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“If we are together
nothing is impossible.
If we are divided
all will fail.”

- Winston Churchill
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Alison Sparks Johnson

Results-oriented leadership consultant and executive coach. Served 25 plus years in corporate executive and leadership roles in marketing, communications, and human resources. Experience with private, public, entrepreneurial, intrapreneurial, and global companies.

Known for pragmatic approach with a good measure of humor
Consults with organizational leaders on the development of successful teams, change management initiatives, employee communication strategies, and coaching as a business lever for accelerating results. Appreciated for her ability to reduce complex, cluttered issues into manageable bite-sized root causes. Believes “practical” is often more effective at producing results than “best practice”. Known for her exceptional collaboration skills and injecting a sense of humor into the work.

What Our Clients Say About Alison
“Alison has an uncanny ability to see complex business and organizational challenges from multiple angles and offer practical, effective solutions to those situations. Her impact at the executive level was enormous. As COO, I knew and trusted that when I worked through any situation with Alison, the result would be better. And importantly, we always had fun – Alison's professional sense of humor and upbeat, positive approach were both refreshing and hugely helpful in dealing with the many stressful situations we faced.”

–Steve Books
former COO TomoTherapy

Accreditations/Honors/Professional & Community Involvement

  • Emotional Intelligence Coach/Trainer through the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) certified practitioner
  • Hogan Assessment Certified practitioner
  • HR Certification Institute accredited SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
  • Board experience on various not-for-profit boards
  • Dane County Humane Society Volunteer

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