ALISON ROBERTS
L&D CONSULTANT

According to KPMG, third party risk management is now a strategic priority for 85% of businesses.

When was the last time you conducted a Vendor Audit? Did you know that it’s one of the best ways to evaluate your L&D supply chain and trim unnecessary costs?

Assessing your vendor pool using our strategic 10-point matrix can immediately unlock impressive cost savings for the business, reduce risk and improve service quality. It can also deliver a significant impact on your bottom line.

Hi, I’m Alison. I specialise in
L&D VENDOR MANAGEMENT
QUALITY CONTROL
THE STRATEGY AND OPS THAT UNDERPIN GREAT L&D MANAGED SERVICE SUPPORT/ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT COMPLEX PROBLEM SOLVING
CUSTOMER-CENTRIC, FRICTIONLESS COMMS.

I’ve worked with organisations like Legal and General Financial Services and understand the particular
issues that a federated operating model faces.

As a customer centric L&D professional, my main skills lie in stakeholder management, bridging
knowledge gaps, and facilitating healthy two-way communication across teams and departments.

My career also spans sales, marketing, consulting, facilitation, and coaching. As a successful
business owner, I have a strong commercial lens through which to deliver ROI.

UNBELIEVABLY...

58% of Risk Professionals identify poor data quality as the greatest data-related risk (McKinsey), believing it to be responsible for an average of nearly £12 million per year in losses.

The 2023 Prevalent TPRM Study found that 48% of companies were still
depending on spreadsheets to compile, store and evaluate data.

As a business, how are you capturing, validating, storing, and analysing
your data? Do you have a consistent process throughout your
organisation? Is it effective, and how well is it communicated?

ABOUT US

We're experts at helping you We’re experts at vendor evaluation, quality control, relationship- building, cost cutting, and re- defining and streamlining systems and processes around TPR.

We also join up comms with interdependent departments, can account manage your MSP, onboarding, and help lead on creating and interpreting data driven insights that drive better demand planning.

ABOUT YOU

You are looking for someone impartial to come in and review your current vendor pool. Assess risk, uncover hidden issues, drive quality, evaluate costs and make recommendations.

You may have clearly defined outcomes but could lack robust KPI’s, up to date processes and a thorough systems review to ensure you are getting the best deals from your suppliers.

UNBELIEVABLY...

Having worked with and managed vendor, contractor, and associate pools, and as an Associate myself, I know the challengesthey can present.

You’re looking for value for money, but not at the expense of cultural alignment and business impact.

You want to perform a robust assessment and possible cull, potentially set against new or revised KPI’s, but don’t know where to start.

You know you need a reliable dashboard in place with current data that gives you an accurate picture to inform areas like demand planning, talent management, internal mobility and manage risk, because yours is scattered at best, outdated at worst.

You may want to source new vendors but realise that there are gaps in governance, systems, process, feedback, onboarding, and messaging.

I see and solve issues like this all the time. Spend 30 minutes with me and I’ll give you some pointers.

MY TIMELINE

WORK
WITH ME

Lacking qualified internal people who can straddle vendor and project management, L&D, consultancy, comms, and commercial whilst balancing senior stakeholder management?

Now is the time to draw on external resourcing which can save time, money and still get the job done in a way that aligns with your culture, values and headline objectives.

Need someone impartial who can complete an in-depth gap analysis, surfacing anything that might side-track or de-rail your vendor pool best practice and quality control, whilst minimising risk?

Let’s schedule in some time to understand your current challenges in complete confidence.

WHAT YOU’LL GET

Straight talk and honesty.
In-depth consultation.
Thorough gap analysis.
Incisive diagnosis.
Insightful observations.
Realistic timeframes.
Value and results.

WHAT YOU WON’T

Meaningless platitudes.
Departures outside scope.
Lack of attention to detail.
Someone who doesn’t listen.
Buck-passing.
Incomplete work.
Lack of alignment.

NOT A ONE TRICK PONY

BECAUSE HONESTLY...

