Hi, I'm Alison

A mum, entrepreneur and wholehearted disrupter



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Alison Coughlan

Alison builds the capabilities of people working in the health and social sectors throughout the world. People who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of others through their work in direct and indirect roles providing care, relief, hope, reducing ill health and suffering and reducing inequities and disadvantage. People like you.

Alison’s work is fuelled by a life-long desire to make a difference and almost 30 years’ experience in research and public health. Alison has worked with 75 organisations and successfully completed over 130 consultancies. Alison also has leadership experience at a state, national and global level in government and non-government organisations. 

Alison brings her wholehearted self to everything she does. She cares deeply about helping you to create meaningful impact through your work but not at the expense of your own wellbeing. She believes this is essential to sustaining and growing impact and in so doing, bringing greater meaning and fulfilment to our lives and the lives of those we serve.

Alison learnt this the hard way through her experience of burnout. What she discovered on her path to recovery, she freely shares to help others to shift from just surviving to thriving.

At a time of great disruption and a growing toll from burnout, we have to find ways to new ways to be, to work and to lead if we are to sustain ourselves and create truly transformational impact.


  • Helps you to build a comprehensive personal impact toolkit filled with methods, skills and tools to optimise your capacity
  • Motivates and inspires you to harness your unique strengths, to step forward with courage and compassion and to be an agile and effective change maker
  • Challenges thought patterns and work practices that are working against you to help you
    shift from a daily struggle to a sense of flow
  • Connects you with a like-minded community of change makers for inspiration, support and practical ideas
  • Helps you to break through barriers and pave your personal path to impact THAT IS NOT at the expense of your energy and wellbeing.

Find out more about how I can help you can chart a course from surviving to thriving

I'd love to help you



Alison has worked with a diverse group of organisations in the health and social sectors as well as with many individuals seeking to break through and create greater reach and impact through their work.