Alison Vickers

Alison Vickers

Associate Consultant

BA (Hons)

Alison brings a distinctive mix of research, creativity, empathy and challenge to ensure that there is real and meaningful impact.

Alison takes a partnership approach with all her work with clients – sitting alongside them to work through the real issues, opportunities and challenges they face. She is known for her ability to combine clarity and focus with flexibility and creativity – enabling her to adjust to the issues as they arise, whilst maintaining momentum and purpose. She has a strong track record in building long-lasting relationships with organisations and clients and delivering impactful transformation and leadership programmes. Having lived in East Asia for six years, working as a coach and consultant with a range of multinational organisations, she is skilled in working cross culturally and is fascinated by how organisations run in an international context with the added complexity of cultural difference.

Alison has also led large-scale culture transformation programmes with a number of organisations. As Head of Media for one of the world’s largest international development agencies, Alison honed her skills in leading a team in a global, fast moving and complex environment, influencing across networks and organisational boundaries to deliver great results. With nearly two decades of experience as a coach and principal consultant she has developed innovative solutions and approaches to leadership and change challenges. Alison’s breadth of experience across sectors and cultures and her skills in supporting clients to be the very best they can be, means that her work with organisations has lasting impact. Her client base spans global companies and organisations across the private, public and not for profit sectors. She has led and designed major award-winning culture change programmes for a number of organisations including the transport sector, automotive industry, housing associations and local government.

She has been an executive coach and team coach for a number for a number of executive and senior teams in NHS, banking and financial services, Bank of England, International NGOs, UN, the RAF and local government. As an experienced and accredited coach, she has also provided coaching supervision and professional support to internal coaches across a range of sectors. Her professional accreditations include:

  • Masters-level Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching, AOEC (due to complete in March 2019)
  • Certificate in Systemic Team Coaching, AOEC, 2017
  • Foundation in Group Analysis (Institute of Group Analysis) 2015
  • Time to Think –thinking partnerships – accredited 2005
  • Advanced Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring (OCM) 2003
  • Accredited in Team Connect 360, Facet Five, Team Scape

Alison lives in Oxford and has two daughters. She loves walking, trying to grow veg on the allotment and singing with a small group of friends.