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Allison Taylor

Associate Partner
Fearless Engagement

“Coaching is a true partnership: a joint effort to redefine goals and ambitions, clarify visions and strategies and build strength and resilience.

It unlocks potential and realises the inconceivable.”


The Personal Bit
60 seconds’ work and play…

3 words that sum you up?
Courageous. Warm. Committed.

And 3 words that don’t?
Wishy-washy. Thoughtless. Dogmatic.

The best audience/coachees?
Those motivated to make a difference in their own lives and others’ – particularly senior execs whose example reaches far and wide and can have a significant impact…

What makes you laugh or smile?
Peter Kay’s Car Share and I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue. Snow when you don’t have to go anywhere. The view from a mountain top on a clear day. Children playing, the wren in my garden hedge and the first snowdrops.

Talk to me about…
Photography, flying, adventures. And interesting people and places that challenge my view of the world and/or yours…

Ideal superpower?
No question – it has to be the ability to fly!

Biggest ‘Doh!’ moment?
Usually, “Now, where have I put my *glasses?” followed by “They’re on your head, Allison…” (*Or coat, jacket, or handbag. Or, er, car...)

When not coaching, you’ll find me…
With a camera, hiking, or flying. And looking for my glasses…

My Objective:

Being allowed to tap into a client’s humanity and potential and seeing how they grow to become a peak performer is not only satisfying for both people, but truly inspiring…

Executive Coach

Allison helps senior leaders uncover capabilities they didn’t know they had. A well-established corporate leader and coach, with a broad range of experience to match, she works closely with executives looking to energise their careers, teams and businesses – helping them to develop effective strategies that let them excel and thrive.

Her executive background provides a unique approach that is evidence-based and creative, enjoyable and rewarding for clients and lends itself to quickly establishing trust and rapport. You’ll find Allison’s dynamic, pragmatic and supportive style will help you focus on your mindset and drive you to perform at your peak, resulting in a positive and lasting impact on your work and relationships.


Professional Credentials

Coaching Specialities and how Allison can help you…

Allison is an experienced leadership development professional as well as a seasoned executive coach. Her work within corporate boards and executive committees means she recognises the demands, pressures and challenges that clients face, and enables her to focus on the fundamental issues.

She has over 30 years’ experience of coaching top teams and senior executives (including blue chips) in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, private equity, data management, transport, housing and education. Her coaching clients have included CEOs, COOs, Group HR, Group Finance, and Marketing and Strategy Directors.

My time with Allison:

“It’s such a unique experience; the quality of thinking makes me believe everyone should have the opportunity.”

Successful projects include:

  • Strategic coaching and executive team development throughout a turnaround and transformation project for a large-scale multinational.
  • Senior executive team coaching to establish better ways of working during high growth planning across its Q1-4 rollout.
  • As a non-executive director, being a key driver of the shadow board overseeing a merger. Resulted in the reappraisal of strategic focus and team efficacy to deliver viable growth plans.
  • Executive 1:1 coaching supporting rapid role transitions for newly appointed senior teams in a fast-paced, volatile environment. Resulted in increased motivation and complete stability within 12 months.
  • Tailored 1:1 coaching for CEOs and MDs that introduced non-conventional settings designed to shift focus and increase engagement – including walking, hiking, road-cycling and scuba diving. (When appropriate, traditional meeting rooms were also used!)


Commercial Experience

Business Background and a life in the real world…

Allison has years of high-level leadership experience as a senior executive and key figure helping companies successfully manage significant transformational change and people engagement programmes through: integrations, acquisitions, corporate portfolio restructurings, crises, and major issues. Qualified in workplace mediation, her functional focus was corporate people strategy.

She works both nationally and internationally, with security clearance required for some assignments; has been on the independent monitoring board of a HM prison, a professional mentor for Aston Business School, and a NED Chair position on a Board of Directors. She is also Deputy Director of a CMI accreditation organisation, designing, developing, and accrediting Senior Leader Development Programmes up to Director level.


Qualifications

  • MBA, Aston Business School
  • Practitioner Diploma, Academy of Executive Coaching
  • NLP Practitioner & Workplace mediator
  • Action Learning Set facilitator
  • Accredited through OPP to use MBTI
  • Accredited to use Emotional Business at Work
  • Practitioner Diploma in Neuroscience (ITS)
  • British Psychological Society Levels A&B
  • CMI Accredited to Level 8 – enabling design/delivery/accreditation of Leadership Development Programmes to Director Level

Address

Floor 3,
207 Regent Street,
London,
W18 3HH

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