Gina Battye started her career teaching adult ex-offenders in probation offices across West Yorkshire. Whilst talking to her students and finding out more about what led them to commit crimes, Gina started thinking about psychological safety and how to cultivate environments where people can truly thrive.
15 years ago, in a cold, bare probation office on a wet and windy day in Huddersfield, Gina Battye created the Authentic Self Process; an extraordinary powerful system to become a mindful and authentic leader – in your work and personal life.
Roll on a few years and whilst teaching in a Further Education College, Gina experienced a significant period of bullying for her sexuality. The stress she felt, as a result of the hate incidents from her manager on a daily basis, resulted in her having IBS – irritable bowel syndrome – a situation that led her to not be able to teach classes in the mornings. Whoever heard of a teacher not being able to teach…?
That was the catalyst for Gina to leave education behind and to set up her own training, consultancy and media company.
Gina’s work has been featured widely in the media, including: Sky News, BBC, Forbes, The Telegraph, Psychologies, Cosmopolitan, The Times, Metro, Pink News, Vice, Gay Star News, Diva and Curve.
The Authentic Self Process led Gina to become a world-renowned and award-winning psychological safety, LGBT inclusion and intersectionality speaker, consultant and trainer for multinational corporations, Fortune 500 companies and leading global organisations.
Watching Gina at work is mesmerising. Working with actors, directors, celebrities, public figures, CEOs, managers and employees around the world, Gina has the rare ability to electrify everyone in the room whilst delivering original and useful insights that lead to individuals showing up as their true and authentic self and taking ownership of their work and life.
- LGBT+ Inclusion In The Workplace
- Psychological Safety
- Unconscious Bias
- Mindful & Authentic Leadership
- Developing LGBT Leaders