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Founder and CEO of the Psychological Safety Institute, Gina Battye is a global leader and trailblazer in workplace psychological safety.

Gina’s journey began unconventionally, as she fearlessly navigated the challenges of working with some of the most dangerous criminals in Northern England. In 2004, she was stalked by a dangerous man.

However, it was in her next role in a Further Education college where Gina experienced first-hand the detrimental effects of workplace homophobia from her manager. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Gina navigated the pressures and challenges that being LGBTQ+ in the workplace can bring. When she reported the bullying to HR, they told her not to progress the case because it would highlight her sexual orientation to her colleagues and peers. The manager was promoted.

These two experiences ignited Gina’s commitment to cultivating psychologically safe workplaces, leading her to develop the world-renowned 5 Pillars of Psychological Safety.

Through the 5 Pillars and the Hierarchy of Psychological Safety, Gina has revolutionised the way organisations approach inclusion, belonging and culture. Her innovative methodologies have been embraced by multinational corporations around the globe, earning her recognition as a visionary leader in the field.

At the Psychological Safety Institute, Gina and her team are dedicated to challenging and transforming workplace attitudes and outdated cultures, advocating for psychological safety to be integrated into workplace legislation worldwide.

The Institute’s methodologies, including the 5 Pillars and the cutting-edge Diagnostic Tool, Lux, are widely recognised for their ability to cultivate thriving, inclusive workplaces. The Institute’s collaboration with the University of Cambridge Judge Business School provides access to an elite team of UoC social scientists that offer scientific insights and analysis to diagnose workplace issues, as well as targeted interventions to cultivate an environment where teams not only survive but thrive.

Gina’s influence extends globally through widespread media coverage and prominent speaking engagements. Her impact is felt by millions, as she empowers individuals to embrace their authentic selves and actively contribute to the creation of safer, more inclusive workplaces.

Backed with a Speaker of the Year award, a proven track record of sold-out programs, and a global audience of over 10 million, Gina Battye is a force to be reckoned with. Combining world-class training with a heavy dose of hindsight, Gina is at the forefront of change, inspiring and elevating the standards of workplaces on a global scale.

When partnering with Gina and the Institute, whether seeking inspiration and practical advice for individual teams, groups or your entire organisation, you’re not just accessing expertise — you’re embarking on a transformative journey. The Institute offers invaluable insights and practical tools to empower you to embrace your Authentic Self at work and lead the charge in establishing psychologically safe environments for yourself and your colleagues.