Testimonials

“The AstraZeneca group of companies believes people give their best and are at their most creative when they have a great place to work. We see inclusion & feeling valued as core to that experience. It’s important to me as an HR professional that my function role models inclusivity – after all we are the custodians of an employee’s experience with the company from the moment they think about AstraZeneca as a potential employer until the moment they leave us. Recent research reveals that as many as 83% of LGBT people from multiple organisations don’t feel they can be their true self at work. For us this is unacceptable in a business that believes inclusion is vital. Working with Gina to develop our knowledge, awareness and understanding equips our HR team with some new insights which we can use to influence our culture and practices to visibly demonstrate our commitment and aspiration to being more inclusive.”  
"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. The 2 modules she created on psychological safety and LGBTQ + support in the workplace, together with time she spent with our executive team running sessions on inclusive leadership have been invaluable. We continue to use her modules as part of OSTC’s onboarding program. Her passion, delivery and work ethic is admirable and inspiring."
"Thanks for hosting the LGBT training session. I found it to be really interesting and informative. We are keen to regroup as a team so we don’t lose momentum from your session and we can agree some concrete actions to take forward."
"My Go To Person for all matters of LGBT inclusion at work! I had the pleasure of working with Gina twice this year when she delivered an authenticity talk to AstraZeneca's LGBT employee resource group and LGBT inclusion training to AstraZeneca's HR team. I am always impressed by the level of energy and enthusiasm that Gina brings into her work. She leads engaging and informative sessions. She is friendly and approachable and fosters a safe environment for thought provoking and non judgemental discussion. I would highly recommend working with Gina on any topic relating to LGBT inclusion and bringing your whole self to work!"
"Thrilled to have hosted Gina at IQVIA to present her psychological safety framework. Gina was great to work with, very collaborative from the outset and willing to focus her content to address our specific needs (promoting psychological safety whilst working remotely). Feedback from attendees was unanimously positive and I personally found the session impactful and inspiring. Thanks Gina!"
“The leadership team of the AstraZeneca LGBT+ employee resource group, recognises that the issues surrounding being LGBT+ in the workplace are complex and not easy to understand without reliable access to contemporary information. We also understand that non-LGBT+ individuals can feel nervous about asking questions for fear of saying the wrong thing. The core purpose of our group is to provide peer support, development opportunities and professional networking for our LGBT+ colleagues. However, we have evolved as a reference point for the business on LGBT+ inclusion, a role we take very seriously. We wanted to achieve a safe space for HR professionals to explore LGBT+ issues and have all questions answered without judgement. We decided to work with Gina after following her work on authenticity. Her collaborative approach to develop and deliver this workshop met our requirements with ease. We achieved a measured improvement in understanding amongst participants with feedback stating a desire to learn more. We are delighted that HR leadership has supported this series of workshops, as it demonstrates a clear commitment to do the right thing, embrace LGBT+ culture and be an inclusive employer of choice.”
"Gina provided an excellent webinar training on Gender Expression to 200 of our team members. She provided an overview of how the LBGTQ community expresses their gender and how to manage unconscious bias that exists in the workplace toward people in this community. She was truly engaging and her expertise would be an asset to any organization!"
"Gina - you are amazing! I think everyone left the session invigorated and I am already seeing posts this morning of how people are energising those who couldn't make it."
"Myself and a colleague from Lloyd’s Banking Group approached Gina with a brief of a lunchtime 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!"
"I’m still buzzing from yesterday – what a great day! You were absolutely brilliant. I heard so many people say that your session was the highlight of their day yesterday so thank you for all your work putting it together and running it on the day. It was an absolutely fantastic session, Gina! It was a pleasure to host you and thank you for your inspiration. This is not the end of the conversation on authenticity, just the start."
"Gina was a true force in allowing me to progress rapidly in my field of management. Not only that, she enhanced the way I approached a few key personal challenges that have lead to a greater work/life balance."
"Gina has a unique way of making you examine a situation from a completely different viewpoint. She gets right to the heart of the issue and seems to turn something apparently insurmountable into a mere bump in the road. I highly recommend her, she listens, focusses and you'll come away with new determination."
"Gina Battye reminds me of my favorite bird - the hummingbird. Tiny but with a lot of power! I heard Gina speak for the first time at the Women's Prosperity Unconference in Orlando, Florida, and I was immediately enthralled. For three days I'd listened to many great speakers, and on the 3rd day...there was Gina. She is a dynamic speaker, but what impressed me the most was her ability to make an emotional connection with her audience. Her presentation caused me to look deep within myself to determine if I was allowing myself to play too small when I should be showing up at a higher level. Thank you, Gina, for your food-for-thought presentation that was dynamic, yet delivered in a well-modulated voice that caused me, and others in the audience, to lean forward as if we did not want to miss a word."
