“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
Alissa’s focus as an Executive Coach and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, author and speaker is to help you and your team drive performance by leveraging your strengths and accomplishing key professional goals. She traded in a Wall Street career so she could help others raise the bar in their life. Alissa is known for her clarity and energy and will help you and your team get started, create a bigger vision for what’s possible and strategically turn your ideas into action. Her top 10 strengths are…
Responsibility | Relator | Significance | Deliberative | Activator | Individualization | Belief | Input | Focus |Futuristic
As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Alissa leads specific team and manager seminars to develop leaders, leverage individual and team strengths, build partnerships, resolve conflicts, maximize performance and increase engagement levels. She works with executives, managers and entrepreneurs and has worked with family owned to Fortune 500 companies in many industries including Ross Stores, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Neutrogena, Petco, BNP Paribas, Brookfield Property Partners, Jones Lang LaSalle, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Taylor Farms, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Mount Saint Mary’s University, LA Business Journal, the Milken Institute, NBC Universal, Merrill Lynch, Dress for Success and Vistage International. She has been featured in the Huffington Post and The Women’s Eye and is a regular contributor to Wharton Magazine, Positively Positive, and Virgin.com (Richard Branson’s company).
Alissa’s business background includes ten years in finance at such firms as Credit Suisse, a global investment bank; IPC, a former Goldman Sachs portfolio company serving the financial industry; and Guggenheim Partners, a boutique investment management firm. She bridges her experiences as a former professional tennis player, Wall Street professional, and leadership coach to empower others to think bigger and get results. Alissa holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her coaching credentials from New York University, Results Coaching Systems and Gallup Strengths Coaching Program.
Alissa was an All-American tennis player at the University of California, Berkeley and competed on the Women’s Professional Tennis Circuit, achieving a world ranking of #202 in doubles. She was ranked #1 in the USTA National Women’s 40 Doubles in 2008, 2009, and 2011 and #1 in the Women’s 45 Doubles in 2013 and 2015. In 2012, she won the ITF World Championships Women’s 45 Doubles. In 2014, she represented the USA and won the ITF World Team Championships Women’s 45.
She has organized teams to help raise over $50,000 for Cycle For Survival, an indoor team cycling fundraiser that has raised over $10 million in support of research on rare cancers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. She is deeply passionate about helping underprivileged teens (and all people) believe in themselves and pursue their dreams.
Alissa’s book, Living in Your Top 1%: Nine Essential Rituals to Achieve Your Ultimate Life Goals, is available as a Paperback/Kindle and Audio book on Amazon, Audible and Barnes & Noble.
We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill
There are several ways to work with Alissa:
* SEMINARS: Team Building Leadership half-day and full-day seminars focused on various themes such as Strengths Based Leadership, Strengths Based Teams, Leading with Strengths for Managers, Employee Engagement, Building Emotional Intelligence, Create a Can-Do Mindset, Setting Powerful & Meaningful Goals and Living in YOUR Top 1%.
* COACHING: Executive Coaching for managers, entrepreneurs, executives and emerging leaders of all levels
* SPEAKING: Speaking engagement/keynote at your next company event or conference
For coaching, seminar and speaking inquiries, please email: Alissa@FinermanLiving.com
Living in YOUR Top 1%™