As a Little Bird, Alison Delaney felt different. She looked different. She was different… for all the right reasons. By embracing her unique talents and encouraging others to do the same, Alison has turned her life purpose of empowering people to live their dreams into her businesses.
Alison is now a successful motivational speaker, the founder of education-based project Little Bird, and a published author. Alison leads a series of acclaimed Dreams Workshops all over the world, which support her book’s themes and help form a foundation for discussion with children about self-belief, confidence, resilience and always holding on to your dreams.
Alison has extensive experience operating in the world of education, leading workshops and talks for age groups all the way from reception-aged to university-attending learners. Her talks are tailored to prepare them for the journey ahead, giving them tools and coping mechanisms to ensure they achieve their highest potential.
”I am so lucky to have been able to make my passion into my career. Since starting the Little Bird project, I have worked with many wonderfully inspiring individuals, as well as businesses, schools, and charities the world over. I have the pleasure of working with many people of all age groups to help them truly understand their power and achieve their dreams. Using Little Chick Has Lunch On The Moon, I have cultivated a series of Dreams Workshops that help young people to realise that their differences are a cause for celebration, not separation. I am now in the process of writing the next in the series of the Little Chick books, drawing inspiration from the Little Chicks I have met along the Little Bird journey. Little Chick Has Lunch On The Moon was my story and this next one will be theirs,” said Alison.
Little Bird facts and figures:
• 4,000 books sold to date
• Sales breakdown:
• Reading age 4-10
• Audience includes Prince George and Princess Charlotte
• Copies sent to: Antarctica, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bulgaria, Canada , Dubai, Germany, Greece, Malta, Philippines , Qatar, South Africa, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Switzerland , Tenerife, Thailand,UK,and USA.
"It was such an incredible day. The day started with an assembly, led by Alison, where she introduced herself and her fabulous book ‘Little Chick has Lunch on the Moon‘. The children were instantly captivated. They were learning from a real life author. The book and story appealed to every single child from Reception right up to year 6. The children went back to class and the conversations begun about dreams, ambitions and life choices. As part of the workshop they also wrote a postcard to a child in a different country who would also receive a copy of ‘Little Chick has Lunch on the Moon’. There is only one word to describe their messages – inspirational. The advice and words of support they had for other children was moving and emotional to say the least. During the closing assembly one year 6 boy said to me ‘I love this book’. When I asked him why he responded by saying that ‘it’s a lovely story, but it’s not just for us, the younger children will like it too.’ The sense of unity and support and friendship in that assembly was incredible. As a teacher it was one of those moments where you step back, look and realise that you have made a difference."
– Sarah Cahill, Assistant Head Teacher, Our Lady's Catholic Primary School
"As a lover of Children’s literature, I couldn’t wait to share this Dreams Workshop with my class of Year 4 children in school. They immediately seized upon its message of having belief in yourself and placing no boundaries on your dreams. They’ve since asked for Little Chick Has Lunch On The Moon to be read time and time again and used it as a stimulus for wonderfully imaginative poetry, plays, animations, craftwork and creative writing. A gorgeous, gorgeous workshop with a message we should share with all of our children."
– Mel Evans, Deputy Head Teacher, St Fagins Primary School
"Alison has been working with my 1st Year students at Coventry University on a programme of Professional Development. She creates a safe environment and challenges the students to extend their thought, decision making and communication strategies with amazing results. Her rapport with them started the minute they walked into the room with the group and in no time she had them engaging with her at a really inspirational level and the feedback was amazing, they cannot wait for the next session. Thank you so much, just an all round, wonderful educational experience for the students (and lecturer)"– Cass Davenport, Permit Officer, University of Warwick
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