Alison Straw

Coaching Team

For over 20 years Alison Straw has supported organisations achieve their aspirations by developing their individual and organisational capability. She has held senior positions in human resources, learning and coaching in companies such as Selfridges, The Institute of Management and Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate.

Alison’s career has been devoted to helping individuals, groups and organisations develop. She is passionate about engaging and inspiring people and has worked with many senior executives supporting them in delivering value through values. For many years she balanced her work at London Business School with supporting businesses to perform better through engaging their people and a senior level role leading a voluntary organisation working with vulnerable people. She now is focused on her coaching and educators roles.

Alison has an MSc in Human Resource Development, is a recognised practitioner by the British Psychological Society, is a Chartered Member of CIPD and a Fellow of The Institute of Management.

Alison has been a judge for the National Training Awards, the chair of an employer panel for Investors in People and has written 4 business books, in addition to many articles.

Virtual Masterclasses from this Educator

developing the organisation and shaping the future

The Successful Leader’s First 100 Days


This session will help participants understand how to get off to the best start in terms of the impact on the team and the organisation.

Developing Talent and Teams

Understanding and Developing Resilience


This session will help participants understand where resilience challenges come from, know what it takes to be agile, adaptable and perform at their best.

Kourdi Associates​ ​work with current and potential leaders to develop their mindset, skills and effectiveness. Jeremy Kourdi is formerly Senior Vice President with The Economist, he has worked with London Business School and Duke Corporate Education as well as market-leading businesses worldwide, and he is the author of 27 books translated into 17 languages, including​ ​The Truth About Talent​ ​and​ ​Coaching Essentials​. ​His business​ ​Kourdi Associates​ ​provides coaches, expert content and consultants that help leaders successfully navigate a changing world.

Alison Straw

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Jeremy Kourdi

Jeremy Kourdi

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