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Allison Mandell

Allison Mandell


Work Life Balance Coach, Executive Consultant (Former TV EP + DIrector)

Putney, Vermont

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My Role

I'm an international Work/Life Balance Coach, Scheduling Expert, and Executive Coach, and a former TV Executive Producer, Showrunner, and Director.

Through coaching services, speaking, and writing, Allison helps executives and decision makers create work/life balance so they can find more time and revitalize their health, relationships, and inner wellbeing.

What I love most about my role

I love showing people how to come home to themselves. Work/life balance isn't about self-discipline or scheduling, it's about recognizing the limiting beliefs you hold within yourself and realizing that you deserve to give time and energy to the parts of you that have stayed hidden from view. When we can really look at what it means to choose authenticity over belonging, we can finally recognize our potential. That's when our lives begin to come back into balance.

How I define success

I define success as how much you live your purpose and find joy regardless of life's external circumstances. How much of your personality is in alignment with your soul/greater purpose. (This sounds really heady and spiritual, but I promise it's quite grounded when it comes to actionable steps!)

The best piece of business advice I ever received was

I cut my teeth in an extremely male dominated industry. I received very little positive business advice. However, I once got an unsolicited massage from a male president of a company and reacted by saying "No!" without even looking to see who it was that was touching me - I just knew I didn't want a massage from anyone in that building. Later that day, I got called into the CFO's office and was forced to call that president and apologize for my attitude earlier, or I would lose my job. It was that day that I realized that if I didn't have my own back, no one else would. So I learned what it meant to never self-betray and to always protect my teams from having to make those same decisions.

What would I tell my younger self

The parts of you that you fear are too much are actually the parts of you that will contribute the most to your greatness.

Also don't date guys named John, and definitely buy mascara more frequently.

What 2B Bolder mean to me

To me, it means that when we belong to ourselves, we become empowered. And when we become empowered, we become irresistible.

Years of Experience


I recommend you focus on developing these 3 skills to succeed in a role like mine

-Helping folks recognize that parts of themselves that they've hidden to keep their lives moving along "safely," and how that is actually costing them so much more than its bringing in at this point.
-How to schedule and execute their days so they have more time and can lead lives that aren't just successful, but deeply satisfying.
-Allowing people to see that their imbalance isn't due to a lack of self-discipline, but rather a complex set of limiting beliefs they've developed over many years. For instance, if their caretakers praised them most for their intellect, work ethic, or ability to take care of others, I bet that's showing up in their everyday lives now when they neglect another, perhaps more enriching part of themselves to really lean into that part that will make them feel most valuable and loved. When we can start to unravel the systems that got us here, we get two things - a new perspective, and then *choice* in our lives. This is when we begin to see real, lasting change.

Btw, here's my website:

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