Alison specialises in applying positive psychology principles to promote organisational leadership and workplace wellbeing. Her expertise lies in helping organisations create and sustain mentally healthy workplaces by implementing evidence-based strategies, processes and cultures that prioritise positive wellbeing.
Her focus is on utilising scientific coaching and mentoring principles to train innovative leaders, empowering both employees and organisations. Alison offers group workshops and individual coaching, with a particular emphasis on aligning organisational and employee values, promoting mental health education, and optimising human functioning and experience.
Alison is sought-after as a speaker on applied positive psychology and previously held the positions of vice-president and editor for the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology.
In addition to her work in positive psychology, Alison brings extensive experience as an international project manager and business analyst, supporting the management and implementation of business and technology solutions. Her diverse industry background includes education, mining, manufacturing, insurance, banking, as well as working with smaller businesses and start-ups.
Alison has a passion for supporting others to be the best version of themselves through engaging their authenticity and personal strengths, and further developing their relational skills within their wider personal, workplace and community environments.
Qualifications and Accreditations
- LifeKeepers (Registered)
- Mental Health First Aid Facilitator (Lincoln University)
- VIA Strengths Practitioner
- Positive Psychology Coach (NZPP)
- Master of Science (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Psychology)
- Certificate of Adult Teaching (University of Canterbury)