About us

A network of experienced and ethical talent development experts

Exceptional Talent is headed by Margaret Stolmack and Glenn Martin and supported by a network of consultants around the world. Margaret and Glenn have many years' experience and learning that have guided the development of The Learning Hub. This is augmented by our network of experts in Australia, the US, UK and other countries around the world who can help your organisation to implement talent management and development programs to move into a thriving future. 

Margaret Stolmack
Margaret Stolmack

From coaching to talent leadership

Margaret is a leader in the field of coaching, mentoring and leadership development. She was one of the pioneers of executive coaching in Australia and has over 35 years’ experience improving the effectiveness of executives’ performance.

Margaret has carried out work for a wide range of organisations, including major banks, legal firms, telecommunications companies, manufacturers, conglomerates and public sector organisations in Australia and Asia. Her work has extended beyond executive coaching to embrace professional development programs that generate organisational change.

Margaret was one of the first executive coaches in Australia to produce a training program to develop the coaching skills of line managers, the Coaching Skills for Managers Training Kit, which was published by CCH Australia. She broadened her work to include mentoring, and with Glenn Martin produced the Introducing Mentoring into Your Organisation manual. Margaret and Glenn have also jointly developed leadership development programs.

In 2009, representing the Stolmack Group, Margaret served on the Standards Australia industry committee examining coaching in Australian organisations, and contributed to the Coaching Handbook for employers.

Margaret was the principal of The Stolmack Group for over ten years, building up a practice based around programs in coaching skills, supplemented with coaching for managers and professionals. Since selling that business in 2010, Margaret has focused on developing a wider, whole-of-organisation approach to talent development initiatives that enables greater effectiveness and management of costs.

Margaret’s qualifications include B.A., Dip. Educ., Dip. Coaching Psychology, Graduate of Coach U University, Cert. Business & Commercial Mediation, Cert. IV in Assessment & Workplace Training, Master NLP Practitioner. She is accredited in Lominger, Genos (EI) and Hogan Assessment Tools.

Glenn Martin
Glenn Martin

From human resources to organisation development

Glenn is a knowledge resource person on people management in organisations. He has been writing, researching, consulting and developing training programs for the last 15 years on all aspects of people and performance, from compliance to human resources management, employment law, training, coaching, mentoring, and leadership and organisational development programs.

Glenn gained his experience in a wide variety of contexts – school teaching, management in community and professional organisations, local government and publishing. He has a Bachelor of Business (Honours) and a Master of Education (Online Education). He was awarded the University Medal for his Bachelor of Business studies at Southern Cross University. He also has a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and is accredited in Lominger Leadership Architect Suite.

Glenn is the author of numerous books, including two books on ethics in the workplace and three business novels that explore leadership issues. He has also co-authored training programs and manuals on coaching, mentoring and leadership development with Margaret Stolmack.

In 2009, representing the Stolmack Group, Glenn served on the Standards Australia industry committee examining coaching in Australian organisations, and contributed to the Coaching Handbook for employers.

Glenn wrote commentary on human resources, employment law and training and development for CCH Australia for 15 years. He has several chapters in CCH Australia’s Australian Master Human Resources Guide. He was the editor of and primary contributor to the CCH Australia publication Managing Training & Development. He was editor of the Australian Institute of Training & Development’s publication Training & Development in Australia for five years.

Glenn’s books include Human Values and Ethics in the Workplace and several business novels based on real experiences.

Glenn worked with Margaret on the Coaching Skills for Managers Training Kit (CCH Australia) and on the manual Introducing Mentoring into Your Organisation (Training Point).