Gina Buckney

Global Transformation Director, Former Head of UK Customer Services for BT, Self-Help Author, Corporate & TEDx Speaker

How to hire Gina Buckney

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Gina's official speaking topics are listed below.

Controlling Our Actions & Reactions

Gina shares advice on how we can control our actions and reactions to circumstances that are outside of our control. This session helps people create a more resilient, peaceful, and positive mindset to the ever-changing environment and pressures of today's society.

How to Avoid Burnout When Working Remotely

This topic deep dives into habits we can easily slip into when working from home, contributing to burnout. What is burnout, how do we know we are reaching it, and what can we do to prevent it. There are practical exercises taught in this session.

The Skill of Being Agile to Change

The skill of agility determines how easy we can adapt. Gina has been trained in agile ways of working from Lloyds Banking Group and has used it to deliver many projects. This talk touches on improving our personal agility to change can bring immense benefits to the individual and the workplace.

Mindfulness Matters in the Workplace - Foundation

The pressure of the working world can take its toll at times on our employees and us. The skill of Mindfulness helps us improve ourselves in many different ways and has been proven to transform the culture of working environments. Happier, healthier workforces are more positive, productive teams. Employees at Google have stated Mindfulness at work has been life-changing.

Become Your Own Super Woman

Gina shares insights, stories of inspiration, and valuable techniques that enabled her to secure, deliver, and lead some of the biggest contracts (worth £435m) and departments of 450 staff in engineering, Finance, and IT, for organisations such as BT & Openreach, Lloyds Banking Group, and Barclays.

How to Stay Motivated When Working Remotely

This topic covers tips and advice on how to stay motivated, focussed, and happy during remote working. Covering aspects such as segregation, working spaces, routine, celebrating success, and open and honest communication.

Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

The hot topic of the moment. Gina shares the importance of mixed teams in terms of gender, race, and social diversity. She draws on personal experiences to bring this topic to life.

Mindfulness Matters in the Workplace - Advanced Practitioner

Continuing from the foundational level talk, this keynote focuses on the science and deeper into the practices. 10mins a day has been proven to release stress for your employees, decrease attrition, and improve productivity (backed by Harvard Medical School). Scientifically proven to reduce stress and change brain structure to improve our focus, creativity, and logic to achieve a better sense of wellbeing.

Leadership Worklife Balance

Specifically designed for busy leaders and managers who struggle to balance a demanding workload, impacting their overall happiness. Gina's Four Pillar Mindset approach helps work through the problem through to solution.

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence For Leaders in Today's Society

It takes a certain level of IQ to get leaders into the boardroom, but when IQ is level or at a point that is enough to understand the job, it's EQ that sets leaders apart. Have you got the right mix around your boardroom table?

Becoming the Champion in Your Life

Gina's motivational keynote has been delivered in many forums and can be adapted for any audience. Featured in the press for the positive impacts this has had on attendees.

    Feedback from virtual events and webinars 

    During the Covid-19 pandemic and the temporary halt of live events, Gina was booked as the exciting guest speaker for a range of virtual events and webinars. Read her latest feedback from virtual events below.

    "Everything went great! Participants were very engaged in the Q&A session. I've got feedback from the client and it was very engaging. So no doubt 100% success!" - Gosia, Senior Project Manager, MEA x EWENEMENT

    "Thank you very much for linking us with Gina and setting up/coordinating the talk with her. Can you pass on my thanks to Gina for the talk. I think it was pitched perfectly and really gave staff some great insights and tips on resilience to help us deal with change positively. Although there weren’t any questions asked at the session (even from my planted ones – don’t know what happened there!), there have been a lot of staff commenting on how much they enjoyed the talk – more than there have been for any of our other sessions, so I know the talk went down well" - Jaime, Homes for Haringey

    "Gina's presentation was great, just what we wanted. It went down really well yesterday, we've received some really positive feedback! Please pass on a big thank you to Gina from us, and thanks to you too for organising it. We are very pleased with how it went, and I think we would like to use Gina again, we just need to think how and when" - Emma, EMEA Cares Programme Manager, Monster Energy Europe Limited 

    "It's great Mark. Gina has got it just right for the Monster employees, it's just what we were hoping for! ... thanks to you and Gina for turning it around at such short notice for us" - Emma, EMEA Cares Programme Manager, Monster Energy Europe Limited 

    "Working with Gina over the last few months has been a pleasure. Not only is she infectiously positive but she really took time to understand our business and our requirements for an engagement talk with Aegon colleagues. The session was well attended and really delivered what we needed it to, a talk on how delivering exceptional experiences in a busy environment is as much about looking after yourself as it is about looking after our customers. Thank you." - Claire, Aegon

    Feedback from in-person events 

    Gina is also booked as a speaker for in-person events, read her latest feedback below.

    "Jen and I just wanted to say a big thank you for being part of our Festival. It was the perfect way to end it – your speech was heartfelt, thought-provoking and so relevant. I watched the crowd ...... and they were captivated, it really, really resonated." - Rebecca, Events & Awards Manager, Institute of Internal Communication

    "I just want to add my personal thanks. Thank you so much for joining us and closing our Festival – you left us feeling inspired to make a difference and I am so grateful that you shared your story." - Jennifer, Chief Executive, Institute of Internal Communication

    "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

    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. I think having Gina as part of a well-being programme is key for any company that is looking to take care of their employees. Thank you Gina for an eye opening session.

    • 2022 - Passed the Emotional Intelligence & Empathy at Work qualification from the University of California, Berkeley with 96%
    • 2022 - Selected to join the 2022 Santander UK Breakthrough Women's Business Leaders Mentoring Programme, powered by Moving Ahead
    • 2020 - Author of Journals for Life
    • Former Head of UK Retail Customer Services for BT
    • Speaker at the NatWest Women in Business Leadership Events
    • Creator of Your People Are Your Power Programme