Alison is a passionate and enthusiastic speaker, coach, podcaster, and author and can often be found using nature as a metaphor for our lives, helping us to get back on track.
Alison has always had a passion and enthusiasm for patterns and using them to solve problems. Even her thesis at university over 37 years ago involved looking at patterns; patterns of behaviour that lead to certain outcomes.
It’s no surprise, therefore, that after 15 years in Procurement in organisations, Alison decided in 2000 that she wanted to expand that pattern observation, exploration, and problem-solving to help others solve their problems in life and to help them get back on track.
This isn’t achieved by diving into the detail of the situation (i.e. it’s not about turning over every stone) but by stepping back and looking at the patterns.
It was a chance conversation that took the pattern observation to a new level and ultimately led to what we know today as the Landscaping Your Life LANDSCAPE toolkit.
Rather than get caught up in the content and drama of a situation or problem all the tools in the LANDSCAPE toolkit help you to see the patterns of a particular problem. Patterns that once released will no longer hinder or hold you back.
It's as if each tool allows you to see the situation laid out in front of you - helping you to see what's adrift, out of sync or holding you back.
Alison has written two books: ‘Can’t See the Wood for the Trees – Landscaping Your Life to Get Back on Track’
and ‘Your Prescription for Wellbeing Journal'
the content of which is shared in coaching sessions and on her podcast. The format for these could never be described as boring – unconventional a possibility too.
Alison lives in Scotland and loves going out for walks, open-water swimming, reading, writing, and nature.
Open-water swimming has been a revelation for Alison. She moved to live near a beach but never considered that she might be able to swim in that water. And yet, she has discovered that she has the capacity and perseverance to swim in water from around 7°C (44 °F).
Alison would say that swimming in the sea is the place where she is at one with nature which might explain why many of her vlogs
are in a wet suit.