Alison has led teams of individuals in problem-solving and creating solutions for the real world in both boot-strapping start-ups and large Fortune 100 companies. She firmly believes that her leadership philosophy and coaching approach combined create environments where people can discover, make sense of what’s in front of them, and progress forward with momentum.
She has successfully led teams at large enterprises such as Thomson Reuters and Target, along with gaining experience in marketing and digital at Shutterfly, Fallon, and other top organizations. Her teams have included multiple functions from UX to Print and Photography, UX Content Design and Strategy to Copywriting, Creative Operations and Production across integrated customer experiences.
Alison’s leadership style is highly collaborative, and she works closely with her teams to ensure that everyone feels heard and valued. She encourages open communication and ideas sharing, which she drives through workshops, asking powerful questions and addressing blocking issues openly. Passionate about supporting the whole person at work, she has gained an accreditation in coaching to complement her skills.
Her experience in marketing and digital has given her a unique insight into the needs of addressable markets, and she uses this knowledge to create solutions that are appealing, brand aligned but also user-friendly and intuitive.
Tent Talks Featuring Alison Gretz
Navigating the Tightrope of Radical Candor: Leadership, Conflict, and Collaboration
In this Tent Talks session, we’re excited to welcome Alison Gretz, a seasoned executive coach known for her dynamic leadership across various large enterprises and start-ups. Alison will explore the concept of radical candor, a crucial tool for navigating complex professional relationships and resolving conflicts. Drawing on her extensive experience in marketing and digital arenas, she will share personal anecdotes and insights on how radical candor has shaped her approach to team leadership and problem-solving. Attendees can look forward to learning about balancing empathy with directness, and how to effectively employ radical candor in high-stakes situations.
The discussion will further explore Alison’s strategies for teaching and implementing radical candor, especially for leaders new to the concept. She will discuss the importance of open communication, idea sharing, and addressing blocking issues in creating a collaborative and productive work environment. This session is particularly relevant for professionals seeking to enhance their leadership skills and foster honest, constructive workplace relationships. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation that promises to offer valuable takeaways for personal and professional growth in the realm of effective leadership.