Allison Graham

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“Obstacles won’t stop, so we must shift our relationship with them.

Only then can we find hope, be truly resilient and highly productive in tough times. Using my problem-solving framework, I’ll show your audience how to do that.”


Allison Graham inspires and empowers better problem solving to increase productivity and happiness while minimizing destructive stress, burnout and team turnover. Driven by her belief that most negative stress is unnecessary, Allison shares her signature concepts with audiences of highly-accomplished, forward-thinking professionals.

Allison’s programs are the result of a decade-long journey that started after a botched surgery caused neuropathic pain. Doctors told her that she would be on pain meds for life and would not work full-time again. They were wrong.

Allison was frustrated with trite, yet typical, stress management and resilience advice. She dove deeper to uncover a better, less stressful way to navigate tough times. She discovered that the answer is to systematically solve problems with less fanfare and to fundamentally shift one’s perspective of issues that steal personal capacity each day.

Her latest book Take Back Your Weekends: Stress Less, Do More, Be Happier illustrates how to apply her 3-Part Problem-Solving Framework to the issue of having too much to do, with too little time and too few resources.

Speaking professionally since 2006, Allison engages audiences with her conversational presentation style and provides a stress-free speaker experience for her clients.



Allison Graham

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Problem Solving
Stress Management
Work-Life Balance
Profitable Networking
Also Available For Hosting Mainstage Panels and Executive Interviews


“Allison’s program is much more than a course in resiliency and goes to the heart of leading and engaging team members and helping to unlock their potential in challenging times. Many of our leaders said it was some of the most practical and inspirational training they had experienced in years.” Don Ludlow, Regional Vice-President, RBC Commercial Markets
“Allison’s keynotes offered inspiration and results that lasted long after her speech was done. For example, one of the many stories of impact included after hearing Allison speak, a leader on my team self-identified as being caught in the victim trap, recognized her tendency to complain too much, took responsibility for her negative contribution to team dynamics and committed to practising Allison’s formula.” Sébastien Fauvel, MBA, Hiring, Onboarding & Engagement at BMO Financial Group
“Allison is a dynamic speaker who provides practical advice. Feedback from the Loyalty One / Air Miles Leadership event was extremely positive, and associates put new found skills to work! Allison is the ultimate professional.” Debbie Baxter, Air Miles | Loyalty One
“Allison crafted and executed an engaging presentation that inspired our audience and set the stage for the entire event. She showed her versatility as a dynamic facilitator, assisting with transitions, moderating a panel discussion and framing questions from event participants. We could not have picked a better and more engaging keynote speaker for our virtual International Women’s Day event.” Todd Copeland, General Manager, Community Futures Middlesex
“With energy and humor, Allison helps individuals focus on a constructive approach to life’s challenges by making distinctions between everyday stress, obstacles and life-changing adversity.” Carolyn Young, Director Western University Continuing Studies
“Allison Graham's fresh perspective gave our partners and associates new tools and frameworks to incorporate specifically tailored business development activities to grow our thriving legal practice. Allison's efforts to understand our unique sales environment was evident and her willingness to answer questions from the audience added a level of spontaneity that showcased her depth of expertise in this area.” Rosa Lupo, Gowling WLG
“Allison is a charismatic, personable story-teller with an important message for all busy professionals - how to take back the weekend! Her insight and lessons really resonated with our group of lawyers. She gave us real, straightforward strategies to take back control. I highly recommend Allison.” Paula Puddy, CPD Director, Middlesex Law Association
“Allison is a dynamic speaker who brings context to what it takes to build profitable relationships and earn new sales in today's market!” Steve Bolton, President and CEO, Head Coach, Libro Financial Group