Gina Buckney

Gina, a two-time TEDx Global Speaker with two decades of experience pioneering large-scale corporate change, is best known as an industry leader in corporate transformation and workplace wellbeing.
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Gina, a two-time TEDx Global Speaker with two decades of experience pioneering large-scale corporate change, is best known as an industry leader in corporate transformation and workplace wellbeing.

Gina is the Founder and Director of Your People Power, an organisation with a mission to transform the industry and how we work through her science-led education and exclusive solution-driven programmes backed by research from Harvard Medical School and study with The University of California.

Gina draws from personal experiences working in high-pressure, dynamic environments to drive better business support for employees, with a focus on positive mental health. She demonstrates that happier and healthier employees lead to higher productivity and company profits.

Her professional career in the male-dominated financial services, IT, and engineering sectors exposed Gina to gender inequalities and a lack of diversity. Inspired to create change, Gina now speaks on how she paved her way in the industry, breaking down barriers for women and ethnic minorities, and how others can replicate her success in their own lives.

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Gina’s story inspires many individuals, having achieved rapid success despite her young age. Some of her prominent early positions include Head of UK Retail Customer Services for BT, IT Transformation Programme Manager for Lloyd’s Banking Group, ‘A Player’ Project Manager at Barclays, and at 27, she became the youngest person in the role of BT Contract Director, awarded the largest managed service Banking contract, with a value of over £400m, managing teams of 450 staff across the globe.

Consolidating some of her key insights into leading publications, Gina is the author and creator of Journals for Life, a series of self-help books. Expanding on her work as a speaker, Gina has given talks for many global corporations. In 2023 Gina embarked on a course of study with The University of Cambridge on The Neuropsychology of Decision Making.

Featured Topics Include:

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THE SKILL OF BEING AGILE TO CHANGE

Unlock the power of adaptability with this captivating keynote presentation. Gina, armed with agile expertise honed at Lloyds Banking Group, has harnessed this skill to successfully deliver a multitude of projects and programmes. This presentation showcases how enhancing ‘personal’ agility for change can yield profound advantages for individuals and the workplace alike. Explore how the ability to pivot and embrace change empowers employees, leading to enhanced personal growth, increased resilience, and a more dynamic, forward-thinking work environment. Join us on a journey towards a more agile and adaptable workforce, where the benefits are tangible and transformative.

2
EMPOWERING YOUR TALENT POOL

Gina imparts valuable insights, inspirational stories, and practical techniques that empowered her to successfully secure, manage, and lead major contracts valued between £400-500 million at the age of 28. She has been accountable for teams of over 450 people in the male-dominated fields of Engineering, Finance, and IT, all while collaborating with esteemed organisations including BT, Barclays, and Lloyds, and more recently gone on to advise and motivate global leaders such as Microsoft, Amazon, and The Ministry of Defence/British Army.

3
BUILDING WINNING TEAMS THROUGH D&I

A cutting-edge topic for this year, Gina recently delivered this presentation to a highly respected audience, earning accolades as "The most outstanding talk they've ever experienced." Gina draws from her extensive education and hands-on experience collaborating with numerous Multinational Corporations. She delves into the essential elements of team establishment and structure for achieving success, with a special emphasis on the significance of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and the well-being of team members.

4
THE IMPORTANCE OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR LEADERS IN TODAY’S SOCIETY

Enhance your organisation with leaders who possess Emotional Intelligence (EQ). These exceptional individuals connect deeply with their teams, fostering trust, collaboration, and open communication. They excel in conflict resolution, employee motivation, and balanced decision-making, creating a positive work culture and driving productivity. Book this talk to discover how EQ leaders can transform your organisation, enhancing teamwork and propelling your company toward success.

5
WORKPLACE WELLBEING

Explore the profound impact prioritising employee wellbeing has on personal and professional lives. Recent research underscores the transformative effects: improved mental health, reduced stress, less burnout and enhanced work-life balance. By placing wellbeing at the forefront, you empower your workforce to lead happier, healthier lives both inside and outside the office. This keynote champions cultivating a culture where your employees' wellbeing flourishes, and watch as they thrive in all aspects of their journey through this useful and practical education.

