Allison Davis is a Coaching Culture Strategist, executive coach, and developer of Business and Physician Leader Coaches. She brings two plus decades of business and consulting firm experience to her work as a partner to a rich diversity of corporate and healthcare executives and business leaders in the US, Canada, and Europe. Her commonsense approach to organizational change is uncompromising in its mission to change business and healthcare for the better with coaching. After 28 years in corporate and consulting roles, she pivoted to Healthcare where she served as VP Organization Development for the Lahey Health System in Greater Boston.
Professional roles include VP and Coaching Market Leader for Right Management’s Northeast Division, responsible for leading consulting projects, selecting and developing coaches and establishing coaching cultures within her client groups. As a senior leader for Stanley Works, Carvel, CIGNA, Aetna, and Travelers and in partnership with executive leaders, she helped drive business and organization performance and provided leadership coaching to build high-performing teams and develop senior-level and high-potential talent.
Coaching is both a profession and a passion for Allison. She has done extensive research on measuring the impact of coaching and presented at the University of Pennsylvania on “Measuring Coaching for Business Success” and is published in the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations, Coaching: Navigating the Emerging Trends in Financial Services, Issue 4, 2009, Volume 7. She is currently co-writing a book: Physician Leader as Coach.
An executive coach, her clients have included PepsiCo, Chubb, Gilt Groupe, Diageo, HSBC, Covidien, John Hancock, Thomson Reuters, HAI Group, United Healthcare, Mohegan Sun, and the United Nations. She was a coach for Yale University’s Extraordinary Leader Program. Allison has also co-run a women’s leadership program, Woman’s Leadership Accelerator, to provide leadership development and one-on-one coaching to address the unique needs of women in the workplace.
Allison holds a Master Corporate Executive Coach designation from the Association of Certified Executive Coaches (ACEC). A guest educator for the Industrial/Organization Graduate Program at the University of New Haven, she teaches leadership mastery and organization effectiveness. She currently serves on the HRLF board and is a volunteer leader for Dress for Success of Hartford’s coaching program. She earned her master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven and holds an Executive Coaching Certification from Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business. She is also certified in DiSC, Hogan, Leadership Effectiveness 360, Clark Wilson assessments, InsideOut Coaching and HCI Enterprise Coaching Culture program; she received her certification in Positive Psychology from the Whole Being Institute.
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