Alison Smith is the author of the Ethel Mae books, Broken Pieces Behind The Mask and Pack Your Luggage But Leave Your Baggage, with more titles coming in 2020 and 2021. A qualified and certified Coach, Stress Management Therapist and an Ordained Minister, born and raised in London, England.
Having experienced many challenges in her own life Alison found she was able to reach out and help adults. Many who had been through some quite traumatic life changes, experiences and challenges and where in need of guidance and help to push past where they had been and on the road of better days and years ahead. Alison realized that many men were struggling and mentally and emotionally and silently dying inside and felt as though they needed to be strong and hold it all together. Seeing an alarmingly high rate of young men of color suffering from mental illness, this is how her life coaching went from teenagers, women and children to include men.
Alison truly believes that we all have the resources and power within to live the life we deserve and the best life possible, the abundant life that God has promised. And has made it her aim and goal to help as many people as possible realize their potential, as a guest speaker at workshops, seminars, conferences and 1 to 1 Coaching sessions. The unfortunate thing is that many do not realize that this is within them, achievable and possible. As life has diminished their faith, they are war-weary and wounded.
Alison has impacted the lives of many around the world. These appearances have taken place at women’s weekend workshops, conferences, schools, published books, published articles and churches to name a few.
She still keeps in close contact with many of the people she has mentored. Alison also ran a successful Wedding Planning and Event Management company while living in London. Before becoming a Coach, Alison was employed full time as an Office and Facilities Manager within various industries for many years.
In early 2012 Alison moved to Florida, which allows her to be closer to family. As a hobby Alison writes poetry and short stories, is a creative cook, loves to travel and has quite a large diverse library and music collection. While working as a life coach Alison plans to continue her ministry as she believes that being connected and healthy spiritually is as important as emotional and mental health. Alison has a passion and focus for the needs of people of all ages from all walks of life.
No matter how many degrees you have or how educated you are, life will always find a way to teach you something! There is always something to learn on the journey of life! You are never too old or too smart to learn something! Stay teachable!" ~ Alison De Souza