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 is a global leadership development firm committed to advancing women and accelerating inclusion in leaders and organizations.

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.

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)

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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Recent Webinars

Sep 13 2022

Webinar Recording: Getting “Unstuck” And Unlocking Your Leadership Potential with Marilu Galvez and Shannon Bayer

Access this free webinar recording presented by Linkage's Women in Leadership Institute™ and learn 3 ways to coach your inner critic.
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Jul 14 2022

Webinar Recording | Building a Diverse Leadership Pipeline for the Future: Best Practices from Lenovo

In this pre-recorded webinar, you will hear from Linkage CEO Jennifer McCollum as she hosts a conversation with Calvin Crosslin, Chief Diversity Officer, Lenovo, and Flavia Moreira, Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Lenovo.
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May 19 2022

Webinar Recording | Stopping the Downward Slide: 2 Proven Strategies for Retaining & Promoting Your Women Leaders

In this pre-recorded webinar, join Jennifer McCollum, CEO of Linkage, for an insider’s look at how two Fortune 150 companies with 70,000+ employees each have implemented unique development experiences to change the game for their women leaders and created tangible impact on their promotion and retention rates.
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Apr 20 2022

Webinar Recording | Demystifying Inclusion: How Inclusive Is Your Organization + What to Do Next

In this pre-recorded webinar presented by Linkage, join us for a timely discussion about the future of DE&I in the workforce and learn actionable steps to transform your leaders and organizations.
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Mar 9 2022

Webinar Recording | The Future of YOU Starts Now! How Women Leaders Can Scale the Hurdles to Advancement

In this pre-recorded webinar presented by the Women in Leadership Institute™, you will gain free access to the first installment of the WIL Accelerator Live program and learn how you can set achievable goals and scale the hurdles to advancement in 2022.
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