The Connection Program Facilitator
Allison is a national facilitator for The Compassionate Call’s personal development program called The Connection. This life-changing 8-week program provides clients with the training necessary for independent, on-going self-development growth in an incredible personalized experience. Results are swift and tangible; clients across the board have found resolution with these issues - stress, depression, anxiety, anger management, relationships, communication, confidence and self-esteem, changing negative habits, life direction, career direction and personal empowerment.
As a former business owner who successfully sold her business in 2018, Allison also teaches The Connection program with a focus on assisting businesses through hardship. Business clients report new feelings of calmness and clarity, bringing fresh perspective and solutions to corporate concerns.
A specialist in working with individuals, couples, and businesses, Allison works closely with her clients to create an individualized program that meets their needs. With captivating stories from her diverse background, she communicates The Connection in a way that is in keeping with who she is as a person: a nurturing teacher with wisdom, humour and compassion.
The following resumé-style listing is shared to highlight Allison's wide and varied life experiences. This history provides her with a deep well of knowledge that she brings forth to guide YOU. Sessions are interesting, clarifying and deeply transformative.
Creator/Owner/Operator, Carbon Environmental Boutique 2008-2018
This beautiful store was successfully sold to new ownership in 2018. Known for its fine reputation, clean, healthy products, exceptional customer service and positive community presence, Allison grew this store's audience from local darling to national presence. Through this venture, Allison knows firsthand the many challenges of business and entrepreneurship, and credits The Connection program with her ability to navigate both her company and her private life from hardship to success.
Marketing Committee Chair and Director, 124th Street BIA
In this role, Allison facilitated the 2018 branding of 124th Street - including strategy work, target markets, graphic/web design coordination and more. The new 124th Street design incorporates the zeitgeist of the 400+ businesses on the street. Allison's work on this year-long project balanced artistic vision with corporate opinion, creating cooperation and camaraderie between many parties with a pleasing result.
Corporate and Creative Writer
With a great love for words, Allison became a contract columnist for The Edmonton Journal. Though she focused on local start-ups, Allison's body of client work also encompasses governmental work and established corporate giants. Allison brings vibrant and rich language to every coaching session.
Allison was a competitive athlete and national champion in her chosen sport. An international gold medalist with a world ranking, Allison understands the discipline, focus and inner strength required for rigorous long-term training. Her athletic history enables her to deeply understand the competitive, athletic mindset prevalent not only in sport, but throughout society.
104th Street Steering Committee
Allison worked within the Downtown Business Association to bring downtown Edmonton's 104th Street Promenade to dynamic life. Allison's role was vital to the current situation of the Downtown Farmer's Market on 104th Street, shaping it into a market that gained the attention of National Geographic Magazine blog as one of the 10 Best Farmers' Markets on the planet.
Manager, Sorrentino's Restaurant Group
Allison streamlined administrative processes as well as addressed and resolved staff issues with compassion and diplomacy in her hands-on role as Customer Service Manager.
Recipient of the City of Edmonton Salute to Excellence Award
Recipient of the City of Edmonton Small Business Environmental Award
It has been such a pleasure to work with you: each and every request we have made of you has been met with thorough professionalism.
You are always enthusiastically available, unflappable, so happy in every and any situation.
You are one-of-a-kind.
Lorraine Mansbridge • Anchor/Producer Global Morning News
Your caring personality shines through you.
Rob Stewart, Filmmaker and Author, Sharkwater and Save The Humans