Tom Esch has been involved in courageous conversations since 1969 when a whiffle ball game ended badly. Since then he has become a specialist in challenging situations and has inspired more than 20,000 people around the world with his messages. He has lived extensively in East Africa and spent time living in Guatemala. He has worked, lived with and befriended people who are upper class, middle class and lower class.
Tom has two master’s degrees, one in Conflict Resolution from the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon and the other from the University of Notre Dame in S. Bend, Indiana. He currently is President of Esch Consulting, LLC, a business that helps people prevent and manage conflict especially when it is related to race and culture. See more at www.EschConsulting.com or Tom@EschConsulting.com.
Demographics are changing rapidly in the business world and race is part of those rapid changes. Racial and cultural differences can positively or negatively impact communication and business results.
Some business analysts are uncomfortable knowing how to communicate effectively when race seems to be part of the dynamic. Racial bias, whether real or perceived can be a huge problem. The “Black Lives Matter” movement has generated some new intensity that is not simple to navigate interpersonally. Communication differences also offer a huge opportunity for building a strong work culture. Diversity, when done right, adds so much richness to a company’s culture and can enrich the financial bottom line.
Join this session by expert speaker Tom Esch and know how the recent social movements can affect the business environment and what steps can be taken to minimize it. Learn how to tactfully handle racial and cultural differences in the workplace.
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