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Phil Van Hooser, MBA, CSP, CPAE

Award-winning Keynote Speaker, Leadership Development Expert, Author on Engaged Leadership & Communication

Preparing Leaders to Engage, Empower & Elevate People & Performance!

Hundreds of businesses and brands wanting to build teamwork, trust and a culture of high performance, have confidently turned to Phil Van Hooser for the guidance to do it right!

From his own leadership experience in FORTUNE 500 manufacturing and consumer products companies as well as board leadership in banking, Phil knows the anxiety and hard costs that follow low-performance leadership, communication and employee engagement:

…time, money and opportunity lost when goals and objectives are miscommunicated,

…ideas, innovation and creativity untapped when employees are not engaged,

…conflict, stress and fear increase when leaders aren’t respected and employees work against them.

Build a Culture of Trust, Teamwork & Valued Employee Engagement!

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But thousands of leaders across dozens of industries will tell you Phil’s relatable stories, commonsense strategies and time-tested solutions help them solve the problems they face daily.

Whether delivered in person or virtually, Phil’s leadership development training and keynote presentations equip leaders, managers and supervisors to:

  • Strategically plan, communicate and execute their duties
  • Confidently engaging with their people to win credibility and trust
  • Understand what it’s really going to take to motivate their team
  • Resolve conflict and drama to restore positive working relationships
  • Steadily empower and propel the performance of their people
  • Foster a mindset that embraces change and taps into creativity

The Results?

Using relatable stories, relevant examples, and real-world applications, Phil Van Hooser guides organizations to uncover a commonsense plan for creating a culture of trust, teamwork, and valued employee engagement… 

And who doesn’t want to work for an organization like that?!

Start building teamwork, trust and engaged leadership relationships that build the bottom line.
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Expertise, Education & Achievements

Strategic Leadership Development

Communication Skills

Motivate Multi-Generation Teams

Service & Professionalism

Manage Change & Transition


MBA, Nova Southeastern University

BS, Marketing, Murray State University


Council of Peers Award of Excellence (Hall of Fame), National Speakers Association

Certified Speaking Professional, National Speakers Association

Business Author on Engaged Leadership & Communication

For organizations or individuals seeking to build engaged, productive employee relationships, Phil Van Hooser has laid out a clear success plan in these books on leadership, service and communication. His titles include:

Leaders Ought To Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership

We Need to Talk: Building Trust When Communicating Gets Critical

Willie’s Way: 6 Secrets for Wooing, Wowing and Winning Customers and Their Loyalty

Advisor & Mentor Across Generational Lines

Many Baby Boomer & Gen X leaders are uncertain how to engage their Millennial and Gen Z employees. To better understand the newest generation employees and to equip others leading them, Phil started a non-profit initiative for the development of rural-area young leaders in 2014.

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. In return, these Millennial and Gen Z participants provide valuable insight into building successful leader employee relationships across generational lines.

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Certified Speaking Professional, Speakers Hall of Fame Member, Cavett Award Recipient

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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.

How Do These Credentials Help You?
  • Your job gets easier by hiring a known, trusted professional of the highest caliber.
  • Certified Speaking Professionals are committed to excellence and ethics.
  • CSPs have been judged by peers to deliver exceptional platform presentation experiences.
Certified Speaking Professional

Conferred by the National Speakers Association, the CSP is an international designation earned only by those speakers meeting strict qualifying criteria. CSPs are among the top tier of professional speakers — worldwide — and have a demonstrated track record of professionalism and success.

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. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process. Each candidate must excel in five categories: message, presentation/delivery, experience, professionalism and collateral material.

Cavett Award Recipient

National Speakers Association’s most cherished award is the Cavett. 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.

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Latest Posts

  • Beyond Words: How to Reach Your Employees

    Studies consistently show most managers lack the skills needed to effectively communicate with direct reports. Where this exists, employee engagement, operational performance, and customer satisfaction suffer as a result.

    May 6, 2021
  • An Unusual Success Strategy

    Here’s an unusual success strategy you should consider when balancing the risks of failure against the possibility of taking action.

    April 21, 2021

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