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WORKPLACE WELLBEING - LEADERS KEYNOTE

Uncover the strategic significance of workplace wellbeing in relation to performance and profitability. Recent studies unveil a direct correlation between employee wellbeing and heightened engagement, staff retention, creativity, and effective problem-solving. Make wellbeing a priority to cultivate a flourishing corporate culture where happiness and peak performance intersect, shaping a brighter future for your organisation. Learn the secrets to success in this captivating keynote and educate your leaders on how to bring this to life in the workplace.

1
THE SKILL OF BEING AGILE TO CHANGE

Unlock the power of adaptability with this captivating keynote presentation. Gina, armed with agile expertise honed at Lloyds Banking Group, has harnessed this skill to successfully deliver a multitude of projects and programmes. This presentation showcases how enhancing ‘personal’ agility for change can yield profound advantages for individuals and the workplace alike. Explore how the ability to pivot and embrace change empowers employees, leading to enhanced personal growth, increased resilience, and a more dynamic, forward-thinking work environment. Join us on a journey towards a more agile and adaptable workforce, where the benefits are tangible and transformative.

2
EMPOWERING YOUR TALENT POOL

Gina imparts valuable insights, inspirational stories, and practical techniques that empowered her to successfully secure, manage, and lead major contracts valued between £400-500 million at the age of 28. She has been accountable for teams of over 450 people in the male-dominated fields of Engineering, Finance, and IT, all while collaborating with esteemed organisations including BT, Barclays, and Lloyds, and more recently gone on to advise and motivate global leaders such as Microsoft, Amazon, and The Ministry of Defence/British Army.

3
BUILDING WINNING TEAMS THROUGH D&I

A cutting-edge topic for this year, Gina recently delivered this presentation to a highly respected audience, earning accolades as "The most outstanding talk they've ever experienced." Gina draws from her extensive education and hands-on experience collaborating with numerous Multinational Corporations. She delves into the essential elements of team establishment and structure for achieving success, with a special emphasis on the significance of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and the well-being of team members.

4
THE IMPORTANCE OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR LEADERS IN TODAY’S SOCIETY

Enhance your organisation with leaders who possess Emotional Intelligence (EQ). These exceptional individuals connect deeply with their teams, fostering trust, collaboration, and open communication. They excel in conflict resolution, employee motivation, and balanced decision-making, creating a positive work culture and driving productivity. Book this talk to discover how EQ leaders can transform your organisation, enhancing teamwork and propelling your company toward success.

5
WORKPLACE WELLBEING

Explore the profound impact prioritising employee wellbeing has on personal and professional lives. Recent research underscores the transformative effects: improved mental health, reduced stress, less burnout and enhanced work-life balance. By placing wellbeing at the forefront, you empower your workforce to lead happier, healthier lives both inside and outside the office. This keynote champions cultivating a culture where your employees' wellbeing flourishes, and watch as they thrive in all aspects of their journey through this useful and practical education.

6
WORKPLACE WELLBEING - LEADERS KEYNOTE

Uncover the strategic significance of workplace wellbeing in relation to performance and profitability. Recent studies unveil a direct correlation between employee wellbeing and heightened engagement, staff retention, creativity, and effective problem-solving. Make wellbeing a priority to cultivate a flourishing corporate culture where happiness and peak performance intersect, shaping a brighter future for your organisation. Learn the secrets to success in this captivating keynote and educate your leaders on how to bring this to life in the workplace.

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Gina is an incredible speaker and really lifts the aura of the room with her presence. Gina really broke down the gender bias and opened up interesting conversations within the workplace. It’s important to see and hear role models like Gina to highlight how important diversity is and how her real life examples have made her the successful ambitious women she is.”

– Steve, Director, Talent Acquisition and Development, Chemetall

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Gina’s digital session around Mental Health & Wellbeing was outstanding. She constantly engaged with the crowd, shared lots of helpful tips and inspired us. We had a great time and it was a pleasure listening to Gina.”

– Alina, People & Culture Manager, parcelLab

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