"In three months,
you will achieve more professionally
than you have in the past year.
You will become
the leader you are meant to be,
you will pursue
the career you want to have,
or you will create
the business you are meant to lead. "
— Alison Laslett.
When you work with REPRESENT,
you will learn...
To make DECISIONS you've been putting off.
To have difficult CONVERSATIONS.
To run a THRIVING BUSINESS.
To CHOOSE your career.
To navigate POWER DYNAMICS.
To draw professional BOUNDARIES.
To MANAGE staff effectively.
To get a PROMOTION or negotiate a RAISE.
To REDUCE STRESS.
As a former COO, I know what executives are thinking. I built my career, so I know what you're feeling. I am going to give you the benefit of having been on both sides.
I'll advise you on management and marketing, staffing and strategy, finances and funding.
But what I really help you do... is help you get out of your own way.
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"I know that as a woman in the still-changing corporate environment,
I will likely face situations that are not acceptable again.
With the strength and knowledge that I have gained working with Alison,
I am now equipped to speak up
and stand up for myself and others when faced with adversity."
Young Leader, Corporate Firm
"Be prepared when meeting with Alison, as no time is wasted and you will see changes in your leadership and your life. I can't recommend Alison enough. She has a gift in working with others and bringing out the best. "
- Deborah Mann, MBA
Management Services Officer, UCLA
I KNOW YOU...
You're frustrated you haven't tackled
the nagging things that keep you up
at night. You're smart, you're insightful,
you've worked hard. You know your leadership could be
better, your business more profitable or your career further along...
HERE'S SOME INSIGHT.
People fail themselves in two areas:
Part of achieving success is identifying what is holding you back - fear or knowledge.
Fear never really goes away, it just chooses a new location. You need to learn to work with it.
Seeking knowledge is about problem-solving: there's nothing wrong if you don't know how to do something, it's about whether or not you get the information.
With fear out of the way and knowledge confidently sought, you free up that substantial brain of yours to make intelligent decisions.
Now comes the process: the how, the habits, the accountability, the plan.
Represent teaches you to lead your career, your staff or your business with nuance and grace, calm confidence and wisdom.
12-Session Coaching Programs
Get you what you want out of your professional life:
Change your leadership style,
Change your job,
Change your career,
Change your income bracket.
12-Session Programs are designed for the person who is ready to have a significant impact. You are committed to learning and determined to understand what has worked to date and what you need to do going forward to achieve more success.
You don't want to do it alone. You want guidance, direction and expert advice while you move up to the next level.
"She will change the way you think."
- H. Huntington Stehli
Director, Xyster Consulting
Lead Your People
I am going to take it as a given that you are an expert in your industry and are uniquely qualified to do your job. The work that is often left behind as intelligent executives advance is how to manage others, build unity, create a culture and lead a team.
Executive coaching raises your professional IQ. We will
look at you, who you are, your strengths and weaknesses, what makes you a success. We will consider the feedback you’ve received, its context and its relevance. You will spend time observing your own interactions and learn to assess them yourself, so you can be more effective in your leadership.
We will give you the skills you need to lead a team, make difficult decision, and communicate your wisdom without alienating the staff - upon whom you heavily rely because you are so stressed out.
The 12-Session Programs are akin to a workshop or a professional retreat. They are not DIY self-help courses with cookie-cutter templates. We won't dwell where you are clear and proficient, we will make sure you have the knowledge you need to move towards your goals intelligently. If you're struggling, I'll design an exercise just for you. And then I'll name it after you. You can practice with this one. It takes about ten minutes and can immediately take negative thoughts and turn them into a practical To-Do list.
Each program targets a different professional need.
One of them will change your life.
Maybe you have a degree in one thing and a job in another. Maybe you know exactly what you want to do, but for whatever reason, have not pursued it. Maybe you have had a series of jobs but not a career, and now you want one. Maybe you’ve enjoyed one career and are ready to move on to the next.
This work is to help you understand what you want out of a career and put together a plan to pursue it. It includes everything from the imminently practical (your financial
reality) to your inner interests (what moves you). The goal is to have practicality meet passion through self-knowledge, external feedback and intelligent analysis. You will leave with the confidence that you understand your professional direction and have a plan to achieve it.
Meet Your Mission
Nonprofit founders are driven, passionate, capable and wise. You are committed to creating change and determined to give back. You see a need, a service, a mission you support and you have the wherewithal to start it.
Nonprofits are businesses. To succeed, you must launch and manage them professionally. You must be exceptionally smart in your leadership, discerning in your hiring, clear in the purpose of your board, and unwavering in your commitment.
You need start-up funds, a business strategy and a solid understanding of the funding landscape.
The Expanding Entrepreneur
You are finding yourself in new situations you may or may not know anything about.
We will look at marketing, business structure, finances and funding. If you need solid business advice, you will get that.
If you are overwhelmed and cannot balance it all, then I will talk to you about Essentialism and the One Thing. If you are managing staff, you will get a primer on how to hire, fire and develop them effectively. We will discuss your impulse to do it all yourself so it can be perfect, and you will meet your commitments and make the changes you need for your business to thrive.
Single Coaching Sessions
Single sessions are the Vitamin C of your professional life. They bring clarity and insight, energy and relief.
You will feel heard and directed, you will have renewed confidence and determination. You will have a thought partner to help solve your problems.
You will be relieved to discover how effective an outside perspective is.
Single sessions are a full, focused hour and are great to:
Address a complex professional problem
Prepare for a difficult conversation
Have a frank discussion with a neutral party
Seek confidential advice
Assess a job opportunity
Negotiate a raise
"Alison Laslett is one of the the most emotionally intelligent people I've ever worked with."
- Ivan Sigal
Executive Director, Global Voices