Alan is a former psychotherapist with 20 plus years experience dramatically improving individual and organizational performance.
His clients have included companies such as Lucent Technologies, The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Brickman, American Cyanamid and Ashford University. Alan has trained employees from companies such as Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, Kraft, The F.B.I., The U.S. Marshals Service, Hershey Hotel, Marriott, The Chicago Tribune and American Red Cross.
Alan has been quoted in media outlets such as the New York Times, The New York Post, The California Executive, The CBS Interactive Business Network BNET.com, and People Magazine. He is a frequent guest coach expert for www.womenworking.com.
Alan's newest e-book is "Seven Secrets to Enlightened Happiness" and is available in kindle format on amazon.com. His first ebook Mental Aikido: Rediscover Your Powerful Self, is a story of resilience and personal reinvention.
Alan grew up in a military family until age 16, moving every 2-4 years. He met his wife in high school and they now live in metro Atlanta. They enjoy trips to the mountains of North Georgia and North Carolina and spending time in Wilmington, N.C. and at the nearby beaches.
Alan is a former writer for the Official World Poker Tour Magazine on "The Psychology of Poker." If you are a poker fan, email Alan to send you a few complimentary articles that appeared in the magazine.
Alan was in private practice as a psychotherapist for ten years helping clients transform their lives and careers and helping couples revitalize their relationships. He gained a reputation for doing "brief therapy" and solution focused, outcome based therapy.
During his over ten years of private practice in psychotherapy, Alan began integrating more coaching strategies and processes and eventually transformed his practice into one of transformational coaching.
Alan has traveled North America presenting corporate training and seminars. He spoke and facilitated trainings on topics related to "Performing And Thriving Under Pressure," "From Manager To Coach," and "How To Lead, Influence And Persuade For Dramatic Results."
Alan is that rare speaker and coach who has a solid understanding of human behavior from his experience as a psychotherapist. He understand the dynamics of creating behavior change that "takes" and endures after the coaching has ended.
He works not only on the level of the conscious mind, but also on the level of the subconscious because that is where change takes place. He is an expert on the subconscious mind and on effecting change on the subconscious level; not just the conscious level.
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Comments From Others About Alan:
From a President of a local Chicago Union:
When I was transitioning from the number two position to President and CEO of my organization, Alan's coaching and insight was great in helping me make that transition more successful." Doug Hart, Former President SEU Local # 1, Chicago (Local Chicago Union)
From a former private client:
"Alan Allard is an expert self-esteem builder." Phil Parmer, Ph.D, Chicago, IL
From a Sales Professional:
"Alan's coaching has been key in my moving forward in not only my career but also in dramatically changing my personal life. I now have a new job at almost twice my previous income. Alan was the perfect 'GPS' that pinpointed exactly where I was and howto get to where I wanted to be. It is worth the time--and worth so much more than the investment." Frank Cole
From a Regional Manager:
"When I think about what great coaches do, they have one thing in common. They bring out the very best a person has to offer. Alan has a very keen ability to discover, unlock, and foster those talents within. His specific and customized approach has been extremely impactful in my life.
As a result of working with Alan, I have been the beneficiary of an increased level of confidence, much more effective communication and the ability to bring both my personal and professional life into high definition.
The most exciting results for me however, lie in the gains that have been produced within my relationships and ability to lead individuals in a large and complex environment. In today's business when truly positive sustainable results are at a premium, I can think of nothing that has been more rewarding to that end than the coaching I have received from Alan."
Scott Watson, Regional Sales and Operations Manager, The Brickman Group
From a C.E.O. :
"Alan…thank you for all your wise insights…I truly respect and appreciate your work and our relationship." Helen Lerner, C.E.O., Creative Expressions, Inc. Producer of Documentaries and Author. (E-mail thanking me for being frequent coach expert on womenworking.com)
From A District Manager In Prudential Insurance Company:
"Thank you for the recent seminar you conducted for our sales representatives. Your message was both well targeted and received. The feedback that I've gotten from my associates is already overwhelmingly positive.
In our business, dealing with emotions and attitudes is most essential to success. That is why I believe your message was most appropriate for my representatives. They constantly have to deal with rejection, call reluctance and the emotional highs of their successes. Therefore, dealing with their emotions in these areas will certainly benefit them in their sales effort. Once again, Alan I look forward to a continued relationship." Richard R. Mittman CLU, ChFC, District Manager, The Prudential
From A Top ReMax Realtor:
"I have experienced many workshops and seminars in the past 10 years, but none that has had the impact on me like this one. Your vast knowledge, sincere interest, and distinct teaching style made all the difference. You have empowered me to take my business and personal life to new heights, and I am grateful!" Christopher Cobb, Re/Max of Naperville, IL
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