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Testimonials

FEATURED

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Emilie Liebers

Healthcare Consultant, Marathon Runner, Skiing Enthusiast, Friend to Many, Leader in Life

San Francisco, CA

“Working with Alison has completely changed my view on how I can create the life & career I desire. First, she’s a leader by example. I’m always inspired by the many new goals she sets for herself, her positive outlook, and her contagious energy. She pushes me to dream bigger, creates space for growth, & helps me develop strategies that keep me accountable. Her dedication to those she coaches is 2nd to none. I have truly felt supported & uplifted throughout this entire journey, especially in the moments that have been hard. I feel incredibly fortunate to have a coach who is genuinely invested in my success. Alison’s holistic approach has helped me find balance & improve the quality of all areas of my life. If you’re looking for a coach who will challenge you to grow & take responsibility for achieving your goals, I cannot recommend Alison enough."

Carrie Nedrow

CIO/CISO, Human Connector, Change Catalyst, Performing Arts Enthusiast

Los Angeles, CA

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On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “Are you ready to wake-up and be energized back into life? Then Alison's approach is for you. From the moment you meet her, you know you are in safe hands that will propel your imagination into the next realization of you. Her thoughtful, honest, and action-oriented process opens your internal doors to explore all the potential that is already inside you... and get it out into the wild. Invest in yourself - this experience from The Lens Leadership is a game-changer.”

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Katie Stein

CEO, IGT Solutions; Mom, Runner, Friend, Digital Leader

New York City

On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “This was a dynamic step back from the day-to-day in a very approachable format to define my personal values, goals to meet these and specific ways to be accountable. The revelations you helped me start to unpack around “how I play the game" were spot on to some of my own big rocks. Super unique and so worth it for anyone!”

Shannon Rich

CEO, Oklahoma Hall of Fame; Founder, LeadHERBoard

Equity Advocate, Mia’s chauffeur, Pickle Baller, Wannabe pro-golfer, the CEO her mom wanted her to marry!

Oklahoma City, OK

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On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “I've never experienced a better vision casting and actual goal setting program in my career. Alison's thoughtful presentation and curation of exercises is a game changer!”

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Paul Werner

Vice President, Global Solutions Engineering

Husband, Father, Traveler, Passionate Telemark Skier, Fly Fisherman, Embracing mystery

and finding joy in the journey

Seattle, WA

"Alison brings a unique mix of business, wellness and personal experience to her practice. She’s had a successful career as a marketing executive in global technology firms. She understands the push and pull of competing demands in a high-pressure environment. However, what will surprise you the most is her wellness and healing journey. Hers is a story of loss, determination and ultimately triumph that we can all learn from. When you combine her business success and personal journey you have a powerful cocktail of real-world experience that makes her coaching practice highly impactful."

Rob Rosiello

Chief Revenue Officer & EVP Field Ops, Cybersecurity IT

Proud and Blessed Dad, Husband, and Dog Lover!

Chicago, IL

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"Alison is uniquely skilled when it comes to connecting and communicating - blending client needs, industry trends and best practices, as well as the organization's alignment to execute. She brings a natural, well- rounded approach to every engagement with her intelligence, curiosity, energy, pragmatism, and the art of the possible."

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Darrell Briggs

President, UneeX LLC; President, American Calan Inc.

Team Builder, Dad, Business Leader

Philadelphia, PA

“Alison brings passion and creativity to everything she does. When Alison makes a connection with you and works with you, she’s committing herself to your success. She’s a wonderful partner to work with.”

Harini Senthilvasan

CEO Non-Profit, Mom, Neatnik, Indophile, Seeker

Sunnyvale, CA

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On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “I am so glad that I invested my time in Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life. Professionally, I am a CEO of a nonprofit organization. Alison's program gave me the opportunity to pause, self-reflect, and check in with myself and make sure I'm aligned inside out so I'm able to show up every day, give my best, and make a difference in other's lives. This was a very structured, resourceful, and engaging workshop that I highly recommend to everyone starting as young as 16 because I wish I had taken this workshop then and become more aware of the choices I had even then to lead an abundant life.”

