About us

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An inclusive culture.

It's what we all want.

We're on a mission to make the world more inclusive, creating workplaces where everyone belongs and can thrive.

ABOUT US

For over 15 years, we’ve been helping organizations create the kind of work environments you’d want for the people you care about: inclusive, fair, and with opportunities for all.

We do this through coaching and development programs that fuel lasting culture change. Our expert coaches empower under-represented talent and their leaders, creating the kind of self-awareness that improves the way people work together. 

OUR STORY

Talking Talent was founded by Chris Parke and Jo Lyon in 2005. They shared a vision – to make a difference to how women experience corporate life.

As business psychologists, the couple couldn’t understand why leadership solutions weren’t being tailored to better support under-represented talent. They knew organizations could enhance performance by increasing the number of women in senior leadership, and they set out to make that happen.

Brilliance in diversity

In the beginning, Talking Talent focused on increasing the retention of women coming back after maternity leave. In 2007, this focus extended to include all working parents and caregivers.

In the years since, the company has expanded its mission to include inclusion and equity for all under-represented talent. This isn’t an add-on but a natural extension of its core expertise.

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OUR TEAM

We are business psychologists, accredited coaches, talent specialists, and diversity leaders – all committed to improving the world of work.

MEET THE TEAM

Many companies have joined us on our mission.

Unilever
Lloyds Banking Group
EY
M&S
PWC
Coca Cola
Vodafone
WPP
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Why Talking Talent works

We coach the system, not just the individual: Our coaching supports employees, managers and leaders for holistic impact. Learn more.

WHY TALKING TALENT?

Supporting clients on 6 continents.
Across 20 major industries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our values

Our values drive us as an organization. They are our guidepost for our internal interactions and external work.

Be human

Stay true. We show up as real, kind, empathic human beings who speak from the heart.

      

Inspire change

There’s always a better way. We push through boundaries with courage and curiosity.

    

Better together

We leverage our differences and our collective intelligence to grow, discover, and learn together.

Be authentic

Default to honesty. We are candid and transparent in all that we do. We dare to be vulnerable.

 

Own it

We show up, step up, and make things happen. Most importantly, we do what we say we’ll do.

 

Make the difference

Our work changes lives and redefines the world of work. We push ourselves to make a difference that matters.

 

Talking Talent can change the way you work.

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