Allison Kinnear

My mission is to inspire women to navigate all aspects of their personal and professional lives with integrity, authenticity and courage.

I am a woman who leads with heart, intuition and humor. I live my life with worthiness, compassionate honesty, vulnerability, integrity and authenticity.

It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it. 

For over 22 years, I have worked with women as they navigate their vulnerabilities as employees and leaders. My career has been grounded in understanding leadership, team dynamics, anti-bias, inclusion, courage, and resiliency. 

I was raised in a family whose motto was, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

This motto led to professional success as I was the “nice girl” who kept my thoughts and feelings to myself. I came across as diplomatic, supportive and accommodating.

I earned my MA in Human Development and challenged myself to understand how we thrive and build resiliency. When I got promoted into leadership roles, I was thrust into a world where I needed to take a stand, call out bad behavior and lead my team to make powerful impacts. The "nice girl" part of me was in trouble.

I learned that I could lead with kindness, empathy and connection while having difficult conversations, voicing unpopular ideas and empowering my team to do their best work. I learned that I can create magic in company culture, where teammates show up with their full selves, transcending the vulnerabilities of the workplace, moving through conflict in productive ways and working together with genuinely inclusive and productive teamwork.

In order to do this, I had to learn how to use my voice, and help others do the same. No more gossip or backbiting comments. I have taught hundreds of women how to address issues head on, so the passive aggressive bullshit didn’t taint the waters of life at work. I later became a Certified Life Coach at the Seattle Life Coach Training so I could continue to transform lives.

When we can find the courage to use our voice, we create power in our professional and personal lives.

It’s there. You know what you want to say. I help you get there.

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