Alison is passionate about taking great ideas and making them work. She creates and implements change programs with clients, and loves to get people enthusiastically engaged in exploring new and better ways of conducting business and making things happen.
Alison has over 25 years' corporate and consulting experience as an organizational development practitioner, facilitator, project leader, mentor, instructor and coach. She has worked on four continents, with corporate, government and not-for-profit clients; in unionized and union-free environments, where she helps organizations break down barriers to change and build support for the successful implementation of projects.
Alison lives life to its fullest. She has led community development and literacy programs in Sri Lanka (post-tsunami) and in Guyana, is involved in a homework club for disadvantaged youth and a Canadian/South African school enrichment program, and she tutors students with learning issues in Toronto. Her interest in multi-cultural issues has been enhanced by her extensive bicycling trips though 10 countries in Southeast Asia.
Alison is a founding member of Facilitators without Borders. She holds a graduate business degree in Human Resources Management and is a certified Texas Instruments BPR and Change Management Trainer.
She believes that the workplace should be fun and engaging — or why would anyone want to spend so much time and energy there??