Allison Cook

Allison is a strategist and story-whisperer who works with brilliant, busy people and organizations to get ideas out of your head and into the world. With a robust background in communications, Allison combines a high-level of understanding of what’s at stake with a pragmatism that makes the overwhelming manageable. She brings order to chaos and creativity to the practical with a real knack for distilling complicated information into something digestible.

A writer, creator, and producer, Allison enjoys the feeling of getting things d-o-n-e while working with people and projects she both believes in and finds deeply delightful. Her current and previous roster of clients includes Caring Across Generations, Economic Security Project, Next River, FRESH Speakers, and TED Fellows. Allison is a California native who loves her kid, liberation, and pop music. She takes the work of justice seriously and tries real hard to be a good neighbor while loving generously and reading closely.


Ghost writing
Speaker coaching
Communications strategy


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