As co-founders of Human Factors Collaborative, we are excited to offer you our expertise as coaches with more than 25 years combined experience in executive, strategy, and operational roles.


We have worked together for over a decade and have developed a shared vision for how to best help leaders and teams reach their goals. 

Human Factors Collaborative is the result of this vision. We’re planners and strategists who know how to get stuff done, and we thrive on helping people bring out the best in themselves. Turns out, when you combine these things, people notice the difference and great things happen.


You can read more about us below, or click here to schedule a consultation so we can get to know one another.

Maria Logli Allison is a personality psychologist and experienced leader and coach in the education and nonprofit sectors. Over the past 15 years, as both an organizational leader and consultant, Maria has worked with dozens of senior leaders and helped them identify and accomplish their professional goals. Maria has also created learning and mentorship communities for early stage professionals to build their skillsets for future leadership roles. 


Maria’s approach focuses on addressing the human factors that translate strategy into action. She has helped leaders set the stage for success by guiding them through a people-centered approach to organization design, team coaching, and individual coaching. She has led the development of multi-year strategic plans built with community-wide input and guided teams in integrating racial literacy and a focus on educational equity into their leadership practice.


Maria is driven by her authentic desire to help people realize their visions for personal and professional success in leading mission-driven work. She is energized by collaboration, loves supporting personal and organizational “ah-ha moments”  and balances her passion for big-picture thinking with her knack for getting things done. 

In addition to coaching and planning, as a personality psychologist, Maria leads the assessment work at Human Factors Collaborative. Maria is certified to administer psychological assessments that help leaders unlock deeper insights to support their growth by understanding how their personality and interpersonal skills play out in the workplace. She also helps clients enhance their insights about the people side of the workplace by applying her qualitative research skills to 360 leadership feedback interviews and qualitative organizational assessments. Maria has a Ph.D in Personality and Social Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Peter Godard is a leadership development expert with extensive experience in coaching and facilitating adult learning in the education, non-profit, and philanthropic sectors. He has worked with leaders at a range of career stages and specializes in coaching equity leaders and school principals. He has designed and facilitated hundreds of courses, workshops and meetings ranging from racial literacy seminars to data analysis sessions. He assists clients in planning for and leading change based on his extensive experience as a change leader within and across organizations. 

Building on his technical savvy as a former leader of research and data operations, Peter has a unique style of coaching that balances a somatic, person-centered approach with a practical and well-honed skill for setting goals, making plans, and managing results. Peter is invested in his clients’ holistic well being--recognizing that leadership presence, emotional intelligence, and relational competence are among the most important predictors of leader and team success.  
Peter thrives on innovation, mindful inquiry, and human connection. He is motivated by seeing the joyful work of personal development lead to organizational transformation and impact. He is passionate about social justice. As a coach, Peter’s commitment to liberation was his inspiration for the Social Identity Coaching Lab approach.  He encourages clients to explore the edges of their awareness and their comfort zone from an identity-aware perspective. His expertise includes working with white leaders aspiring to lead for racial equity and members of the LGBTQ+ community. 
Peter is a graduate of Georgetown University’s leadership coaching program and is certified by the International Coach Federation.  He holds a master’s degree from DePaul University focused on organizational development and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.