Louise Pennington of MacMillan Cancer Support
'This Macmillan coaching came at exactly the right time for me and has brought about the most valuable self-reflection and learning that I have experienced ever in any of my Macmillan roles. I think part of this is that it was the right type of support at the right time. I was really struggling with the solitude of my role and the coaching has been absolutely crucial to learning skills in self-management. Alison is so skilled as a coach. I am eternally grateful for the self-reflection and learning that she has encouraged”.
Jackie Broome, Director of Operations, Keiser UK Limited (manufacturer of Fitness equipment) www.keiseruk.com
"Working with Alison has been a tremendously positive and rewarding experience.
Alison has given me the tools to be able to approach difficult situations and decisions in a considered and balanced way, the tools have been used for both business and personal reasons.
Today I had one of those”difficult conversation” situations in the work place and I used the tools and the conversation was not difficult in the end at all!
Thank you Alison!
I would recommend anyone going through change or challenges to work with Alison it will be an extremely rewarding journey."
Chairman Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases
NHS Foundation Trust
Alison added great value to our Strategic Review which came at a challenging and critical time for the Board of The Trust. Her planning, leadership and management of the process was excellent. Her active encouragement to listen and share openly with each other and to reach conclusions that we could all buy into enabled us to make good progress and quickly build a shared vision for The Trust. We now have a clear way forward and we are a stronger team. Alison was an invaluable resource for this Trust and without her we would not have achieved what we did. I would have no hesitation in recommending her most highly”
Dominic , aged 18
"I just wanted to say a massive thankyou for helping me with my interviewing technique. It has led to me getting an apprenticeship which I will start later this month."
"Alison was hired through Conflict Masters to support me with some professional development coaching. We had six coaching sessions and I found these to be some of
the most useful training that I've ever undertaken. Alison can up with some great ideas and always had theory to back up new techniques we discussed implementing.
I would recommend Alison for coaching and professional development without hesitation. Thanks Alison!"
Georgia, aged 17
"Whilst doing work experience with Alison she gave me an hour example coaching session. This was an eye opening experience, which allowed me to reflect on my problems in completely different ways. Alison is a great listener and whilst being highly supportive, aids to challenge you and uncover the roots of your problem. She has encouraged me to think more positively and has given me different methods of approaching situations. I am extremely grateful for her help as it has given me insight into a deeper level of thinking and I am extremely optimistic about dealing with any issues in the future, I never imagined that just an hour session would be this useful. Thankyou!"
"I started working with Alison as an Executive Coach in early 2010 following my attendance on a course she had run. Working one to one with Alison over the past 12 months has been fantastic - she has helped me gain clarity, perspective and confidence in progressing and maturing my leadership and management skills, identifying where my strengths can really make a difference to the business. Alison is incredibly perceptive and understanding yet has questioned and pushed me forward to deal with day to day challenges in an open, honest and supportive manner. I cannot recommend Alison highly enough and would welcome any opportunity to work with her again in the future"
"Alison has provided us with excellent training over a number of months that has made a real change to the way we communicate and work as a team."
"Alison is an extremely insightful coach, who has the ability to really help people develop and work through issues and challenges for themselves, but whilst feeling supported and provided with sufficient direction."
"I know from personal experience that Alison is an insightful coach who has exceptional skills in listening to the real meaning of what clients are saying. Her gifts of clear questioning and empathetic understanding of those she works with enable her to deliver outstanding results in people development work."
Clare Lait MacMillan Cancer support
"I worked with Alison through some very difficult personal and professional times and she helped me through her coaching to focus and redirect my thoughts and behaviours. She enabled me to understand some long standing barriers to my success which in themselves had led to a great deal of frustration and blocks in my ability to move forward in my career. I am grateful to Alison for giving me the direction and confidence to be able to grow both personally and professionally making me a much happier and successful person. I would highly recommend Alison.Thank you."