Episode 602 of “Making Waves at C-Level” is a re-broadcast of the “Digital Enterprise Society Podcast”.  Thom Singer interviews attorney, speaker, consultant and author Kelly Charles-Collins about unconscious bias and doing what it takes to keep your company on the right side of the next #hashtag movement. They discuss the differences between racism and unconscious bias, steps you can take to minimize unconscious biases in your company and your career, and the importance of never being a bystander when action needs to happen.

About Kelly Charles-Collins

Kelly Charles-Collings empowers smart organizations to stay on the right side of the next #hashtag movement.
She has the unique ability of making complicated, difficult, and sensitive topics approachable. As the CEO of HR Legally Speaking, LLC and an attorney, speaker, and author, Kelly leverages her legal expertise, intuitive perspective, and warm personality to help people understand how our unconscious minds affects our decision-making in work and life.
Kelly Charles-Collings is a a sought-after around the country because of her expertise in helping organizations and individuals realize how unconscious bias and indifference can stifle opportunity, prevent people from reaching their full potential, and cause harmful professional, personal, and legal issues.
Using more than 20+ years of experience as an employment law attorney, she empowers leaders to stay on the right side of the next #hashtag movement.
After working with Kelly, leaders are able to identify the changes they need to make to improve culture, promote diversity and inclusion, boost productivity and protect their people and profit.
Kelly shares her expertise on disrupting unconscious bias, bystander intervention and conducting workplace investigations through training, consulting, and keynote speaking engagements.
Kelly Charles-Collins is the author of ACE Your Workplace Investigations. She delivered an award-winning TEDx Talk on The Bystander Effect: Why Some People Act and Others Don’t, and has been featured on television and radio and quoted in several publications.
Outside of the courtroom and the boardroom, Kelly enjoys spending time at the beach with her family and inspiring women to stand unapologetically in their greatness.
Find more information at https://www.kellycharlescollins.com

About Thom Singer

Thom Singer works for Stanton Chase, a leading executive search firm that specializes in helping companies and associations place key hires. He is also a keynote speaker and professional master of ceremonies / EmCee
After a successful career in sales and marketing, Thom Singer became a growth leadership speaker in 2009. A decade later he has brought his high energy presentations and action-oriented content to over 900 audiences. Thom knows that as the speaker or master of ceremonies he has a responsibility to set the tone for a strong conference attendee experience. Known as “The Conference Catalyst” he creates an atmosphere of fun and interaction that lasts beyond his presentation.
Thom earned his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in 2014 and is committed to the business of meetings. He is the author of 12 books and is the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast. On his show he has interviewed over 400 entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, business leaders and others with a focus on discovering how the most successful people get farther across the gap between potential and results.
At 50 years old Thom decided to reinvent his life and make age 50 to 75 the best years of his life. This meant saying yes to things that scared him, and trying new things. Since that time Thom has jumped off buildings, took up running (and lost 30 lbs) and began performing stand up comedy.