GOOD TALK consultants offer expert services to improve your communication skills in a variety of contexts. Services include free-lance writing and editing, dissertation coaching, executive coaching, conflict resolution workshops, and job-seeking consultations. To date, we have worked with executives and professionals in major cities in Texas in fields such as business, engineering, marketing, finance, and more.
Whether you are looking for a workshop for your entire team or one-on-one coaching sessions, let GOOD TALK create a plan to meet your needs. Send us a message using the Contact Form below.
Any investment in communication will pay off for years to come. Are you ready to invest in yourself?
For those in the Waco, Texas (76712) area or within 100 miles, consultations may take place in person or via video chat. For all others, video chat, telephone, and e-consultations are available. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a personalized quote.
CONTACT ALLISON ALFORD FOR A FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION & DISCOVER WHAT GOOD TALK CAN DO FOR YOU!
Coaching | Consulting | Workshops | Conflict Resolution | Professional Development Job Seeking | Dissertation Coaching | Graduate School Prep
Rates are variable to suit a variety of needs. Single consultations begin at $100 and monthly coaching starts at $250.
Dr. Allison M. Alford earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016. She also has an M.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in Communication Studies and a B.A. from Texas A&M University in International Studies with minors in French and Public Relations.
With her husband and two kids, Allison lives in the Waco, Texas area. They spend time outside swimming, kicking around a soccer ball, reading, and playing tricks on each other. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Business Communication in the Management Information Systems Department in the Hankamer School of Business.
Coaching and Consulting: Allison began Good Talk Communication Consulting in 2016 after 13 years of teaching in colleges and universities, working with students ages 17 to 70, from freshman to graduate students and professionals. She noticed a need from those entering (or returning to) the workforce to polish their communication skills. The best way to fill this need is with one-on-one meetings targeting each person’s goals and abilities. As a consultant, Allison helps clients create big ideas and coaching for interpersonal relationship success. A coaching session or consultation may include writing copy, editing, goal setting, generating ideas, problem-solving, and a lot of listening.
Conflict Resolution: Trained in conflict resolution and teamwork strategies, Allison provides tools and tips through both coaching and workshops to improve the way your group interacts. Not only are these strategies valuable in clients’ personal lives, but additionally many clients have indicated that these skills are the very thing that helps them get ahead and stay ahead in business. You cannot avoid conflict (nope, you really can’t), so let’s work on managing it together.
Research: Dr. Alford conducts research on adult daughters and discusses this valuable family role. Dr. Alford advocates for creating and using language that reflects the effort and energy necessary to perform various family roles. In sum, her research shows that daughters are providing support, nurturing, and more, but we cannot call this ‘mothering.’ Instead, she describes the work and effort that daughters provide their mothers as daughtering. Take a look at the DaughterDoes blog posts for more info.
Contact Dr. Alford for more information or for inquiries into speaking engagements and forthcoming publications. Drallisonalford [at!] gmail [dot!] com or using the form below.
Blog| DaughterDoes is the blog page for GoodTalkConsulting.Com
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