Gina Battye is an award-winning, world-renowned LGBTQ+ inclusion and psychological safety consultant, corporate trainer, author, and keynote speaker.
With specific knowledge of psychological and LGBTQ+ safety, she is the creator of the Five Pillars of Psychological Safety, developed a corporate diagnostic tool to ensure psychological safety, and provides talks on the importance of LGBTQ+ inclusion within the workplace.
Her mission? “To create work environments where people thrive, through creating safer, more open, inclusive workplaces where ALL employees feel safe to bring their whole self to work.”
With a passion for ensuring workplaces are environments where people feel safe and where people thrive, Gina is the perfect keynote speaker to educate your employees.
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An earlier career as a Further Education teacher, working with some of the most dangerous ex-offenders in the UK, Gina Battye has a first-hand experience of physical, mental and psychological safety. Especially when she was stalked by one of these incredibly dangerous men. Combined with her experience as part of the LGBTQ+ community, Gina knows the challenges these things can bring to everyday life, particularly in a work environment. When she moved into teaching at a college, she experienced homophobic bullying by her manager, no less. Not wanting to ‘out’ herself, she kept it hidden. Even after she reported it, she was told not to take it further. This stress caused her to leave this work and look into the importance of safe workplaces. Shockingly, no legislation is in place to ensure psychological safety in the workplace, and that’s what Gina aims to change.
Since 2010, Gina has frequently been working with the media and press to ensure psychological safety for everyone. She is a regular contributor to the BBC and is a member of the ITV News Diversity and Inclusion Panel. She created the ‘Playing it Gay’ guidelines, a structure used by production companies to ensure that straight actors deliver an authentic performance of an LGBTQ+ character.
Her television appearances have made her one of the most proficient and meaningful interviewers; she has spoken to Olympic Gold medallists, Hollywood actors, world record holders, best-selling authors, and top journalists.
She has appeared on BBC Radio, UK Health Radio, and Sky News, and contributed to Cosmopolitan, Diva, Forbes, Gay Star News, HR Magazine, Huffington Post, the Metro, Pink News, Psychologies, The Stage Magazine, The Telegraph, The Times, and Vice.
As well as her work on workplace safety, Gina is passionate about wildlife, sustainability, and national and international environmental causes. She particularly focussed on reforestation, lowering emissions, marine conversation, and turtle protection.
Whilst she was teaching, Gina created the three-step system, the Authentic Self Process, which looked at how to bring your whole self to work. Gina created the 5 Pillars of Psychological Safety to provide companies with a framework for creating a psychologically safe environment. Employees use her diagnostic tool to provide leaders with a true understanding of how safe their workplace is.
And together, Gina helps companies of all sizes and countries to better their workplace psychological safety.
As a child, Gina was terrified of speaking up – at home or school. To overcome her fear, she took up acting at age 11 but felt that, unless she was playing a character, she still couldn’t speak up. But now? Now, she’s a Speaker of the Year Award 2015 winner and speaks to thousands of people every week.
– Psychological Safety
– My experience of ‘coming out’
– Homophobia in the Workplace
– Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
– Leadership and Teamwork
– Group Dynamics
– Mental Health
– Overcoming Obstacles
– Change and Innovation
– Sustainability and Environmentalism
AstraZeneca, Bank of America, Barclays, BNY Mellon, Co-Op, Elizabeth Arden, Experian, Facebook, FedEx, Gousto, GSK, HBOS Plc, IQVIA, Julius Bear, Lloyds Banking Group, Macquarie, Ministry of Defence, Molson Coors, Nestle, NHS, Revlon, UCB, University of Huddersfield, Vodafone, Yorkshire Water
Gina is a true powerhouse, leader, and role model. When she speaks up, people listen. Combining her first-hand experience with world-class training, Gina Battye can change your life.
Gina was a guest speaker at an event in AstraZeneca. Gina delivered an interactive conversation on the topic of bringing your whole self to work and LGBT inclusion. The feedback was extremely positive and I would highly recommend working with Gina on any corporate event relating to inclusion, diversity and LGBT topics.
I was immediately impressed with Gina’s infectious personality. She speaks with such authority on her subject and is not in the least bit reserved in sharing her knowledge and experience. She inspires all who have the privilege of hearing her speak.
Beverly Hopper, Sales Management
Gina is a force to be reckoned with in her field. Her work is still referenced by senior leaders and managers as the go to guide, towards creating a more inclusive and psychologically safe workplace for LGBTQ+ employees. Her passion, delivery and work ethic is admirable and inspiring.
Gina is a great trainer and a lovely lady. She kept 20 busy senior leaders fully engaged for three hours at the end of a long day on an important topic.
Myself and a colleague from Lloyd’s Banking Group approached Gina with a brief for a session and what we would like to cover. Gina was fantastic at accommodating this and recommending her 5 pillars of Psychological Safety. The session went extremely well and Gina spoke with such professionalism, personable and easy to understand. We received excellent feedback from attendees and would happily work with Gina again!
Helen, Lloyds Banking Group
Your talk was fantastic and very inspiring…to be honest, the first thing to inspire me in an extremely long time.
Suzie, Finance Consultant
Gina’s presentation in front of a room full of professional speakers was punchy, passionate and proficient.
Eilidh Milnes, Past President, The Professional Speaking Association