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Alison French

Managing Director

Alto Solutions, LLC

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United States


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Oct 18


In an increasingly impersonal world, Alison French is passionate about helping organizations and individuals make the right connections to create harmony and success. An experienced facilitator, trainer, coach and consultant, she employs brain science in her approach to organizational change, communications, and leadership. For more than 20 years, Alison has led projects within the education, government, and private sectors, eight in human capital consulting at Deloitte (formerly BearingPoint), and now as the managing director of Alto Solutions, LLC. She has facilitated strategic planning meetings and skills training workshops; launched mentorship programs; conducted in-depth change, leadership, and human capital assessments; developed and deployed strategic communication campaigns; and been recognized as a trusted adviser and go-to person by many clients. Prior to joining BearingPoint, Alison was employed as marketing manager for a major university and as director of special projects and events for a Capitol Hill nonprofit. Before coming to Washington, Alison helped run a small hospitality consulting start-up based in New York City. In addition, Alison has served on the Board of Directors for the Cornell Association of Class Officers, has been published in Cornell Magazine and ATD Links, and was a contributor to the book ''Leverage: How to Get It and How to Keep It in Any Negotiation'' (Volkema, R. 2006). She received WIPP's Level 1 Federal Contracting Certificate in 2014, is an authorized DiSC facilitator, has been a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences and organizational events, and has worked with groups around the world to help them improve their leadership and engagement by better understanding the connections between their people and within their brains. Alison holds a Bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kogod School of Business at American University. Specialties: Facilitation, change management, communication strategy, training delivery and development, client relationship management, coaching, team development and coordination, writing and editing, event design/delivery, organizational strategy and alignment

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Current Position

Managing Director at Alto Solutions, LLC


MBA - 2004

BS, Communication - 1995

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ATD Conference 2021

SHRM Richmond

Metro DC ATD Virtual Conference