The Ice Cube that
Became the Snowman
A metaphor that supports the
I teach to professionals and their leaders.
Imagine your tasks and obstacles as ice cubes and your job is to melt them.
Next, imagine a huge pile of snow that represents anything that steals your daily capacity such as worry, drama, self-judgment, not saying no, resentment or change fatigue.
Melting ice cubes is easy. People make it harder by packing snow around them, turning ice cubes into snowmen.
The extra snow complicates work, causes destructive stress and steals performance capacity from talented leaders and their teams.
Using my universal problem-solving framework, I teach professionals how to blast through the snow.
The result is leaders get more done and are happier doing it, even in times of challenge and change.
Change your relationship with challenge and change.
RBC Royal Bank
Allison’s training is much more than a course in resiliency and goes to the heart of leading and engaging team members and helping to unlock their potential in challenging times. Many of our leaders said it was some of the most practical and inspirational training they had experienced in years.
Libro Financial Group
Allison is a dynamic speaker who brings context to what it takes to build profitable relationships and earn new sales in today’s market!
Air Miles | Loyalty One
Allison is a dynamic speaker who provides practical advice. Feedback from the Loyalty One / Air Miles Women in Leadership event was extremely positive and associates put new found skills to work! Allison is the ultimate professional.
Allison Graham’s fresh perspective gave our partners and associates new tools and frameworks to incorporate specifically tailored business development activities to grow our thriving legal practice. Allison’s efforts to understand our unique sales environment was evident and her willingness to answer questions from the audience added a level of spontaneity that showcased her depth of expertise in this area.
With energy and humour Allison helps individuals focus on a constructive approach to life’s challenges by making distinctions between everyday stress, obstacles and life changing adversity.
BMO Finanical Group
Allison’s keynotes offered inspiration and results. For example, one of the many stories of impact included after hearing Allison speak, a leader on my team self-identified as being caught in the victim trap, recognized her tendency to complain too much, took responsibility for her negative contribution to team dynamics and committed to practising Allison’s formula.
Ontario West Insurance Brokers
Allison inspired the team. She gave us great tools to help us through this challenging time. Amazing. Loved the message.
Association of Healthcare Philanthropy
Allison’s thought provoking concepts will inspire your inner Resiliency Ninja. With experience in the field of fundraising and resource development, Allison connected with our audience relevantly on both the career and personal perspectives. Unique, quirky and engaging, you’ll be ready to work on your own ninja ‘moves’. FU-CHAAA!
Allison offered a great perspective on how to shift your mind and manage stress effectively. She engaged the team with a message that was timely, relevant and humorous. Hitting right to the core of your emotional state with no fluff.
Allison, I’ve been telling them for years, but you gave a 75 minute keynote and they finally get it. Six months later and they are still quoting you
Human Resources Professionals Association
Here’s the audience feedback from Allison Graham’s keynote at our holiday networking event: “Excellent! Best Ever!” … “Fantastic!” … “Very personable, informative and entertaining.”…”Great tips, I feel more confident.”…”Wonderfully entertaining, honest, fun and up-front approach to topic.” … “Unforgettable.”
You were absolutely fantastic today – the passion and conviction in what you do is so energizing and inspiring! On behalf of the TD Corporate WIL Committee, thank you so much for being the star of the event!
The Problem-Solving Framework
Once you’ve learned this three-part method for problem-solving, you can overlay the framework onto any issue to get solution-focused faster. Clients use this to stop destructive stress in its tracks and to minimize capacity-sucking barriers to performance.
Author, Media Commentator,
Speaker, Lover of Metaphors
It looked like I had it all. A budding media career, political aspirations and a speaking business with enviable clients. Like so many others, the public smile did not reflect the reality behind the curtain. I was overwhelmed; on the verge of burnout.
Surgeries, losses and injuries forced me to re-evaluate. Frustrated with trite advice that didn’t make an impact, I went on a resilience mastery journey to learn how to feel fulfilled and create a successful career without getting sucked into the destructive stress patterns.
I realized that the answer was to change my relationship with challenge and change. I stopped expecting problems to go away, and started solving what I could and more confidently navigating what I couldn’t.
As a result, I created problem-solving, resilience-building, capacity-amplifying systems that I have shared with thousands of professionals. My mission is helping others see why life doesn’t have to be so hard – even when things go wrong.
How I deliver my framework.
The depth of service varies depending on your needs and desired outcomes.
How Daily Stressors Steal Capacity
Inspire your audience and give them actionable takeaways to master resilience and amplify capacity. (Full virtual production studio or home living room setting available.)
Leading a Resilient Culture
The Resilience Mastery Journey is for discerning leaders who strive for excellence without burnout.
The Risk of Busy - Missing Kids' Childhood
Combine modalities such as live sessions, self-guided online training, team challenges and keynotes to embed my process into your culture.
Take Back Your Weekends
(Online Program Sample)
I offer several self-guided, on-demand training programs for individuals and teams.
Good Versus Bad Stress
For business owners and leaders who want to amplify their capacity to do even more, without the destructive stress.