I’m a certified executive coach and facilitator with more than 20 years’ experience leading operations, sales and learning teams. My last corporate role was as the Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Development for a global creative staffing firm. My passion for growth led me to Georgetown University’s coaching program, which I completed in 2014.
While my professional experience spans different industries and functions, there have been a few key themes that seem to unite most of my work experience:
- I’m drawn to organizations that are start-ups (or divisions of large organizations that operate like start-ups), so I’m able to relate to the pressures that come from wearing many hats and being asked to “do more with less.”
- I’ve repeatedly been deployed to “turn-around” under-performing teams, so I’m sensitive to challenges of assessing operations and making tough personnel decisions in a way that feels fair and allows me to sleep at night.
- I’ve worked closely with founders, owners and the executive suite to develop new products, programs and strategies, so I understand the tact and confidence necessary to balance the needs of competing stakeholders and gain consensus.
When I’m not working, you’re likely to find me on my yoga mat, riding my bike, volunteering for social justice and environmental causes, curling up with a book, listening to a podcast, or snuggling my adopted cat, Miss Moneypenny.
The word “amazing” is often overused, but that’s the only way that I can describe the career coaching I received from Alison Farmer. She helped me to hone in on my strengths, values, and passion, and how to use those to reach my full professional potential. I trust her advice and still call on her when I need a sounding board on professional challenges. If you get the chance to work with Alison, DO IT. – Stephanie Wasilik Albright, UX & Content Strategy Leader