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Studies show that companies who invest in talent development services improve bottom-line financial performance, attract and retain talent, drive strategic execution, and increase success in navigating change.1 Talent development is one of the most important strategic processes your organization will undertake, and SIGMA is here to give you the tools you need to be successful.

The High-Potential Talent Development Guide

SIGMA’s High-Potential Talent Development Guide outlines a straightforward process for developing individuals within the organization who have been identified as top talent. This guide will walk you through SIGMA’s 4 step talent development process. It also contains practical tips and templates for each stage, including:

  1. Review Talent
  2. Assess Talent
  3. Build Capacity
  4. Develop Skills

Lunch and Learns

If you’re looking for convenient, efficient, practical talent development support, check out SIGMA’s Lunch and Learns. Lunch and Learns are one-hour virtual seminars that focus on developing a specific competency. Each seminar is taught by one of SIGMA’s expert talent development consultants, and includes:

  • An introduction to the leadership competency in the session
  • An evidence-based breakdown of the competency’s components
  • Practical tips on how to develop these leadership skills and apply them in the workplace
  • Access to slides and additional resources following the seminar (executive summaries, worksheets, etc.)

Lunch and Learns are built for organizations looking to bolster their talent development process or those looking to begin building one from the ground up. They are also great for developing large groups on a small budget!

Assessments for Talent Development

Leadership assessments are powerful tools for talent development. They are also incredibly versatile. Leadership assessments can be used to uncover potential, identify strengths, identify opportunities for growth, increase self-awareness, and provide a foundation for structured talent development programs. For more information about how you can use assessments to support your talent development efforts, take a look at SIGMA’s flagship leadership assessment, the Leadership Skills Profile – Revised™ (LSP-R). SIGMA offers individual leadership coaching and group coaching/training to supplement these assessments.

Other High-Potential Talent Development Resources

Meet Our Team


Erica Sutherland, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant & Executive Coach

Erica completed her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational psychology at Western University. She is a Senior Consultant at SIGMA, where she delivers consulting services and Succession Planning solutions to clients. As a member of SIGMA’s executive coaching team, Erica works one-on-one with leaders to develop talent. She also brings her expertise in measurement and psychometrics to the R&D team, assisting with the development and validation of SIGMA’s many assessments.


Brittney Anderson, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant & Executive Coach

Brittney is a member of our coaching and consulting team. She brings her expertise in evidence-based practice to provide companies with leadership solutions that meet their needs. Primarily, Brittney helps her clients prepare for their future with succession planning and comprehensive leadership development programs. As an executive coach, she helps leaders hone their skills using a process-based approach to development.

Arieana Thompson, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

Arieana is a senior leadership consultant. She believes in positively transforming the modern-day workplace through thought-provoking, evidence-based insights. Arieana is a subject matter expert in executive leadership, succession management, wellness cultures, and employee growth. In her work at SIGMA, she supports executive teams with succession planning and leadership development and assessment.

Ready to Build Your Team for Tomorrow?

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our talent development solutions or our coaching and training services. We’ve worked with over 8,500 organizations across North America, and we are always happy to share what we’ve learned!

  1. Center for Creative Leadership. (2022). 4 Reasons to Invest in Leadership Development. CCL. Retrieved from ↩︎