consulting & coaching


Are you a business owner, CEO or Executive leader of a small to mid-sized business? Do you find yourself working IN your business more than working ON it?

If you are challenged with growing pains, are finding it difficult to focus, have under-performing team members, experience communication conflicts or would simply like to proactively get to the next level or prepare for business pre-succession, Allison can assist.



Clients consider Allison their “Trusted Advisor and Strategic Thinking Partner who ‘gets it’.” Most Business Consultants offer advice without ever having actually owned a business!

Uniquely distinguishing Allison from other Consultants, is that prior to her Founding Coppia Advisory, she owned a successful structural engineering firm with her husband for 23 years. As its CEO, she grew and led their multi-million dollar business.

Also, during many of those years, she was a member of a CEO peer group, collaborating with other successful business owners. The issues and opportunities discussed in a confidential setting covered every business subject imaginable. Many of the issues have translated into learning opportunities that Allison continues to draw upon when assisting her clients.

Her business owner perspective and “in the trenches” experience is an invaluable contribution that Allison brings to her clients.

Kimberly Johnson, Co-Owner and General Manager, EJA & Associates
EJA collaborates with world-renowned architects and designers, manages projects across the U.S. and abroad, and has advised many lighting manufacturers and lighting technology companies on product design, functionality and technical viability.

Facilitator for the International Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
Allison Tabor, Coppia Advisory, leads two peer advisory groups of Bay Area multi-million dollar entrepreneurial women presidents and CEOs. Members Dana Finegold – Tart Collections and Lisa Sween – Jackson Lewis share their member experiences.

“I have worked with Allison for a couple years now. She has coached my husband and me in our lighting design business. Her input has been invaluable. Not only has her experience been directly beneficial to our business, she is also a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her to any business owner. If you haven’t worked with her, you are missing out in many ways.”

Kimberly Johnson, Co-Owner, General Manager at Eric Johnson Associates, Inc.

“Allison was a pleasure to work with. She enabled our team to be transparent with each other in order to gain insight into better communicating. The lessons we learned are priceless and are allowing us to leap forward without stumbling on personality conflicts. Our team loved the day spent with Allison and can’t wait for another!”

Dana Finegold, CFO, TART Collections

“Allison has provided me numerous invaluable insights and business strategies specifically tailored to respond to the unique chemistry of a husband and wife owned company.”

Linda Gates, Partner Gates + Associates Landscape Architects, San Ramon, CA



Leveraging her firsthand business ownership and leadership experience, along with years of CEO Peer Advisory participation and facilitation, Allison S. Tabor, Certified Professional Coach (CPC), has honed her skills as an excellent thinking and accountability partner, helping CEO’s, Senior Management and Business Owners with their professional and personal development and success.

It’s lonely at the top and on the climb! But it doesn’t have to be!

High performing leaders understand the value of having a coach to bring out their best. Allison would love to help bring out your genius and empower you to reach your potential. One-on-one sessions vary from weekly to monthly, in-person and virtual meetings.

Executive coaching is customized and can include various areas of focus such as:

  • Leadership development
  • Motivation and challenges in the role
  • Communication and collaboration with peers
  • Accountability and support
  • Brainstorming
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Talent Management
  • Managing Operational Challenges

Allison served as a Mentor for the San Francisco Business Times’ BIZWOMEN MENTOR MONDAY for five consecutive years, as one of “the most influential women in the community,” for one-on-one coaching sessions with mentees. She has made a difference with hundreds of executives and their teams in various industries including: professional services, manufacturing, retail, construction and wineries, many of which are family owned.

Dave Babcock, Principal at David Babcock & Associates
David Babcock & Associates was established in 1998. Since then, DBA’s portfolio has grown to include a diverse body of work including land planning, landscape architecture, and interior architecture, with projects primarily located in the Northern California region.
Gordon Reese, CEO, Gordon Reese Construction, Inc.
As an award-winning Design and Build California General contractor for over 30 years, Gordon Reese Construction, Inc. has worked with Bay Area home owners to build their dream remodels. They’ve completed thousands of projects – from kitchen and bath remodels to second story additions.
Leslee Stewart, General Manager at The Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California
Oakland’s Paramount Theatre is one of the finest remaining examples of Art Deco design in the United States. Designed by renowned San Francisco architect Timothy L. Pflueger and completed in late 1931, it was one of the first depression-era buildings to incorporate and integrate the work of numerous creative artists into its architecture and is particularly noteworthy for its successful orchestration of the various artistic disciplines into an original and harmonious whole.

“Allison came into our food manufacturing company with the ability to communicate at all levels and facilitated our learning to interact on a higher level through the DISC profile tool. She is an articulate and interesting speaker helping us utilize the knowledge we gained. I look forward to working with her in the future as she is always ready to further our efforts.”

Roy Herman, Food Executive for Innovative Growth, Efficiency, and Teamwork

“Allison has been a partner of Comerica’s Women’s Initiative for several years. She did a fabulous job moderating a panel of highly successful women business owners recently. Allison has a knack for engaging panelists and program attendees and asking the “right” questions. She has forged a close working relationship coaching and consulting many prominent women entrepreneurs.”

Judy Love, President, California Market for Comerica Bank

“Allison Tabor was presented with the challenge of helping a non-profit board with new members hold an agency-wide strategic planning meeting that had severe time constraints. She hit it out of the park as far as all of the people were concerned. Her ability to involve each and every attendee — not just the extroverts — created an atmosphere of excitement and creativity that has united everyone.”

Eve R. Meyer, Ex. Dir. at S.F. Suicide Prevention

“Allison understands business and people, a rare combination! And knows how to grow both from the inside out. Her unique talent lies in asking powerful & provocative questions that speed up the process of moving individuals, teams and organizations to the next level of success. Reach out, get to know Allison, you will find her to be a giver!”

Jim Horan, Founder & President, The One Page Business Plan®

“Allison has helped me and other business owners I know get more out of our business. She is very bright, insightful and energetic. Over the years that I’ve strategized with her, I’ve been impressed with her resilience, resourcefulness and results.”

Jerry Shedden, President of Wetlands Construction

“…Allison has always impressed me with her incisive and probing comments and lively discussions that cover a wide breadth of topics ranging from human resources, banking and finance, billing and collections, budgeting,marketing and succession planning-to name a few… Allison is able to listen, analyze and offer rational solutions to very emotionally charged issues dealing with family-run and closely held businesses…”

Tom Enright, Goldstein Enright Accountancy Corporation, San Ramon, CA

“I regularly provide legal advice to high-level executive clients who are navigating workplace issues. I have referred clients to Allison for communication coaching, and she has been phenomenal. She has provided deep, meaningful and substantive feedback and practical coaching. I cannot recommend Allison highly enough.”

Jamie Dupree, Partner at Futterman Dupree Dodd Creole & Maier LLP

Allison Tabor is highly experienced and very passionate about helping individuals and teams to become more effective communicators and relators. Allison is a Certified Analyst in Applied Axiology Theory, DISC, Behavioral Theory & Values Theory.



Allison S. Tabor, CPC

Executive Coach, Consultant & Facilitator