Managing Director, Root Compass® Manager Development
As Managing Director Manager Development at Root Inc., Alison is passionate about empowering and developing people-leaders, whom she considers the “biggest source of untapped potential in organizations today” and the linchpin of successful organizational transformation.
A strategy execution and change-management professional with over two decades of experience, Alison helps prestigious clients across the globe to execute strategy by getting it out of boardrooms and into the hearts, hands, and minds of all employees – especially those who are tasked with bringing it to life on the front lines. Her experiences have fostered a professional calling to help the most critical and often most neglected stakeholder group – managers – engage and inspire their teams to achieve breakthrough performance.
As a lifelong perfectionist and high achiever, Alison works fastidiously to make a difference for her clients – who always become huge advocates when they see the transformative impact that well-trained managers have on their organizations. Her clients include Novartis, Petco, University Hospitals, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Synopsys, United Rentals, XPO Logistics, Fossil, and American Airlines.
Born, raised, and educated in England, Alison worked in Europe for 15 years, developing brand equity and building distribution for Diageo’s iconic brands (Archers, Smirnoff, Malibu, Cinzano, Gilbey’s, Bombay Sapphire) before settling in the United States. She is a frequent guest speaker at conferences: ATD, Training, HCI Global Talent Forum, The Conference Board, as well as SHRM and local ATD events