Alison combines her extensive, practical, business background with a deep understanding of human behaviour. This rare combination allows her to blend human needs with business needs.
She says “When senior managers get it ‘right’ it filters all the way down. Every staff member then has the opportunity to bring the best of themselves to the workplace and to enjoy their hours at work, whilst collaborating to create a productive, profitable environment resulting in a healthy economy for all.”
Alison’s unique background spans careers in optometry, ICT, transformation, project management and leadership development. She has earned an SABS Design Award, contributed to published papers, spoken to international audiences and been interviewed on TV and radio.
Her successful management track record includes increasing her strategic business unit’s revenue threefold at Capital Software, and successfully delivering (with her team) on multiple key components of the nationwide Siyakha transformation project at SARS.
In 2005 Alison realised that her success as a leader-manager could be used to bring about a change in the quality of leader-management throughout South Africa. And CanBeeDone was born.
Alison hates to see abilities, time, effort or resources wasted. She enables leader-managers to build on their strengths, adding key tools and skills, and increasing their insight, to bring about real changes in their behaviour, and that of their direct reports and teams: changes that increase productivity, quality and profitability.
As a consultant Alison is strategic and creative; cutting through the clutter to the heart of the issue.
As a master facilitator she develops leaders and high performing teams, resolves conflict, uncovers the wisdom in the room and enables each person to grow. Her transformative, practical, interactive and experiential workshops are very popular as part of customised programmes, as well as at conferences locally and overseas.
As a speaker she is energetic and captivating, informative and inspiring.
Alison’s community work has included being a radio operator, a librarian, a counsellor for people with brain injuries, and most recently brokering peace between opposing forces.
In 2015 she co-founded Open Community Encounters, an initiative to improve tolerance, communication and healing among South Africans.
Alison lives on the shores of the Vaal Dam in South Africa where she can bird watch, dance, parkrun and still visit the Bush.
Regina aims for continuous improvement in her personal and professional lives and her daily mantra is to be a better version of herself each and every day. She is an Agile coach, trainer and facilitator, and gets energised when she’s involved in facilitating teams of all shapes and sizes steer for better outcomes.
She started her career in banking and moved into ICT about 18 years ago where she has fulfilled many roles. Recently she led a software development team to successfully deliver strategic change to a bank in Mauritius using Lean and Agile methods.
She gets energised when involved in creating the conditions for self-organisation and facilitating teams to deliver value to business stakeholders. She is experienced in navigating governance and processes to facilitate Agile in highly regulated corporate environments.
As a facilitator and coach she spends much time getting teams from across the organisational hierarchies to communicate effectively. As a Radical Collaborator she also coaches people to get rid of defensiveness to collaborate better with each other and with other teams.
She has been an evaluator for the Africa Innovation Summit, is involved with bringing the Agile Africa conference to the market and has taken it upon herself to develop new conference speakers to help keep the agile community in South Africa fresh.
She regularly speaks at conferences locally and internationally.
Certifications: CST®, CSM®, CSPO®, CSP®, KMP®, NLP (Masters), Training From The Back Of The Room Practitioner, SAFe Agilist, Certified LeSS® Practitioner, Human Systems Dynamics Professional, Certified Radical Collaboration® Trainer