Allison serves as an organizational development consultant, project manager, and facilitator at Arrow Performance Group. Over the years, she has formalized multiple collaborations between different agencies in a community, leading to them systematically working more effectively together. Whether she’s facilitating group discussions, co-creating with clients, or designing solutions to work for their specific situations, Allison’s efforts are focused on helping people work more effectively together and achieve their business objectives through collaboration.
Allison’s passion is in problem solving. By working through proven methodologies she learned as a mediator, Allison works with her team and clients to design, implement, and manage effective conflict resolution projects. The key, Allison says, is to create a space for all parties to have a voice, be heard, consider different perspectives, and contribute to solution generation. At the end of the day, the clients often discover that they already have the answers!
Allison values creating “Wow Experiences” for every client, saying, “I find that people really enjoy any form of experience and interaction where they have the opportunity to truly connect with another individual. I think you do that by taking the time to listen and get to know who they are and learn what inspires them.”
Although originally from Washington, D.C., Allison’s feels most at home in Colorado. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Political Science and Technological and Media Arts. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational and Interpersonal Conflict Resolution from the University of Colorado, Denver. Allison is trained in negotiation through Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, mediation through her Graduate program at DU, and recently became certified in Lean Process Improvement.
Prior to joining Arrow Performance Group, Allison led the business development efforts in the satellite communications industry in Washington, D.C. It was in these past work experiences that led Allison to pursue a career in interpersonal and organizational conflict resolution. Allison says she was fascinated by the interpersonal dynamics in these engineering firms and the impacts on productivity and organizational culture.
Fundamental to Allison’s belief system is that healthy conflict often leads to positive change. Since moving to Colorado, Allison has been instrumental to the non-profit, The Conflict Center, where she serves as an anger management and conflict resolution trainer and coach. In this role, she helps clients learn to use healthy conflict resolution techniques to resolve challenges in their lives.
As the mom of two small children, Allison spends her free time playing with her husband and kids, hiking, skiing and teaching them the value of giving back. You might find them in Denver picking up trash in their street, cleaning up a local creek, or dancing in the street.