Alison Buchanan Strengths Coach

Meet Your Coach

Passionate About Inspiring Others

Hi! My name is Alison Buchanan, and I would love to help you “Play to Your Strengths”! 

I encourage and equip teams and individuals, as well as couples along with my husband, to discover and embrace who they were designed to be so they can thrive in their “sweet spot”.

Alison Buchanan Coaching & Consulting

I have over 30 years experience in teaching, mentoring, and training people in personal growth and development. I am a certified CoreClarity facilitator. This is a framework and methodology that serves to help people gain clarity on who they are at their core so they can truly be their best self at home and at work. This propels teams to transform as they capitalize on the diverse value of each member through comprehensive team dynamic and personal development modules.

 

My husband, Mike, and I have also developed Destination Unbreakable, a strengths-based marriage retreat, where we help you discover what’s great about you as well as your spouse. When couples learn to see each other through these new lenses, and gain a fresh perspective on marriage, relationships are transformed.

My goal is that you are free to “be who you are, not who you’re not”! Instead of conforming to an expectation of who you should be, comparing yourself to others, compromising to fit in, feeling misunderstood and undervalued; you can be transformed into who you were designed to be as I guide you on a strengths journey, allowing you to gain a new perspective of your identity, your purpose, and ultimately, the unique value you bring.

 

This process has been life-changing for me as I continue to tap into who I am as a wife, mom, women’s indoor and beach volleyball coach, mentor to young adults, and entrepreneur. When my first son was born, within minutes, I remember thinking, “this is what I was made for”! I get to experience that over and over as I help others embrace who they are, learn to tap into the energy that brings, and finally say, “I was made for this”!  There is nothing better than seeing the freedom, energy, and purpose people find when they understand their own uniqueness and value. 

Who I've Worked With

Grace Baptist Church
Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling
Athletes in Action
All things possible
Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
Visit Mesa
John Buoncristiani DDS
WR
TMU
Destination Unbreakable

Qualifications

  • Certified Core Clarity Facilitator
     

  • My top 6 talents - Empathy, Positivity, Adaptability, Learner, Harmony, Developer - I was designed to encourage and equip others!
     

  • Leading Personal Development and Team Dynamic workshops with hundreds of people from different walks of life - sports teams, non-profits, businesses, churches, education (high school, college, graduate, teachers, faculty)
     

  • 30+ years of developing and mentoring young adults in one-on-one and small group settings
     

  • I truly understand Team Culture and the importance of a healthy dynamic from years of being on various teams and coaching volleyball for 15+ years

Fellow Facilitators

Mike Buchanan

Mike Buchanan

Mike is a life coach and sports chaplain with 30+ years of experience working with athletes. He is married to Alison, and they work together when coaching couples. They have developed a strengths based marriage retreat, Destination Unbreakable, where they help couples discover what is great about their spouse.

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

When working with teams, if there is a large team or a unique need, Alison will bring in another facilitator to work alongside her.
 

Michael brings expertise in executive coaching, Action Learning, and positive intelligence. He has a passion for leadership and team-building.

Learn more about Michael at: andersonlr.com

Dr. Robert Woodcock

Dr. Robert Woodcock

When working with teams, if there is a large team or a unique need, Alison will bring in another facilitator to work alongside her.
 

Robert brings expertise in cross-cultural contexts, team dynamics, dispute & conflict resolution, and transformational leadership.

Learn more about Robert at:   https://www.coreclarity.net/facilitator/robert-woodcock

Take Their Word For It!

I can see exactly who I am

"Working with Alison has shaped me into realizing I am more than I give myself credit for.
I can piece everything together now and see exactly who I am."

My strengths are my toolbox

"Alison's teaching has benefitted me because I have been able to think of my strengths as my toolbox: whenever something in my life needs fixed, I can look into myself and figure out how I can assess the situation. I feel like I have more control over myself."

Valuable for our team

"Alison's consulting and coaching has been valuable for our team. We are learning about ourselves from another perspective and then are able to use the things we've learned about ourselves to help us relate and interact more effectively with others."

It blessed our communication

"I wish I took the CoreClarity workshop sooner. I loved learning about more of how I work and feeling more secure in who I was created to be. My husband and I took this course together and have seen it bless our communication. "