Elaine Allison

Elaine Allison

Elaine Allison began honing her insights into the differences between how we work, lead, and communicate, and succeed early in her career. She was one of Canada's first female prison guards in an all-male-maximum security prison at the age of nineteen. Allison had a crash course in understanding how we interact with each other and achieve, as her life virtually depended on it! She began to truly observe how we each dealt with conflict, leadership and power as we strive to make a difference in our work and personal lives.

Author of The Velvet Hammer, PowHERful Leadership Lessons for Women Who Don't Golf,Allison has enthralled audiences from coast to coast with her lively presentations and affable style. Her unique blend of engaging people before, during and after her programs benefit clients by getting the right action and outcomes.

Aside from her early career mentioned, Allison has taught children with behavioral problems in a special education program; managed over 1400 unionized flight attendants handling issues at 35,000 ft. while in the airline industry; and successfully handled the day to day challenges of various large corporations as a manager and then as a senior executive. She learned how damaging some behaviors and choices can be. She has developed training and keynotes for such industries as travel, trades, finance, insurance, military, corrections, police, retail, food services, media, technology, healthcare.

Allison's hands on experience, real life stories and illustrations of what we encounter daily, helps audiences consider all their options and apply immediate solutions.

She has several articles printed in industry publications, has had featured articles written and published about her work in the Globe & Mail, Houston Chronicle, Milwaukee Journal, New York Albany Times, plus ever city paper across Canada. She is a popular talk show host and been interviewed on over 100 radio shows and seen on ABC World News in New York (twice), Global TV and many talk shows on SHAW, Rogers, Access and OMNI.

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PowHERful Leadership Lessons for Women Who Don't Golf

Communications Skills for Everyday Life

Leadership and Teamwork 

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“Very clear, informative and entertaining. Best presentation at the conference.”

--ASCnet Conference - Disneyworld, Florida, USA


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