- Rachel Thompson
In this session we will create a shared understanding of psychological safety and provide practical strategies for building and maintaining a psychologically safe workplace. As a result, you will be better equipped to foster a culture of openness, trust and collaboration with your team.
You will explore how to overcome barriers of psychological safety that get in the way of people speaking up, sharing ideas or challenging assumptions. Practical tools will support you to build psychological safety immediately after the session, including active listening, feedback and role modelling.
The session will cover:
- Defining psychological safety, what it looks like and why it’s critical for team performance and wellbeing
- Opportunities to practice active listening and empathetic communication
- Practical ways to build and maintain trust
- Strategies for promoting and role modelling an inclusive environment
Rachel is an experienced Chartered Occupational Psychologist and is passionate about using psychology to create healthy teams and organisations and support individual development. She has 10+ years experience working across management consulting, in-house roles and as an independent Psychologist with a focus on leadership development.
She is a member of the British Psychological Society, a trained Action Learning Practitioner and certified across a range of psychometric tools including Hogan Personality Psychometric.