Hi I’m Alison

Hi and thanks for visiting my website, I hope you enjoy looking around. By way of background to my blogs and my work, let me tell you a little about myself.

I’ve been working in and around leadership development and change for over 25 years as an independent consultant and coach, and as a senior leader in business. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the downright ugly. And one of the things I’ve learnt over the years is that the kind of environment we work in has an important impact on our health and wellbeing. When we work at a job or in a culture that’s not the right fit for us, it can zap our energy and we can soon find ourselves disengaged and unfulfilled.

I work with organisations big and small who want to create and sustain a healthy culture. A place where people feel able to contribute their best and where they can be who they really are, rather than hide behind a version of themselves they think they ought to be. These kinds of organisations value having open and authentic conversations about mental health so that they can support people who are going through physical or mental health challenges or who have family or friends who are.

I’ve had my own fair share of life’s knocks in this department and I know what it’s like to need support. I am committed to helping people find their voice to ask for what they need, and supporting people going through mental or physical health challenges but who want to keep working. And I have a passion for encouraging businesses to develop mental health muscle so that they can create an open and inclusive culture.

I work one-to-one with leaders at all levels to coach them back into, or back at work, to be the best version of themselves. I work with leaders to help them shape an environment where all types of difference – including mental and physical health and wellbeing – is part of the way that they do business: creating education and awareness campaigns, designing workshops and activities, organising inspirational speakers – whatever is needed to build an inclusive environment focused on customer success.

Contact me if you’d like to know more or to have a complementary 30 minute coaching conversation.