Alison is an executive careers coach and social entrepreneur – passionate about supporting people of all ages to choose a direction that takes us towards a sustainable world. Founder and Director of Epic Steps CIC and Epic Steps Careers+, her passion is to help everyone have the self-awareness, courage and confidence to make choices that work positively for themselves, employers, wider communities and the environment. Alison is an authentic, creative and collaborative leader, focusing on each person’s true value proposition and purpose. The Epic Steps ethos brings leadership, careers and sustainability together for primary children to industry leaders.
Formerly founder and director of the Global MBA Careers Service at Alliance Manchester Business School, Alison designed and led a new, world-class career management provision for over 4000 blended-learning MBA students in 130 countries. This included leadership of localised provision from the School’s international centres based in Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Miami. Previously Director of the full-time MBA Careers Service, Alison worked with over 200 employers annually – from Fortune 500 corporates to regional SMEs – developing market-leading initiatives for full-time MBAs to transition successfully into new roles. Alison has also led Alumni Relations for 40,000 alumni globally, operating at the most senior level, and designed and led the co-curricular leadership experience of the Global Executive MBA.
Alison is trained in executive coaching and NLP – with considerable experience of working with a wide range of EQ tools as part of her coaching experience over the last 20yrs. Alison is a member of the PISCES TTF group, the TTF feminine values group and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Alison also has Qualified Teacher Status in Science (11-18yrs) from the University of York and a BA and MA Hons in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Cambridge.