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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.

His leadership training and keynote presentations equip individuals with these practical skills so they can improve personal performance and get better bottomline business results.

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!

Areas of Expertise
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

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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.

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Business Author

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.

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Latest Posts

  • Shut Up or Speak Up, What Should I Do?

    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 some

    December 3, 2019
  • Leaders Create Problems for Themselves

    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

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+1-270-365-1536
PO Box 643
Princeton, Kentucky 42445, United States

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