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Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences

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Control, Conquer, and Prevail!

Everybody’s biased. The truth is, we all harbor unconscious assumptions that can get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from building authentic relationships with people different from ourselves. Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman use vivid stories and fun (yes, fun!) exercises and activities to help us reflect on our personal experiences and uncover how our hidden biases are formed. By becoming more self-aware, we can control knee-jerk reactions, conquer fears of the unknown, and prevail over closed-mindedness. In the end, Jana and Freeman’s central message is that you are not the problem—but you can be the solution.

About the Authors

Tiffany Jana is the founder of the TMI Portfolio of companies, a suite of interconnected diversity and inclusion focused businesses. TMI Consulting, a TMI Portfolio company, is a Certified Benefit Corporation and earned the 2016 Best for the World Honor from the nonprofit B Lab that certifies B Corps worldwide. Dr. Jana is the co-author of "Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences". Dr. Jana is featured in "The B Corp Handbook" by Ryan Honeyman, and co-authored the 2nd edition in 2018. Dr. Jana co-authored "Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion" in 2017. She spoke on the TEDx stage on the Power of Privilege. Tiffany was named a Top 100 Leadership Speaker for 2018 by Inc.com. She earned the 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Award from Enterprising Women Magazine.

Matthew Freeman is the Co-Founder and Senior Executive Consultant at TMI Consulting. His passion for racial reconciliation and social justice has led him across the United States and overseas building spiritual and emotional bridges between people in need of better communication and cooperation. Matthew has an unparalleled ability to relate to a broad range of diverse communities through his profound expertise and his authentic sense of compassion. When given the opportunity, Matthew can help groups get through the most pernicious problems and move toward collaboration, mutual understanding, and action.

Additional Info


NameOvercoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences
AuthorTiffany Jana^Matthew Freeman
Published Year2016
Book PublisherBerrett-Koehler Publishers