Founder and Director
Tessa founded Developing Talent Ltd in 2008 to introduce more effective assessment processes and ways of developing people for the benefit of her clients. She is accredited to use market leading psychometric tools such as the Hogan Development Survey. In recent years she has become an expert in developing resilience and workplace mindfulness. She trained at Exeter University and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (University of Oxford) and she is a holder of their “Certificate of Readiness to Teach Mindfulness in the Workplace”. Over the past two decades she has run a successful business delivering bespoke and high quality services to a range of organisations in diverse sectors, including financial, legal, engineering, and professional services firms.
Previously, Tessa qualified as a corporate tax consultant with KPMG where she worked with financial, information technology and communication sector clients. Following her interest in people, she managed the London graduate recruitment department before leaving KPMG and founding Developing Talent Ltd.
With a focus on continuous improvement and best practice, Tessa adheres to the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers and receives professional supervision for her mindfulness work.
Tessa has a young daughter and a grown up stepdaughter. She lives with her family in Berkshire and loves spending time on the river Thames and in the surrounding countryside.
Gary is a Coach Practitioner certified by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and works with business owners, senior leaders and talented individuals at all levels. He has extensive coaching experience in Financial Services and other private and public sector organisations. Working with individuals and teams, Gary helps them to unlock personal and business potential and identify actions that can result in transformational change.
Key areas of Gary’s expertise include; leadership, strategy, change and transition, influencing, confidence, communication and public speaking.
Gary has extensive leadership experience working for 3 FTSE 100 Companies over the past two decades in senior leadership roles. He is highly skilled in communication and has led national conferences and appeared in live interviews on national radio and television.
Completion of leadership development programmes at Cranfield University and Henley Management College, plus holding a Diploma in Transformational Coaching, consolidates Gary’s skills.
Having spent his entire career working for large corporate organisations, Gary had time away from work due to a ski accident early in 2018. This proved to be a catalyst for change and he subsequently joined Developing Talent as a co-owner and completed a Diploma in Transformational Coaching to compliment his leadership experience.
To become a trusted part of our clients’ business by delivering high quality services that make a difference and to work with partners who share 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.