"I had the pleasure of experiencing Gina (for no one in her audience just "hears" her - Gina is an experience!) at the Women's Prosperity Network Unconference 2015 and was just blown away by her energy and passion. She lights up the stage and ignites the imaginations of her listeners to ask themselves: "How can I become my best me? How can I give my best to my world?" Gina Battye is on a mission to change the world. I do believe she is going to succeed!"
"Gina is a great trainer and a lovely lady, She kept 20 busy senior leaders fully engaged for 3 hours at the end of a long day on an important topic."
"I had the pleasure of opening an awareness session for colleagues on being your authentic self at work, which Gina kindly delivered for us. The session was very insightful and engaging, and the feedback from delegates was really positive. It definitely gave us an appetite for more understanding on this topic, which is something we’re now planning to take forwards. I’d thoroughly recommend Gina."
"Gina recently hosted a session for us around being your authentic self in the workplace. Inclusion creates a culture where people can come to work & be their true self, feel celebrated & supported & perform better. Our colleagues who attended left feeling inspired & more engaged with the business & Gina kindly offered colleagues a follow up session free! The feedback we had from colleagues has been amazing & we are hoping to do more work with Gina in the future. Any business serious about Diversity & Inclusion would aim to create a culture where people can perform & be their personal best. This was a great session on the journey to achieving that."
"OMG!!!! Your session was just wonderful. I said that I thought you were genuinely amazing and a member of my team said, “that’s because she is amazingly genuine”!! I loved the layout, the time and energy that you put into the simplicity of the terminology and that you spoke to it with integrity and care. We are so thrilled to have had this opportunity and you will be happy to know that after our session, our team conversation stayed on topic. We had people share that within their own families they have gay and transgender family members and that they were so thankful to have been able to gain more insight."
"Inspiring and informative session! Thanks Gina! You have given us a lot to think about to ensure we keep moving the dial around inclusion."
"I wasn’t sure what to expect today but you ran a truly inspirational session Gina. Well done for keeping us to time as well - we are a passionate bunch in the HR department."
"Gina was tasked to deliver the content for two Diversity & Inclusion courses by our D&I Manager. My involvement in the project was that of an advisor, as an external company was then contracted to build the course. Gina was very eager to understand the process that would bring her material to life and how she could facilitate the building stage. She was very transparent about her methodology, was spot on with her delivery times (even submitted things earlier) and she worked very collaboratively and with a very positive energy with all parties involved. She quickly picked up the capabilities of the building tools and made sure to incorporate the appropriate elements in the content she was building. I wish all Learning Designers get to experience working with such an energetic and professional SME at some point - and if you're looking for someone with her expertise, look no further."
"Gina delivered an excellent webinar presentation on “Gender Expression- Different Ways to Express Gender”. Her expertise and engagement with the audience was awesome. She provided an exceptional education opportunity for our team members. Gina is definitely an expert on this subject."
"Gina recently delivered her 5 Pillars of Psychological safety at a virtual session to myself and my Lloyd Banking Group Colleagues. Her expertise in this subject was very clear and the passion behind her delivery really shone through. It definitely gave us food for thought and provoked much discussion during and after the session. I can honestly say I can bring my whole true self to work in my organisation and Gina's session made me really look at this on a deeper level. Would definitely recommend."
"Gina delivered a session for me at the NHS Business Services Authority. Although just a short intro session it was very thought provoking and very well received by the organisation. Gina is a great facilitator and has a fantastic energy. I look forward to working with you in the future. Thank you!"
"Gina was one of the panellists at an event I co-hosted for Lean In Leeds on ‘Pride and Passion in your career – LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace’. As a panellist she was absolutely brilliant – she brought a fantastic mix of her own personal stories and experiences combined with her expertise on how to create an inclusive workplace culture. She’s a very warm, engaging and authentic communicator, and we could not have asked for a better guest for our event. Thank you Gina!"
"Gina has an ability to see through to the heart of things, to unblock barriers to progress and positively set out a route map to unlock potential in people. I highly recommend Gina for helping prepare for better business leadership. It is not only people from the LGBT community that can benefit from Gina’s work, I believe Gina has the potential to unlock the potential in anybody that is seeking to unlock their potential."

WHO IS GINA BATTYE?

Gina Battye Psychological Safety LGBT Training

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

Since Gina defined the 5 Pillars Of Psychological Safety and the 3 Step Authentic Self Process, Gina has been inundated with Psychological Safety and LGBT training and consultancy requests from FTSE 100, Fortune 500s & multinational corporations in the US & the UK.

Gina's 5 Pillars are the foundations and building blocks being used around the world to create fully inclusive workplaces.

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.

Creating breakthroughs globally for individuals, employees and organisations using the 5 Pillars of Psychological Safety and her Authentic Self Process; combining world class training with a heavy dose of hindsight, Gina changes lives.