Jim Van Allan | Engaging Audiences with Impactful, Positive Messages Through High-energy and Interactive Speaking, Training and Coaching

Jim Van Allan

Engaging Audiences with Impactful, Positive Messages Through High-energy and Interactive Speaking, Training and Coaching

Jim Van Allan
Biography

Dr. Jim Van Allan is President of The Energy Bus for Schools. He runs The Energy Bus for Schools program which gives schools the blueprint and framework to create a positive school culture. He coaches school leaders and superintendents on mindset, teamwork, communication, and culture-building. Additionally, Jim speaks to schools, districts, and youth organizations across the country with keynotes, trainings, workshops, and fun and engaging student assemblies. He is a USA Today Best-selling author of the book, The Energy Bus for Schools, co-written with Jon Gordon.

Jim is also a Professor of Communication Studies and Lead Speech Instructor with Keiser University, which is based in Florida. He teaches Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Business Communication.

He also earned his Ph.D in Education Leadership from Keiser University. Much of his research centered around the impact of sustainable professional development for schools.

He lives in Palm City, Florida, with his wife and three young children. 

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Featured Keynote Programs

Creating a Positive Culture

Keynotes will center around the main qualities needed to create a positive organization culture. We will focus on cultivating relationships, vision and belief, managing negativity, and enjoying the process.

Teamwork, Positive Leadership, Mindset

The team is the STAR, and we will explore the main strategies to create a positive and unified team. This includes an engaged and intentional leader who inspires team members to think more positive, work together, and develop collective belief.

Positive Communication

This centers around the language of leadership, which is positive communication. This will center around the value of nonverbal communication, selective attention, chronemics (the value of time), body language, and their collective impact on culture, leadership, and teamwork.

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Featured Book

The Energy Bus for Schools: 7 Ways to Improve Your School Culture, Remove Negativity, Energize Your Teachers, and Empower Your Students by Jim Van Allan

The Energy Bus for Schools: 7 Ways to Improve Your School Culture, Remove Negativity, Energize Your Teachers, and Empower Your Students

by Jim Van Allan

Drive Your School Culture to Success with The Energy Bus! Transform your school culture into a thriving and positive environment. In The Energy Bus for Schools: 7 Ways to Improve Your School Culture, Remove Negativity, Energize Your Teachers, and Empower Your Students, bestselling author Jon Gordon and education leader Dr. Jim Van Allan provide concrete strategies and powerful stories to help build a positive school culture. This book shares a unique approach and proven practices for reimagining schools and districts as collaborative places where students and staff create their culture and develop as leaders together.

The authors provide the blueprint and framework to create a positive campus culture including:

  • Thriving during times of change
  • Communication to strengthen relationships
  • Proven strategies to empower staff and students
  • Building a connected team
  • Developing a positive mindset
  • Implementing best practices to energize teachers and students
  • Removing negativity that sabotages morale and culture
  • Rediscovering the joy and excitement of being in education

This book is intended for superintendents, district and school leadership, teachers, counselors, and coaches who are looking to leave a positive legacy and impact everyone on campus. Join the movement with other visionary educators who have already transformed their schools into dynamic centers of learning and growth.

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Featured Articles & Resources

A Culture of Learning

You walk into Keystone Elementary in Ohio and you would think you are actually on the real Energy Bus if there was such a thing. Energy Bus posters hung everywhere, yellow...
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