Allison Cooley is the founder and CEO of Effectability, LLC, a Madison, WI based firm, Allison’s unique approach to leadership development, performance coaching and organization development enables her to consistently inspire great results. Known for her enthusiasm, candor, and her deep knowledge of people and organization systems, leaders turn to Allison for her insights and wisdom to help them find the root cause of problems, navigate through a change, and get unstuck.

Since 1990, Allison has made an impact on more than 20,000 individuals across the US in her workshops, retreats, meetings and one-on-one coaching sessions. She builds key capabilities in leadership, communication, conflict and change management, emotional intelligence and organizational goal alignment that ultimately form positive cultures and create high performing teams. Her ability to unpack complex problems and perceptively ask the right questions drives leaders and teams to sort through the clutter and see around the next corner. She is passionate about helping individuals appreciate and leverage their strengths and differences to improve performance, manage conflict and achieve personal and professional success.

Allison is an Inclusion Institute Certified Diversity Practitioner through The People Company Consulting Group LLC, a Board Certified Coach (Center for Education and Credentialing), a Certified Executive Coach (Center for Executive Coaching) and is accredited by CAPT as a Myers-Briggs practitioner. She is DiSC certified (Wiley) and is a certified trainer for Richardson, CPP and Erickson & Company. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UW-Eau Claire and her master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Minnesota, and holds an organization development certificate from Linkage, Inc. Over her career, she has worked for and with a variety of small and large organizations in many different fields including PwC, American Family Insurance, Medtronic, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and Proctor & Gamble.

Allison Cooley, diversity consultant and trainer

Allison Cooley

Lead Consultant | Facilitator

Coach | Speaker

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“What is unique about Allison is the just right balance of experience, skills and personal style to make her an incredible facilitator and coach. She has the rich experience, knowledge and skill in knowing organizations, growth and development as well as process from the bigger picture. The special ingredient often missing with facilitators is energy, enthusiasm, fun, humor, genuine caring and a crisp understanding and confident style that compliments their expertise. You have the best of all worlds with Allison Cooley helping to work through the toughest challenges for an organization to move on!”

“One thing I particularly liked or thought was unique was Allison’s positive attitude and her ability to lead a group through a potentially tricky subject such as office inclusivity. I found the experience very enlightening and Allison is always willing to listen and take time out of her schedule to help Clean Wisconsin.”