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES

AND GROUP WORKSHOPS

Stephanie Seril

Head of Marketing, Design Nerd, Dog Mom, Book Addict

San Diego, CA

On Take the Reins: “Grappling with the knowledge that there's a version of your life that you know can exist, but not really knowing how to get there is something I think a lot of us struggle with.

Working through these huge goals that we have, but in a way that breaks them down and makes them much more attainable (if you choose to show up for yourself) was game changing. My life might be in store for some very big changes, but for the first time in months I feel prepared to take those head on. Thank you so much Alison, truly.”

Bhavini Soneji

CTO/Advisor

Los Angeles, CA

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“Alison is taking her years of leadership experience and modeling it into this framework for "Taking the Reins of your Life", in a concise and actionable manner, making it fun and thought provoking. Thank you, Alison for this impactful session!”

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Stephanie Seril

Head of Marketing, Design Nerd, Dog Mom, Book Addict

San Diego, CA

On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “Grappling with the knowledge that there's a version of your life that you know can exist, but not really knowing how to get there is something I think a lot of us struggle with.

Working through these huge goals that we have, but in a way that breaks them down and makes them much more attainable (if you choose to show up for yourself) was game changing. My life might be in store for some very big changes, but for the first time in months I feel prepared to take those head on. Thank you so much Alison, truly.”

Bhavini Soneji

CTO, Advisor

Los Angeles, CA

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On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “Alison is taking her years of leadership experience and modeling it into this framework for "Taking the Reins of your Life", in a concise and actionable manner, making it fun and thought provoking. Thank you, Alison for this impactful session!”

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Tasha Salinas

Speaker, Writer, Facilitator

Oklahoma City

On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “The format, atmosphere, and overall delivery of this experience were none other than amazing. I have clear and concise steps before me to assist me as I live the life of my dreams! The practical steps, clarifying conversations, and connections made here truly have the capacity to shift the trajectory of my life. I especially liked that the impetus was placed in our hands. It wasn't a "follow me" presentation.

 

Julia Rumburg

Consultant

Raleigh, NC

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On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “The workshop was a turning point for me, as it helped me gain clarity and excitement. It made me realize that instead of just focusing on a job or career, I need to find and pursue my calling. With this newfound insight, I am motivated and determined to make the most of

the upcoming year.”

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Joe Holcomb

Certified Mindfulness Coach, Green Belt Six Sigma

Oklahoma City

On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “Such a great way to get clear on Taking the Reins for this coming year! Alison led us in a systematic process to help uncover what is truly important in our lives and gave the avenue to develop goals, so to live in congruence.”

 

Debra Mansfield

Dating & Relationship Coach, Girl Mom, Orange Theory enthusiast, Dog lover

Marin County, CA

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On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “Great workshop! Alison is energizing and hugely motivating. This workshop was an experience that exceeded my expectations in every regard. Allison not only provided practical tools but also a profound exploration of self-awareness and personal growth. I especially enjoyed the breakout sessions, they fostered a sense of community and mutual support among participants. Sharing our experiences and challenges in a safe, non-judgmental space was immensely empowering. I felt heard, understood, and uplifted by the collective energy of the group. I highly recommend this workshop.”

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Desiree Therianos

People Advocate, Mom to rebel girls, Cat-doula, DJ, Peloton Maven, Learner

SF Bay Area

On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “I love how creative and simple the framework was. Alison is a great coach, and this program is not only fun and engaging but dives deep into your desires as a leader, tactics on how to identify priorities, and how to think about investing in yourself to realize your vision! Most workshops are fun in the moment, but my creative wheels are turning well past the end of this workshop."

 

Steph Essin

Tech Advocate, Unicyclist, Singer-Songwriter, Co-Founder

Bentonville, AR 

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On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop:  "Alison was inspiring, thought provoking and inclusive. I am walking away from this experience more confident in my career and life direction. It feels like a cleanse for your heart and mind! I also loved how ACTIONABLE it was. It was not a sit back and relax type of webinar that got tiring. I was engaged the entire time. I felt like I was in the driver's seat and not passive."

