About Speaker Alison Fragale…
Alison Fragale educates and entertains audiences by bringing the science of psychology and organizational behavior to audiences in a relaxed, relatable way. Alison is currently the Mary Farley Ames Lee Fellow and Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, joining the faculty in 2004. An award-winning teacher, Alison teaches and mentors MBAs and executives through her roles as teacher, coach, and facilitator.
For over a decade, Alison has served as a speaker, instructor, or consultant on leadership, psychology and negotiation for executives in numerous organizations, and has spoken before more than 200 executive groups over the course of her career. Her clients include Lowe’s Home Improvement, ExxonMobil, Schneider Electric, Eastman Chemical, the National Multi-Housing Council, AvalonBay, Post Properties, Navy Federal Credit Union, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy. Her instruction on the psychology of power and leadership is part of the required general officer curriculum in both the U.S. Army and Air Force.
Alison is passionate about bringing her knowledge of psychology – how human beings are both similar and predictable – into organizations to enhance employee well-being, efficiency, and effectiveness. She delivers both keynote-style presentations (45-90 minutes) as well as longer experiential training and facilitation sessions (half-day to multi-day), customizing and tailoring the specific topics and activities to the specific interests of the audience.
In particular, Alison is committed to empowering women to succeed at work and in life. She understands the demands of the female professional first hand – Beyond her career, Alison is a mom to three young children, lives in one state (IL) and works in another (NC), and is currently recovering from the role of CEO-wife, a title she held for several years.
Alison received her B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College, where she recently concluded a nine-year term on the Board of Visitors of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences. She also holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Alison worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, Inc. Based in Chicago, IL, she advised numerous companies in the automotive and financial services industries on issues of corporate strategy and change management.