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The #1 event for freelance trainers to connect and learn

“Trainer Talk Live is simply the best networking and learning event I’ve ever been to as a trainer. I’ve loved meeting people in person and it has led to some lucrative collaborations that wouldn’t have happened otherwise. It’s like going to a works event, except with people you actually like!”

The next Trainer Talk Live event is on Friday 28th June 2024, 10am-4.30pm
The Priest House Hotel, Kings Mills, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2RR

Attention Freelance & Independent Trainers!

Do you want to:
Get more clients, grow your business and make it more profitable?
Get answers and solutions to the biggest challenges facing you and your business?
Collaborate with other trainers, build relationships and create and explore new opportunities?
Be part of a vibrant and supportive freelance trainer community?

If you’ve said YES to any of these questions, you should definitely come along to the next Trainer Talk Live event!

Trainer Talk Live is a networking and learning event designed EXCLUSIVELY for freelance trainers just like you. 

Join us at the next event for a unique opportunity to get practical advice and a safe space to talk honestly and openly about your training business challenges with industry experts and other freelance trainers who have been there and done it too!

The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and friendly.

Hi, I’m Sharon Gaskin and this is why I think you'll love Trainer Talk Live

I’m the Founder of The Trainers Training Company, the premier resource to help freelance trainers create successful and profitable training businesses.

Prior to founding The Trainers Training Company, I ran my own training business for 10 years. Apart from the obvious challenge of attracting and securing work, I found personally that one of the biggest problems I faced was how to motivate myself when I was having a bad day or feeling uncertain about a decision.

When you are freelance, you are on your own. Yes, there are plenty of networking events you can go to but generally, they are full of people from a variety of businesses. Plus, they can sometimes be intimidating and you may sometimes feel an obligation to say everything is wonderful when it’s not!

One of my passions is bringing freelance trainers together to learn, share and connect. Creating a sense of community is a key mission of The Trainers Training Company.

So often I hear freelance trainers say that “Freelance training is a very lonely business” … Well, it needn’t be!

Come to Trainer Talk Live and you will get:

  • An opportunity to meet and network with other Freelance Trainers
  • Sharing ideas, information and best practice
  • Practical business advice that you can take away and implement the next day!
  • A massive boost of motivation, energy and inspiration!


Can’t wait to see you there!

Founder of The Trainers Training Company and Trainer Talk

What to expect from this year's Trainer Talk Live events

Wondering what happens at a Trainer Talk Live event (or need a refresher if you’ve been before)?

A typical Trainer Talk Live event includes two fantastic speaker presentations (find out more about them below), opportunities to ask questions, breakout sessions, a business clinic, and more.

Food and refreshments are provided at intervals throughout the day.

There’s always such a collaborative atmosphere, which we’re sure you’ll love. Everyone is at different stages in their freelance training journey, so all perspectives are welcome. 

Event Leader

Karen CuretonThis year’s Trainer Talk Live events will be run by Karen Cureton, one of our much-loved Trainer Talk Local Leaders.

She has been a Trainer Talk member since 2019 and a Trainer Talk Local Leader since 2020.

Karen became a full-time freelance trainer in 2012 and works with businesses and individuals to help them achieve improved results from their social media activity. She also works with organisations to improve customer experience through sales training.

You can find out more about Karen’s business at Cureton Consulting or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, Karen now lives in Leicestershire with her husband, teenage son and beautiful cat Lulu (a diva who  has her own Instagram account!) When Karen isn’t working, she loves cooking, going to the gym and spending time pottering in the garden.

She’s delighted to run the Trainer Talk Live events, and looks forward to seeing you there.

Presenters on Friday 28th June 2024 to be confirmed

Michelle Pratt - Trainer Talk Live speaker on 22nd March 2024
Michelle Pratt
Dive deeper development

Topic: A positive approach: Elevating your clients and business using strengths and positive psychology

Michelle will share how a strengths approach and drawing on positive psychology not only transformed how she helps her clients, but also how they helped a training business achieve year-on-year growth during the pandemic. She will explain:

  • A positive psychology approach to helping people thrive
  • How to identify your real strengths (spoiler – these are not what you’re good at)
  • How to leverage your strengths in your business
  • Tools to help


About Michelle:

Michelle is a learning and development professional and coach based in the Peak District. She is also podcaster, speaker, and campervan enthusiast.

Michelle is all about the portfolio career. She’s a woman who refuses to niche

This involves:

  • Helping businesses develop their management capability
  • Working as a business advisor helping those far removed from the workforce start a business
  • Coaching freelancers to find their direction

But what does she do?

Three words: clarity, confidence, and capability. She helps people find their mojo, pick it up, and run with it.

Outside of her business, she can be found hiking in the hills or exploring in Alphie, her camper van.

Gail Morgan - Trainer Talk Live speaker on 22nd March 2024
Gail Morgan
Master Image Consultant

Topic: Maximise your impact and influence

We all know that we never get a second chance to make a first impression. And whether you like it or not, your image is crucial to how others perceive you, your expertise, and your business.

It has been found that, if what we say and how we behave isn’t aligned with how we look, then our impact is diminished, and trust can be difficult to earn or maintain.

And, what we wear and how we present ourselves is one of the quickest ways of building rapport with a potential client, a seminar group, or an audience.

Therefore, why let something as simple as clothes stand between you and success?

During this session Gail will be sharing:

  • The importance of our Image, both online and in-person
  • How to use colour to enhance both your Personal & Business brand
  • Tips & tricks to ensure that the audience’s focus is on you and your brilliance!


About Gail:

Gail is an award-winning Image Coach, Trainer and Mentor and her aim is to build confidence in her clients, whilst simplifying the art of getting dressed.

With over 30 years’ experience, she is one of only five image consultants worldwide to be certified on both sides of the Atlantic.

Individually, she works with senior professionals, speakers, and business owners who want their personal brand and visual image to reflect who they truly are. And within organisations she teaches these important soft skills, that once mastered, have a long-term impact on self-esteem, career progression and team dynamics.



Places are strictly limited to 50 on a first-come first-served basis

Why freelance trainers love Trainer Talk Live events

This is your "Save the date" reminder for 2024 🙂

Save the dates for Trainer Talk Live

The Trainer Talk Live dates for 2024 are now available – make sure you pop them in your diary so that you’re able to join us:

28th June 2024

11th October 2024

Alternatively, you can find the whole Trainer Talk Live events collection on Eventbrite here:

Trainer Talk Live Collection

The speakers for June and October are still to be confirmed


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