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Laura Pauli

Humanitarian, French Chef, Marketing Maven

San Francisco, Palm Desert, Ukraine, France, and worldwide

On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: "Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life" is a fantastic class to get laser clarity on your vision and goals and the inspiration and motivation to act on them. Whether you are a lifelong learner or new to personal growth work, this is the perfect course for a tune up or a huge kickstart of your life. Alison is a dynamic, compassionate leader who guides us on the journey with empathy and clarity.”

Tammy Jackson

Vice President, Nuclear Fusion Industry

Madison, WI

On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop:  “This workshop exceeded my expectations and illuminated the fact that I need to take up more space in my life before I hit the ground from 50,000 feet (you’ll understand once you take the workshop). I left feeling empowered to do just that. Alison’s stories and experiences are interesting and add depth to the day. I would recommend this to anyone hoping to more powerfully take the reins of their life.”

 

Jeff L.

Senior Operations Director, Financial Services

Chicago, IL

On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “I had a life-changing realization during this workshop that I wasn’t previously aware of. It helped me focus on what I need to do over the next year to be my very best.”

Carrie Nedrow

CIO/CISO, Human Connector, Change Catalyst, Performing Arts Enthusiast

Los Angeles, CA

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On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “Are you ready to wake-up and be energized back into life? Then Alison's approach is for you. From the moment you meet her, you know you are in safe hands that will propel your imagination into the next realization of you. Her thoughtful, honest, and action-oriented process opens your internal doors to explore all the potential that is already inside you... and get it out into the wild. Invest in yourself - this experience from The Lens Leadership is a game-changer.”

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Katie Stein

CEO, IGT Solutions; Mom, Runner, Friend, Digital Leader

New York City

On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “This was a dynamic step back from the day-to-day in a very approachable format to define my personal values, goals to meet these and specific ways to be accountable. The revelations you helped me start to unpack around “how I play the game" were spot on to some of my own big rocks. Super unique and

so worth it for anyone!”

Shannon Rich

CEO, Oklahoma Hall of Fame; Founder, LeadHERBoard

Equity Advocate, Mia’s chauffeur, Pickle Baller, Wannabe pro-golfer, the CEO her mom wanted her to marry!

Oklahoma City, OK

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On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “I've never experienced a better vision casting and actual goal setting program in my career. Alison's thoughtful presentation and curation of exercises is a game changer!”

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Harini Senthilvasan

CEO Non-Profit, Mom, Neatnik, Indophile, Seeker

Sunnyvale, CA

On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “I am so glad that I invested my time in Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life. Professionally, I am a CEO of a nonprofit organization. Alison's program gave me the opportunity to pause, self-reflect, and check in with myself and make sure I'm aligned inside out so I'm able to show up every day, give my best, and make a difference in other's lives. This was a very structured, resourceful, and engaging workshop that I highly recommend to everyone starting as young as 16 because I wish I had taken this workshop then and become more aware of the choices I had even then to lead an abundant life.”

N. Lee

Senior Marketing Executive

Colorado

On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “Invest in this powerful workshop and make a personalized plan to increase your intentionality and impact."

 

Francine Anthony

Senior Director, Global Partnerships; Board Member

SF Bay Area

On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: “Taking this workshop provided me with a wakeup call on how to more confidently go after the things I want in my life. Watch out world!”

Tiffany N.

People and Culture Specialist

Bay Area

On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: "This workshop has been a valuable experience, it tapped into a side of me that I had a hard time putting into words and action. With my workshop group, I was able to come up with some actionable steps to achieve my next goal."

Judy M.
Science Communicator, Biologist

Sunnyvale, CA

On Take the Reins: Be the CEO of Your Life Workshop: "Thank you for such a fun and rewarding experience! It was the spark I needed to keep my creative flame going and now seeing my goals on paper, I am so much more motivated to achieve them to the best of my ability. Thank you for reminding me, and other attendees, to continue to be our authentic and unapologetic selves.

