About Alison - Your Coach allison@commacoaching.com  
I am a coach trained by the renowned Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
I have a Masters Degree from Henley Management College, underpinned by a successful and varied 18 year corporate career working for UK and global organisations. I’ve lead teams, managed operations, owned processes, been responsible for numerous project delivery and significant process and cultural change.
What kind of Coach am I?
I coach private and business clients – this is what they say about me as a coach


I joined Allison's coaching a couple months ago with a little bit sceptical "what she can tell me" attitude, but she has been great in enhancing part of me that I never thought I had and that shortly helped me to start influencing people around me, get visibility, presence and get more control over my destiny. Allison's coaching came just-in-time for me as - without me knowing - I needed professional coaching to cross from managerial to director level and Allison helped me a lot in that sense. Shortly we developed mutual trust and I found Allison always friendly, highly professional, effective, very focused and an empathetic professional coach. She is using her light touches to make big impact. Highly recommended.

Igor Richter, Director, Strategy, Motorola Mobile Devices EMEA

I’ve helped people…
  • Re-connect with and focus on what they want from their life
  • Change roles and/or organisations
  • Re-define and create new careers after a break
  • Grow into senior roles and own their potential
  • Connect with what makes them unique as a leader
  • Increased confidence and self-belief
  • Find greater balance and create behaviours that sustain change
  • Engage with their passion to create greater fulfilment
About me
I am over 40, based in Hampshire with my husband and two children. As a child I believed I was heading for a career in the RAF but with a twist of fate ended up in Financial Services! I’ve had a varied career working mostly for Blue Chip organisations like Royal Insurance, before its merger, and more recently Prudential UK PLC spanning the best part of 20 years.
Operational responsibility for a highly regulated product, I understand the complexity of balancing a fiercely competitive future with the moral and legal obligations of the legacy business. I’ve been part of senior teams designing, negotiating and leading successful cultural change initiatives. As a process owner I successfully streamlined processes across multiple product, system and geographical location, and tackled head on the cultural diversity, and resulting retraining and restructuring.
Whilst up to my neck in my Masters Degree, a friend convinced me to take a couple of days out for an introduction to the world of coaching. Within 30 minutes of the course starting, I knew this was where I was heading – I took the plunge and negotiated my way out of the organisation when I realised I had filled my diary with coaching and not the Pension Strategy role I was carrying out…. The rest, as they say, is history.