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Are you tired of going it alone as a freelance trainer? Then you’re in the right place. 

Trainer Talk brings you the support, referrals & collaboration you need to succeed.

Stop trying to figure out everything about
running a training business on your own

Let’s face it, going solo as a freelance trainer is exhilarating, scary, empowering and overwhelming. And that’s just the first day! But sometimes, we can really miss having a sounding board, even if it’s just to reassure us that we’re on the right path.

Whether you’re starting out or you’ve been running your own business for a while now, you may be struggling to work out:

Independence is one of the biggest benefits of running your own training business, but the truth is that it can get lonely fast. People at networking events may not understand the challenges you face to secure work as a trainer because they’re not trainers. Business advice may not always help you price, pitch or market your training services because it’s too generic. 

Surely there has to be a better way (one that gives you the confidence of having a team in your corner, even when you’re flying solo). 

Think about how amazing it would be if you could…

Thankfully, we have the solution…

Trainer Talk is your one-stop shop for business growth

Having a community behind you is so important when you’re self-employed. It gives you a sense of belonging, of being understood and knowing that you’re not alone.

This is what Trainer Talk is all about. It’s a fun, friendly, vibrant online and in-person community exclusively made up of trainers.

Every member ‘gets it’. They know what it’s like to look for training contracts, to pitch for work, to wrestle with what to charge, to juggle training with admin or outsourcing, and so much more.

Far from being competitive with one another, Trainer Talk members act as collaborators, supporters, the most enthusiastic cheerleaders… and we’d love you to become a part of our brilliant community.

All attendees at March 2019 Trainer Talk Live

And the best thing is that...

Clients take notice when you talk about how you’re developing your business. It tells them you’re serious about being a business owner, not just a jobbing trainer.

When you’re a member of Trainer Talk, the opportunities to develop your business increase exponentially. Learn from Sharon and fellow members about the tools they use, the perspectives they have and the strategies they recommend for growth.

Take advantage of the wealth of knowledge contained in the member hub, where you can brush up on the latest thinking around training design, business strategy and social media (to name just a few).

You can also ask a question at any time in the member community, or get immediate advice and feedback in the monthly business clinics. Trainer Talk Live and Trainer Talk Locals give you the opportunity to experience the support of the community in-person and virtually.

What you get when you join Trainer Talk

When you become a full member of the Trainer Talk community, you have exclusive access to:

Unmissable training content

From Branding to Pricing, Systems to Solutions and everything in between, we’ve got more than 35 trainings (and counting) waiting for you inside the membership hub.

A private community

A private online group where you can exchange ideas with other freelance trainers, celebrate and rant whenever you need to (even at the same time!).

Your questions Answered

There are regular opportunities to put your questions to Sharon and other trainers. Get live responses to your burning questions from people who just get it.

Business promotion

Submit your details to the Top Trainer Profile page and take part in regular opportunities to promote yourself to others so you’re always in line for referrals.

higher-quality training contracts

Trainer Talk members frequently support each other by making referrals not advertised elsewhere, collaborating and working together to deliver large-scale contracts.

Better pay & better clients

Through Trainer Talk, we actively help members understand how to calculate and charge what they’re worth and not accept unfair limitations on their business.

A place to belong

Trainer Talk is a safe place to share the highs and lows of being a freelance trainer. Having the whole Trainer Talk community behind you is like an injection of super-charged courage and conviction!

Live events

Meet up with fellow trainers – virtually and in person – at the Trainer Talk live events and Trainer Talk Locals.
Please note that if you opt for the FULL membership, you will get your tickets at a massively discounted rate.
(The discount does not apply to the ONLINE-ONLY membership)

Hey There, I'm Sharon Gaskin and I Can't Wait To Help You...

When I became a freelance trainer in 2001, I was lonely. I’d been a corporate trainer for 13 years and missed having colleagues to chat with about work. Worse still, I was suddenly having to run a business for the first time without anyone to act as a sounding board.

I attended networking event after networking event, but nothing felt like the right fit because I always seemed to be the only trainer in the room.

