About Us

We are…

…mostly Hayley Gillard (see below) and a small but mighty handful of exceptional associates.

We unite over a passion for supporting workplace wellbeing at every level, and a desire to bring about more collaborative problem solving, courageous conversations and mental health awareness within organisations.


What is Psychological Safety?


Psychological safety is the bedrock of high-performing teams.

It’s the confidence that team members won’t be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes.

It’s the freedom to take risks, challenge the status quo, and engage in open, honest conversations without fear of retribution.

In essence, it’s the key to unlocking your team’s full potential.

Meet Hayley Gillard…


Combine enthusiasm, creative thinking, and emotional intelligence, and you have Hayley Gillard. As Managing Director at Compassionate Leaders, Hayley helps organisations build psychological safety to create confident and fulfilled staff that are committed to achieving the organisation’s mission and living its values.

She is an empowering facilitator, engaging trainer, and skilful leadership coach. Hayley’s degrees in Business and Psychology enable her to combine understanding of people’s thoughts and behaviours with an appreciation for their work environment. She has further developed her range of practical skills by gaining qualifications in leadership management, coaching and mental health.

Hayley has applied her knowledge and skills to many different contexts and challenges. For example, she has supported one of The Times Top 100 UK’s Fastest Growing Companies to unite staff across the whole organisation in its purpose, vision and operations.

She trained aspiring leaders from a national housing association to perform well in a high-pressure environment. This programme was shortlisted in the ASCP Safety and Compliance national awards. She has also helped a global male-dominated organisation to develop actions that will deliver its gender equality mission in locations around the world.


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