Marilyn O'Hearne MA, MCC's


Preventing costly complaints, conflicts and talent loss


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

Fulfilling potential

“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

A look in the mirror

“You don’t know what you don’t know. Unconscious bias can keep leaders from recognizing great talent and creating an engaging environment for a diverse employee population. This book helps leaders look in the mirror, discover personal bias and develop a plan to break free from these limiting patterns of thought.”

Bill Schwarz, Director Organizational Development, KCP&L

Developing authentic relationships

“Marilyn brings compassion and practical strategies for understanding our own biases and breaking free of them so that we might live a life of conscious choice. I highly recommend you buy this book and share it with your team. Being unaware of our biases and how they impact our actions and decisions holds us back from developing authentic relationships.”

Cynder Niemela, MA, MBA, Author Leading High

A great starting point

“Our decisions and opinions are often twisted by our biases. Whether we know it or not, these biases affect our quality of life, as individuals or as organizations. I recommend the six steps from Marilyn O’Hearne’s Breaking Free from Bias’ as a great starting point for freeing the decision-making process from bias.”

Edward Mooney, Jr., Ed.D., Author of The Pearls of the Stone Man

Strategies to overcome bias

“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. ‘“Breaking Free From 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

Examine the naked truth

“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

Biased? Not me! Or so we think: Tips to fight unconscious bias

By Diane Stafford, The Kansas City Star

“Kansas City leadership coach Marilyn O’Hearne says it’s not enough to be aware of our automatic biases. We have to try to actively block our assumptions.”


We all have a natural inclination towards or against someone, something or a group. Bias is triggered by our brains making quick judgments and assessment of people and situations.

Among other undesired effects, bias can hamper talent recruitment and retention; affect the organization’s culture, employee experience & performance.



Learn how to be part of the solution at work, by implementing IMPACT the six critical steps explained in the book. While everybody can benefit from the steps explained in Breaking Free From Bias, this book is specially written for leaders and human resource professionals.

Marilyn O’Hearne, MA, International Coach Federation Master Certified Coach, is the founder of the Breaking Free from Bias Program. She has been helping leaders and coaches achieve breakthrough results since 1998, in 28 countries. She is known for her United Nations Leadership Development Coaching and Culturally Intelligent training. Marilyn has been described as a “gentle, spiritual soul, and yet powerful and provocative at the same time,” by a program participant.




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