Authentic Self Journal

The Authentic Self Journal is designed for use by all employees.

This resource provides invaluable insights and practical guidance to empower you to be your authentic self at work and take an active role in creating a psychologically safe environment for yourself and others.

In this Journal you will address the six key obstacles identified in a global study that prevent employees from bringing their whole selves into the workplace. You will also learn techniques that can bring about transformation in both your personal and professional life. For more info on the 6 areas, read this.

You will be introduced to a range of concepts and strategies that can be implemented in various scenarios, such as 1-2-1 discussions, team meetings or when working collaboratively.

The materials are structured using the 5 Pillars of Psychological Safety as the framework.

This is a PDF that can be rolled out to all employees within the organisation.

Note: It is recommended that this is rolled out AFTER all employees have attended the Authentic Self training.

Journal Content

  • Introduction to the 5 Pillars of Psychological Safety
  • The Pledges
  • Pillar 1 introduction, Authentic Self Process, The Authentic Self at Work Toolkit: Authentic Self & Personal Leadership strategies
  • Pillar 2 introduction, Communication Cycle, The Art of Workplace Communication Toolkit: inclusive language, navigating conversations
  • Pillar 3 introduction, CollabZen Methodology, Building Successful Teams Toolkit: team dynamics & meeting guidance
  • Pillar 4 introduction, Curiosity Sessions, Curiosity Manifesto & Reflective Practice Toolkit
  • Pillar 5 introduction, Creativity Workshops, Creativity Manifesto & Unlocking Creativity Toolkit


Pillar 1

By the end of Pillar 1, having applied the transformative AUTHENTIC SELF PROCESS, you will have identified and examined the factors that impact your performance and behaviour at work and have a powerful toolkit of strategies to draw upon that will enable you to thrive in any workplace situation. Armed with the game-changing power of heightened self-awareness and unwavering confidence, gained through unleashing your Authentic Self, you will not only excel in the workplace but also become a catalyst for meaningful change by leading with purpose and passion. With the Authentic Self Process at your fingertips, you will be well-equipped to create a positive and impactful change in your workplace and inspire those around you to do the same.

Pillar 2

By the end of Pillar 2, you will have the skills to implement all aspects of the COMMUNICATION CYCLE, be able to adjust your communication based on feedback and have a toolkit of dynamic and powerful communication strategies at your disposal to tackle any workplace scenario. By mastering the communication strategies in the Communication Cycle, you will enhance and nurture your relationships in the workplace, enabling you to connect more effectively with colleagues, clients and stakeholders. From delivering a compelling pitch to navigating a difficult negotiation, the tools and techniques you learn in the Communication Cycle will empower you to communicate with unwavering confidence and crystal-clear clarity.

Pillar 3

By the end of Pillar 3, leveraging the COLLABZEN METHODOLOGY, you will have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to create a highly conducive environment for effective teamwork and collaboration and have a robust toolkit of proven strategies at your disposal to drive your team towards success. With the CollabZen methodology, you will be equipped to establish a culture of trust and collaboration among team members, unleash the full potential of each individual and create high-performing teams that consistently deliver exceptional results. This powerful approach will enable you to maximise productivity and drive innovation within your workplace, paving the way for unprecedented levels of success and growth.

Pillar 4

By immersing yourself in Pillar 4, you will learn to experiment and question to innovate, transforming your approach to learning and development. By regularly engaging in CURIOSITY SESSIONS and leveraging the diverse toolkit of powerful strategies, you will extract valuable insights from the past to tackle current challenges. Fuelled by an insatiable curiosity and a growth mindset, you will develop an unwavering commitment to self-reflection and transform every experience into an opportunity to learn and evolve, thereby driving your team towards greater success. Creating a culture of continuous learning and experimentation, with a hunger for growth and development, will propel your team towards new heights of innovation, performance and productivity, positioning you and your team for sustained success in an ever-changing world.

Pillar 5

By immersing yourself in Pillar 5, you will experience a transformative shift in your problem solving and creative thinking abilities. The CREATIVITY WORKSHOPS are designed to cultivate an innovative, growth mindset, enabling you to develop new and creative solutions to problems. You will learn to embrace ambiguity and uncertainty, unlocking new perspectives and unconventional approaches to overcome challenges. Equipped with a diverse toolkit of strategies and techniques, you will be able to break down complex problems and unleash your full creative potential. Mastering these skills, you will become an inspiring and empowering leader for your team. You will encourage your team to generate solutions that go beyond the limits of conventional thinking, resulting in a culture of innovation and growth. As a valuable asset to your team, you will uncover new possibilities and opportunities, heighten engagement and ultimately, drive revenue growth for your organisation.

Training Information

Audience: All employees

Course Type: Journal and Workbook

Format: Pdf or hard-copy

Cost: £8,000 (+printing+shipping)

Discuss Roll-Out

Email Gina to discuss your roll-out of the journal by clicking the button below

Note: For hard-copies. Please include the number of copies you want and where they are to be shipped (location). Minimum number of printed copies - 100.


Gina Battye is a world-renowned, award-winning Psychological Safety consultant and trainer for multinational corporations, Fortune 500s, TV, film, radio and the global press.

Gina is on a mission to create work environments where people thrive; where everyone feels safe to bring their whole self to work. Her aim is to introduce legislation to bring about worldwide change and protection for employees in terms of psychological safety.

Her blueprint for psychological safety: The 5 Pillars of Psychological Safety, is now being implemented worldwide to create fully inclusive workplaces. Gina developed Lux, a powerful psychological safety diagnostic tool that measures psychological safety in workplaces. It is being rolled out to multinational organisations worldwide.

Gina's work has been featured widely in the media, including Sky News, BBC, Forbes, The Telegraph, BBC Three, The Times, Metro, The Sun, Psychologies, Cosmopolitan, Pink News, Vice, Gay Star News, Diva and Curve.

A powerhouse. An influencer. A leader. She stands up, she speaks up, she shouts out, she calls out. She makes a difference. She educates. Gina is daily creating breakthroughs in workplaces globally, combining world-class training with a heavy dose of hindsight… Gina changes lives!