EXECUTIVE AND LEADERSHIP COACHING

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Emilie Liebers

Healthcare Consultant, Marathon Runner, Skiing Enthusiast, Friend to Many, Leader in Life

San Francisco, CA

“Working with Alison has completely changed my view on how I can create the life & career I desire. First, she’s a leader by example. I’m always inspired by the many new goals she sets for herself, her positive outlook, and her contagious energy. She pushes me to dream bigger, creates space for growth, & helps me develop strategies that keep me accountable. Her dedication to those she coaches is 2nd to none. I have truly felt supported & uplifted throughout this entire journey, especially in the moments that have been hard. I feel incredibly fortunate to have a coach who is genuinely invested in my success. Alison’s holistic approach has helped me find balance & improve the quality of all areas of my life. If you’re looking for a coach who will challenge you to grow & take responsibility for achieving your goals, I cannot recommend Alison enough."

Jessica Shearon
Leader, Unrelenting advocate, Nature-lover, and Visionary

Costa Rica

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“In one word I can sum up my experience with Lens Leadership: transformational. Alison’s perspective is invaluable. Her honesty is a breath of fresh air and she pushes you to dig deeper. The goal is to be the best version of yourself. She helps you uncover what’s most Important to your core through looking at the individual as a whole person, beyond who you are as a professional. 

 

Alison helped me work through everything from aspects of my personal life and career to business negotiations. She worked with me regarding contracts and helped me to look at things differently. I am grateful to be learning and growing with Ali. I am more than my career. I am a leader, unrelenting, advocate, nature, adventurer, visionary and the CEO of my life. I own my future.”
 

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Mouna Lyoubi

Project Manager in International Development

Morocco

“Alison’s guidance was key behind embracing my boldness in the past 2 years as she empowered me to explore my possibilities. I have noticed a positive impact in different areas by being accountable, daring and keeping track using the tools she shared. The workshops are a deep introspective journey. She created a safe community of dreamers and leaders to share wisdom and vulnerabilities. It is always a pleasure to embark in an adventure with Alison and

I am always ready for it.”

Jenna Antos

Sales Executive

Rhode Island

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"When I partnered up with Alison, I was at a place in my professional life where I had accepted the status-quo. I had lost track of what I wanted and what could be for me. The irony at the time was that I was successful, on the top of my professional game, and perceived by others as a rockstar! But I wasn’t fulfilled, and I was losing my spark. Alison dug deep with me into the depths of my soul, and she handed me the match to relight my fire! Alison’s coaching style revolves around honesty and self-discovery. Each session invigorated me to think outside of the box and create a new perspective to live by, balancing the personal and the professional. Alison is real, raw, and relentless in her pursuit to bring out the best in her clients."

 

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Emmanuelle Luba

Partner Marketing Director, Cloud Security

Paris, France

"Alison’s coaching has completely changed my approach to work & helped me improve the way I come across as a professional, a leader, a wife, and a mother. I love the way I am being challenged to think outside the box, and how I am now creating new habits that serve me as a leader at work, with my family and with my community. I am learning that slowing down my pace can magically impact my results for the better! I take great pleasure in reflecting and learning from the challenges Alison gives me. Having partnered in building my personal plan for 2023, can't wait to see what's in store for the year ahead! I definitely recommend coaching with

The Lens Leadership."

 

Nahla Khairreddine

Software Engineer

Germany

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"My experience working with Alison has been a huge success. She is very motivating, and a wonderful listener. She helped me to clarify my goals, set a clear vision statement, identify the obstacles holding me back – and now I am working on them. Now, I recognize the power of baby steps and staying consistent. During our time together, I improved my self-confidence, and more importantly she has helped me understand that I am on a journey to be my true self.”

Nicola Silver

BioMed Executive, Bristol Myers Squibb

San Mateo, CA

"Alison is a phenomenal coach who demonstrates professionalism and confidence. Within 6 months, she helped guide me to make an important personal life decision. I could not have done this without her and The Lens Leadership program. All coaching sessions are very productive and goal oriented. Alison kept me on track and held me accountable for my follow-through and action items at every session.

She is charismatic, positive, and enthusiastic. Her personable, caring, and empathetic nature allowed me to feel comfortable and to be myself. Although coaching can be tough at times, Alison is encouraging and supportive. Her communication skills are outstanding, which allowed me to feel engaged and connected during all sessions. Alison held me accountable and stretched me outside of my comfort zone which then allowed me the ability to grow and try new unique activities. Alison is the real deal…she helped me achieve results.

