As an Executive Coach and Coaching Educator since 1996, Alison has seen the transformative power of coaching in maximizing the full potential of people. Passionate about what coaching can do and how it can affect every aspect of how we live, work and communicate, Alison's vision is that EVERYONE learns how to coach. To realize that vision, she created Coaching Out of the Box® 8 years ago and in that time over 10,000 people in 38 plus countries have experienced the Flagship 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™. Alison led a faculty team at Royal Roads University for 12 plus years with the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching Program at Royal Roads University and was pivotal in it achieving the reputation as the most highly respected Executive Coaching Program in Canada. During her leadership over 1200 leaders from all parts of Canada plus the US, Europe and Asia have achieved the rigorous CEC designation. She is also Charter faculty for the Executive Coaching Program at the University of Texas at Dallas. She achieved the Master Certified Coach designation in 1999 and is one of only 700 coaches worldwide to achieve this designation. Alison’s eclectic background brings a full set of strengths including business startup and development, leadership, strategic thinking and authentic frankness coupled with warmth and compassion.