We’re Van Hooser Associates, a leadership development company that loves to equip, encourage and help others exceed expectations.

Phillip Van Hooser

Leadership Training Expert, Keynote Speaker & Business Author EMAIL

Delivering on commitments to employees, customers and shareholders… Phillip Van Hooser’s leadership development work helps top U.S. companies and small-town entrepreneurs do just that.

Van Hooser’s commonsense approach and practical work experience with 900+ clients over 30+ years will help your audience, your team strengthen employee relations and engagement to achieve better bottom line business results.

Phil has written multiple books including Leaders Ought To Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership, We Need to Talk: Building Trust When Communicating Gets Critical and Willie’s Way: 6 Secrets for Wooing, Wowing and Winning Customers and Their Loyalty.

In 2014, Phil started a non-profit initiative for the development of rural-area millennial leaders, Vision 2050. Calling it one of the most rewarding efforts he’s ever been part of, Phil serves as advisor, leadership instructor, mentor and coach for 25 to 35 year olds seeking leadership growth and training.

Phil enjoys pheasant hunting, teaching his 7 grandkids some new trick or joke, and exploring new places and opportunities with his wife, Susan!

Alyson Van Hooser

Keynote Speaker, Corporate Trainer EMAIL

A city councilwoman, bank manager, insurance advisor, wife and mother of three — all before the age of 30 -- Alyson is a Millennial – who has managed Millennials – who helps multiple generations understand how to successfully work together!

With the grit that can only come from tough experiences, Alyson shares personal stories with professional implications that have audiences laughing, crying, and learning all in one presentation!

Ultimately, her audiences return to work both excited and equipped to positively impact and influence their people and their bottom line.

Susan Van Hooser

Administrator EMAIL

Since its inception, Susan Van Hooser has provided administrative management, marketing and sales support for Van Hooser Associates, Inc.

She manages all day-to-day details for the company, while providing a friendly point-of-contact with all clients. Her responsibilities include new business development, brand development, product development as well as copywriting and publishing. Her financial experience includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, inventory, tax preparation and reporting. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Murray State University.

Susan's community involvement includes work with:

-- Vision 2050 / Vision West Kentucky Emerging Leader Development
-- IGNITE Caldwell Community Based Development Team

Her happy place is in the midst of her family -- 3 loving (and loud!) children and their families which include 7 beautiful (and loud!) grandchildren! Or out for a run on the quiet streets of her small hometown. (At 54, she ran her first race -- a half-marathon!) She also loves discovering new diners and dives with her husband, Phil, and hanging out with their black lab, Jaz!

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A Few Of Our Successes

  • “Phil Van Hooser is the best received speaker in the ten years of our Supervisor Leadership training.”

    - Westar Energy
  • "Seldom does one see a presenter that captivates an audience after three hours so well, and our team was ready for another three hours when he finished. Great speaker, Phil is entertaining and provides real meat... "

    - The Andersons
  • "Valuable lessons for life including personal and professional development. Common sense approach that relates to real life situations. Lots of fun also! "

    - Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC
  • "Phil is the only leadership trainer/speaker at our annual leadership meeting that we have invited to come back to speak a 2nd time."

    - CORE
  • "Phillip Is a captivating, deep keynote speaker and educator of leaders. He has great insight into how leaders should behave in today's business climate. "

    - Lockheed Martin
  • "Phil's clarity of the leadership concept in his presentation is the best out there. The results are that the participants actually use the information as leaders at a much higher level than from any other I have experienced. That result is to the bottom line. He is a key resource in executing our growth strategy. "

    - Dwyer
  • "Phil received the highest customer satisfaction ratings we've seen from our membership program. We have hired him multiple times and wouldn't hesitate to use him directly with our clients on leadership, management or any type of communication issues."

    - Techsolve
  • Phil has the gift and talent of connecting with his audience through humor, storytelling and personalization. It is very evident that he loves his work and believes, practices what he teaches.

    - Coca-Cola Credit Union