Unable to find the community I needed, I vowed to create it. Trainer Talk was born.

I’m so proud of what Trainer Talk has become. Every day, I see people supporting each other, offering advice, collaborating and making recommendations. I’ve poured my heart and soul into Trainer Talk. Members have access to training resource hub created from my extensive experience as a corporate trainer, freelance trainer, and someone who has coached hundreds of trainers since 2009. 

Whether online or in-person, the Trainer Talk community is everything I ever wished it could be and more. I’d love for you to join us.

Sharon Gaskin, Founder of The Trainers Training Company and Trainer Talk community for trainers

Members Get Full Access To:

As a Trainer Talk member, you not only get access to tools and techniques to improve your training skills, but also access to the best information around about how to grow your business so that it’s delivering the lifestyle and commitment you choose. We want to see you succeed!

If you pay annually, it’s the equivalent of spending less than £1.30 a day to access instant advice, a vast resource library and acres of support.       A no-brainer decision!

Monthly online business clinics

Bring along your challenges, questions, ideas or simply a cup of your favourite brew. These monthly sessions provide an unrivalled opportunity to ask absolutely anything you like about working in or on your business. It’s a safe space where no question is too small and no obstacle is too big. You’ll leave with a load of advice and inspiration that makes it feel like this is worth the membership fee alone!

Value: £1,497 + VAT (if this seems implausible, consider how much you would pay for 12 x 20 mins of coaching led by someone with Sharon’s credentials. This benefit is an absolute steal.)

Private Space on Mighty Network platform

This is where the heart of the Trainer Talk community lives, sharing plans, stories, frustrations, celebrations, swapping ideas and insights and posting opportunities for each other. You won’t be able to find a community like this anywhere else on the internet.

Value: at least 5x what you put in

Member resources Hub

With 35+ trainings and counting, this is where you’ll find all the previous Spotlight sessions, all the recordings of Trainer Talk Live speakers and the Business Clinic replays.

From marketing to mindset, delivery to data protection, it’s all here for the curious.

Value: £997 + VAT

Spotlight sessions

At least monthly, these Spotlights provide specific training on relevant tools, techniques and topics for today’s freelance trainer. Led equally by members and external speakers, the Spotlights have enabled members to take advantage of market changes (such as training in virtual delivery at the beginning of the pandemic) and business planning tools that ensure lifelong learning is a reality, not just an aspiration.

Value: £1,497 + VAT

Discounted Tickets for Trainer Talk Live

The event that started it all. A unique gathering of freelance trainers, united in a desire to connect, swap stories, advice and inspiration, listen and learn to fabulous speakers and feel part of a community that know, like and trust each other. It’s been compared to attending a work gathering with people you actually want to spend time with!

Total value: (at minimum) £4,579 +VAT

Love the online resources but not ready to attend the Trainer Talk Live events?
An ONLINE-ONLY Trainer Talk membership might suit you better

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I created an ONLINE-ONLY Trainer Talk membership option because the live Trainer Talk events were on hold. Since life has returned to normal, a number of trainers have asked me whether I’d consider offering the ONLINE-ONLY option again because they’re not able or ready, for a variety of reasons, to attend the Trainer Talk Live events.

As much as I recognise the amazing power and value of the live events, I also know that the online Trainer Talk resources can be business – and life – changing, and want them to be available to as many trainers as possible. 

If you’d like all of the benefits listed above APART FROM FREE ACCESS TO THE TRAINER TALK LIVE EVENTS INCLUDED IN THE FULL MEMBERSHIP, then click the button below to sign up as an ONLINE-ONLY TRAINER TALK member.

(Note: You would be welcome to attend the live events in the future, but would need to pay separately for your ticket or upgrade to full membership to claim your ticket at the member rate).

Here's what people Are Saying About Trainer Talk

"I’ve been a member of Trainer Talk for over 10 years. I’m often asked why a business owner of 30 years would still continue to be a member of a Trainer network. The answer is easy. Trainer Talk has been instrumental in getting me to where I am now and more importantly keeping me there. Whether my business is struggling or growing, Trainer Talk is the glue that keeps it together.

