Who is behind About Talent?

Meet Belinda Raitt, the founder:

Hello I’m Belinda and I’ve been running my own coaching and business consultancy since 2009. I used to work in London as a headhunter, helping to build and develop management teams across FTSE businesses, and qualified as a leadership, career and business coach in 2010. I have a Masters in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh, and am a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor too. I started About Talent when I was made redundant from a corporate career. In 2018, I bought an olive farm in Portugal, and started up a nature retreat and wellbeing business, Relaxscape, based around the Japanese concept of Ikigai (which I use in my coaching practice to help clients find their purpose). So I know a thing or two about companies, people, going through life changes, starting again, and human behaviour.

I've been there too

I know what it’s like building a business from scratch, and because I know about people, I understand how to communicate with them and how to influence them to respond positively to your brand. I know how to make ventures succeed and have learnt how to market my business as well as other people’s by doing it. I understand people, and I understand business. That means I deliver results.

Local community values

Working in Tunbridge Wells after London made me value my local community and hardworking local businesses. I love helping people realise their ideas and support local enterprise, young startup talent and independent businesses as much as possible. And I love connecting people who can help each other. About Talent works collaboratively with some of the most experienced creative talent, marketers, mentors and business advisers around to achieve the best results for your business.

The short version:

  • MA (Hons) Psychology from The University of Edinburgh (1993)
  • International Coach Federation accredited leadership, business and career coach (2010)
  • Background in research, team assessment, development and change management
  • Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Miller Heiman & SPIN sales training
  • Certificate in Social Marketing
  • Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher

Read my journal, for coaching tips, ikigai inspiration and little slices of life in Portugal