Alison Whismore

Facilitator, N. America

As an Exec-Comm Facilitator, Alison Whismore brings 25 years of coaching and communication skills training experience to participants. Having lived and worked in countries as diverse as the Philippines, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and the UK, she leverages her cross-cultural experiences and communication skills to connect with professionals across a wide array of industries. Alison’s primary goal is to empower her clients to realize their full potential.

Past Experience

In addition to her work with Exec-Comm, Alison is a professional actor and teaching artist. She works with companies such as the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, African American Shakespeare Company, Crowded Fire Theater and B Street Theatre (Sacramento). Through networking, perseverance, and relationship-building, Alison successfully grew both an international touring company and a teaching artist program within a local Bay Area company. She is also the founder of Sure Voices, where she offers voice training for dynamic, clear speech in virtual settings.

Education

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London

Post Graduate Diploma, Acting

Manchester University

Bachelor's Degree, Drama, with honors

Fun Facts

Alison currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband. Having learned about cuisine and wines from the French for many years, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes and is a member of two wine clubs. She enjoys walks on the beach, hikes in the nearby redwoods, as well as practicing yoga and prayer to keep fit and inspired. Alison speaks French and English fluently, speaks some Tagalog, and reads some Spanish.