“WHEN WE DENY THE STORY, IT DEFINES US. WHEN WE OWN THE STORY, WE CAN WRITE A BRAVE NEW ENDING.”~ Brene Brown
HEY, I’M ALISON!
When I was 10 years old I read a book on lost civilizations — the Maya, the Aztec and Ancient Egypt. Since that time I’ve been fascinated by what drives humans to success. How and why do we create systems and cultures? What do we need to innovate, discover and find success? How can a civilization just up and disappear?
The years went by and my life continued with these questions in mind. I studied anthropology at university and traveled the world, working in hospitality, management and in various NGOs and nonprofits.
A fortunate series of events resulted in me doing some resume writing, and I discovered my love for helping other people to see their own brilliance. The more I worked, the more I became passionate about it, and decided to fully pivot my career in this direction.
As an experienced manager and hiring manager, resume writing led to career coaching, and career coaching led me to dive into the science of applied positive psychology and life coaching.
My client work combined with my studies has given me the greatest gift of all, the realization that I’ve got GRIT and the need for me to share my experiences, and my growth, particularly my experience with post-traumatic growth to support my clients on their unique paths.
Today, my tool-kit builds upon both the wisdom of experience, the evidenced-based outcomes of applied positive psychology, and the practice of life coaching to support and partner with my clients.
Over the last decade, I’ve struggled with, dealt with, lived through and grown as a woman, as a business owner, as a mother, a partner, and a friend through many diverse experiences.
I wouldn’t trade my life for any other, and I am living proof that pretty much everything is figure-out-able.
That said, what I wouldn’t give to know what I know now, ten or more years ago. And so, if I can help you over one session or twenty, I am here.
A flourishing life means learning to struggle well, life isn’t a cake walk, but that doesn’t mean you cannot have a lot of fun, eat some cake, and have an excellent journey!
Below are many of the challenges I’ve figured-out and lived through while cultivating GRIT and JOY.
Lack of Purpose
Divorce & Remarriage
Giving up my dream job
Shared Int’l Parenting
Bedrest & Preeclampsia
2 kids in 2 years
Spouse with PTSD
Mixed race/mixed culture families
Working for myself
Learning New Languages