Alison is an experienced Team Manager and Transformative Coach, who before joining Chimp Management ran her own personal coaching practice. Throughout her career, Alison has been dedicated to helping individuals become the best they can be at being themselves. More than 20 years within the corporate environment leading supply chain teams within premium FMCG organisations helped her develop skills which benefit her coaching clients, such as being able to balance multiple perspectives and competing priorities, the ability to plan ahead and expect the unexpected, being solution-focused, and remaining calm.
As a Team Manager, she was committed to the continued professional development of her team, helping many to achieve promotions and further their careers. She also took great care to support individuals who were underperforming by creating carefully thought-through personal development plans and working closely with them to ensure they got the support, training, and encouragement they needed. Her drive to help individuals make the most of life led her to train and qualify as a Pilates matwork instructor, running regular classes for a while, and later to leave a successful career to use her coaching skills to help her clients find the courage and confidence to succeed in a way that felt right for them. Shortly after moving to Somerset, Alison started volunteering for the Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service, a bespoke project within Mind in Somerset. She went on to become the Operations Lead whilst also providing 1-2-1 specialist bereavement support.
Alison’s introverted nature and her quiet, mindful approach create a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space for her clients to open up and explore their thoughts and feelings in. Working in an open, collaborative, and explorative way she helps them understand their options, discover their own solutions to challenges, make decisions, and set realistic but exciting goals.
- ICF Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching
- ICF Accredited Certificate in Group Coaching & Facilitation
- ICF Accredited Certificate in Existential Coaching
- ICF Accredited Certificate in Somatic Coaching
- Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher Training
- Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health;
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- Bereavement Support Foundation Course