Alison Maxwell
Accredited Coaching Supervisor
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Alison Maxwell

Accredited Coaching Supervisor

About Alison

Alison is a skilled executive, leadership and team coach with a reputation for bringing a blend of pragmatism, creativity and humour to her work. She works one-one as an experienced and valued coach supervisor, as well as offering group supervision.

She has over 30 years’ experience of working with large organisations, including the manufacturing, engineering, nationalised industry, pharmaceuticals, travel, financial services and retail sectors. This work has taken her all around the world, and she has had the privilege of working with a wide variety of senior leaders and coaches.

She has an unquenchable thirst for learning about her craft and trains and supervises other professional coaches as well as working ‘in-house’ with internal coaches. She has published extensively on coaching related topics including how organisations can build and nurture their own coach communities.

Coaching Expertise:
Member of the teaching team on the MA in Coaching and Mentoring at the International Centre for Leadership Development and Coaching at Oxford Brookes University, and visiting lecturer at the University of Hong Kong. Coaching practice overseen by an independent supervisor to ensure continued high standards and adherence to ethical practice.

Experienced in use of strengths-based tools such as Strengths finder and Realise 2 as well as 360º feedback systems

Articles published in the ‘Coaching: An international journal of theory, research and practice’, the International Journal of Evidence-based Coaching and Mentoring, and the International Coaching Psychology Review. Recent chapter on ‘Supervising the internal coach’ in Open University publication: ‘Coaching & Mentoring Supervision: theory and practice’.


MA in Coaching and Mentoring at Oxford Brookes University (with distinction). Post-graduate certificate in Coaching Supervision at Oxford Brookes University (with distinction). Accredited Professional Executive Coach by the Association for Coaching


"Alison is an extremely experienced facilitator and coach. She has incredibly strong understanding of individuals and teams and is able to bring this to a variety of business situations, achieving exceptional results for the people she is working with. Personable - an expert with high integrity."
(HR Director, Alliance Boots (commissioning client))

"Alison has an ability to create empathy and trust which enables you to talk openly and freely. She has the ability to act as the perfect mirror, to allow the individual to observe themselves in order to discover weaknesses or opportunities. Alison guides the conversation in such a way that allows breakthroughs in understanding and self-awareness to take place."
(IT Director, RS Components (coaching client))

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Location & Catchment

Based in: Stamford, UK

United Kingdom

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