We combine expertise with experience and are passionate about making a difference

About us

Our story

Developing Talent was founded in 2008, based on a simple belief held by its founder, Tessa McEwan. That organisations were investing good money in people development but very often, nothing really changed afterwards. She believed that development could be approached in a more effective way, and in a way that leads to lasting behavioural change.

Now, combining more than two decades of experience in development, with her business partner having more than two decades of experience in senior leadership roles, the focus is on delivering highly relevant, practical and engaging programmes that are beneficial to both participants and organisations.

Executive, leadership and team coaching

Tessa founded Developing Talent in 2008. She is qualified Tax Accountant with 20 years experience of Learning and Development. An expert in Assessment and Development, she is also an experienced Mindfulness practitioner who is a specialist in resilience and mental fitness.

Gary McEwan

Gary has more than two decades of leadership experience in FTSE 100 organisations. He is an expert in developing Leadership, High Performing Teams and improving Organisational Culture. He has also undertaken live TV and Media Interviews and is an accredited leadership and team coach.

Our vision

to make the world of work a better place to be for all employees by enabling people to be their best selves at work

Executive, leadership and team coaching

Our mission

to be a trusted part of our clients’ business by developing the skills needed to improve their business and to work with partners who share our values

Our values


We respect and value open and honest relationships and respect our clients’ confidentiality. We create a safe environment for reflection and development.


We believe that every individual has access to hidden potential and that we can support our clients to radically improve their performance and fulfilment at work.


We value innovation in the products and services that we provide and challenge our clients to think innovatively to help them achieve the best commercial outcomes.


We believe in our experience and expertise and we undertake regular CPD and Supervision in coaching and mindfulness to be the best we can be, for you.


We view our clients as partners and build lasting relationships by providing services that meet their needs and deliver sustainable benefits to their business.

Learn more about how we can support you

We are happy to arrange an introductory call to understand your specific challenges and provide advice on the most effective development solutions.