Testimonials


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Comments from the 2015 SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference:

“I had the pleasure of listening to Allison speak twice at the 2015 SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.   Allison spoke in-depth about “Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims” and “The Bully and the Bottom Line”.  It was quite obvious she is extremely knowledgeable with Employment Law.  Allison brought a sense of humor to her messages, provided vivid pictures (real scenarios) and kept her audience engaged.  We couldn’t get enough!

I strongly recommend Allison West for on-site training, executive coaching and listening to a brilliant speaker.”

Pam S.
Manager, Recruiting – Human Resources
EnLink Midstream


Comments from the 2013 SHRM Annual Conference:

“Allison’s presentation on Creating Bulletproof Documentation communicated knowledge that every HR professional and Manager must have!  She was informative, engaging,  humorous and provided great case study examples.  I learned so much that  I decided to attend another session where Allison presented on California Employment Law.  These were two of the best sessions I attended at the SHRM Conference.  We have already begun to make changes in our organization based on the best practices that Allison shared!”

Dayna B.
Executive Director, Human Resources
Kerzner International North America, Inc.


Comment from the 2012 PIHRA Annual Conference:

“I remembered you from past HR conferences, but wanted to say how much I enjoyed your presentation last week at PIHRA. Your knowledge and humor make you a delight to listen to.”

Caroline G., SPHR
VP of Human Resources Rhythm & Hues Studios


Comment from the 2012 HR Star – San Francisco Conference:

“I had the pleasure of listening to Allison West speak at the 2012 HR Star Conference in July.  She discussed Workplace Investigations: The Top Ten Mistakes Investigators Make. As she jokingly stated, “I only get 45 minutes, so you only get ten mistakes.” A few of my fellow listeners, and I, stated at the end of Allison’s presentation that we could have listened to her for another hour. Normally, presentations on such a serious topic are, well, serious and a bit dull. Allison did get the importance of conducting proper investigations across to the audience; however, she infused her presentation with humor and knowledge. I would definitely recommend that anyone who needs assistance or guidance on the topic of workplace investigations contact Allison West.”

Christina W.
Recruiting Operations Coordinator at Pacific Gas and Electric Company


Comments from the 2012 SHRM Annual Conference:

“I very much enjoyed your presentation on documentation at the SHRM conference.  You managed to take the fear out of it and put the common sense in.  Well done!”

Marge P.
Executive Director of Operations at LAU

“Your presentation in Atlanta was lively, entertaining and packed with good information.”

Neil W.
Manager – Human Resources / Security
Kern Oil & Refining Co.

“I thoroughly enjoyed your session and appreciate the great information received.”

Amy S.
Human Resources Director
HUB International Southeast


Comments from the 2012 NCHRA HR West Annual Conference:

“It was so good to see and hear you at HRWest 2012!  You are one of my favorite speakers I must confess – on point, on time, with a great sense of humor. I was glad to have the opportunity to hear your insights on “Documentation Dilemmas”. Your suggestions were right on target and immediately applicable to my job.”

Tregna O.
Human Resources Business Partner
Kaiser Permanente

“I attended Allison’s presentation “Documentation Dilemmas” at H.R. West.  Her presentation was informative, interactive and USEFUL! When I received her presentation via email a few days later, I was in the process of writing a difficult employee warning notice/PIP and the information in her presentation was so helpful and gave me very usable tips and verbiage to help me write the warning notice.”

Vicki V.
Human Resources Manager
El Rancho Inn & Suites, SFO


Comments from the 2011 SHRM Annual Conference:

“The Document Document Document seminar at the 2011 SHRM conference was one of the best sessions of the week. While the topic could have been dry, Allison West’s presentation was anything but. She provided excellent practical suggestions with great humor. I learned a lot and was provided with many tangible takeaways that I will use to benefit my company.”

Mia B.
General Counsel
ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions

“I attended your session, Document, Document, Document and am so glad I did.  You were super!  Thank you for your insight, for your attachments, and for presenting at SHRM.”

Paula D.
Vice President of Human Resources
Siouxland Federal Credit Union

“I attended over 13 different presentations during the SHRM Annual Conference, and I must say yours was hands down the best!”

Tara M.
Assistant Director of Human Resources
Catholic Charities of Kansas City and St. Joseph

“I very much enjoyed your presentation and humour. Thank you, Allison.”

Blaine E.
Vice President Employee Relations
British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.


