Alyson McKinster Chicago

1 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Tel:

312.205.0924


Email: alyson.mckinster@wipfli.com

Alyson McKinster

Manager, Organizational Performance

Alyson McKinster is an Organizational Performance Consulting Manager. She brings a strong skill set in use of behavioral assessment tools with a keen focus in understanding people’s motivational drives and needs and how these relate to team dynamics and strategy execution within a business. Working with Wipfli clients, Alyson uses multiple tools including the Predictive Index framework. She is currently the most excited about the tools that support understanding team dynamics. These tools allow clients to see how their team communicates, takes action and makes decisions based on their collective behavioral drives and needs of the group. Clients can see how their team dynamic matches their current strategy, as well as insights into strengths and potential blind spots.

Specializations

  • Organizational design and development
  • Psychology of People/Motivational Coaching
  • Psychometrics
  • Talent management
  • Digital content and grassroots marketing
  • Sales strategy, business development and client success

Past experience

Prior to working with Predictive Index at Wipfli, Alyson has built multiple sales and account management teams. With her background in Psychology and psychometrics, she found the Predictive Index while looking for the best possible tool to help explain the behaviors of her teams. In her work, Aly has focused on building organization's strategies and brands across a broad spectrum of industries and sizes with the focus of helping others find their authentic purpose and voice.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Contributes to the Active Minds & NAMI organizations

Certifications

  • Predictive Index Practitioner and Certified Trainer®
  • Crucial Conversations®

Certifications

  • Predictive Index Practitioner and Certified Trainer®
  • Crucial Conversations®

Education

  • Boston University
    • BA Psychology - Focus in Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology