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Speaking Bio


Alison Elissa Cardy is a career direction coach who specializes in helping people navigate their careers. She is an experienced speaker who consistently delivers both inspiration and actionable takeaways. Her speaking style involves storytelling, humor, and audience participation.

Alison is an active member of Toastmasters International. She is an Advanced Communicator Bronze and has won her club’s humorous speech contest.

Her speaking topics include:

  • Creating a Winning Career Plan
  • Successful Salary Negotiation Techniques and Mindsets
  • Common Career Concerns and What to Do About Them
  • 5 Mindsets to Help You Survive Your Job Search

Testimonials

“It was a pleasure having you come and speak! I don’t think that I have ever seen so many folks wait around after the event to talk with the speaker, which I think is a good indicator of how well you engaged people.” -Dana Kaasik, Graduate Research Assistant, Center for NonProfit Studies at George Mason University

“Alison worked diligently to develop content, find a venue, and recruit fellow alumni clubs to join Cornell alums in a session on “Developing a Winning Career Plan,” a pertinent topic in today’s ever-changing economic environment. Alison presented worthwhile information to a group of about 60 guests, with a networking session to follow, further adding value to the event. She was communicative and easy to work with and the event was a success for all!” -Lindsay Shattenstein, Young Alumni, Cornell Club of Washington, D.C.

Upcoming Events

2014
April 22nd
Campfire Conversations: Free Group Coaching Call
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May 5th
Authentic Girlfriends Circle May Event (DC Area Women Only)
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May 14th
Cornell Alumni Club of Washington DC

July
Young Non Profit Professionals Emerging Leaders Series

Fall 2014
University of Maryland Law School Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland

Previous Speaking Engagements


Arlington Writers Group
Career TEAM
Common Sense Networking
Cornell Alumni Club of Washington DC
Falls Church Rotary Club
George Mason University, Nonprofit Speakers Series
George Mason University, Public and International Affairs Graduate School Program
George Washington University, Alpha Kappa Psi and Delta Sigma Pi
George Washington University, Alpha Phi Fraternity
George Washington University, Alpha Phi Omega
IgniteDC 2011
IgniteDC 2012
Intersections, Inc.
Kiwanis Club of Tysons Corner/ McLean
Penn Alumni Club of Washington DC
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) at First Baptist Church of Alexandria
UChicago Alumni Club of Washington DC
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland QUEST Program
Young Non Profit Professionals DC
Young Non Profit Professionals DC Annual Conference

More Praise

“Alison’s work with my student organization was outstanding. Her ability to relate to our members and provide valuable insight that we could all take away from made her a wonderful resource for us. She communicated well with us before, during and after our session, and she kept our organization’s specific needs of service learning as students and adults in mind. We look forward to working with her again in the future.” -Christina Revenis, Vice President, Alpha Phi Omega community service fraternity, Theta Chi chapter George Washington University

“Alison developed a workshop especially for our audience of young professionals. She is an engaging speaker and her presentation was both thought-provoking and approachable.” -Andrea Bufka, Professional Development Committee, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network DC

“Alison walked in the room with a great attitude and immediately won over the trainees with her presentation. She was extremely knowledgeable and helped trainees work through some of the thoughts that were holding them back from progressing. She left them with useful tools that will undoubtedly help them move forward. We can’t wait to have her back!” -Deniece Pope, Lead Trainer, Career TEAM DC

“I thought Alison’s presentation was excellent! Alison was poised, confident, professional, and shared top notch info. I had a blast.” -Diane Cohen, Coaching2Connect, Attendee

“Alison was extremely informative and identified many common concerns that college students have regarding their future. Alison also shared stories of her past experiences which helped engage the audience. Attendees of the event reflected to me how much they enjoyed the coaching session with Alison. I look forward to working with Alison again very soon!” -Betsy Chau, Vice President of Professional Development, Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Mu Chapter at George Washington University

Scheduling

Contact Alison to schedule a speaking engagement.