JOE CONWAY, MHCM, CDM | he, him, his
Entrepreneur, DEI Trainer, "Pookie," Pop, and Motivational Speaker
Welcome to ABIDE!
ABIDE, of NC LLC (www.abide4us.com), is a consulting firm that emphasizes the importance of awareness and education in Bias Mitigation for professionals and organizations. In our diverse world, inherent bias can lead to exclusion and prevent individuals from feeling a sense of belonging. At ABIDE, we believe that inclusion, diversity, and equity are essential components of a thriving workplace.
We recognize that inherent biases are present in all of us, stemming from underlying beliefs, attitudes, or assumptions that can skew our viewpoints. Our mission is to help organizations overcome these biases by providing education, understanding, and skill development coupled with behavioral changes that mitigate root causes.
At ABIDE, we understand that no one is immune to inherent bias. However, by acknowledging our shared human condition, we can create a common starting point for learning together. Together, we can move forward and make our workplaces and communities more inclusive, diverse, and equitable, leaving a better world for future generations.
If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together – African Proverb
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"ABIDE’s Implicit Bias and You Course was incredibly moving and thought-provoking. I learned things about myself and my own preconceived notions I wasn’t aware of before. Joe did an amazing job creating a safe, non-judgmental space for this work. Truly a valuable experience."
Megan R., Healthcare Practitioner
Anonymous Comments from Events, Workshops, and Training
"Excellent presentation and workshop. Highly recommend for organizations to participate."
"Joe is the BEST educator I have ever had on this topic."
"Joe was a great facilitator. He made the course interesting and engaging and promoted participation in a comfortable way."
"This was an amazing experience, very eye-opening."
"I believe I was more receptive to the training because of the presenter."
"I never really thought of implicit bias until your training. Now I notice it all the time not only from me doing it but from others doing it to me."
"Great training, I think it could be helpful for most people."
"I enjoyed your presentation. I feel we ALL have experienced biases from others many times in our life no matter our sex, race, appearance, expressed thoughts, facial expressions, etc..."
"This was great, thank you!"