Welcome! My name is Allison Wonders Gars and I am a Certified Life Coach educated at Coach Training Alliance where I learned the skillful art of asking questions that dig deep into the well of answers that are already inside of you.
For the first twenty years of my career I worked with children, it was in this field that I created a character called Ladida (Laa Dee Dah) . I traveled throughout the southeast performing live shows for children utilizing puppetry and storytelling to educate and entertain. I wrote and produced my own television series, Ladida's Room, in North Georgia.
Then....In 2003, I turned 40 and what I thought was a forever career working with kids began to fade into the background as I found myself wanting to do something different. I had always had a knack for helping people gain clarity which led me to Life Coaching. I was already engaging people through questions so learning how to be a Life Coach came very natural. Next, I combined my talent for the stage with my ability to coach and began working with people on becoming better speakers. I love a good story and there is nothing more compelling then a speaker who shares their authentic self and story which is why I love coaching speakers. I'm a huge TED Fan and currently work as a Speaker Coach with TEDxPeachtree, TEDxCincinnati, TEDxOnBoard, TEDxCentennial Park Women and TEDxYouth@TheBeltline.
I am also an activist. My SHero is Eve Ensler who wrote the Vagina Monologues. Her mission is to end violence against women & girls worldwide. In 2013, based on the statistic that 1 out 3 women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime, she started One Billion Rising a worldwide Campaign to end violence against women and girls. I am the Organizer for One Billion Rising Atlanta. Check out what we do and join us! http://www.onebillionrisingatlanta.net/
On May 19, 2014, I turned 50! For my birthday I produced my own One Woman Comedy Show called Allison Wonders and her Cast of Characters to an audience of beloved friends and family. I have since performed 2 additional shows . I am currently beginning to do Stand UP Comedy. Challenging myself to do what I love and that is to be on stage and make people laugh.
I am excited about my work, my journey and the opportunity to work and meet incredible people. Look forward to connecting with YOU!