“Coaching is a true partnership: a joint effort to redefine goals and ambitions, clarify visions and strategies and build strength and resilience.
It unlocks potential and realises the inconceivable.”
3 words that sum you up?
Courageous. Warm. Committed.
And 3 words that don’t?
Wishy-washy. Thoughtless. Dogmatic.
The best audience/coachees?
Those motivated to make a difference in their own lives and others’ – particularly senior execs whose example reaches far and wide and can have a significant impact…
What makes you laugh or smile?
Peter Kay’s Car Share and I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue. Snow when you don’t have to go anywhere. The view from a mountain top on a clear day. Children playing, the wren in my garden hedge and the first snowdrops.
Talk to me about…
Photography, flying, adventures. And interesting people and places that challenge my view of the world and/or yours…
No question – it has to be the ability to fly!
Biggest ‘Doh!’ moment?
Usually, “Now, where have I put my *glasses?” followed by “They’re on your head, Allison…” (*Or coat, jacket, or handbag. Or, er, car...)
When not coaching, you’ll find me…
With a camera, hiking, or flying. And looking for my glasses…
Being invited to tap into a client’s humanity and potential and seeing how they grow to become a peak performer and sustain it is not only satisfying for both people, but truly inspiring…
Allison helps senior leaders uncover capabilities they didn’t know they had. A well-established corporate leader and coach, with a broad range of experience to match, she works closely with executives looking to energise their careers, teams and businesses – helping them to develop effective strategies that let them excel and thrive.
Her executive background provides a unique approach that is evidence-based and creative, enjoyable and rewarding for clients and lends itself to quickly establishing trust and rapport. You’ll find Allison’s dynamic, pragmatic and supportive style will help you focus on your mindset and drive you to perform at your peak, resulting in a positive and lasting impact on your work and relationships.
Coaching Specialities and how Allison can help you…
Allison is an experienced leadership development professional as well as a seasoned executive coach. Her work within corporate boards and executive committees means she recognises the demands, pressures and challenges that clients face, and enables her to focus on the fundamental issues.
She has over 30 years’ experience of coaching top teams and senior executives (including blue chips) in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, private equity, data management, construction, financial services, medical services, law firms, transport, housing and education. Her coaching clients have included CEOs, COOs, Group HR, Group Finance, Chief Scientific Officer and Marketing, Sales and Strategy Directors.
“It’s such a unique experience; the quality of thinking makes me believe everyone should have the opportunity.”
Business Background and a life in the real world…
Allison has years of high-level leadership experience as a senior executive and key figure helping companies successfully manage significant transformational change and people engagement programmes through: integrations, acquisitions, corporate portfolio restructurings, crises, and major issues. Qualified in workplace mediation, her functional focus was corporate people strategy.
She works both nationally and internationally, with security clearance required for some assignments; has been on the independent monitoring board of a HM prison, a professional mentor for Aston Business School, and a NED Chair position on a Board of Directors. She has been a Deputy Director of a CMI accreditation organisation, designing, developing, and accrediting Senior Leader Development Programmes up to Director level.
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