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Preventing Costly Complaints, Conflict and Talent Loss

Marilyn O'Hearne, MA, Master Certified Coach

Learn how to break free from bias at work. Awareness is not enough!

You can be part of the solution.

You may think “not me,” but neuroscience research shows we are all effected.

You can learn how to be part of the solution at work, boosting IMPACT and the bottom line by implementing critical steps. Implementation, this book’s purpose, has been the key missing element to date in breaking free from bias. 

Breaking Free from Bias will show you how to:

  • Prevent costly complaints, conflict and talent loss
  • Improve organizational culture
  • Upgrade talent recruitment and retention
  • Refine employee experience
  • Burst the barriers to advancement and enhance capacity
  • Boost the quadruple bottom line (people, planet, profit, purpose) when diversity is leveraged
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In the media: "Biased? Not me! Or so we think.... +

In the media: "Biased? Not me! Or so we think: Tips to fight unconscious bias"  Kansas City Star

...But, says Kansas City leadership coach Marilyn O’Hearne, it’s not enough to be aware of our automatic biases…

“A lot of people say to me, ‘Wow, bias? Are we still talking about that?’ ” O’Hearne said. “But others say, ‘Wow, we really need to work on this.’ ”

O’Hearne is doing that. She speaks on fighting bias around the country and has just written a new book, “Breaking Free from Bias: Preventing Costly Complaints, Conflict and Talent Loss.”

It could help a manager consciously fight an “affinity bias” that projects mutual values or “like me” feelings when evaluating people for hire or promotion. It could prompt a younger co-worker to not assume an older worker won’t accept change. It might help a group of co-workers reach out to someone “different” to join them for a beer after work.

“It’s for the greater good,” O’Hearne believes. “Doing the right thing as an individual will have an effect on the organization. It will have an effect on the bottom line. What’s been done so far isn’t enough.”

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article144274514.html#storylink=cpy "
Biased? Not me! Or so we think: Tips to fight unconscious bias" by Diane Stafford, 4/13/17


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Advance Praise

“This book is a "must read" that demands attention with action! Breaking Free from Bias challenges each of us to examine the naked truth of who we are in our inner belief systems. The intricate details of our "unconscious" affects every area of our lives including our jobs, education, relationships, community involvement, political choices and so much more.”

Dr. Evelyn Hill
Author of Women Under Construction

“Through Breaking Free from Bias, her coaching and her being, Marilyn O'Hearne contributes to the peace so needed today (as well as all people and organizations fulfilling their potential). As a United Nations worker committed to its values, this is a cause close to my heart.”


Yasser Saad
Head of National Office, Philippines, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

“Whether we choose to admit it or not, we all show up in life with our own biases. This is particularly true in the work environment. Bias can impact all of our decisions and can have a detrimental effect on a number of things including corporate culture, productivity, attraction and retention of top talent and profit to name a few. Marilyn’s book “Breaking Free From The Bias” can help you not only recognize your own biases and those you encounter, but provides some great strategies on how to overcome them and still realize the business success that you desire. I highly recommend adding this book to your collection!”

Cal Misener
Author of The Freedom Framework
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