CEO and Founder

Alison Hendren

Alison Hendren MCC, CEO & Founder

As an Executive Coach and Coaching Educator since 1996, Alison has seen the transformative power of coaching in maximizing the full potential of people. Passionate about what coaching can do and how it can affect every aspect of how we live, work and communicate, Alison's vision is that EVERYONE learn how to coach. To realize that vision, she created Coaching Out of the Box® 8 years ago and in that time over 16,000 people in 38 plus countries have experienced the Flagship 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™.  She has been on the forefront of embracing technology as another way for people to learn coaching via robust virtual classrooms since 2008.  

Recently she was honoured to present the findings on bringing coaching skills to over 5,000 people in Healthcare using her proven program at the 8th Annual Coaching in Leadership Healthcare conference offered by Harvard Medical School and the Institute of Coaching in Boston. 

Alison led a faculty team at Royal Roads University for 13 plus years with the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching Program at Royal Roads University and was pivotal in it achieving the reputation as the most highly respected Executive Coaching Program in Canada.  During her leadership over 1200 leaders from all parts of Canada plus the US, Europe and Asia achieved the rigorous CEC designation. She is also Charter faculty for the Executive Coaching Program at the University of Texas at Dallas. Previous to that she was Vice President of Global Business Development for Coach U and Corporate Coach U where she contributed largely to the growth of the coaching profession and had the opportunity of speaking and training coaches worldwide. Her work with the International Coach Federation, the largest professional organization for coaches in the world, contributed to ensuring standards of practice and educational requirements are met. She achieved the Master Certified Coach designation in 1999 and is one of only 700 coaches worldwide to achieve this designation.

Previous to coaching she worked in sales management in the corporate environment through her work with Canada Trust as well as created a number of businesses within the real estate arena including multi-million dollar developments in Vancouver and Whistler. Alison’s eclectic background brings a full set of strengths including business startup and development, leadership, strategic thinking and authentic frankness coupled with warmth and compassion. 

To learn more about how you can benefit from using our programs and products contact Alison by email:[email protected] or by phone: 1-888-422-6224.