Phil Van Hooser, MBA, CSP, CPAE
Award-winning Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Author on Leadership, Service & Communication
Leadership Development that Works in the Real World
Phil Van Hooser works with top U.S. companies, trade associations and small-town enterprises to improve the management skills of their leaders.
From his practical experience in manufacturing, consumer products and banking, Phil knows the essential, commonsense leadership skills the real work world demands.
Experienced Leadership Development Trainer
Phil’s management experience in high-pressure industries combined with 900+ unique client stories — stories from struggle to strategic success — have revealed time-tested methods that helps managers lead, motivate, communicate and service more successfully!
Education & Achievements
Council of Peers Award of Excellence (Hall of Fame), National Speakers Association
Certified Speaking Professional, National Speakers Association
MBA, Nova Southeastern University
BS, Marketing, Murray State University
Certified Speaking Professional, Speakers Hall of Fame Member, Cavett Award Recipient
Phil Van Hooser is a 30+ year member and past president of the National Speakers Association. He is a Certified Speaking Professional, has been inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame and is recipient of NSA’s prestigious Cavett Award.
Certified Speaking Professional
The CSP designation is conferred by the National Speakers Association only on those speakers who have earned it by meeting strict qualifying criteria.
CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame
The Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) Speaker Hall of Fame honors professional speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence.
Cavett Award Recipient
The Cavett Award is the National Speakers Association’s most cherished award. It is presented annually to the member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding credit, respect, honor and admiration in the Association and the speaking profession, and whose actions (in terms of sharing, guiding and inspiring other members) most closely parallel the illustrious career of our Co-Founder Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE.
Phil Van Hooser has written multiple books on leadership, customer service and communication. His titles include:
Advisor & Mentor to Millennial Business Leaders
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.
Watch Phil Van Hooser in Action
In a recent meeting of leaders, a person with a title and little common sense, chose to make another leader in the room look small. The harsh, unprovoked criticisms and the willingness to skirt decorum made for several tense moments. It got me thinking. When should a leader shut up or speak up? Here’s someDecember 3, 2019
I hear a lot of stories in the client events and leadership training programs I conduct. And regularly, employees share how their leaders create problems for themselves that are completely avoidable. Let’s take a look at two common leadership problems and what can be done to avoid them.November 19, 2019