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Alyson Van Hooser

On a sold-out mission to develop highly effective leaders who inspire positive change now and for generations to come

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Fee Range: 5000-9999
  • Author of Infinite Influence and Level Up
  • Inspirational Speaker on Leading in the Future of Work
  • President, CEO of Vam Hooser Associates, Inc

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Keynote speaker, leadership expert, and author Alyson Van Hooser is on a sold-out mission to develop highly effective leaders who inspire positive change now and for generations to come. Having personally experienced the transformative impact that intentional acts of service can make, Alyson’s passion for helping others drives her to create extraordinary results for the clients she serves.

Despite a tough upbringing, Alyson quickly learned to embrace the power of an ownership mindset to transform the trajectory of a life and help anyone achieve audacious goals. It’s a mindset she’s brought to everything she’s done – management at Walmart, leadership in the banking and insurance industry, and elected city council member (all by the age of 30), as well as her roles as wife and mom to four.

Her experience navigating real-life leadership equips her to relate authentically with the challenges leaders are facing. She deeply understands the requirements of leadership — and she uses her experience to empower others to level up their ability to lead!

Through keynotes, training programs, books, and advising, Alyson guides people at all stages of their career to make practical changes that drive real-life results. Aligning radical responsibility with proven strategies for succeeding, her down-to-earth style will hit the heart, open the mind, and push anyone forward in their leadership!

Infinite Influence: Captivate Attention, Connect Deeply, and Compel Anyone, Anytime (Based on Alyson’s book, Infinite Influence)

The Infinite Influence strategy presented in this keynote ushers the audience into a foundational perspective shift that maximizes business results, improves relationships, and empowers each person to live out their purpose more powerfully than ever. This program is perfect for executive, established, and emerging leaders:

  • Challenged to successfully meet the expectations of today’s diverse, post-pandemic workforce and customer base
  • Stressed out, burned out, and struggling to stay inspired, motivated, and committed to future success
  • Serious about capitalizing on opportunity and dead-set on never again wasting the resources they can use to influence employees and customers

Keynote Takeaways

  • A simple, future-proof process for building and achieving Infinite Influence that they can immediately implement
  • The inspiration to find their unfailing compass and begin making the next right step toward their personal and professional goals…today!
  • A new foundational perspective that empowers them to communicate, connect, and lead others more effectively
Stories, Not Just Statistics: How Leaders Engage And Retain Today's High-Performing Employees

The one-size-fits-all leadership approach doesn’t work anymore. This highly actionable keynote presents a new leadership strategy and mindset that empowers leaders to focus their resources on the actions and benefits that cultivate team success in a diverse workforce. This program is perfect for executive, established, and emerging leaders:

  • Operating with a one-size-fits-all or ineffective leadership approach
  • Losing their best employees to their competition
  • Encountering lackluster employee engagement from frustrated, checked-out, and burned-out team members

Keynote Takeaways

  • A better understanding of the key skill they need to earn loyalty and ignite engagement in today’s diverse workforce
  • The 3 stories every leader should “know and tell” to authentically connect with their team and radically improve leader/employee relationships
  • The ability to capitalize on the unlimited opportunities they have to implement the Stories, Not Just Statistics leadership strategy and elevate engagement and morale across their organization
Level Up: Elevate Your Leadership Game & Crush Your Goals (Based on Alyson’s book, Level Up)

Today’s post-pandemic workforce requires – even demands – a new leadership style if success is to be an option. This inspiring keynote reframes and redefines how leaders must position themselves and their teams to ignite performance results and seize new opportunities. This program is perfect for executive, established, and emerging leaders:

  • Seeing accountability decrease at all levels of the organization
  • Wanting to motivate their team members to take initiative and responsibility
  • Needing to transform their organizational culture so they can improve recruitment and retention and empower everyone to reach their full potential

Keynote Takeaways

  • A profound perspective shift and common language for creating a leadership culture that breeds high-performance
  • • A practical 3-step process for clarifying individual and team strategic goals and action plans
  • • Inspiration to develop innovative approaches for engaging their team and achieving long-term success
Moving Up, Moving On: Succession Planning for Continuity and Long-Term Growth (Joint Keynote with Phillip Van Hooser, MBA, CSP, CPAE)

Succession planning is vital to an organization’s long-term success, but the why, what, who, and how of planning for a transition can be difficult to navigate. This inspiring keynote offers a practical perspective on the challenges and opportunities surrounding succession planning while leaving a legacy of impact and assuring a future for continued excellence. This program is perfect for executive, established, and emerging leaders:

  • Struggling to adopt the “letting go and letting others” mindset needed for effective succession planning
  • Burned out from carrying the load themselves but unsure how to identify, trust, train, and ultimately transition a competent successor
  • Wanting practical insights into successfully navigating the human element of the succession planning process.

Keynote Takeaways

  • A practical 6-step process for successfully empowering employees for top-level management and leadership
  • Actionable insights on identifying and leveraging opportunities to strengthen their professional relationships through intentional communication
  • A fresh, multi-demographic approach to succession planning and developing the next generation of capable, equipped leaders
Director of Information & Technology, Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois
She was incredible! Her personality, her message, her connection to the crowd was exactly what I had hoped for. I absolutely loved having her at the event. She is the speaker meeting planners dream of. She had the crowd laughing and up out of their seats dancing. Her afternoon breakout was full since so many people loved her keynote message.
Specialist Senior, Training & Development, Illinois Farm Bureau
Alyson Van Hooser is a ball of fire! By engaging with the audience, she pulls you into her life story and how you can use your own story to connect with others. She has the ability to connect with all generations of life. If we all could keep a piece of Alyson in a jar for the hard days, we would make positive steps in changing the workplace and the world.
AVP, Pendleton Community Bank
Being in leadership for over 20 years now, I have sat through many leadership training sessions and I have to say this has by far been the best program I have attended. In most leadership training in my past, we had just a speaker reading a predetermined script that actually didn’t have any connection with what was truly needed for us as leaders, they were just professional speakers. This program has taken what we, as leaders, need to hear and learn to make us better leaders.
Territory Manager, AmeriGas, Women in Propane Council
The time few by and you made Women in Propane look like the top-notch organization we want to be. [you] hit it out of the park! You addressed relevant issues in business that engaged our diverse audience. Everyone left feeling empowered and excited!
Owner/Operator, McDonalds Owners Cooperative
Your presentation was spot on with our “McFamily” and we were equally impressed with how well you showed the relevance to our great brand.
Board Chair, Women in Storebrand Excellence
Alyson captivates your attention at word one! She is able to interweave facts and data, personal stories, with entertaining anecdotes that we can all relate to while providing thought- provoking concepts and actionable insights. Highly recommend!
Ethics & Compliance Initiative
Alyson was extremely well-received, not only in the relevance of her remarks, but also in her dynamic, enthusiastic style...her humor and authenticity carried the day!
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