Balance and boundaries.

Today many of us struggle with feeling overwhelmed and over-extended, and we feel that every day is a ‘race against the clock’. We are constantly playing ‘catch-up’ with the whirlwind of commitments. Read our tips on maintaining balance and boundaries.

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Between clubhouse and gender diversity conference

23rd November 2018

What do you do Chris? Over the years, I have been asked this question hundreds of times. When I share that I am CEO and joint-founder of Talking Talent, a consultancy promoting gender diversity, the response is interesting. Some men say nothing. Other men jump to show how much they...

Being a male advocate for gender diversity is uncomfortable & that’s a good thing

20th November 2018

In 2018, being a straight white man and CEO of a consultancy promoting gender diversity and female leadership can raise a few eyebrows. Back in 2005, when my wife and I launched Talking Talent, it was even harder; gender diversity wasn’t yet understood as an urgent priority and I didn’t...

Sarah Speake joins Talking Talent as Non-Executive Director

14th November 2018

Talking Talent, the global coaching consultancy leading the gender diversity agenda, has appointed Sarah Speake as a Non-Executive Director (NED). Sarah starts this month and will be advising Talking Talent as it continues to build its business and brand internationally and expands into more new markets. Sarah will also help...

Accelerating Inclusion across the Insurance Industry

14th November 2018

I’ve partnered with an increasing number of organisations in the insurance industry over the last three years. It’s an industry that is visibly struggling with an image crisis among young graduates, and the importance of employer branding across the sector has never been more valuable. The new millennials coming up...

Support for working dads: the key to gender equality for working mums

3rd October 2018

Employers need to improve support for working fathers in order to achieve equality for working mothers, according to a new report out today. Read the full article here on

Gender equality needs a new deal for dads at work

3rd October 2018

Ths is a key conclusion from research commissioned by Talking Talent, who talked to over 7,000 working parents about their experiences. Successfully sharing their role as parents is essential for women to continue the progression of their careers and is key to closing the gender pay gap, but organisations must...

Gender equality needs a new deal for dads at work

1st October 2018

New research published today identifies that it is essential for employers to improve support for working fathers in order to achieve equality for working mothers. Organisations need to go further than setting policy to achieve this – they need working practices that make it easier for employees to share parental...

UK employers need to do far more to support shared parental leave

24th August 2018

Read in HR Review what Rebecca Hourston our Managing Director of Working Parent Coaching thinks about the current level of support for shared parental leave.

Gender pay gap: no time for short cuts

20th July 2018

Our Inclusion with Purpose Managing Director, Freddie Alves says we ignore the gender pay gap at our peril and organisations that aren’t addressing this are falling behind. Read more on why he says it’s time for HR to stop paying lip service and start creating true, systemic change.

Publicising Shared Parental Leave Policies Isn’t Radical Enough Says Talking Talent

9th July 2018

The Department of Work and Pensions is calling on organisations with 250 staff to publish their shared parental leave policies on their websites to improve transparency and encourage competition on pay. * Rebecca Hourston, Managing Director of Working Parent Coaching at Talking Talent strongly backs the move but says it...