I look forward to continuing to utilize her as my coach. I highly recommend her!"

Shadna Wise

Vice President, The Princeton Review

Texas

"Alison and The Lens Leadership are amazing! I have gained a new level of confidence in my work

and personal life!"

 

Laura K.

Human Resources Executive

New Hampshire

"Wow. It has made all the difference. This is helping me embody this truth that all projects and life pivots start, and are sustained, with small daily doses. I have been spending at least 10 minutes a day writing about my plans and future work and getting things clearer and clearer. Thanks so much for your time, support, and encouragement. I am refreshed and ready to keep going!"

ENTERPRISE SALES AND 
MARKETING CONSULTING

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Paul Werner

Vice President, Global Solutions Engineering

Husband, Father, Traveler, Passionate Telemark Skier, Fly Fisherman, Embracing mystery

and finding joy in the journey

Seattle, WA

"Alison brings a unique mix of business, wellness and personal experience to her practice. She’s had a successful career as a marketing executive in global technology firms. She understands the push and pull of competing demands in a high-pressure environment. However, what will surprise you the most is her wellness and healing journey. Hers is a story of loss, determination and ultimately triumph that we can all learn from. When you combine her business success and personal journey you have a powerful cocktail of real-world experience that makes her coaching practice highly impactful."

Rob Rosiello

Chief Revenue Officer & EVP Field Ops, Cybersecurity IT

Proud and Blessed Dad, Husband, and Dog Lover!

Chicago, IL

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"Alison is uniquely skilled when it comes to connecting and communicating - blending client needs, industry trends and best practices, as well as the organization's alignment to execute. She brings a natural, well- rounded approach to every engagement with her intelligence, curiosity, energy, pragmatism, and the art of the possible."

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Darrell Briggs

President, UneeX LLC; President, American Calan Inc.

Team Builder, Dad, Business Leader

Philadelphia, PA

“Alison brings passion and creativity to everything she does. When Alison makes a connection with you and works with you, she’s committing herself to your success. She’s a wonderful partner to work with.”

Kowshik Bhat

Fractional CMO, Cloud Tech

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"Her passion and zeal for customers is her brand and very evident in every interaction I have had with her. She can instantly build rapport with any audience from C-level to sales executives to channel partners. What is unique about Alison is that she constantly inspires everyone around her to

ask - why does it matter to the customer - which has served her well to be a prolific marketer and to speak in a language that emotionally connects with her audience."

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Mark Schlicher

Managing Partner, Collaboration Systems Group, LLC

Michigan

"Alison is a brilliant communicator, and unique in that in a room of tens or hundreds, she finds a way to connect with you on a personal level. Her messaging has always challenged me to find unique approaches to my business, and different ways of communicating my message. Her willingness to listen, hear, and understand the context of my question and follow up in a meaningful way is unparalleled. Alison exudes confidence and professionalism, and one cannot help but to feel inspired by her presence."

 

KEYNOTE / MOTIVATIONAL

SPEAKING AND TRAINING

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Shawn Dainas

Vice President, Worldwide Communications and Brand; Networking IT

SF Bay Area

"Alison is an exceptional speaker and equally an excellent coach who can elevate others to own the stage and drive high-impact conversations with customers and key stakeholder audiences."

 

John Hanley

Managing Director, Triton Leadership

John Hanley

Managing Director, Triton Leadership

Proud father, blessed partner of Naomi, curious seeker of bliss and wisdom

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“In all my years of teaching transformational training & coaching skills to prospective practitioners, I have rarely come across someone with as much natural ability as Alison to communicate powerfully & precisely. She is a gifted coach who can produce desired results for virtually any individual or corporate client.”

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Carolina Strass

Account Manager, Extraordinary Women in Tech Conference

San Francisco/Brazil

"Thank you so much for your inspiration. Your willingness to share your story has been incredibly valuable and has helped me understand the importance of staying true to my values and making every little step count. Your insights have made a significant impact on me in 2022."

 

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