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Phillip Van Hooser: Trusted Leadership Advisor, Delivers Results

When companies and organizations find their leaders and employees on opposing teams, they can confidently turn to Phillip Van Hooser for the guidance to get better results.

Phil understands the inevitable frustration and financial costs caused by leaders and employees who don’t respect, trust or value the other. His Human Resources and Employee Relations roles in FORTUNE 500 manufacturing gave him a front row seat to the very real problems a lack of leadership communication and engagement creates.

Phillip Van Hooser: Proven Results from Proven Experience

In the last 30+ years, Phil Van Hooser has helped 1,000+ organizations resolve internal conflict, reengage staff and improve performance results. In short, by showing managers how to build engaged leadership relationships with employees, Phil’s clients achieve greater performance and productivity!

Because of results like these, two-thirds of his clients trust Phil so much they turn to his guidance and expertise time and time again!

An award-winning keynote speaker, leadership trainer and accomplished writer, Phil’s clear success plan is laid out in in-person and virtual keynotes, onsite management training, online leadership courses and books including Leaders Ought to Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership. 

A Certified Speaking Professional and a member of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, Phil is past president of the National Speakers Association, and is a recipient of the Cavett Award, NSA’s highest honor.

Experience the Results of Engaged Leadership!


Forge respected, engaged leader / employee relationships

Expand a culture of trust and teamwork

Get everyone working on the same mission

Develop a reputation for satisfied employees

Increase innovation, productivity and performance

Stay on track and achieve BOLD goals!


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Phillip Van Hooser, MBA, CSP, CPAE

Keynote Presentations: In Person & Virtual

Ground Rules for Leaders

Are your leaders feeling the pressure to perform? If so, this keynote, drawn from Phil’s popular book, Leaders Ought to Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership, reveals strategies to inspire leadership performance. Propel new managers, even senior leaders into respected, integrity-based leaders! Leaders with staying power. And leaders who can perform at ever increasing levels of responsibility!

We Need to Talk: Building Trust When Communicating Gets Critical

From the frontline to the C-suite, communication impacts all facets of business operations. In this presentation, based on Phil’s book by the same title, leaders learn six commonsense strategies to immediately improve communication results.

Motivating Managers, Multi-Gens & Misfits

Funny title, but it’s a serious topic. More than any other issue, leaders struggle with how to motivate employee performance. Yes, the performance of younger generation employees, but also the performance of all employee groups.Whether you’re working with Millennials, Baby Boomers, Gen X, or up-and-coming Gen Z, Phillip Van Hooser’s approach will help you motivate individual employee performance long-term.

Professionalism Is a Choice

Each day employees, managers, executives and leaders make choices that speak volumes about their commitment to service and professionalism. Choices and actions that either say, “I am a professional” or “I think I am good enough to get by. So, if the “good enough” mentality is costing your organization money, market share and reputation, then his presentation offers solid practices to set your team apart from the competition!

Don’t Hold Your Breath: Keys to Lead Change, Transition and Transformation

Leaders at every organizational level know change is an all-encompassing reality that doesn’t go away. For those leading the charge, future success rides on a sound approach to embrace change, guide transition and energize transformation. In this presentation, you’ll learn from from Phil’s professional experiences spanning four decades of work with hundreds of organizations, large and small. And thousands of leaders — prepared and struggling — during extended periods of change, transition and transformation — including his own!

It’s Your Call: Tools & Rules for Big League Decision Making

Leaders don’t generally intend to make poor decisions. Leaders struggle with decision making for one primary reason — they’ve never learned a solid process for smart decision making. It’s Your Call: Tools & Rules for Big League Decision Making will show you and your team how to take the lead in making smart decisions.


Phil Van Hooser has helped my team immensely. He has adapted his style to every situation we have utilized him for and the results are just outstanding.

Helena Agri-Enterprises

You were definitely a hit with the entire audience! My guess is you had close to a 100% approval rating. I have never heard that much positive feedback or excitement about an outside presenter at Lilly. The areas that you focused your presentation on were spot on…

Eli Lilly Research Laboratories

Thank you so much for returning to Key to once again help us equip our leaders with the necessary tools and motivation to navigate through tough economic times. There is always some nugget of wisdom that resonates…to our situation…that is invaluable!


He has the complete package – very organized, detail oriented, a true understanding and appreciation for the task at hand and the audience he is addressing. He delivers his message in a very clear and simple manner…but at the same time, provides a number of relevant examples so that each and every attendee feels as though he is speaking directly to them.

National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics

Great insight into how leaders should behave in today’s business climate.

Lockheed Martin


Coca Cola Credit Union

…this was an inspiring program that far exceeded our expectations.

P & G Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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