Authentic Self Journal

The Authentic Self Journal is designed for all staff members, including leaders and managers.

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.

By the end of this journal, you will:

  • Have a clear understanding of what stops you from bringing your whole self to work and affects your performance and behaviour.
  • Be able to apply strategies to enable you to bring your whole self to work and take back control of the things that affect your performance and behaviour at work.
  • Have a toolkit of personal leadership strategies at your fingertips to enable you to achieve your personal and professional goals at work.

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

  • The Pledges
  • Introduction to the 5 Pillars of Psychological Safety
  • Pillar 1 introduction, Authentic Self Process, Toolkit containing Authentic Self & Personal Leadership Strategies
  • Pillar 2 introduction, Communication Cycle, Communication Toolkit, includes inclusive language, communication checklist, listening tools
  • Pillar 3 introduction, CollabZen Methodology, Toolkit including team dynamics & meeting guidance
  • Pillar 4 introduction, Curiosity Sessions, Curiosity Manifesto & Reflective Practice Toolkit
  • Pillar 5 introduction, Creativity Workshops, Creativity Manifesto & Ideas Generation and Unblocking Toolkit

In this journal, you will:

Explore other people's expectations of you, what others think of you and how other people treat you. You will be liberated from them all.

Examine the (high) standards you have set for yourself over the years. You will relax those.

Delve into your childhood programs and identify the ones that negatively impact on how you feel, think and behave. You will free yourself from those.

Question how your mind works to uncover the thoughts you keep thinking. You will identify the unhelpful ones and release those.

Search inwards into what situations and people trigger you to feel, think or behave negatively. You will lessen the impact these have on you.

Identify the stories you have created about past experiences, that are negatively impacting on your present. You will rewrite those stories.

Training Information

Audience: All employees

Course Type: Journal & Workbook

Format: Pdf

Cost: £8,000

Discuss Roll-Out

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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!