Testimonials from Coaching Clients and Workshop Participants

I was referred to Dr. Alison Ash several months ago when my difficulties managing the emotional challenges of polyamory had reached the point where all my relationships were rapidly falling apart. In my first session, she immediately noted patterns that eluded me in how I relate. Now after several months of coaching, I’ve made faster progress than I have have the last 20 years of conventional therapy. Her coaching has changed my life. Aly combines a passion for learning ever more about relationships and intimacy with a keen insight into how each person can be individually mentored to achieve deeper, and more satisfying intimacy - and for the first time in my life I have a hope for my future instead of fear. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
— Ken Ashworth, coaching client
Aly’s coaching was just what I needed. I had an emotionally loaded situation to make decisions about, with a lot of pent-up feelings for everyone involved. Aly was super nonjudgmental and comfortable talking about things that I’m not yet comfortable about myself. She was kind and compassionate to a degree that I’m not used to with therapists. She also didn’t beat around the bush; she got up to speed quickly with my situation, figured out the issues and constraints, and then offered me a dozen different pieces of down-to-earth good advice about setting boundaries and keeping everyone safe. Aly is doing good work in the world, and I’m grateful she’s found her calling and is pursuing it so wholeheartedly. I wish someone like Aly had been there for me when I was a teenager. But, better late than never.
— Brian, coaching client
Alison’s class gave me superb options for interacting healthfully with lovers and with people in general. She gave me great tools that I have been using since that have really helped me to be honest about my feelings and desires with myself and with my partner. Practicing her exercises helped me to be brave enough to ask for what I really want, and to say no graciously and lovingly to things I do not want. I highly recommend her classes to anyone seeking fearless intimacy and sexy self-assurance in the bedroom.
— Tessa, workshop participant
Aly is unmatched in the enthusiasm, passion, and thoughtfulness she brings to the creation of workshop content. She creates and maintains a safe space for playful exploration and clear boundaries, reinforced through discussion and exercises that empower individuals to discover their authentic ‘FUCK YES!’ Aly rejoices in the sexual wins and breakthroughs of her clients. I have witnessed her work be especially powerful and transformative for survivors of sexual trauma. Aly’s work is inviting to queers and kinksters (such as myself) and poly couples/groups as much as it celebrates hot ‘vanilla’ sex. Aly’s warmth, enthusiasm, and endless curiosity is refreshing to ‘workshop warriors’ and eases the nerves of novice workshop participants.
— Diana, sex educator and queer health advocate
Alison Ash brings a lot of heart to her sex & intimacy coaching, but that’s not all. She also brings an incredibly compassionate focus and a whole lot of brain. Alison can look at the big picture, the contextual pieces that influence your sex life, and the ways in which societal messages affect things. She’s great at helping you navigate that so you can create the intimate relationships you really want. No matter what your experience, and no matter what your gender and sexual orientation are, Alison is supportive, understanding, and dedicated. If you want to bring brains, heart, and body into alignment so you can build an amazing relationship and sex life, get in touch with her.
— Charlie Glickman PhD, sex & relationship coach, www.makesexeasy.com
Aly is a passionate, skilled, fun and highly effective teacher and facilitator. Her workshops always give me truly important new skills and tools around sexuality, love and partnership that I have used over and over in relationships of all kinds. She has helped me gain a much deeper understanding of myself, including what I want in my relationships and what turns me on, as well as how to communicate better with my partners and ensure that both of our needs and desires are met. Aly has a huge heart and a deep well of passion for giving and changing the world through her work. I never hesitate to jump on any new workshop Aly develops because she has such unique knowledge and perspective to offer, and I continue to play with, explore and learn from everything she has given me.
— Tibet, workshop participant
As a man, the workshop gave me a lot of insight into the experiences women have expressing their boundaries in intimate situations. I found it really empowering to learn techniques for being assertive in my interests without feeling like I’m pressuring someone. Very liberating!
— John, workshop participant
Fuck Yes!! All of it!! Super hands-on, exciting, clearly communicated, super safe, right on!! So many new things to practice! And much new-found excitement to communicate better and to play.
— Irina, workshop participant
Alison’s compassion and confidence puts rooms of strangers at ease, even while her workshops take you boldly to the most intimate of places. With her expert knowledge, personal skills and creative approaches, she is a gifted facilitator and guide. I hope to sign up for every workshop Alison ever teaches!
— Jenn, workshop participant
Alison Ash’s workshops have changed the way I think about and engage in consent, communication and intimacy in an amazing way. I feel so much more able to identify and express my wants and my boundaries after just a few hours of really quality, interactive workshops with Aly. Seriously, my life is noticeably different in a really good way! Who doesn’t need a little more learning around sexual empowerment?
— Adalyn, workshop participant
Aly’s classes and in-person coaching have been instrumental in helping me navigate better communication and intimacy with my partners. She has a strong focus on shared enjoyment for all partners, and tools and techniques for building rapport, intimacy, and knowledge.
— Matt, coaching client and workshop participant
Working with Aly has been one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life. Aly is intuitive, attentive and incredibly gentle. I have yet to meet someone who has more enthusiasm in the pure potential of people they’re helping. Aly has helped me unwind my harsh self-criticism loops and realize that all that I do for others and express externally, I can do for myself. For coming into my life, for helping me help myself, I have endless gratitude.
— Varun, coaching client