Alison at work

I’m Alison Rakotonirina

Career & Life Crafting Coach | Social Impact Catalyst

Learn to craft your career, design your life and flourish.

Be You & Flourish

3-weeks to cultivate agency, courage, clarity, and connection to your authentic voice. Cultivate resilience and learn to be your own agent of change. 

A unique small group retreat held on the magical island of Madagascar.

Coming in 2021

Coaching Sessions

Understand your values.

Celebrate your strengths.

Pick a direction.

Get unstuck. 

Learn direct communication.

Be the best version of you. 

A Life Worth Living | Ikigai | Purpose

Set your direction.

Make an IMPACT.

As a certified coach, I apply the science of life coaching.  I leverage evidence based tools and research, and I adhere to ICF ethics. In this, I create a non-judgmental and safe space for you to explore, grow, and create your vision.

I believe that we can craft our work to fit our life; let’s rewrite the rules and build a new and better world. #thefutureofwork

I will support you to craft a life you love. 

I am available for resume and job crafting, career and life crafting; life coaching and leadership coaching. 

What might you do differently?

What is possible?

If you could be assured success, what would you do?

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Resume Crafting

Learn the importance of telling your story, aligning your values, strengths, and experiences to those of the job you seek.  Whether it’s your first job, your next job, managing a job gap, or a pivot, tell your story with confidence.

Job Crafting

Unhappy at work? Want a new job or already plotting a pivot? Understand what’s got you stuck and then get customized support and accountability from values mapping to networking, resume writing, to interview support, and contract negotiation.

Career Crafting

Uncover a life-organizing professional goal that gives you a sense of direction and purpose. Then, learn to tell your career story with confidence.

Nail your pivot or re-entry.  Start an NGO or launch your social impact business. Practice effective goal-setting.  

Life Crafting

What is your direction? What is your purpose? Have you found your Ikigai?

A holistic exploration of connecting our values and strengths to the impact we want to make on the world while establishing what we need to live authentic and wholehearted lives.


I had the great opportunity to work with Alison for coaching as I explored career growth this past year. In my experience, she listens for and helps clients express their best selves. Her thoughtful approach to coaching helped me take new ground in putting words to my deeper goals and purpose-professionally and personally. Through our sessions, I gained confidence in pursuing meaningful contributions in the professional path ahead. I would highly recommend Alison’s compassionate and impactful coaching services.



“Alison was a tremendous help to me in crafting a resume that helped me make a transition in both field and function. Between the different exercises and assessments, Alison assigned to me; our regular check-in calls; and seeing the progress each week as we co-created my new materials together; the entire process was fantastic. Alison really takes the time to get to know you the person behind the resume. She was instrumental in ensuring that my personality and the true breadth and depth of my skill set was made clear in the resume. I’m thankful to Alison for her expert guidance and support: I highly recommend Alison’s services to anyone looking to update – or even completely re-imagine – their resume and LinkedIn profiles.


People Operations

Before working with Alison, sending my resume to any-one job took hours to tailor and re-organize, and communicating my story in an initial phone screen was a hit or miss — so I limited the opportunities I would reach out about and was in a big rut. Immediately when we worked together on my resume, she was able to understand who I was, my strengths and aspirations, and very quickly created a resume that read in my voice. I continued to hire her as a coach as I applied to a job that I did not even admit was my dream job because I felt it was out of reach. She knocked that thought down right away, set me up for success with the necessary confidence and supported me every step of the way as I quickly went through multiple rounds of interviews and ended up landing the job. Work with Alison! She has great intuition, emotional intelligence and knowledge of many industries, which not only helps her to help you highlight your soft skills but she also masterfully advises and proofreads communication among all parties throughout the job application and interview process


Public Relations

I hired Alison to coach me through an important negotiation with a freelance client. I was concerned about how to approach the conversation and worried I might trip myself up in the process. It was a point of anxiety for a few weeks. With just one call, Alison settled my nerves completely and helped me craft an approach that worked perfectly: my client agreed to every request and suggestion, including a significant increase in my rate AND more holidays. At the same time, she helped me frame my work with a more long term view, and how to tie Linkedin and online networking into my overall career goals going forward. Working with Alison has already proven a great investment, and one I would thoroughly recommend her coaching to anyone looking for personalized, thoughtful and conscientious help with their career.


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Why Me?


My calling is to support you in designing your destiny and then telling your story with confidence and joy. Whether you want a new job, a new mindset, a different way of approaching relationships, or a variation of all of the above, we can uncover what you are committed to today, and transfer that to your success tomorrow.

My coaching journey started with many years ago with mentoring and advising my peers, fellow students and employees. In 2013 I made my own leap of faith, quitting a job I loved to move overseas. This lead to ghostwriting and resume writing, followed by studies in applied positive psychology and life coaching. 

In doing this work, I’ve been touched deeply by the vulnerabilities and dreams of my clients. I’ve seen how even women with master’s degrees, MBAs, PhDs, and four kids or men with 20 years of experience or fresh out of university struggle with their own voice, to set boundaries, or take the leap to go after their ideal job or life.

I’ve learned that regardless of our diverse journeys that we are all committed to something. My work is to help you to blaze your own unique path. 

To flourish and make an impact, you need to create and commit to your own vision.

Find Your Balance. Set Your Goals. Take A Challenge. Reward Yourself.

Flourishing on your terms, your definition and experience of success will not be the result of luck, but rather careful thought, planning, and preparation. In this, I am your coach and your champion, your guide, and sometimes your teacher. When needed, I am also your cheerleader, connector, and partner in accountability.

This work is my calling, my passion, and my art. I am continually learning, improving, and expanding. Curious? Reach out today.