Highland Heights, Ohio – ERC, the human resource organization that provides training, coaching, consulting, research, and HR support services locally and nationally, is pleased to announce that Alison Brunsdon has joined the company as Director, Coaching & Assessment Services.
Alison brings over 30 years of experience across major sectors and disciplines of HR. She is an experienced coach to leaders, teams, and individuals, who has the vision and proven ability to drive transformative organizational change.
In her role, Alison leads a robust coaching and assessment practice that is founded on current trends and concrete research. She oversees executive coaching, business development activities, and a team of professional coaches dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients. Alison also manages ERC’s assessments suite, ensuring the offerings meet market demands.
“We’re thrilled to have Alison join ERC. There are countless benefits to organizations that look to develop their people through coaching and assessments, and I am delighted to have such an accomplished leader in this space. As we continue to focus on ways to make workplaces great, developing people is at the core,” said ERC President Kelly Keefe.
Previously, Alison served as the Global Director of Talent Management and Chief Talent Officer for The Lubrizol Corporation, a specialty chemical company with 9,000 employees in 27 countries. She transformed disparate training departments into international functions with world-class leadership development programs and strategic talent programs and processes. Before joining Lubrizol in 2002, Alison worked in senior HR leadership roles in the public sector and in a variety of industries, including health care, retail, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing.
“Given her outstanding coaching experience and her broad experience as a global talent leader, it’s an honor that Alison has chosen to call ERC home,” said ERC Senior Vice President Carrie Morse, who oversees all practice areas of the organization. “I’m confident Alison will make valuable contributions to ERC’s clients as she has a unique perspective and a track record for building strong teams.”
“I’m so excited to join ERC and for the opportunity to focus on my passion of coaching,” said Alison. “Coaching is such a critical element to organizational success. I look forward to working with our clients, discovering their strengths, and identifying opportunities for growth.”
Alison received her Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in industrial relations and law from the University of Kent in Canterbury, U.K. and her Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Leicester, U.K. She holds an Advanced Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University, U.K., and she is an accredited adjunct coach with the Center for Creative Leadership. Alison is also certified on several psychometric assessments, questionnaires, and assessment use and design.
Founded in 1920, ERC helps organizations make their workplaces great by providing expert people solutions that include training, coaching, consulting, research, and HR support services. We’re the creators and producers of NorthCoast 99, an annual awards program in its 21st year that honors exceptional Northeast Ohio employers for top talent. ERC also sponsors the ERChealth insurance program in Ohio.