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Alyson Van Hooser

Alyson Van Hooser

Alyson Van Hooser helps leaders understand how to influence people to move forward more successfully. Want a stronger team, increased engagement, and retention, or to attract and serve customers better in everyday interactions? Alyson is a great choice!

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Price range

  • $12,500 - $15,000
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  • Business Growth
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Retention / Hiring
  • Female Speakers
  • Generational Issues
  • Goal Setting
  • Inspirational
  • Management
  • Motivation
  • Organizational Development
  • About

    Tough beginnings presented Alyson with an ever-changing flow of diverse people and difficult problems. Each day she might encounter addicts, social workers, foster families, teachers, coaches, and friends. People of different ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds — all with different motivations.

    She could have become just another statistic. But navigating these complexities at a young age taught Alyson perspective-shifting approaches to successfully engaging with all kinds of people and overcoming seemingly insurmountable problems in a way that transformed the trajectory of her life. 

    Wanting Something Better

    Organizational leaders and the people on their teams all want the same thing — something better! Better lives for themselves and their families. Better outcomes for their efforts. Better relationships and engagement.

    And every person has a story — a unique narrative that defines them. Alyson knows the secret to reframing and redefining leadership in a multi-gen workforce…

    “Get to know their stories, not just their statistics.”

    The people who knew Alyson’s story — who cared enough to engage with and invest in her — laid the foundation for her success. Coupled with the radical power of an ownership mindset and the emotional insight to see another’s point of view, Alyson has accomplished unimagined achievements.

    College degree in 3.5 years. Management experience with a big-box retailer. A bank manager, insurance advisor, and elected city council member…all by the age of 30! (And wife and mother of four!)

    Experience & Empathy, Success & Satisfaction

    Alyson deeply understands the price of admission to success and the keys to reframing relationships with those around us. Abandoned at only 13 years old, her personal experiences, rapid professional success, and intuitive empathy equip her to relate authentically with leaders and teams and uncover solutions that strengthen their relationships and improve their performance.

    From the c-suite to the front lines, those who embrace Alyson’s strategies for leadership and ownership redefine what it means to lead and work with success and satisfaction in a diverse world and organization!

    In her third, and soon-to-be-released book, Infinite Influence, Alyson reveals the strategy and tactics that create instant connections, improve relationships, and help you live out your purpose more powerfully!

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  • Topics

    Keynote | Educational | Inspirational

    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

    Keynote OR Breakout | Inspirational | Motivational

    As a keynote speaker on high-performance leadership, Alyson Van Hooser has one singular objective: to inspire leaders and business professionals with the ownership mindset that unlocks unimagined opportunities!

    Radiating an unexpected perspective drawn from her tough life experiences, Alyson reveals the secrets to radically improve performance (individually or among teams) and ignite high-caliber results in spite of overwhelming odds.

    As a result, leaders, managers, and teams discover the power and possibilities that come from making the choice to “own it” in life and work. Her heartfelt stories and high-energy humor hit them in the heart, expand their outlook, and propel them forward. In the end, her audiences are equipped and inspired to uncover answers to their next right move, own their success, and crush their goals — no matter the obstacles!

    • Inspire an ownership mindset
    • Connect, Engage, & Empower Teams
    • Unlock growth opportunities
    • Ignite high-caliber performance 

    Keynote OR Breakout | Inspirational | Motivational

    Losing great employees may be your greatest competitive threat. Attracting, truly engaging, and retaining ecstatic employees can be your greatest advantage.

    Differentiate yourself from those poaching your employees by strategically and authentically aligning your leadership with the post-pandemic workforce. The future of work is not just tech and artificial intelligence. Instead, leadership that effectively connects and engages with employees will be more important than ever.

    A one-size-fits-all leadership approach is a tactic of the past. Introducing, Stories, Not Just Statistics, the new leadership strategy and mindset that focuses resources — emotional, financial, and otherwise — on actions and benefits that create infinite opportunities for team success.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discover the mindset shift needed to ignite engagement among all team members.
    • Uncover the most valuable skill that leaders must prioritize to earn loyalty from today’s diverse workforce.
    • Learn the intentional, immediately actionable process for breaking down walls and bridging gaps among team members of any generation, experience level, or personal background.
    • Break down the three stories every leader should “know and tell” to authentically connect and radically improve leader/employee relationships.
    • Gain clarity on the infinite opportunities to implement the Stories, Not Just Statistics leadership strategy to elevate engagement and morale across your organization.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Inspirational | Motivational

    Perspective Shifting.

    The realities of life and work can distort our perspective. To experience breakthroughs, people often need help seeing their circumstances through a new lens.

    From an early age, Alyson experienced life without a net — her survival and success to be decided solely by her willingness to “own it.”

    As Alyson reveals the perspective-shifting benefits of this ownership mindset, audiences discover the key that unlocks a fresh outlook and fuels unexpected opportunities for their own growth.

    Straight Shooting + Feel Good Fun.

    People yearn for someone who’ll be real with them. From her earliest memories, Alyson faced hard truths. Never knowing the environment she would wake up to, she learned early on the value of embracing the reality of a situation and calling it what it is.

    “Just shoot me straight, then I can figure out my next right move.” 

    Like that one friend you can always count on, Alyson shares sometimes difficult truths that need to be heard. But like the friend who won’t let you take yourself too seriously, she seasons her straight-shooting lessons with a healthy dose of feel-good fun.

    Whether laughing at her own missteps, moonwalking like MJ, or masterfully making a point, Alyson’s shows audiences their own resilience and better results begin with a shot of reality, a measure of laughter, and a mindset committed to making something good happen.

    Keynote | Educational | Inspirational

    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

    Keynote | Educational | Inspirational

    Description: 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.


    • 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


    • 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

    $25,000 fee plus travel for Alyson and Phil Van Hooser – joint program

  • Testimonials
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    “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.”

    Illinois Farm Bureau Tammie O
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    “Your presentation was spot on for our 'McFamily' and we were equally impressed with how well you showed the relevance to our great brand.”

    McDonalds Joe
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    “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.”

    Pendleton Community Bank Michael D
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.
Illinois Farm Bureau Tammie O