A Business Psychologist is someone who applies the science of psychology to the workplace
— Gabriele ‘Gab’ Galassi, Business Psychologist and Trainer
In this week’s episode, we’re talking to Gabriele ‘Gab’ Galassi, a Business Psychologist and trainer, owner of ‘The Business Psychology Network’ and board member of the Association for Business Psychology with responsibility for training.
He is a certified BPS Test User Administrator in Personality and Cognitive ability assessment, with several psychometric tools in his portfolio including Hogan Assessments . He holds an MSc in Education from Birkbeck and an MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology from Kingston University, where he now also lectures on Training and Development.
Gab and I worked together in 2018 on a training project for an international pharmaceutical company in Barcelona. Gab delivered the coaching element of it and I delivered the sales training to the client. It was a 24-hour ‘flying visit’ but a very productive training day.
Gab started his career in commercial roles for major production companies in the media industry, spending a few years at Fox Channels acquiring content for their European TV channels, then BBC where he worked in sales and distribution as a team leader for several years before retraining as a Business Psychologist.
Gab outlines why Psychology has a business application, why the Association for Business Psychology champions psychology in the workplace and how you as a trainer can use one or more psychological tools to help your training business.
Biggest takeaways you don’t want to miss:
- How Gab came to be a Psychologist having worked in the BBC
- Why he has pursued not one, but two masters qualifications
- How tools such as Hogan and TEIQue can be useful in the workplace
- Why mindfulness, resilience and psychometrics are increasingly important
- Why emotional intelligence is more important than your IQ
- Why what other people say about you has an effect upon your career
- What are the Big Five personality traits which are common to all people
- What a trainer should be looking for when deciding which tool to invest in
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Hogan – Hogan Personality Assessment tools
TEIQue – Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire
16P – 16 Personalities free MBTI-based personality test
6 Hats – Edward de Bono’s Tool for facilitating group discussions
ABP – Association for Business Psychology [UK]
BPS – British Psychological Association
APA – American Psychological Association
APS – Australian Psychological Society
CPA – Canadian Psychological Society
KUL – Kingston University of London [UK]