Alison is an experienced and qualified coach and mentor and has a passion for supporting people to realise their full potential, develop their skills, gain greater clarity, and achieve their personal and career goals and aspirations. She set up her own coaching and consultancy practice in 2021 and coaches senior executives, emerging leaders, and managers in a wide range of NHS organisations, education, and the private sector. She also provides coaching for individuals in the NHS National Finance Leaders Talent Pool.
Alison has a strong track record in leadership and management and was formerly Director of Education at HFMA. Before this, she worked at a senior level in a range of learning, development and HR roles in the NHS, the commercial sector and local government. Having worked with professionals at all levels across a wide range of organisations and sectors, she has developed an appreciation and understanding of the challenges and dilemmas they face.
Alison has a certificate in coaching practice (ILM), a certificate in mentoring, a postgraduate diploma in HR and training and is currently completing the ILML7 diploma in executive coaching and mentoring. She is a great believer in the power of reflection and lifelong learning and continues to grow her coaching practice and skills through regular CPD, supervision and peer support.
Alison has a supportive, friendly, and collaborative style, encouraging, challenging, and empowering clients to build on their strengths and to find their own solutions. Her focus is wholly on the client’s agenda, helping them to enhance their self-awareness, tackle self-limiting beliefs, explore options and opportunities, create effective solutions, and take action.
Recent coaching clients say:
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my coaching sessions with Alison. I have been able to shape and mould the sessions to cover areas where I feel I need the most support, and Alison has taken this fully into account and leads me through thoughtful and empowering sessions where I feel heard and supported. Alison asks inquisitive and insightful questions that help me view my experiences in a different way, helping to break down the barriers I hold within myself. I feel as though I have made great progress since having these coaching sessions and hope to continue to make further strides forward.”
“My sessions with Alison were excellent, and I would highly recommend her as a coach. Alison is a great listener; her skilful reflection and questioning helped me generate key insights and meaningful actions to move forward.”