Support to Transform Organizational Practice

Supporting Organizations & Individuals in Transforming Toxic Cultures of Persistent Workplace Aggression into Cooperative Environments Using Solutions-Based Practice

Over 75% of employees suffer from workplace aggression. Prevent havoc in your organization through training and support from Dr. Jan Kircher.

Meet Dr. Jan Kircher
A leading expert in persistent workplace aggression, Dr. Jan Kircher has a Ph.D. in sociology, an MSW, over 20 years of experience in diverse organizational settings, and hosts preventative workshops and programming for organizations at-risk of employing potential aggressors. 
Jan has presented locally, regionally, and nationally across the United States for mental health and health workers, administrators, academics, and other professionals. 
During her career, Dr. Kircher became aware of a social phenomenon called academic and/or workplace bullying after seeing the first-hand damages of persistent workplace aggression on organizational culture and after receiving email requests from individuals all over the world who have been targets, seeking advice and support.
In response to mounting concerns and a lack of accessible of training, Dr. Kircher founded Support to Transform Organizational Practice, a consulting firm aimed at support, training, and education to enable organizations to identify, respond, and prevent workplace bullying. 
Trained in mediation and conflict resolution, Jan has developed techniques that can assist your organization to transform into a stable, healthy and productive environment. 
Organizations that fail to intervene on behalf of targets in work environments where persistent workplace aggression occurs create and sustain hostility among workers, damage the work culture, and hinders collegial work relationships. 
What to expect 
This website provides a brief overview of the who Dr. Kircher is, what services she can provide, and links to her popular featured articles. Workplace bullying is on the rise, and more than ever, organizations need support. Click on the titles below to be re-directed to the resources that you need:
find out more about Dr. Kircher's services, most requested topics, and information on keynote presentations. 
Get "The Survival Guide for Targets": available for victims who's employers lack resources and support. 
Read Featured Articles: browse complimentary resources and insight into workplace bullying. 
Medical Helping Professionals : health professionals are at great risk to be victimized. Find out more information on bullying in health care professions and next steps. 
Contact Dr. Kircher: take the next step to creating a healthier work environment with higher retention and greater success. 
Dr. Kircher is one of few trainers in the United States that address persistent workplace aggression and the only one that speaks to the organizational accountability in effectively solving this issue.
What People are Saying about Dr. Kircher
"Can I just say what a relief to uncover a person that really understands what they are discussing on the web. You certainly understand how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people ought to read this and understand this side of the story . . .you certainly have the gift." 
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I will remember this information to create a healthy work environment. Thank you!"
"Bullying impacted both my work and personal life. I did things like change the way I walked into the office to avoid my co-workers. I did a lot of self-talk and prayer to make sure I could make it through the day. I stopped going to meetings because I could not take the abuse. At home, I went on anti-depressants, couldn’t sleep, and drank excessively. I did all of these things to cope with work abuse. Nothing helped except finding this support and training."
NOW AVAILABLE:
The Survival Guide for Targets of Workplace Bullying
Do you dread going to work? Do you feel tormented, belittled, and exhausted? Are you a target of workplace bullying?
You are not alone.
By Jan Kircher 22 Dec, 2017
I have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to my site. I always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and I'm super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to my site and check for updates right here on the blog.
By Jan C. Kircher 08 Dec, 2017
As I have been out presenting on workplace bullying, there is one issue that I continue to struggle with. Do I admit to having been a receiver of workplace bullying or not? I have consulted with other professionals who have advised against this. Their reasoning being that it might take away from my expertise and credibility on workplace bullying. It seems hypocritical to me if I am unwilling to acknowledge this, but openly identifying has negatively impacted my workshop evaluations. Of course, this got me thinking. Why does one’s credibility change when we find out someone has or is a receiver of workplace bullying?

One reason is the general attitudes held about victims of abuse. We have a victim-blaming mentality about those who have experienced any type of violence including workplace bullying. We have a tendency in this society to hold the victim responsible for the abuse rather than the aggressor. Receivers have either done something they should not have or failed somehow as a professional They put themselves in the position to be bullied.  Many think receivers have personality flaws or lack professional behavior which also cause them to be targeted. Either way, receivers deserve what is happening to them. As such, receivers are not seen as credible because their behavior, personality, or actions are the reasons they are being bullied.

Many equate workplace bullying with schoolyard bullying. Workplace bullying is viewed as a children’s issue and not something that impacts adults. This assumption does not take into consideration the complex nature of workplace aggression. Rather, we assume that adults can manage, stop, and prevent workplace bullying. Adults who are not able to stop bullying are unskilled, weak, and not reliable. There is something wrong with adult workers who are unable to stop workplace bullying. We again, view receivers of bullying through a lens that distorts the truth and blames the victim for the problem.

We still have quite a few misguided assumptions about workplace receivers which impact how we view professionals who have experienced it . These beliefs cause us to judge and view receivers in a negative light, as unprofessional, and as not credible. The violence that receivers experience is one again not recognized. Like many others, receivers are forced to bear the scars from workplace bullying in silence because if they openly disclose, they are likely to once again be re-victimized.

We need to start holding the aggressors of workplace bullying responsible for their behavior and remember it is their credibility that is the problem.

Don’t forget to check out my survival guide which is a helpful resource that identifies effective strategies for receivers of workplace bullying. If you or your organization is experiencing persistent workplace aggression, contact me at jankircher@jankircher.com or (320) 309-2360.
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