The membership is focused on being part of a Trainer network who focus on helping fellow Independent and freelance trainers grow, support, collaborate and gain more knowledge whilst running their businesses. It’s the ONE thing I’d recommend any independent trainer have on their to do list to join.

Imagine having someone you can share your joys and fears with, without being judged. Members range from individuals who have just gone independent, been in business for a short time, 8 years and 10+ years in business. The knowledge base of these trainers is VAST, which means you are never short of getting help in any area of your business, knowing that the information shared is coming from a good place.

It’s a unique and friendly community consisting of a group of individuals who not only want to listen but want to see you succeed as well."

"I have been a member of Trainer Talk since 2015 and, for me, it is an integral part of how I operate. It is a wonderful, warm, supportive community of freelance trainers that supplies a huge amount of support resources for free.

If you have anything you want to learn about as a freelance trainer – how to generate sales, learn tech, how to market – there is a vast array of both pre-recorded content and real life experienced trainers in the group. If you have a question – you will find someone to give you a useful sensible answer. It is all about support and encouragement.

There is a regular business clinic where you can bring your business concerns. There is a Mighty Network group that will offer kindness and an encouraging ear on the rainy days and will cheerlead for you on the victory days. There is also the quarterly Trainer Talk Live days where you can meet with other freelance trainers in person and there might be a Trainer Talk Local in your area – which would give you a chance to meet up and network with other trainers.

I can’t imagine my business life without Trainer Talk – that’s what it means to me."
"Through Brexit, COVID, lockdowns and the move towards a more online world, Trainer Talk has helped me focus, not to feel as though I'm "on my own" and ensured I'm now in a stronger position personally and financially. What's more, I know that I have a great team that have "got my back" whatever the next challenge may be.

Whilst the amount of work that I now have has meant that I'm slightly less active in the private group than I used to be, my annual subscription to Trainer Talk is one of the first investments plugged into my annual forecast each year.

Would I recommend Trainer Talk to anyone in the training and coaching sector? Absolutely! I wish I'd been aware of it at the start of my journey into self-employment."
"Trainer Talk is a fabulous community. I’ve been subscribed to the Opportunity Alert Service for a few years and – quite honestly – hadn’t considered becoming part of the wider Trainer Talk community until a few months ago. I realise now how much time I’d wasted! From the minute I signed up, I’ve been connected to some fantastic talent, a really lovely, informative group of like-minded people, with such diverse backgrounds yet focused on one common aim – supporting each other. I love being self employed, but what you don’t always appreciate is how lonely it can be. I join the online discussions (I’m based in Scotland, so they’re a fabulous way of getting involved without the need to travel!). If, like me, you’re teetering on the edge of all Sharon offers, jump in! I promise you won’t be disappointed.”
"I first connected with Sharon about four years ago and later that year I visited Trainer Talk Live (one of the many benefits of being a member of Trainer Talk). I was blown away not only by the energy in the room but also the calibre of the speakers and delegates. On my return home, I immediately joined and have been a member ever since! I absolutely love it, the sense of community in the private group, support from fellow members, the opportunity to learn from the massive portfolio of online learning where sessions are hosted and above all the chance to attend clinics to discuss challenges.
If you’re a freelance trainer or coach, I can’t recommend this community highly enough."
“Choosing to be part of the Trainer Talk community has been the best decision I have made for myself as a trainer and for my business. I started my training business after 12 years in the corporate environment and, from being in an office with colleagues and knowing what I was supposed to do, I realised I had no idea how to tackle my new endeavour and I had no support community. Trainer Talk has brought both: an amazing and knowledgeable community, ready to help, share experiences and support me, as well as several events, trainings and masterclasses available to help me up my knowledge and skills to not only do ok in the business, but to actually thrive! Best decision ever!”
"Joining Trainer Talk was a step change to my training business. Sharon’s wonderful community and associated events have turned me from trainer to CEO of a training business. It is still just me but the mindset shift has been enormous. The community never fails to offer help and advice and in such a friendly way. I have learnt so much about running my own business but have also made friends for life. My business not only survived the pandemic but thrived during it and the accounts have never looked better. Trainer Talk is definitely the best business investment I have made."
"Ah, Trainer Talk – just those two words together brings a smile to my face. Trainer Talk to me means having a supportive team of generous L&D business owners available, right there when I need them. They are like an extension of my business, giving me a nudge forwards, answering my questions, sharing their experiences and wisdom, celebrating when something great happens for me or offering to chat through things if I want. The Trainer Talk community is wonderful and I would recommend it to any freelance trainer, coach or consultant every day of the week!"
"Sharon has created a brilliant community for trainers with many facets to the service. So far I have experienced the following:

