Elaine Allison, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is an International speaker and author of "The Velvet Hammer, PowHERful Leadership Lessons for Women Who Don’t Golf." She has enthralled audiences from coast to coast in both the United States and Canada and globally with her lively presentations and affable style.
Elaine began honing her insights into the differences between how we work, lead and succeed early in her career. At just 19 years of age, she was one of Canada’s first female prison guards in an all–male maximum security prison. Elaine’s life depended on quickly understanding how we interact with each other and survive! She began to truly observe how we each deal with conflict, leadership and power as we strive to make a difference in our work and personal lives.
Elaine has also: taught children with behavioral problems in a special education program; managed over 1400 unionized flight attendants; and successfully handled the day-to-day challenges of various large corporations as a manager and then as a senior executive. She has learned firsthand how damaging some behaviors and choices can be.
Over the years, Elaine has developed training and keynotes for such industries as travel, trades, finance, insurance, military, corrections, police, retail, food services, media, technology, healthcare. Her messages are universal and are tailored to your needs.
Elaine’s hands on experience, real life stories and illustrations of what we encounter daily, all combine to help audiences consider all their options and apply immediate solutions.
- Leading a Culture of Care
- "I Can Fix That" - Programs for Leaders or Staff
Women, Financial, Business, Leadership, Negotiation, Communication, Generations, Humor, Diversity, Education, Executive Development
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$7,500 - $9,999
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BC // WA
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“Elaine Allison is a tremendously engaging and riveting speaker. She takes what often can be emotionally charged and complex concepts and breaks them down into readily understandable elements. By using acronyms and graphics, among other techniques, she presents useful information that is reinforced through personal anecdotes. Overall, Ms. Allison is a Grade A speaker who presents with enthusiasm, passion, intellect, humor and poise.” - Publicity Penguin and Viking Press
“Elaine spoke to over 5,000 of our 20 different airport client organizations in resolving customer care issues during our multi-year plan and in preparation for the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, BC. The complexity of the task and the sheer numbers of varying audience needs was monumental. The results were significant with high ratings from all organizations. In addition, the programs contributed to YVRAA (Vancouver International Airport Authority) winning the prestigious #1 Airport - North America (Skytrax) 2010 award.” - Vancouver International Airport Authority
“Elaine is one of the most fascinating people I've met. I've learned so much in one morning and it's all things I can apply in my life immediately.” - Health Region