Alison practised as a commercial lawyer for 10 years at two leading London firms following a degree in Psychology and Zoology from Bristol University. She worked with a broad spectrum of clients during this time and in doing so developed a keen interest in how organisations and the people and teams within them operate, and decided to make this the focus of her future career. Her extensive experience in business environments has exposed her to the range of issues business psychologists seek to improve together with an in-depth understanding of the practical constraints within which they must operate. As a result she is skilled at delivering an insightful but also, crucially, commercial service. Alison is currently furthering her academic qualifications in Psychology at UCL and is a committed contributor to the Association of Business Psychologists.
“I’m fascinated by the interaction between individuals and teams within organisations, between personalities and situations, what motivates people, who flourishes and why some talented individuals sometimes don’t. What I find really fulfilling is enabling people, groups and organisations to realise their full potential. A crucial part of that process is attaining extensive self awareness, which is where CDP focuses. Working on this myself during my own career change meant I have also appreciated first hand the powerful impact that improved self awareness can have.”