Contact us today +44 (0)20 3876 8955

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+44 (0)20 3876 8955


We help our clients to transform the talent in their organisation with brilliant online HR tools and insightful psychological expertise. We develop flexible and innovative software that adds value through clever, unique features, improving the user experience and the effectiveness of the information gathered.

What makes us different?

We deliver great coaching, together with 360 degree feedback and performance management solutions.

But so do lots of other people. So how are we different? Here’s how.

360 feedback can be a great diagnostic, but often leaves the question “So what?”. As well as our features to maximise engagement, we offer coaching by qualified business psychologists, and have a suite of tools which perfectly complement 360 feedback to ensure that individuals are supported in making genuine developmental change afterwards.


Elva Ainsworth

Elva Ainsworth
Founder and Managing Director

Karen Smith

Karen Smith
Key Account Manager

Kate Oliver

Kate Oliver
Principal Consultant

Nick Allen

Nick Allen
Principal Consultant

Neil Thomson

Neil Thomson
Principal Consultant

Dr Ann Terry

Dr Ann Terry
Associate Consultant

Jo Hennessy

Jo Hennessy
Associate Consultant

David Collins

David Collins
Associate Consultant

Dr Karen Janman

Dr Karen Janman
Associate Consultant

Dr Michael Burnett

Dr Michael Burnett
Associate Consultant

John Burnett

John Burnett
Senior System Developer

Church bellringer, singer, mother and homeopath

After a psychology degree, her professional life started with 11 years in HR and was followed by six years in business psychology consulting at SHL (two with SHL USA). Inside of a commitment to deliver transformational online 360, Elva started the business in 2001. She has an absolute passion for 360° feedback, for creating transformational tools and for supporting senior women through integrated and fulfilling careers.

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Swimmer, dancer and mother of one

With over 20 years of experience in a client-facing role and a background in software business analysis and business development, Karen has a wealth of experience to bring to our customers. She has a CIM post graduate degree in marketing and has worked across many global prestigious brands to deliver market leading projects. Karen is driven by a natural desire to provide high standards of customer service, which she always delivers in a personable and warm way.

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Music lover and mother

Since completing her psychology degree, Kate has been working as a leadership, talent and OD consultant for over 20 years.  She is a Chartered Business Psychologist, whose experience includes six years at SHL (in the UK and Australia), where she and Elva first worked together, and seven years running her own consulting business.  Kate’s passion is for working with leaders to increase their awareness so that they can successfully lead themselves, their people and their businesses.

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Swimmer and environmentalist

With a master’s degree in environmental physics, Nick’s early career was in environmental testing. Despite a life-long passion for the outdoors and all things scientific, Nick re-qualified in psychology and started working with psychometric and 360° data in the mid-90s. Working with a wide range of clients, he has been able to refine his coaching and facilitation approach.  Nick loves coaching young talent and those with latent potential, whether managers or executives

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Swimmer, film-buff and father of two

Before qualifying as a psychologist he spent a brief period in the offshore oil industry.  Neil started his professional career in BT’s internal consultancy group where he spent eight years before moving to SHL for another eight years.  He takes real joy in designing competency frameworks, leadership assessment and development processes, and coaching senior managers.

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Passionate about life, learning and her three teenagers

After completing her PhD exploring the link between psychological and physical wellbeing, Ann went on to hold several leadership positions. Whilst in the NHS she managed a range of diverse teams and capital portfolios. Since the late 90s she has worked as a coach and development consultant helping individuals and teams increase their levels of engagement, leadership impact and joie de vie.

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Runner and climber, mother of two

On completing a masters in occupational psychology, Jo immediately started practising psychology at SHL where she stayed for five years. She has since held senior roles in a range of consulting firms and business schools, with a focus on Executive Development – deepening self-insight and supporting leaders to be the best they can be.

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From Notting Hill, a father and would-be professional dancer

David has been working with executive teams, managers and those at the sharp end for over 15 years.  His passion is for clear and inspiring leadership.  Working with those who already have it, and those who want it, he has been leading and managing culture change, leadership development, and 360 programmes since 2002.  With experience in UK, France and Canada, from conceptual design through to execution.

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Business psychologist and coach, Samaritan listener and mother of two

Having gained a first class degree in psychology followed by a D.Phil at Oxford, Karen was awarded a young blood lectureship at University College London.  Her consulting career has spanned leadership and management roles in psychology consultancies including SHL and The Work Foundation.  Karen has a particular interest in leadership development and organisational change and is a qualified executive coach.