1. The Opportunity Alert Service - lots of work off the back of this with good quality clients!
2. Sharon facilitates a collaborative group on the Mighty Network platform where members share tips, struggles, successes - a great place to be and I have made lots of connections and achieved a career goal of contributing to industry relevant publication through one of the member's PR services
3. Sharon sends out a very informative email sharing her top business tips and showcasing what members of the group are up to

A service I highly recommend to my peers and thank you Sharon for everything you do for us - I have lots more to explore and to take part in, but have loved and greatly benefitted from what I have done so far."

“Since joining Trainer Talk, I’ve increased my annual turnover by 330%. I wouldn’t still be in business if it wasn’t for the advice, support and opportunities in this community.”

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Trainer Talk FAQs

FULL MEMBERSHIP costs £47 + VAT / month or £497 + VAT / year if you opt to pay annually (a saving of £80!).

Alternatively, you can sign up for ONLINE-ONLY MEMBERSHIP at £27/month + VAT or £297 + VAT if you opt to pay annually. If you have online-only membership, you will need to pay separately to attend any Trainer Talk Live events or upgrade your membership.

Not a bit and in some ways, you’re in the best position possible because you’ve got a clean slate to start from! Many of the resources in the Trainer Talk hub will help you get your new training business off the ground successfully. You’ll also have the collective wisdom of the Trainer Talk community supporting you. 

  • Regularly interact with the community in our private Facebook Group through comments and posting.
  • Come along to the regular online Business Clinic and Spotlight sessions.
  • Volunteer to lead a Spotlight session showcasing your expertise.
  • Give us your details for the Top Trainer Profiles page.
  • Attend Trainer Talk Live (FULL MEMBERS ONLY).
  • Look through and consume the resources in the member hub.
  • Take part in the ad hoc challenges Sharon organises.
  • Let us know who you are, what you do and what you need!

Most definitely – as long as you’re the sort of person who recognises that new opportunities don’t care how long you’ve had your business, only that you’re open to them 😉

We have members who’ve been in business for nearly three decades, still getting huge benefits from being in the community.

Sharon is a big believer in life-long learning and challenges herself to learn something new every year. She always shares the results of what she’s learning and can’t wait to hear what you’re learning too!

Not if you don’t want to! There are various Trainer Talk Live and Trainer Talk Local events held throughout the year, but if you’re not able to attend, you’ll still get a huge amount of value from the online community.

In fact, I’m now offering an ONLINE-ONLY membership option for anyone who doesn’t want to attend the live events. 

If you change your mind in the future, you can pay separately for an event ticket or you’re welcome to upgrade to a FULL Trainer Talk member at any time to book your ticket at a preferential rate.

Of course! Feel free to email our Community Leader Sharon Gaskin on:

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Trainer Talk Membership is without doubt the best space available for freelance trainers to grow their training business. We are confident that if you interact with the community with a giving frame of mind, you will definitely get out far more than you invest.

However, we understand that life presents challenges sometimes that can make it seem like you are unable to develop your business or be available for opportunties.

If that’s the case for you, you can rest assured that you can pause or even cancel your membership at any time and we will ensure that your payments reflect your wishes. If you have paid annually and decide to pause or cancel before the full year is up, we will refund the amount paid minus the amount you would have paid through being a monthly member.


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