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Independent Insurance Agents of IL

Inspiring Ownership, Unlocking Opportunity!

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

Unlock Growth Opportunities

Connect, Engage, & Empower Teams

Ignite High-Caliber Performance

Straight-Shooting, Perspective-Shifting, Feel-Good Fun!

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.


An Ownership-Inspiring Keynote to Unlock Opportunities!

In Person, Hybrid & Virtual

  • Employee Engagement & Retention

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

The audience will leave with:

— 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.

  • Leadership

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.

The audience will leave with:

— 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

  • Influence

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

The audience will leave with:

— A simple, future-proof process for building and achieving Infinite Influence that they can immediately implement

— The inspiration to find your unfailing compass and begin making the next right step toward your personal and professional goals…today!

— A new foundational perspective that empowers them to communicate, connect, and lead others more effectively

Infinite Influence: Captivate, Connect, Compel & Create Lasting Impact

“When your goal is always a mutually beneficial outcome, when you seek above all else to meet the needs of people, Infinite Influence can be achieved!”

~Alyson Van Hooser, Author, Infinite Influence

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Clients & Testimonials

Impactful, Memorable!

I really enjoyed your presentation! It was impactful and memorable!

Cris P., SAICC

Relevant, Dynamic, Authentic!

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!

Earnie B., Ethnics & Compliance Initiative

Captivating, Highly Recommended!

Alyson captivates your attention at word one! She interweaves entertaining anecdotes while providing thought-provoking concepts and actionable insights. Highly recommend!

Jen L., Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence™

Spot On, Relevant!

Your presentation was spot on for our ‘McFamily’ and we were equally impressed with how well you showed the relevance to our great brand.

Joe McE., McDonalds

Dynamic Thought Leader!

Alyson is one of the most dynamic young speakers, authors, and thought leaders that I’ve met recently!

Tom F., FCPA Compliance & Ethics

Exactly What I Hoped For!

Her personality, her message, and her connection to the crowd were exactly what I had hoped for! She was incredible!

Shannon C., Independent Insurance Agents of IL

A Ball of Fire!

Alyson 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.

Tammie O., Illinois Farm Bureau