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Love building new types of online assessment, digging into data, and walking in Scotland

Michael has a first class psychology degree (Queens, Belfast) and a PhD (Surrey).  He has worked as a psychologist for the RAF, in senior management (R&D) for SHL, as a user experience designer on many IT systems, and as a business change manager.  He specialises in evidence-based research, finding patterns in data, and then helping users to apply these in talent management solutions.

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Very proud dad and grandad

John has a lot of varied experience as a professional software and systems developer, including 18 years at BT specialising in web applications, then freelance for a while before joining Talent Innovations in 2010.

“I just love making things that work. I’ve always been a techie and have never lost my enthusiasm for creating systems, especially when driven by new ideas.”

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A skiing accident is the unlikely catalyst for a brother and sister to bring together their expertise in 360 degree feedback and neuroscience with technical analysis and software development.

Talent Innovations is born.

Ti creates its first online 360 tool ‘Expressions’ (now called MyTalent), tested and commissioned to include a ground-breaking feature of the time – personal questions.

By 2002

Talent Innovations launches its off-the-shelf 360, ‘Inspiring Leader’, which is now its most popular product.

Ti enters the US market.

Ti is servicing 360s for senior leaders in both the private and public sector.

As the client list grows, so does the team, forcing the need to move into a larger office space in Kingston-upon-Thames.

By 2004

A partnership is signed with Cranfield Business School for their client customised 360.

A contract is secured to deliver top talent diagnostic programme for aspiring VPs at Oracle.

Ti’s 360 tool is rebuilt by its in-house team, on new updated platform, MyTalent v1.1

A revised and updated version of ‘Inspiring Leader’ is launched.

By 2008

The IT and support team is expanded.

Ti moves into offices in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire.

Ti’s first security penetration test is successfully completed.

By 2010

Ti delivers it’s first multi-language customised 360 in Japanese and French for a large investment bank.

The team grows and moves into larger offices in Kings Langley.

By 2012

Talent Innovations builds its first integrated 360 plus performance management tool, and its first integrated 360 plus development planning tool/workbook.

Ti’s partner, Cranfield starts using ‘Inspiring Leader’ for their MBA programme.

A global partnership is signed with Persona Global consultancy.

By 2015

Ti delivers its first international customised 360 in nine languages.

Ti’s ‘Inspiring Leader’ benchmark data reaches 15,000.

Talent Innovations are finalists for multiple Industry awards as ‘L&D Supplier of the Year’.

Elva Ainsworth finishes her first book – “360 Degree Feedback – A Transformational Approach”.

The branding is refreshed, as is the website!

Talent Innovations pioneers real-time feedback, including fabulously user friendly dashboards.

Ti’s 360 feedback skills training is endorsed by ILM.


Ti moves into spanking new offices in the historic paper mill at Apsley, Hertfordshire.

The fifth family member joins the Ti team!

Ti delivers their first continuous performance management project on their new cloud-based platform, ‘Talent Pro’.

A new tool is launched for automated set-up of 360s – the popular ‘Self-Install’.

‘Inspiring Leader’ is now available in Japanese and we have delivered our tools in 26 different languages around the world.

Ti enjoys great partnership with clients including Christie’s, Nando’s, The White Company, The Pension Protection Fund, The University of Sussex and Transport for London.

Elva publishes her second book, “Reboot Your Reputation: 11 Ways to Change Their Minds”.

In September 2018 our Northern office opened in the historic York for the ‘Talent Pro’ team along with Elva and Bureau. The Southern office in Herts continues to support client accounts.


Many of the organisations we work with have an international reach, so our software, MyTalent has been specifically developed to work with multiple languages and cultures and has been used successfully across the globe. We offer 360s in 26 languages around the world including Mandarin, Croatian, Hindi, German, and Japanese.

International Map


Our philosophy is to care


We care about the accuracy of 360 surveys, so that we don't mislead people.


We care about the emotions around a 360 to avoid reactions getting in the way.


We care about the integrity of a 360 process and maintaining confidentiality.


We care about giving you the full value and 'gold dust' from your 360 analysis.


We care about the transformational impact your 360 can have on your company.


We care about the 360 participant personally getting the most from the process.

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