Unconscious Bias & Dealing with Difference in Coach-Mentoring

Facilitated webinar 9.30am - 12.30pm. Please see below for the follow up Action Learning Group dates and further information.

Overview of the content:

“If you are human, you are biased” (Ross, 2014). We all instinctively and unconsciously make snap judgements about people we meet. At an unconscious level, we decide whether or not we like someone and whether or not we believe them.  Some of our biases are inherent but many are also learned.  They have developed over time as a mechanism for dealing with difference.  Recognising the presence and impact of these unconscious biases is a critically important development for coach-mentors. 

In this thought-provoking webinar, we explore the elements that contribute to our human reaction to difference – those cultural variations that define and separate us, and consider how our coaching is impacted.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the webinar delegates will have:

  • Developed an awareness…
  • of bias in their lives and work
  • around the issue of difference (diversity) and how we deal with it
  • of their own unique cultural identity and how this might impact their coaching
  • Gained appreciation of the helpful emotional aspects of being a culturally-intelligent coach
  • Identified and discussed their own particular challenges coaching in a world of difference working across cultures (in the broadest sense)
  • Identified and developed specific actions to increase their agility in becoming a culturally-intelligent coach

Recommended Reading

  • “Everyday Bias” by Howard Ross
  •  “Blink – The power of thinking without thinking” by Malcolm Gladwell

The optional follow up Action Learning Groups (ALG) will run virtually as follows:

For those attending the facilitated webinar on 21st September 2022, it will be hosted by Amanda Hobbins.  The ALG will be on Wednesday 5th October 2022 from 9.30am - 11.30am.

Please ensure that you put both the facilitated webinar and ALG dates into your diary.  Full joining instructions and pre-work will be sent around a month beforehand.


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    About the presenter

    Amanda Hobbins



    Amanda Hobbins is a Consultant Coach Mentor at The OCM and holds an EIA at Senior Practitioner level.   Amanda brings diverse business experience to her coaching, having worked in senior leadership teams for large companies as well as SME’s and start-ups. With a career background in responsive Marketing and Business Development, Amanda has worked closely with clients in Financial Services, Public Sector, FMCG, Construction, Automotive, Academia and Charity. Amanda’s coaching clients say that ‘her professional skills and experience in diverse fields sets her apart’ whilst describing her coaching style as ‘intuitive, observant and clear thinking’.


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