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I’m Alison Rakotonirina

Personal Coach: Life, Career & Story Crafting

Learn to craft your destiny, tell your story and flourish.

Be You & Flourish

12-weeks to courage, clarity, and connection to your authentic voice. A magical coaching journey & class for women ready to make an impact.

Career Building

Whether you need a resume, job search support or job crafting, reach out to me to see if what I offer meets your needs! 

Helping You Achieve Success

Unlock Your Full Potential. 

As a certified coach, I apply the science of life coaching. I adhere to ICF ethics, and I create a non-judgmental and safe space for you to explore, grow, and spread your wings.

We can craft our jobs to fit our life; let’s rewrite the rules to get ahead. #thefutureofwork

I did, and I am the “president of my life,” working with clients worldwide, on the island of Madagascar, with my kids, husband, dogs, and cats nearby.

I am available for career, life, and leadership coaching: LinkedIn strategy and resume writing. If you are ready to enhance the person you already are, drop me a message.

What are you committed to?

What is possible?

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

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Be You & Flourish

Craft a new path, deepen your connections, and become part of your own support network.

Job Search Coaching

Customized support and accountability from networking, resume targeting, to interview support, and contract negotiation.

Story Coaching

Learn to tell your career story with confidence. Nail your pivot or re-entry. Build the resume and LinkedIn profile to match. Resume writing + coaching. 

Career Management

What is your direction?

Do your job search tools — your resume and your LinkedIn profile accurately and powerfully reflect this direction? Do they demonstrate your unique value?

What Is Story Coaching?

What do you mean by Job Crafting?
Who do I work with?

It depends on where you are on this journey.

Maybe you’ve already done the work, you are ready for that new job or pivot, but you need the documents to pave your way. I can work with you to create the RESUME and LINKEDIN profile you need while coaching you through the networking, interview, and contract negotiation process.

Maybe you’ve lost your way. You used to love your work, your job, and or your company. But now, you feel stuck, drained or like you cannot jump off the hamster wheel. JOB CRAFTING may be just what you need. Reconnect to your values, your strengths, your interests, and craft your job to fit your life. 

Maybe you are ready to completely REDESIGN  your career. You can sense the fresh mountain air or ocean breeze, but you don’t know what is on the other side of that pass or beyond the horizon. My coaching program, Be You, and Flourish is the perfect antidote.

We will uncover what you are committed to TODAY, starting with your values, strengths, experiences, and past goals.

We will explore what is possible. You will learn to think differently, understand the holistic process of visualization and goal setting, and then create a new vision for your future.

From here, we will move into the concrete creation of specific goals and actions you will need to have the insight to achieve your desired outcomes. We will look at your tasks, your mindset, and your relationships and figure out what you have, what you need, and where you might get hung up.

Ideally, you will join Be You & Flourish in the course setting, with a small group of women from around the world. Together you will craft a new path, deepen your connections, and become a support network.

If you prefer to travel this journey on your own, with me as your guide, I also offer to Be You & Flourish as a customized, private coaching journey.

If you feel uncomfortable as the author of your own story, if you doubt your ability to set your course or sell your dreams to the world, you are not alone. I’ve walked this path with many kind, smart and hardworking women (and men) over the last five years, and it will be my honor and joy to walk with you.

Rember, just because you can do a job or maintain a particular relationship doesn’t mean you should. You can learn to say Yes! to what brings you joy and that deep feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment, while learning to say No! to the people, the things, and the jobs that drain you.

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.

Hi, I'm your Coach Alison.

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 ghostwriting and resume writing. My goal has always been to help you to tell your story with confidence and joy. 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, four kids, who work for start-ups and nonprofits, continue to struggle with their own voice, set boundaries, or take the leap to go after their dream job or life.

I’ve learned that regardless of our diverse journies, of what we think, we are all committed to something. When we get stuck, when our energy low or when we cannot find the words to sing our own praises, we are likely committed to someone else’s (or societies) vision for who we are or who we should be. To flourish and make an impact, you need to create and commit to your own vision.

Testimonials

“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.

Michelle

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

Tara

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.

Conor

Digital Nomad

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.