Psychological Safety Speakers
Psychological safety is the belief people will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes. In team environments, it is the expectation held by members of that team that teammates will not embarrass, or punish them for sharing ideas, taking risks, or giving feedback.
When present in the workplace, Psychological safety means people feel comfortable bringing their full, and authentic selves to work. Studies have shown that psychological safety can play an important role in workplace effectiveness.
If you are looking for a speaker that covers Psychological Safety these are just a few of the speakers we work with.
Mark Denton is a leadership expert and celebrated keynote speaker with vast experience navigating turbulent waters. In his professional sailing career, he’s competed in countless races and sailed over 80,000 miles across the world’s most hostile oceans. Mark Denton also draws on 20+ years of consulting with some of the world’s greatest organisations, helping to reshape their cultures and improve their resilience to deliver better, faster, and more sustainably, especially in times of disruption and change.
One of his speaking topics includes –
SAFETY – Physical, Emotional & Psychological Safety – Feeling safe is an innate human pre-requisite which has literally allowed us to evolve as a species. And our whole bodies are designed to seek this on three fronts; physically, emotionally, and psychologically. And only when we feel safe within these can we thrive. If anyone is threatened, then our focus is on protecting ourselves rather than taking the calculated risks necessary to advance ourselves and our cause. So creating a culture where people feel safe to perform is crucial, especially if the environment we are in is a challenging one.
Andrew McNeill has spent 20 years in senior leadership, most recently consulting on a £7bn national programme. Throughout his career, he has led large teams in high-pressure environments. He is also an accredited mindfulness teacher and brought these two worlds together in his book Organisational Mindfulness – a How-to Guide in 2019, which has sold on 4 continents. One of his speaking subjects includes –
Psychological Safety and why is should matter to you and your team. – In this talk, Andrew will share powerful examples of how psychological safety can avert risks to your business and enable opportunities to be grabbed. He will also talk about its impact on team culture and how it can enable your team to thrive under pressure. Using evidence-based examples Andrew’s engaging talk will give leaders reasons to want to adopt this transformative team mindset and practical tips on how to achieve it.
Anj Handa is the Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers, an inclusive community of changemakers who stand for fairness and safety for women. Anj is recognised as an authority on Good Governance and Inclusive Leadership, with a focus on people dynamics: effective communication, impact, and navigating change.
In her talks, Anj draws on her own experiences when speaking about diversity, equity, and inclusion in leadership, covering little-explored themes such as psychological safety, emotional correctness, and healthy boundaries.
She teaches the personal and professional lessons gained throughout her career and her experience of leading a high-profile legal and media campaign to inspire others to make a change in themselves, their workplaces and communities, and the wider world.
Erica Farmer is the founder of the Quantum Rise Talent Group and keynote speaker on digital learning, the future of work, and mental toughness.Erica Farmer is a successful female founder, speaker, and consultant, with over 20 years of experience delivering high-impact learning and development solutions and has worked with some of the UK’s largest brands, such as LV=, British Gas, Specsavers, and Virgin.
She sits on various boards advising on the future of skills and learning, focusing specifically on the opportunities which learning technology can bring. Erica Farmer also brings more humanistic elements to learning and business, such as understanding mindset, building psychological safety, investing in mental toughness, and delivering a sustainable agenda.
Winston Ben Clements is an Inclusion Speaker & Advocate with expertise in the areas of disability awareness, anti-racism, and resilience. He was predicted to live a life of isolation and pain due to a rare bone disorder known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). This condition caused his bones to be extremely fragile, suffering over 200 fractures in his lifetime. Winston Clements is a two-time TED Speaker, Entrepreneur, and YouTuber. His specialist topics are disability awareness, anti-racism, and resilience.
One of his talks covers –
Diversity & Inclusion – tackling unconscious bias to build more inclusive and effective teams – This talk is focused on employee attraction and retention and provides a toolkit for organisations to foster a more inclusive workplace culture. Often organisations place a heavy emphasis on the attraction piece (diversity), and the retention aspect (inclusion) is overlooked. This talk addresses practical steps leaders and team members can take to be better allies to underrepresented communities. Winston also outlines the challenges of building an inclusive culture as well as industry best practices. Key topics covered include –
- Unconscious bias
- Disability inclusion
- Anti-racism awareness
- Psychological safety
- Inclusive leadership
- Recruitment and selection
Shola Kaye MSc FRSA DTM is a communication specialist, award-winning international speaker, and author of two books. She speaks on Empathy in the workplace, Inclusive Leadership, and D&I.
One of her talks is –
LEADERSHIP, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: INCLUSIVE, EMPATHETIC LEADERSHIP – It’s 2023 and, after the impact of the pandemic, we know that many workplaces will never be the same again. That’s why leaders need an expanded repertoire of skills and know-how to ensure staff are engaged, happy, and productive. In this highly impactful program, leaders are given the skill set to flourish in today’s complex work environments, managing ever more diverse and demanding teams.
Learning objectives of the session include –
- Understand the importance of listening and empathy for building trust and engagement
- Recognise the importance of DEI initiatives, from a human and business perspective
- Discover what it takes to develop an environment of psychological safety
- Walk away with strategies to improve emotional connection during virtual communication
- Recognise the most prevalent biases in the workplace and how to break them
- Understand microaggressions, their damaging impact, and how to respond to aggressors
- Learn about allyship and go beyond by becoming an accomplice
Alex Staniforth is a record-breaking adventurer, ultra-endurance athlete, published author, motivational speaker, brand ambassador, and charity founder from Cheshire who has never taken the conventional path to the top.
At the age of 26 he has already attempted Mount Everest twice – but Alex is not your typical Everest speaker. After climbing Mont Blanc at 17 and single-handedly raising over £35,000 in corporate sponsorship whilst still at school, his first attempt to climb to the summit of Mount Everest in 2014 was abandoned following a tragic avalanche that took sixteen lives. However, his biggest challenges have been much closer to home. Alex Staniforth is no stranger to adversity, after overcoming epilepsy, bullying, anxiety, mental ill health, and a stammer since childhood.
One of his keynote speeches topics is – The Invisible Mountain: opening the conversation for mental health
Adventure and sport are often seen as a pinnacle of strength and invulnerability. In this keynote, Alex will share his honest personal lived experiences of depression, anxiety, and eating disorders to break down the common stigmas and myths, particularly in men.Coping mechanisms are key and Alex will share how spending time in nature, or the ‘Natural Health Service’, has been key to managing his well-being, and how we can all harness the benefits. We will explore the value of vulnerability, authentic conversations, and how to create the positive multiplier effect to build an open culture towards mental health: ultimately building a happier and more productive team.
Key takeaways Include
- how to manage the stress bucket to maintain a positive well-being
- why asking for help is a sign of strength
- how to listen well and support others who may be struggling
- harnessing the positive multiplier effect to build an open mental health culture
- building psychological safety to reduce absenteeism and presenteeism
If you are looking for a speaker on Psychological Safety and want to know more please email us at email@example.com or call us on 020 8854 7247