About Linkage,

Why We’re Here

Leaders are the driving force behind your most important asset—your people. At Linkage, we believe that leaders are not born; they are made from their experiences. Everyone, regardless of their role, can continually develop into a more effective leader.

Linkage, a SHRM company, is a global leadership development firm committed to advancing women and accelerating inclusion in leaders and organizations, trusted by more than 250 clients across industries.

For more than 30 years, Linkage has been changing the face of leadership by impacting organizational effectiveness and equity. Through our work with more than one million leaders, we continue to evolve our unique datasets, insights, and innovative products to create comprehensive solutions—empowering top organizations to solve their most pressing talent challenges.

SHRM creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With nearly 325,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 235 million workers and families globally. Learn more at SHRM.org and on Twitter @SHRM.

Who We Are

Our Solutions can be packaged and tailored to meet your business and talent goals. We address both individual and organizational capabilities to create tangible and sustainable business outcomes for your people, your culture and your business.

Whether virtual or in-person, our research-based assessments, development, coaching and consulting impact leaders at all levels.

We are changing the face of leadership—one leader, and one organization, at a time.


Linkage has been acquired by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)


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Exceptional Partnerships Unlock Big Impact

Linkage partners with leading organizations on the forefront of leadership retention, engagement, and advancement, and our long-term partnerships directly inform the products and offerings within our Signature Solutions. Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders Advisory Board includes representatives from FedEx Ground, Kaiser Permanente, Oracle, Lenovo and other trailblazing organizations.

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Our Success


Excellence in Training

Linkage has been ranked as a Top 20 Training Company for 14 consecutive years (2008–2022) by Training Industry based on:

  • Experience in serving the market
  • Industry recognition and innovation
  • Thought leadership and influence on the leadership training industry
  • Strength of clients
  • Geographic reach
  • Delivery methods offered

Excellence in Inclusion

Linkage’s Intensive on Leading Inclusively and Inclusive Leadership Assessment was recognized for Excellence in Innovation by Profiles in Diversity Journal® (2014–2016).

Excellence in Leadership

Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development® was ranked #1 Leadership Development Program, 2006–2017 by Leadership Excellence.

Category: Large Consulting Groups

  1. Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development® (GILD)
  2. RBL Group
  3. Korn/Ferry International
  4. Achieve Global
  5. Center for Creative Leadership

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