As a leadership advisor and master executive coach, Allison Conte devotes her work to clients who are committed to being a force for good in the world and, in service of this intention, are ready to grow to the next level of maturity. She has a special interest in executive development for women and has created a leadership model and developmental program (based in part on Polarity Thinking™) called “Sophia Leadership.” A key ingredient in Allison’s approach is building the capacity to lead and manage change by developing change leaders who are self-aware, creative, collaborative, and capable of managing complexity. She has expertise in guiding leaders through "vertical" development (which increases perspective-taking and expands mental complexity) as a key strategy for up-leveling organizational performance. In her organizational development consulting work, she takes a whole-systems approach, blending performance improvement with upgrades to leadership, culture, and organizational health. This whole-system change work integrates executive/leadership development, top-team alignment, strategy execution, culture change, and organizational design/governance.