World-renowned LGBT+ consultant, Gina Battye has more than 23 years of experience transforming individual and corporate clients with her insights into LGBT+ inclusion. Developing leading techniques to ensure employees can be authentic and safe in the workplace has seen Gina become a sought-after leader in her field, regularly selling out coaching programmes and being booked to speak for FSTE 100 companies. Armed with her compelling personal experiences, Gina’s presentations are educational and engaging, leading to a lasting impact on audiences.
Known for developing two highly acclaimed processes, Gina is the thought-leader behind ‘The Authentic Self Process’ and ‘The 5 Pillars of Psychological Safety’. Creating the psychological safety system over 20 years ago, Gina saw a gap in education when it came to workplace inclusion and has used the five-step process to build fully inclusive workplaces for clients including the NHS, BBC and Barclays. Additionally, she has founded the Authentic Self Process which supports individuals in realising their true self, established through her time working with ex-offenders.
From a child too scared to speak to a world-class event speaker, Gina’s journey was challenging and involved extensive self-reflection. After coming out as gay in her early 20s, Gina endured bullying at work, targeted for her sexuality. This bullying led to physical health problems, poor work performance and inner turmoil for Gina, however, determined to overcome her adversity she fought back. In a transformation that not only allowed her to mentally heal but drop 5 dress sizes, Gina changed the world rather than herself.
Now, backed with a Speaker of the Year award, 11 years of sold-out coaching programmes and an audience reach of over 10 million a week, Gina is pioneering workplace inclusion methods. A prominent expert in the media, Gina also speaks on LGBT+ issues for news outlets and has been known to advise on ‘Playing it Gay Guidelines’ on film sets.
Gina Battye is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“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.”
“Gina touches our audiences in a way I have never seen before. She has an electric presence which, when coupled with her humour, passion and energy, inspired everyone in the room.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Gina’s 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.”