Speaking, training and facilitation

In charge of an event or a company?
Looking for someone engaging and inspiring to catalyse fresh thinking?

Alison might be just what you need.

She has given talks and workshops around the world on:

  • The power of exploratory writing 
  • The future of publishing
  • The business of business books
  • Innovation strategy
  • Microhabits
  • Content strategy

See her in action on the TEDx stage here!

Alison Jones
Alison Jones TEDx

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With a background in senior management, experience as a tutor and associate lecturer, training as an executive coach and extensive experience of public speaking, Alison is well qualified to run workshops and facilitate strategy sessions as well as speaking to large groups. 
By arrangement, talks can include bulk discounts on books for delegates. 

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'Everyone was raving about Alison's talk and it was certainly a highlight of the day.'

'Alison is the ultimate professional, delivering all that was asked and more, and in a friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable manner... quality, informed and perfectly delivered.'

'Her coaching style worked incredibly well as it encouraged us to come up with our own ideas and solutions which really helped to embed the training.'

'Thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking... Alison has this natural ability to draw the right stuff out of you.'

'Alison's warmth and authenticity left a lasting impression on everyone. She not only shared valuable insights but also fostered a sense of community and support... We are immensely grateful for her contribution to our event and cannot recommend her highly enough.'

Read more testimonials here...

Short biography:

Alison Jones is the founder of Practical Inspiration Publishing, a pioneering publishing partner for businesses, and host of The Extraordinary Business Book Club, a podcast and community for writers and readers of extraordinary business books. A veteran of the publishing industry, she worked for 25 years with leading companies such as Chambers, Oxford University Press and Macmillan (as Publisher and then Director of Innovation Strategy at Palgrave Macmillan). She regularly speaks and blogs on the publishing industry, entrepreneurship, innovation and the importance of writing for business, is a Judge at the Business Book Awards and a former member of the board of the Independent Publishers Guild. She has written and edited several books, including This Book Means Business (2018) and Exploratory Writing (2022).

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To find out what Alison could do for your company, get in touch.