We develop people, and can unlock the potential of your future leaders.


The TalentLink is powered by Gradvert, one of the UK’s leading graduate recruitment and training organisation, working proactively with clients to recruit and develop top graduate talent. Having experienced success in the development of graduate training programmes and successfully implementing leadership development schemes dedicated to leaders of the future, the TalentLink was formed to work closely with organisations to embed leadership development at all organisational levels.


We have a nationwide presence, with offices in

London and Newcastle.

Our Experience

  • Built on the foundation that the empowerment of leaders is the key to organisational growth, the TalentLink focuses on leadership development at all organisational levels. From new and aspiring talent, to practicing managers and executive leaders, the knowledge and experience of the TalentLink team ensures that leadership development is effectively embedded across all levels of an organisation.


  • Established as a fully approved centre for the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), the TalentLink are experts in the Leadership Development field having extensive experience of designing, delivering and implementing dynamic training programmes for an extensive portfolio of national and international organisations. Our clients include; Rio Tinto, Go Ahead Group, Tiger Retail and Hyster-Yale.


  • Composed of leadership tutors and coaches with a wealth of experience in leadership development, the TalentLink team offers a network of professionals with unique skills for leadership development at all organisational levels.

Leadership Development Team

TheTalentLink team are experts within the Leadership and Management field. From designing industry-leading programmes to delivering high impacting leadership training, the TalentLink have a track record of success in designing, delivering and implementing extensive leadership development programmes with both national and international clients.

Meet Your Leadership Development Team


Michaela Reaney

Managing Director

With a strong and successful background in talent development and passion for leadership development, Michaela oversees the design, delivery and implementation of leadership and management programmes launched through The TalentLink. Having previously worked for Rio Tinto, where she was responsible for delivering the world’s largest executive coaching programme across 23 countries, she understands the mechanics of successful leadership development programmes and is an expert in the strategic planning of leadership programmes.


Glen Newton

Training & Development Manager

Glen is responsible for the development and delivery of your leadership development programme, working collaboratively to prepare bespoke and quality-training schemes whilst acting as the key contact for the ILM. Having successfully set up his own sports coaching company and worked as a professional researcher for various governing bodies, Glen is currently undergoing chartership as an occupational psychologist. With a strong passion for organisational development through leadership training, Glen brings a theoretical and practically based approach to your programme.

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Margaret Jewell

Executive Leadership Tutor

With over 30 years experience in talent development, Margaret is a nationally acclaimed leadership tutor. Working in both the UK and Europe, Margaret has maintained a rich portfolio of clients and is a personal development specialist. As an approved ILM trainer, Margaret has delivered accredited at all organisational levels, from level 2 to level 7.


Jos Burton

Leadership & Management Tutor

Jos is one of The TalentLink’s Leadership and Management Tutors. With experience of working both nationally and internationally with public sector and commercial organisations, Jos has designed and delivered training for a diverse range of clients including; Hays Recruitment, Waitrose, Peugeot, John Lewis and Siemen’s to name but a few.


Rhian Johnson

Learning & Development Coordinator

Rhian graduated from Northumbria University with a 2.1 in English Literature. She then went on to pursue a career in Fashion Retail Management, successfully completing the Arcadia Group Graduate Management Scheme. It was in her role as Topshop Brand manager that she recognised her passion for team development. Understanding the strong link between a great leadership developing programme, an inspired team and a successful business. Rhian joined the TalentLink team in 2015 to support with the ever-growing demand for the programmes.

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Contact us today to take the next step in developing

the talent and leaders your organisation needs

London Office:

phone-icon +44 (0) 203 693 7380 99

place-icon Bishopsgate, London,


Newcastle Office:

phone-icon +44 (0)191 6070 225

place-icon Maling Exchange, Hoults Yard

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2HL