My name is Gabriele Galassi. Italian by birth, although I have lived in the UK for a very long time. I started my career in the media industry working in commercial roles for independent production companies and broadcasters. After moving to the UK, I worked for BBC Studios in various executive jobs, eventually becoming General Manager for the Benelux region, overseeing affiliate sales, ancillaries, formats and programme sales.
In 2015, I took the opportunity of a training role for the global business division of BBCWW, taking the lead on creating a Sales Academy that pioneered a new approach to sales through assessment, training and bespoke internal talent management.
During this experience - and in the years after it - I retrained as a Business Psychologist and Coach, gradually developing a new career as a business consultant and psychologist. My training is still ongoing, as there are truly no boundaries to the exploration of the human mind. I am a passionate believer in people's ability to change and psychology has given me the key to help facilitate this process.
I run The Business Psychology Network as an independent consultant, delivering training, coaching and HR consultancy on management and leadership, transition and change, commercial skills and team dynamics. I also work with private clients on career counselling and performance coaching.
I am also a lecturer in Training and Development and a board member of the Association for Business Psychology.
I do not believe in having a one-size-fits-all training offer. With my clients, I have worked on a broad range of topics, because I approach learning and development just like a business consultant. I come equipped with a toolkit that combines more than a decade of business experience with a strong understanding of psychology applied to work and performance.
Whether you are looking to upskill your staff, develop people managers or prepare the next generation of leaders, I will design upon a rigorous Training Needs Analysis that I will create for you, on the basis of what I can observe and record within your organisation.
I will then submit a brief for a Training Design that will detail the learning flow of the programme, activities to run and key empirical evidence behind our approach. Once I receive your approval, I will start building the course and submit it to your attention for final editing before the workshop delivery.
After the training, I will collect detailed feedback from participants and equip you with high-level recommendations and coaching tools to share with your staff, in order to keep the learning alive.
Coaching can support individuals with performance-related issues, as well as career changes or transitions that have an impact on their well being. A coaching contract usually takes place within a defined period of time and a limited number of sessions, as its very own nature is solution-focussed.
I trained in Performance Coaching and Psychological Coaching at the Centre for Coaching in London. I subsequently specialised in a person-centred approach through the Satir Global Network training centre. I combine quite a vast range of approaches in my practice, integrating tools and evidence-based practices as we find appropriate for the coaching objectives and the personal preferences of my client.
I am a Satir Coaching and Mentoring Specialist trainer (click here to find out more). I regularly undergo supervision with a senior supervisor. As a member of the Association for Coaching I abide by their code of ethics (you can find more info here )
If you are looking to assess your existing staff, identify talent or high potential leaders, minimise your recruitment costs by identifying candidates efficiently, I can offer you help building psychometric assessments, interview models, activity-based exercises and situational judgment tests.
I am BPS trained and qualified to use a variety of tools including any Cognitive Ability tests available on the market, as well as Personality Profiling tools such as Hogan Assessment Suite, Tracom Social Styles, PAPI-3, 15FQ+, Strength Profiling, Disc Profiling to name a few.
I can advise and support in the creation of organisational charts, run job and task analysis within key departments, assist in delivering 360-feedback initiatives that can enable change and help you transform your business.
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”