explore the challenges and triumphs faced by Sejal as a second-generation Indian American, and how she fearlessly embraces her unique identity to empower others in America.  Discover the qualities and resilience it takes to navigate and excel in a dynamic professional landscape. Sejal’s story is one of strength, determination, …

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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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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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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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