Alison Wagner is a results-driven coach who is passionate about developing teams and individuals to meet their full potential. An enthusiastic educator, Alison sees the business world as a coaching classroom, where those who are lifelong learners can challenge themselves and grow on a daily basis. Leaders who have completed coaching with Alison benefit from her extensive C-Suite experience, and drive breakthrough results in their teams, businesses and in balancing work and personal priorities.
Alison has experience coaching executives and high-potential leaders across a variety of industries including publishing, higher education, energy, health/human services, travel and scientific research. Her coaching practice is informed by her 20 years of experience in leadership roles in profit and not-for-profit settings at industry leading companies such as Pearson Education and National Geographic. Alison serves on Boards and is an advisor to start-up organizations. She brings her keen business acumen and experience with rapid and significant change initiatives including mergers and acquisitions, new business models and reorganizations to her coaching assignments.
Alison is an avid reader and an enthusiastic Penn State alum and football fan. She also enjoys being outdoors, working out at the gym, walking her rescue dog and watching her son compete in professional golf tournaments.
Alison’s approach to coaching has a bias for action. She coaches leaders to listen, to plan, to act, then to measure, gather feedback and respond. She is a strong believer in the power of communication rituals and using data to quickly align teams to deliver results. Alison helps leaders set clear, high expectations that include connecting their goals to the organization’s mission and brand.
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