My purpose and passion is to help clients achieve their business results and personally grow as leaders. I do this by encouraging people to have the courageous and interesting conversations about their 'preferred future,' understand their 'current reality,' and develop practical actions for closing the gaps. I work with leaders to develop high impact solutions to some of the key questions they face:
With over 40 years of experience as an organization and leadership consultant, I work with a diverse set of clients in the private, public and social enterprise sectors. I wear a variety of hats: strategist, facilitator, coach, team builder, organization designer, and educator. Prior to starting NextGenLeaders, I was a partner at Oliver Wyman Delta and Johnston Smith International.
"Allen was pivotal in helping us transform our organization. He dramatically influenced our culture and gave us the language and tools of great companies. His impact continues to be felt. In developing leaders, Allen mixes a “just do it” sensibility with sincere caring and respect for the needs of the individual. He inspired our entire leadership team to raise its game."
Paul Combe, CEO American Student Assistance
"I owe Allen a huge debt of gratitude. His coaching has helped me grow and embrace my role as a leader. He is extremely knowledgeable and able to translate theory into real action that changes the culture of a company. For 20 years, Allen has been very successful working with the teams and organizations that I have been apart of. Everywhere I go, Allen goes!”
Colette Nemni – SVP Human Resources Bell Canada
"I have had the pleasure of working with Allen as both an executive coach and a trainer. He has helped our growing team up level our management and leadership skills. With a young and energetic team, we have really benefited from Allen’s clear, realistic and practical approach. His depth of knowledge and passion has enabled him to grasp the complexities of our growing social enterprise and the leadership challenges that come with it. We have been so grateful for all of Allen’s support, insight and experience. With NextGenLeaders help, CSI has been able to step up and move to the next level of impact."
Tonya Surman, CEO, Centre for Social Innovation
"Allen’s experience and enthusiasm enable him to both imagine the possibilities and anticipate the road blocks."
Kevin Hanson, President: Simon & Schuster Canada
"I'm lucky to call Allen a mentor and a friend. I've turned to Allen several times in challenging situations; career moves, organizational challenges, and general life decisions. Every time Allen has been a great listener, probing with excellent questions and helping guide me in the right direction."
Richard Wiltshire, Sr. Manager, Linked-In