Alison Freeman: The Sense of Losing Control Through the COVID Pandemic

Mission Facilitators International
Oct 6, 2020
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Alison Freeman has been passionate about communication for as long as she can remember. Beginning her professional career as a TV News Journalist, she rapidly grew her knowledge of effective communication skills and realized the lack of quality connection in the business world. With a hunger to advance and the strong belief that she could make a meaningful impact, Alison became a professional communication coach in 2000 and launched her own coaching firm called AliComm in 2017. She has 17 years of experience working at all levels in the business and across the globe. 

Her international training experiences include companies in EMEA, Russia, the Arctic, the Americas, and Mexico. Alicomm programs include customized Media and Presentation Skills Training, online/ on-demand coaching, Crisis Training, Stakeholder Dialogue Workshops for field personnel, and one-on-one Executive Coaching for top business leaders. She offers innovative coaching solutions –scalable and customizable for clients of every size, geography, and need. Alison believes innovation, collaboration, and flexibility are essential for business success in her highly competitive industry.

Her hands-on approach is non-negotiable. She is known to treat every client as if they were her only client. AliComm is a proud member of WBENC/a certified Women-Owned Business.

In this episode, Dean Newlund and Alison discuss:

  • Reading people while providing authenticity and connection.
  • Providing service to others, hearing your client’s experiences, and knowing what they are going through.
  • The uncertainty of business during COVID and reworking your business to keep it successful.
  • Realizing the impact you have on people and having faith in yourself. 


Key Takeaways:

  • Remember that it’s about the audience, not you. Define the audience and decide what issues are most important to address.
  • The false sense of control we have in our lives can be an inhibitor of our intuition. Let go and let it be a liberating experience of remaking yourself, realizing what is important to you, and being faithful that everything will work out.
  • Providing human connection through being real, telling the truth, being vulnerable, and being authentic manifests results. 
  • The importance of giving to others and helping them feel supported during difficult times.

“We have to get outside of our own stuff because other people have it worse, for sure.” —  Alison Freeman


Mentioned: Outliers Malcolm Gladwell


See Dean’s TedTalk “Why Business Needs Intuition” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq9IYvgV7I

Connect with Alison Freeman:  

Website: Ali Comm International.com
LinkedIn: Alison Krasner Freeman


Connect with Dean:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgqRK8GC8jBIFYPmECUCMkw
Website: https://www.mfileadership.com/
The Mission Statement E-Newsletter: https://www.mfileadership.com/blog/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deannewlund/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/deannewlund
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MissionFacilitators/
Email: dean.newlund@mfileadership.com
Phone: 1-800-926-7370

Show notes by Podcastologist: Kristen Braun

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