Alison Hood

Alison Hood

Facilitator/Coach, Canterbury

Alison Hood is passionate about the happiness and effectiveness of people in the workplace and is skilled and talented at raising individual and team awareness to facilitate authentic conversations. She is particularly good at challenging and supporting ‘dysfunctional’ teams, and specialises in leadership and team development through blended learning, including coaching.

With a 20-year career in the L&D and OD space, Alison is very experienced at supporting CEOs and senior teams to invest in and grow their talent. She is equally experienced with working with first-line managers and supervisors. She has a track record of working with international organisations both in the private and public sector. Before moving to New Zealand twelve years ago, she held senior L&D and OD roles with Virgin Media, WH Smith, and Group 4 in the UK. Alison gained specific expertise in helping people through change in mergers and restructures, and designed and developed leading-edge leadership programmes for senior executives through to first line management audiences.

Clients consistently report that Alison is naturally adept at building trust quickly and therefore enabling people to get to the ‘heart of the matter’. She has considerable experience in diagnosing challenges within business, and designing workshops that are engaging and experiential with a focus on personal commitment to change.

Alison is a member of HRINZ and CECC and belongs to the I/O community.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Arts Hons (Psychology and Linguistics)
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • BPS Level A Psychometric testing
  • Cattells 16PF Personality Indicator
  • The Human Element®, based on Schutz’s FIRO theory
  • JCA Global, Emotional Intelligence Profile
  • GeneSys range of psychometric assessments
  • Ken Blanchard's Situational Leadership II

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ODI appealed to me as a training provider because of the breadth of experience, qualifications and knowledge of their presenters. Their management team ensured that they understood our needs before suggesting a solution, and their trainer was able to ensure a standard programme was tailored specific to the way we operate. Participants found the content to be well-structured, relevant and useful. We value a training provider that takes the time to understand our people in order to match them with appropriately qualified and experienced trainers.

Kimberley Leighton, Learning and Development Officer, New Plymouth District Council

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