What do you get when you take a self declared introvert, combined with self confidence, an open mind and strong desire to develop others? You get one of the only female IT senior executives successfully leading one of the largest IT teams in corporate Canada. In this second episode of the "Days of Future Past" mini-series, I speak to Alison James, the SVP of Technology Operations at one of Canada's largest banks, CIBC. Alison graduated with me from the Ivey Business School 20 years ago. While I knew her, we just didn't seem to cross paths very much. That was my loss. Alison is considered one of the Top 50 Women in Fintech in Canada and Chairs the Toronto chapter of Canadian Women in Technology. What is interesting is that Alison did not ever seek a career in technology. In this conversation I learn how this unlikely candidate climbed to one of top leadership roles in the mail dominated field of technology, by keeping an open mind, being inclusive and mentoring others. Send me a message - https://anchor.fm/shakeel-bharmal/message
This one was very moving for me, I really enjoyed talking about play, imagination, and she is just a gem to talk to. We discuss her academic career, being a Lego Serious Play Facilitator, as well as focusing on celebrating and not inadvertently diminishing one's imagination. Simply moving and so enjoyable. Dr. Alison's Website: https://engagingimagination.com/ Alison has asked that if anyone wants to reach out to be included in her research to contact her here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison James is an incredibly talented writer/director on the rise and headed toward her first feature film. After winning Best Narrative Short at the Austin Film Festival for her short film, Judas Collar, Alison was able to land reps at WME and has since been developing what will be her first feature film.
As a child, Lego consumed my life, and to be honest, whenever someone mentions the word Lego, it makes me smile as I had so many amazing memories playing with Lego while I was growing up. The reason I mentioned this is because today's guest is a Lego Serious Play instructor and travels the globe helping individuals engage their imaginations through the power of play, Lego, and so much more. Professor Alison James is one impressive human and has more energy than most, which I absolutely love. Alison is a Professor of Learning and Teaching, Director of Academic Quality and Development at the University of Winchester as well as a TEDx speaker, keynote speaker and an author of two fantastic books that we will mention in today's show. The big takeaways from this chat are around the four touchstones that Alison feels need to be involved in everyone's work and life which are connection, involvement, enjoyment and inclusion. To check out all of Alison's work, talks and resources you can do so on the links below:Website - https://engagingimagination.com/Twitter @alisonrjames
Edge Goes to the Aurapalooza featuring Alison James and Wes Hamilton
Edge Talk Radio
Join Cathryn Taylor for this monthly broadcast which features conversations with two of the twenty to thirty vendors participating in Echo Bodine's monthly Aurapalooza which takes place on the third Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Echo's Center for Intuitive Living located at 5356 Chicago Avenue South. Today Cathryn shares conversations she had with Alison James, a Psychic Medium, and Animal Intuitive (alisonjames.us) and Wes Hamilton (weshamilton.com) Master Numerologist. For more information on either Alison or Wes please follow the links to their respective websites. Thank you for your interest in the Edge! Please go to edgemagazine.net to view the latest issue of the Edge. For information on advertising in the Edge please contact Cathy Jacobsen at 763.433.9291. Or via email at Cathy@edgemagazine.netFor article submission please contact Tim Miejan at 651.578.8969. Or via email at email@example.comOr for further information regarding the Edge Talk Radio contact Cathryn at via email at Cathryn@EFTForYourInnerChild.com
#39 In Search of French Lit: Alison James, Kit Schluter, and Adam Hocker
This week's episode explores the world of French-language literature. Alison James talks about literary movements, such as Oulipo. Kit Schluter discusses of the joys and sorrows of the translator. Adam Hocker sends word of new books, including finalists for the Albertine Prize. Open Stacks is the official podcast of the Seminary Co-operative Bookstores.
BIC, Alison James - Building Great HR Careers (Alan Mait)
ChapmanCG Global HR Interviews
A good HR leader has a solid understanding of business operations and objectives. But an effective HR leader not only understands the basic principles of the organisation, but also knows how to strategically help their business leaders achieve future growth. Alison James, Chief Human Resources Officer at Société BIC, discusses how to build a great HR career and become an effective leader.