Dr. Lisa Van Allen has been called The Biz Doctor because she blends the best of psychology, business strategy and spirituality to help entrepreneurs and executives break through belief barriers they don’t even know they have. She is the author of the award winning book, Your Belief Quotient: 7 Beliefs that Sabotage or Support Your Success. Dr. Lisa is a nationally recognized, “in-demand” speaker and business strategist, using humor and inspiration to drive home life changing truths.
For over twenty years Dr. Lisa has worked with individuals from around the world, as well as companies like True North Companies, Cumulus Media, Rockwell Collins, Transamerica, Ozark National Life, Western Fraternal Life and United Health Group. Dr. Lisa is able to assist you in strategic planning, organizational development, human resource development, and quality improvement, by establishing realistic goals and achieving measurable results that are driven by personal and spiritual values.
Dr. Lisa’s approach to her work is infused with her deep commitment to her own values. In her own words: “I believe that conscious capitalism, where business makes a difference while making money, is the answer to the economic challenges facing the world today. I believe every one of us were designed for a specific purpose, and that finding and fulfilling that purpose gives us great joy and strength for the journey because “It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, He had His eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose He is working out in everything and everyone.” (Ephesians 1:11, The Message) I believe when we choose to live life passionately and purposefully, we become profitable to the world, to our communities, to ourselves and to our God.
What you may not know
Lisa became “Dr. Lisa” after she learned that another “Lisa Van Allen” had hit the news and captured the first 16 pages of Google. The ‘other Lisa’ was involved in a high profile child pornography case with a well-known celebrity. To make matters worse, one publicity website had combined Dr. Lisa’s bio with the other Lisa’s photos and story. It goes without saying that Dr. Lisa learned a valuable lesson about protecting her brand!
When she first launched her business, Lisa lived on money she made from the sale of a screen play she co-wrote and jewelry she designed and sold on eBay. She took a leap of faith to quit her “day job” with only one paying client and doesn’t regret those first few lean years at all!
Lisa discovered she loved the stage while performing in her 2nd grade Christmas pageant. She has enjoyed being on platforms singing, acting, speaking, and teaching ever since.
When she’s not coaching, Lisa loves to be creating something, especially from fabric. Whenever she travels, Lisa tries to visit local fabric and craft stores for unique and beautiful pieces to enhance her creations.
On the Myers-Briggs Temperament Indicator, Lisa is an INFP (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving). Currently her top 5 strengths on StrengthsFinder are Strategic, Futuristic, Relator, Ideation, and Maximizer. All this means that it’s possible that she knows what you’re struggling with before you do and can help you find your way to where you want to go.
Lisa is married to Duke who makes her laugh out loud nearly every day and has turned her into a serious UNI Panther basketball fan. They created a bucket list of classic rock bands and attend all the rock concerts they can.
They live in Cedar Falls, Iowa with their dog Roscoe.