I haven't met anyone else who does this as well as I do - and I say that with the greatest humility.

It's literally my life's work.

WITH OUR COURSES

YOU WILL

TRUSTED BY

Media

Gill Howe

A rare combination of depth of thinking, commitment, persuasiveness, and client communication. Her sales awareness and ambition for meeting client needs make her an attractive member of any team.

Phill Slater

An extraordinarily talented L&D professional. She is extremely hard working, supportive and genuinely cares about all she comes into contact with.

Robert Hubbard

No matter how tricky the situation, Alison is a calm problem solver, strategically minded and a brilliant communicator. In a modest, supportive, and assured way, Alison challenges you to look at things in a different way. Her ability to do this has had real impact on people and yielded results.

Dan Sanders

A breath of fresh air! Alison challenges how we do things and continues to bring new ideas to the table.

Mark Pepperell

Amazing insight and great depth and breadth of knowledge. Alison has built good relationships with key customers and worked well to generate energy from L&D colleagues.

Fiona Pawley

With a remarkable ability to listen, empathize, and establish connections with others, Alison consistently showcases her extensive learning and development knowledge, competence, and capability.

John Hattam

Relentlessly customer centric. Alison is adept at spotting opportunities and working with others to realise these.

Kristina Korsaks

For some people, words are not enough to describe how special they are. Always dedicated, trustworthy and approachable, Alison will go above and beyond in delivering the best possible result.

Matthew Laskaj

Alison understands how people think, is open to new ideas and listens intently. All while being able to offer advice, creative suggestions, and great feedback.

Stephen Keery

I have rarely come across real talent in person. Alison one of those people. She has a great combination of commercial awareness, instinct and energy, and a special ability to handle multiple projects at the same time - and makes it look easy.

NEXT STEPS

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Let’s speak.

I’ll do a lot of listening and ask questions, because we need to make sure I’m the right person for your project and can add the value you’re after, within your timeframe. I work by the day or in one and three month blocks, full or part time.

number1

Scope and agree.

If all goes well, and I know I can deliver, we get on another call if necessary, to fully scope the project and co-create and agree outcomes.

number2

Define ROI and start.

We agree fees, contract, start date, milestones, reporting and cadence. I’ll need absolute clarity on how I can best deliver a significant ROI for you.

OVER TO YOU!

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I WANT THIS!

IN A WORLD WHERE

YOU CAN BE ANYTHING,

BE SMART.

REAL RESULTS:

Lou is in Corporate. She's always had strong instincts about people.

Before she came on my course, she had no context or container for her skills, or structure to safely and easily develop them. Then she found us!

After taking our course, and us still being connected 23 years later, she's still using them in every area of her life to make big (and small) decisions, navigate change with less fear, take bold steps to fulfill her goals and draw on everything she learnt to live life on her terms. She was amazed at how far she got in the short time she was on the course...

I WANT THIS FOR YOU TOO, BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN ONCE YOU GET THE BALL ROLLING.

If your instincts are telling you that I might be the right person for you, start now by taking note, listening then acting on them. I'm waiting for you on the other side, cheering you on, and can't wait to meet you and get started!

QUICK RE-CAP

REACH OUT OR GET ON MY LIST

Change doesn't happen by magic - neither does it have to be painful! Fancy a chat? Book in now.

ALIGNED CHOICE

Choose the right option; courses, 121's... let's discover and co-create your best outcomes

PAY. START. GROW. BENEFIT.

You won't get scarcity marketing from me. I'll always be here. But if you feel now could be the time, do it.

WITH COMMS LAB COURSES AND 121'S

YOU WILL

“This course literally changed my business and my whole damn life!”

- kylie m.

“This course literally changed my business and my whole damn life!”

- kylie m.

“This course literally changed my business and my whole damn life!”

- kylie m.

“This course literally changed my business and my whole damn life!”

- kylie m.

“This course literally changed my business and my whole damn life!”

- kylie m.

“This course literally changed my business and my whole damn life!”

- kylie m.

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