Allison Jordan

Allison is a certified Coach, Executive Director Mentor and Trainer, helping leaders meet their goals, grow and do good in the world. She holds a Master’s of Science in Community Leadership from Duquesne University, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UNC-Asheville, a certificate from Coach and is Dare to Lead Trained. As a former nonprofit Executive Director, she has extensive organizational leadership experience, and has been honored with several awards and recognitions over her career. Allison is also a registered yoga teacher and certified meditation teacher, and she continues to volunteer and serve in her community.

  • Executive coach, executive director mentor, and facilitator
  • Over 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience as an Executive Director and Board
  • Received numerous community awards, including UNC-Asheville’s Francine Delaney Service to the Community Alumni Award in 2012, Kennon Roberson Award for Nonprofit Management Excellence in 2012, the Leadership Asheville Community Trustee Award in 2013, and the Woman Up Woman Nonprofit Leader of the Year in 2017
  • Certificate from CoachU
  • Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting from BoardSource
  • Master of Science in community leadership from Duquesne University
  • Bachelor of Arts in psychology from UNC-Asheville
Allison Jordan

Courses available by Allison Jordan

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  1. Executive Director Advancement Certification: Skills to Become an Extraordinary Post-Pandemic Nonprofit Executive
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    Executive Director Advancement Certification: Skills to Become an Extraordinary Post-Pandemic Nonprofit Executive

    Former executive director, certified leadership coach and trainer Allison Jordan will share her leadership lessons with a balance between best practice and reality.  Get advice, guidance, and mentorship from someone who’s been there.

    Benefits of Certification

    • Increase your knowledge and resiliency
    • Build collaborative and symbiotic relationships with your board and staff
    • Emerge from the pandemic with new skills and greater momentum
    • Capitalize on coaching, interactive discussion, and peer problem-solving
    • Earn a professional certification to demonstrate your expertise and further your career
  2. The Extraordinary Executive Director: 5 Steps For Goal Setting That Saves You Time
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    The Extraordinary Executive Director: 5 Steps For Goal Setting That Saves You Time

    Former executive director, certified leadership coach and trainer Allison Jordan will show you how to achieve your organization’s mission in five manageable steps.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you bring your vision to life?
    • How can you keep the goal-setting process focused?
    • What are your priorities?
    • What goals will move you toward your vision?
    • What is the best timeframe for goal setting?
  3. The Extraordinary Executive Director: Behaviors And Habits That Build Resiliency
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    The Extraordinary Executive Director: Behaviors And Habits That Build Resiliency
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.

    Former executive director, certified coach, and nonprofit expert Allison Jordan will help you slow down so you can go fast taking the next right action.

    This session is also part of a full professional development program, Executive Director Advancement Certification: Skills to Become an Extraordinary Post-Pandemic Nonprofit Executive.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the benefits of mindfulness?
    • How can you meditate and be mindful?
    • What is the value in supporting yourself?
  4. Imposter Syndrome And Getting Out Of Your Own Way
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    Imposter Syndrome And Getting Out Of Your Own Way

    Former executive director, certified coach, and nonprofit expert Allison Jordan will help you get out of your own way, let go of limiting beliefs, and lean into a positive mindset.

    This session is also part of a full professional development program, Executive Director Advancement Certification: Skills to Become an Extraordinary Post-Pandemic Nonprofit Executive.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is imposter syndrome?
    • How can imposter syndrome hurt your organization?
    • What tools can you use to be more confident?
  5. The Two Top Traits for Authentic Leadership
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    The Two Top Traits for Authentic Leadership

    Former executive director, certified coach, and nonprofit expert Allison Jordan will share the importance of vulnerability, empathy, and values in leadership.

    This session is also part of a full professional development program, Executive Director Advancement Certification: Skills to Become an Extraordinary Post-Pandemic Nonprofit Executive.

    What You'll Learn

    • How do your values affect your leadership?
    • What is vulnerability?
    • How does vulnerability relate to courage?
    • How can you use empathy as a leadership tool?
  6. 5 Components Of An Engaging And Informative Staff Meeting
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    5 Components Of An Engaging And Informative Staff Meeting

    Former executive director, certified coach, and nonprofit expert Allison Jordan will explain the components of an engaging staff meeting. You will learn how to motivate your team to accomplish more.

    This session is also part of a full professional development program, Executive Director Advancement Certification: Skills to Become an Extraordinary Post-Pandemic Nonprofit Executive.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the components of an engaging staff meeting?
    • What tools can you apply to each component?
    • How can you create team rituals?
    • When should you turn your staff meeting into a field trip or dance party?
  7. Turn Your Staff Into A Team
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    Turn Your Staff Into A Team

    Former executive director, certified coach, and nonprofit expert Allison Jordan will reveal how to turn your staff into a team that feels connected and supported.

    This session is also part of a full professional development program, Executive Director Advancement Certification: Skills to Become an Extraordinary Post-Pandemic Nonprofit Executive.

    What You'll Learn

    • What six steps should you take to connect with your staff?
    • Should you show vulnerability as a leader?
    • What four tools to share power should you use?
    • What is the value of a regular check-in?
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    Turn Your Staff Into A Team
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  8. How To Build A Strong Board Partnership You Can Be Proud Of
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    How To Build A Strong Board Partnership You Can Be Proud Of

    Former executive director, certified coach, and nonprofit expert Allison Jordan will demonstrate how to create a partnership to avoid the challenges, confusion, and frustrations that can come from the volunteer board structure.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is the role of the board of directors?
    • What roles do individual board members play?
    • How should the board and the executive director share responsibilities?
    • How can you create a strong partnership with your board?
  9. Develop Your Board To Achieve Goals And Support The Mission
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    Develop Your Board To Achieve Goals And Support The Mission

    Former executive director, certified coach, and nonprofit expert Allison Jordan will guide you in creating a shared mission between the executive and the board of directors.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is the difference between board development and nominating?
    • What is the definition of board development?
    • Who is responsible for developing the board?
    • What does a year in the life of the Board Development Committee entail?

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