Allison Bichel PhD

Allison is an experienced leader, coach, and consultant. Her career spans three decades with chapters in the private sector (health diagnostics), consulting (facilitation, project management, whole system engagement in change), and 10-years as a health executive. Coaching is woven through Allison’s career: she has personally benefitted from coaching, she’s used a coach approach leading teams, and she’s partnered as a coach with individuals and teams to create powerful shifts in life, leadership, and impact for clients served.

Allison is a passionate lifelong learner. She is captivated by complexity, the science and practice of change and innovation, and people’s capacity to grow and change. She has a reputation for collegial relationships and an informal, collaborative leadership style. She is deeply committed to engaging people to affect meaningful change. She thrives in complex, politically sensitive environments with diverse stakeholders and competing interests resulting in a track record of innovative program, product, and service development.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Calgary, Cummings School of Medicine
  • Expert Advisor with Innovate Calgary, an innovation transfer and business incubator.
  • She lives in Okotoks, Alberta with Stuart her husband of thirty years, and their two labs Luna and Apollo. They can be found everyday walking and enjoying nature along the Sheep River. Her favorite thing is playing with Joseph, Thomas, and Julia, their three grown children and their partners as they begin their adulting adventures. She loves to cook, travel, play games, garden, and create art.

Professional Designations & Certifications

  • Bachelor degree in Nursing
  • Masters in Public Health
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Human Development
  • Doctorate in Human and Organizational Systems
  • Certificate in Individual and Team Coaching
  • Certified Coach, with the International Coaching Federation

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