Improving performance and resilience

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

Charles Darwin

Empowering individuals and teams to be more proactive in how they manage stress and build their mental fitness results in a healthier, happier and more productive workforce.

Stress and mental ill health are the leading causes of long-term absence in the UK. Employers are recognising the value and importance of supporting their workforce to adopt healthier habits and practices.

Equipping your team with skills to build mental fitness

Developing Talent de-mystifies stress and introduces a toolkit of techniques to guard against its negative effects. Our team has developed a mind and body approach that supports people to learn new ways of looking after themselves, based on what works best for them.


of people have at some point, due to stress, felt overwhelmed or unable to cope

Our coaches create a safe and relaxed environment where delegates can explore their individual relationship to stress and develop a personal Mental Fitness Plan to embed the learning in their lives. Our workshops and one-to-one coaching can be delivered face to face or virtually depending on your needs.

“The Mental Fitness programme is very informative, stimulating and interesting. The programme, has helped me to develop many skills, including resilience and self-compassion over the course of the four weeks.”

Nancy Heath, Simmons & Simmons LLP

  • The impact of the sessions are very good or excellent 88% 88%
  • Likely or very likely to recommend 80% 80%


the proportion of working days lost due to ill health from stress, anxiety or depression

Mental Fitness for Employees

Developing Talent runs practical workshops for groups of employees who want to develop how they handle pressure at work and in their personal lives. We also offer Mental Fitness Days where our coaches are available for one-to-one appointments. Employees can book a session in confidence and at a time that suits their working day.

Mental Fitness for Leaders

For leaders who want to improve their own understanding and management of stress, whilst fostering resilience within their teams. Incorporating how to recognise stress in others and support team members effectively.

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Mental Fitness Coaching for Executives

One to one coaching is tailored to the unique demands facing executives and senior leaders and is can be delivered face to face or virtually. The term VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) is a common description of the modern workplace. Developing Talent provides personal coaching for leaders and executives to develop a sustainable approach in order to improve their performance and well-being.

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn,  Professor and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic

”The sessions on lifestyle and stress management were really useful. Often sessions like these are purely theoretical but Tessa gave useful and practical advice which was very beneficial”

Talent Acquisition Manager,  Citi

"Developing Talent regularly elicits very positive feedback from the course delegates. The trainer had a relaxed, engaging style of communication and was also able to draw on deep personal experience which established credibility. Their contribution stands out as a crucial element of our training provision."

Gary Argent, Business Operations Manager, AGR

"I feel more aware of the positives in my life and more in control of my reactions to stress. I feel generally more relaxed and confident in my approach to high-pressured situations whether at work or in my personal life."

Gabriella Simon, Simmons & Simmons LLP

“This enabled me to face fears about how I deal with stress and to experience the uncomfortable feelings, I have grown from it and my life has changed in such a positive way."

Noelene Bradley, Finance Manager, Yeldall

“The sessions were extremely important because of the impact they will have on my daily life, my work, my relationships with others, and most importantly the relationship with myself.”

Sarah Jane-Pegg Global Development Consultant, Orange

"Tessa is an incredible coach, her style is calm and patient, she gave us a lot of day-to-day examples which helped me implement mental fitness into my life."

Leïla Jebri Simmons & Simmons LLP

“The sessions with developing talent were very engaging and relaxed. We've all been so busy during the pandemic and the techniques I learnt stuck with me. We focus strongly on our culture at Microsoft and the sessions help to develop the behaviours that support this.”

Louise Cooke, Senior Manager, Microsoft