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Leadership Experience Facilitator

Alison French

Managing Director, Alto Solutions, LLC.


An experienced facilitator, trainer and coach, Alison has led projects within the education, government, and private sectors for more than 20 years. She has facilitated strategic planning meetings, corporate retreats and skills training workshops; conducted in-depth change, leadership, and team assessments; developed and deployed strategic communication campaigns; and been recognized as a trusted adviser and go-to person by many clients. Her accomplishments range from being rated as a top instructor for the Deloitte Consulting Milestone Program and launching a career mentoring program for BearingPoint, to building and deploying a comprehensive change plan for a major Defense technology initiative with more than 7,000 end users, which, through direct engagement with top leaders, significantly influenced positive perception of the initiative and elevated its change management program to become recognized as a model within the agency.

“I honestly believe that I am a better and smarter person by having the opportunity to work with you,” is how one client summed up his experience working with Alison.

Prior to her work in Big Four consulting, Alison helped build the graduate marketing program for the College of Arts and Sciences at American University, orchestrated fundraising campaigns and events for a Capitol Hill nonprofit, and helped run a small hospitality consulting startup in New York City.

Alison has been published in the Association for Talent Development’s ATD Links, and was a contributor to the book “Leverage: How to Get It and How to Keep It in Any Negotiation” (Volkema, R. 2006) and to a best practices study on Lessons Learned from the Government to Government Shared Services Environment, as part of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) (December 31, 2007). She received WIPP’s Level 1 Federal Contracting Certificate in 2014 and is an authorized DiSC facilitator.

Alison holds a Bachelor’s degree with distinction in communications from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kogod School of Business at American University.