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Indigo Talent Development

Cultivating a compassionate mind helps people
unlock their potential. We help to coach individuals
and teams to develop their self-awareness and best
self for wellbeing and performance.

Compassionate leadership

Indigo Talent Development is led by Dr Ashleigh McLellan, a consultant clinical psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience in the NHS working with complex mental health presentations.

In 2020, Ashleigh started working exclusively in independent practice using the compassionate mind model with organisations and businesses, working with teams, individuals and delivering training.

Dr Ashleigh McLellan

Dr Ashleigh McLellan

 “People have always fascinated me. Why do people do what they do? What motivates them? What blocks them? Why can we create so many problems for ourselves sometimes?! I love listening to people and helping them make sense of their lives. It’s so rewarding when I can offer knowledge and guide people to insights that change things for the better for them.”

The Collective

Organisational development requires a more nuanced, deeply connected approach to supporting leaders grow.

Recognising this, Ashleigh works with a  group of seasoned professionals, united with a common goal: to raise the standard of leadership development programmes through collective experience and expertise.

Our expertise

Compassion focussed therapy

Compassion focused therapy is rooted in an evolutionary model of human psychology. Participants in the course will be introduced to the difficulties that the human brain encounters because of its evolutionary history and the way in which old motivation and emotional systems interact with newly evolved cognitive competencies and intelligence. This approach can help you develop a helpful perspective to yourself and your work.

Voice dialogue

Voice Dialogue is a method for becoming conscious of our different inner selves that make up who we are.

Perinatal mental health

Having a baby can be a time of great joy, but also potentially a time of mixed emotions and difficult experiences. Changes occur within our body, brain, and of course in our lives too. We can address the impact of developing our compassionate mind during this important time.


 Your Virtual Mind Trainer is a unique experience of 360° immersive nature videos synchronised with six-minute audio recordings.

This isn’t mindfulness but a ‘couch to 5k’ approach to training your mind to notice, focus and become more capable.

As an Indigo client, you can try a VR Headset as part of your coaching package.​

Offering a library of audios and videos, our clients can
combine their sight and sound choice for mind training.

​Scientifically proven to:

  • Boost energy and mood
  • Improve task performance
  • Improve innovation and creativity in problem solving

News and Events

Delve into our latest developments

2023 Review: Looking Ahead in 2024

2023 Review: Looking Ahead in 2024

As the New Year begins, many of us will carve out some time to reflect on the previous 12 months while looking forward to what we'd like to happen in the year ahead. I was fortunate to have my first work meeting in 2024 with my long-term supervisor and mentor, Dr....

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