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Psychological safety

Join this program and start building the skill of psychological safety. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.
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  • Includes 1 webinar, and extra resources
  • Includes daily practice: 3 habits + 3 conversations
  • Total time investment = 3,5 hours, 3-6 weeks
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

Psychological safety means being able to show one's true self without fear of negative consequences for self-image, status, or career; it also means expressing yourself in a way that doesn't negatively impact others in these regards. It can be defined as a shared understanding that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking. In psychologically safe teams, there will be disagreements, but team members feel accepted and respected when they discuss them. Do you and your coworkers feel safe to speak up? To talk about mistakes? To admit you don't know something or are feeling insecure? Can you speak up when you disagree?

Most of us have some work to do - personally, and as a team - before we can feel free to make valuable contributions and challenge the status quo.

Enhance Team Productivity and Innovation

By fostering psychological safety, your team will create an environment where members can freely express ideas without fear of judgment. This not only leads to increased collaboration but also fuels innovation by encouraging diverse perspectives and creative thinking.

Boost Employee Well-being and Satisfaction

Prioritizing psychological safety promotes a workplace where individuals feel valued and supported. When employees are comfortable being themselves, discussing mistakes, and expressing concerns, it positively impacts overall job satisfaction and contributes to a healthier work-life balance.

Minimize Conflict and Improve Communication

Our program equips teams with the tools to openly address disagreements and challenges. By creating a culture that values respectful dialogue, you'll reduce interpersonal conflicts and enhance communication effectiveness, resulting in a more cohesive and harmonious work environment.

Elevate Leadership and Team Dynamics

Psychological safety is a cornerstone of effective leadership. Through our program, team leaders can assess and enhance their team's psychological safety, leading to better team dynamics, increased trust, and a more resilient and adaptable group capable of navigating challenges with confidence.

Master the skill of psychological safety

Build the skill, by mastering the sub-skills first.
After the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills.

Sub-skill 1

Week 1 - 2 

Assess your team's psychological safety

Have a candid conversation about how psychologically safe each member of the team feels, and discuss ways to begin making improvements today.
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Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

Talk about psychological safety

Clarify your current level of psychological safety and begin charting a path toward improvement.
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Sub-skill 3

Week 5 - 6 

Understand why we make mistakes

Identify the true source of a recent mistake; rather than blame, focus on taking the necessary steps to prevent it from recurring in the future. 
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Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Sarah Cherif, founder and CEO of SkillsGym. Here are a few things you might like to know about her:

Sarah's background

Sarah began her career at the University of Ghent with degrees in child education and philosophy, quickly realizing her passion for teaching. Faced with the challenge of helping seasoned leaders develop soft skills without any prior corporate experience, she turned this disadvantage into a strength by creating evidence-based, sure-proof plans to build strong soft skills through habit formation and impactful conversations.

Personal life

Sarah's roots are Belgian and Tunesian, and she partially grew up in Washington DC. She currently lives in Belgium with her partner Nils (who is co-founder of SkillsGym Health), and has a dog named Lizzy.

20+ years of impact

Together with her SkillsGym team, Sarah has helped numerous world-class organizations like Samsung, Deloitte, Ikea... and thousands of managers and their teams improve their soft skills. SkillsGym now offers programs to accelerate the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Sarah tests all the habits and conversations in the SkillsGym offer herself; that's more than 200+ habits and 200+ conversations. Most of them have become second nature. Yet, as you'll learn in the webinars, she isn't shy to talk about the failures and frustrations along the way.

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