Speaking

Book Alison Coward to speak at your conference, event or workplace. Her talks are packed with insights and practical tips on topics related to collaboration, such as effective workshops, teamwork, company culture and the future of work.

Get in touch: alison[at]bracketcreative.co.uk.

Keynotes

Workshop Culture for a Better Workplace

How can leaders build a more creative, collaborative and engaged culture with their teams?

This talk covers why we should strive for great workshops rather than typical meetings, the role of facilitation in leadership as well as practical tips for better workshops and meetings. 

The Changing Face of Teamwork

Teams are nothing new, but they are starting to look different. Has our thinking evolved as much as it needs to keep up with technology, the need for innovation and the demands we have for a modern workplace?

This talk covers how to build happy, engaged and thriving teams in times of change.

Designing a High-Performing Team

Effective collaboration remains a challenge for many. How can we make the most of the collective expertise in a team, whilst ensuring that each person can work in a way that enables them to do their best work?

This talk shares both practice-based and research-backed insights on characteristics of high-performing teams, principles for designing an effective team culture and how to create good team habits that stick.

Great Workshops, Great Teams

Workshops are an essential part of our projects for gathering information and generating ideas. But sometimes the energy and motivation is lost soon after they finish. How can you make sure your workshops have a longer-term impact, to influence the way your team works together throughout a project?

This talk covers practical tips for designing and facilitating workshops that generate concrete outcomes, and how to keep the momentum going that contributes to a collaborative team culture.

Testimonials

Alison’s wonderful talk about designing teamwork hit the nerve of our audience when she identified that a huge amount of our working time is actually spent on dealing with people – and how important this is.”


Sascha Eggenberger

Frontend Conference Zurich

“With Alison’s talks focussing on workshops and team culture we thought, correctly as it’s turned out, that she would be a speaker with a message that not only resonated with all, but gave our attendees actual things to try upon their return to work.

She was a genuine pleasure to deal with in the months building up to the event and also on the day itself. Any prospective conference organisers out there considering Alison really shouldn’t hesitate.”


Matt Stroud

Northern UX

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