Comments from the 2011 SF HR Star Conference:

“I attended your recent keynote speech and breakout session on Creating Bulletproof Documentation at the HR STAR conference in South San Francisco. I was very impressed with the quality/content and relevance of the information you shared and also with your engaging presentation style. The colleagues who attended the conference with me also felt your portions of the conference were the most valuable, so thank you!”

Alison F.
HR Manager
Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

“I want to thank you for the great Keynote speech and the session on Bulletproof Documentation.  You made two subjects which could have been deadly come alive and memorable. I wanted to say so in person, but it looked like a couple hundred others also had the same feedback.”

Joe C.
Staffing Director
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

“I thoroughly enjoyed Allison’s Key Note speech at this year’s HR Star Conference. It’s not every speaker who can be fun and informative at the same time! What a great way to start off the conference. Thanks!”

Jill F., SPHR
Senior HR Business Partner
Vocera Communications


Comments about Training:

“I want to recommend Allison West for Harassment and Discrimination Prevention training. She was phenomenal!! She made a very dry and serious subject matter entertaining, compelling and relatable to all our employees. We engaged Allison to conduct training for all level employees, not just the managers. They walked away with information that they will retain because Allison’s delivery was humorous and thought provoking. All the evaluations forms come back with an “Excellent” and “Highly beneficial” rating.

I highly suggest you experience her training for yourself. She also provides executive coaching and my company would very much like to bring her back for that.”

Nina B.
Sr. Manager, Human Resources
DURECT Corporation


“Allison’s presentation at the HR Star conference was one of the most clear and specific trainings I have heard re: performance documentation. As HR individuals we understand the need, but her presentation gave us great tools to bring back to our Management teams.”

Kathy S.
Director of Human Resources
1-800-dentist


“Allison West has the ability to draw vivid, real-life images that engaged our employees in a learning experience, not just training. She adapts her style, delivery and illustrations to allow a connection to a broad spectrum of employees, across many cultures and varying levels of experience. Employees entered the session to fulfill an obligation and came out enlightened with a greater understanding of complex issues that effect our organization.”

John S.
Vice President Administration and Support Services
Kyocera America, Inc.


“We really enjoyed Allison’s training. She made the training fun, exciting and educational. We received wonderful feedback from our managers. We would not hesitate for a second in bringing Allison back.”

Jennifer C.
HR Manager
Kodak EasyShare Gallery


“Allison’s delivery style and attention to course detail deliver an extremely effective learning experience. Session after session consistently generated glowing comments regarding the success of the course and the great presentation skill of Allison. How often can you say that your management staff is actually looking forward to the next training opportunity on legal and compliance issues? It takes a great presenter and facilitator to get the level of results and participant satisfaction we achieved. I would gladly recommend this wonderful learning experience to anyone looking for a phenomenal learning opportunity with the perfect blend of activity, information, and leadership. Thank you Allison.”

Nancy B.
Director of National Human Resources
Fresh Express


“Allison is a phenomenal facilitator and source of knowledge in HR Best Practices. Her dynamic and interactive approach coupled with meaningful case studies has proven to be the most successful training our company has participated in. Allison’s presentations are appealing to all levels of our organization because she has the ability to facilitate technical material in a meaningful and entertaining way.”

Marjorie B., PHR
Human Resource Manager
California Farm Bureau Federation


“Allison has been wonderful to work with. Her legal expertise and amazing sense of humor make her easy to work with and her training sessions enjoyable to attend. We look forward to another great year of training with Allison.”

Kate D.
HR Specialist
Barclays Global Investors (BlackRock)


“Allison West has presented twice at the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) Annual Conference and Trade Show. Out of more than 35 concurrent sessions at each conference, her presentations were the second-highest scoring sessions. Her evaluations have included the following comments:

– Very interactive…A home run!
– Excellent seminar; my favorite so far.
– Very helpful and engaging. Allison was an energetic and
lively speaker
– Bravo! A very engaging speaker.
– Superb! Great content and good use of case law.
– Excellent speaker and session. Allison made the subject we
don’t like to talk about interesting and interactive.

It has been a privilege to work with Allison on both occasions. She is professional, responsive and committed to achieving the highest educational and business standards possible. As a speaker and facilitator, Allison consistently demonstrates practice expertise and strives to fulfill the unique needs of her audience. I look forward to working with her again.”

Grace T.
Manager, Professional Development
Northern California Human Resources Association


“Allison West is a phenomenal trainer! Managing within the Law is among the best training classes I have received in my career thus far. Allison was so engaging and humorous she kept the entire class captivated with her knowledge and wit. I will carry the fundamental practices outlined in this class with me throughout my career.”

Bridget L.
Regional Manager
Intelisys Corporation

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