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Phil Van Hooser, keynote speaker

Phillip Van Hooser, MBA, CSP, CPAE

    • Award-winning Keynote Speaker
    • Leadership Development Expert
    • Author on Engaged Leadership & Communication
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$10,000 - $15,000

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$7,500 - $10,000

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Phillip Van Hooser | Hall of Fame Leadership Keynote Speaker | Connect, Engage & Elevate Performance

Phillip Van Hooser | Hall of Fame Leadership Keynote Speaker | Connect, Engage & Elevate Performance

Phillip Van Hooser Speaker Biography

A former leader and manager in high-pressure industries, Phil Van Hooser knows the frustration and financial impact that occur when leaders and employees are at odds with each other.

His compelling passion is to show business owners, entrepreneurs, and leaders how to successfully execute their responsibilities, especially in challenging situations, by engaging and empowering the people they lead. Over 1000 U.S. companies have trusted Phil to guide their leaders to build productive employee relations that win respect and credibility, build trust and teamwork, unlock creativity and innovation, and help companies and organizations achieve their goals. Two-thirds of those groups have used Phil repeatedly.

Phil enjoys pheasant hunting, exploring new places and opportunities with his wife, Susan, and hanging out with their 9 loud and loving grandkids!


Too Busy for Details: Stories & Strategies to Solidify Leadership Connection
It’s not hard to imagine, most of us have seen it: a disconnected leader trying desperately to make big things happen yet completely out of touch with their people — the very people they rely on to get it done.

In the rush of business demands, it’s easy to neglect some details. But leadership connection should never be one of them. Every business relationship rests on a connection. How well you solidify those connections directly impacts your influence and success.

From relatable, real-life, and sometimes, raw stories of “what to do and not do,” discover how impactful leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, and successful, everyday people strengthen their connection and leadership impact.

Lay Your Hand on It: Choices to Prove You’re a Pro
Every day we make choices in our professional lives that say one of two things about us. Our choices either prove, “I am a professional,” or “I think I”m good enough to get by.” 

The potential damage a "good enough" mindset inflicts on a professional reputation can be disastrous. And once damaged, influence and image are hard to restore.

Discover the habits, choices, decisions, and attitudes savvy business professionals consistently employ to avoid an unprofessional mentality and always look exceptional.

Don’t Hold Your Breath: Keys to Lead Change & Transition
We know it — change is inevitable and never-ending, an all-encompassing reality that doesn’t go away. For those leading the charge, future success rides on a sound approach to embrace the changes, guide the transition, and energize the team.

This is a realistic look at successfully managing change. It is drawn from Phil’s professional experiences spanning four decades of work with hundreds of organizations, large and small. And thousands of business owners, leaders, and managers – some prepared, some struggling – during extended periods of change, transition and transformation – including his own!

Be Heard: The RIGHT Answers to Build Your Influence and Attract More Opportunities

Being heard is about more than just getting what you want. It’s about approaching decision-makers in a way that sparks their interest and causes them to want to listen to you both now and down the road.

Learn the right answers that put you in the sweet spot to gain more respect and influence, while drawing more professional opportunities your way. You’ll discover how to present yourself and your ideas in a way that decision-makers respect, trust, and regularly seek out with this time-tested approach.

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