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Hoover, John

John Hoover Author, Executive Coach, Coaching Supervisor, Organizational Consultant

Aformer Walt Disney Company Marketing/Entertainment Division writer and line producer, and McGraw-Hill Divisional General Manager, Robert John Hoover has been active in leading the global contextual coaching and strategic talent management consulting practices at Partners in Human Resources International in New York City since 2006. John is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Businessweek bestselling author on leadership, organization development and organizational behaviour. John is certified by ICF as a Professional Certified Coach and is an adjunct faculty member at Fielding Graduate University where he teaches media psychology, organizational design and leadership, and at the American Management Association where he teaches communication skills, delegation, leadership and strategic thinking. He recently lectured at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and coached MBA students at the Yale School of Management. In 2016, John began teaching Foundations and Theories of Coaching at NYU.

John created the curriculum for a new graduate certificate course at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Professional Studies. The new programme, Coaching in Organizational Context, integrates theory and practice of executive coaching with organization development and organizational change and transformation as outlined in John’s co-authored 2009 book—The Coaching Connection. Besides lecturing at universities such as Columbia and Vanderbilt, John has been consulting and coaching clients in entertainment, media and publishing for over 20 years and has produced celebrity fundraising events in Los Angeles, Nashville, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. that have raised millions of dollars for Childhelp USA, March of Dimes, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, University of Southern California School of Fine Arts and the Alliance for the Arts in Thousand Oaks, California. John is also the author of the bestselling book How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive…Without Killing Your Boss, which has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide in more than 24 languages and is available as an audiobook.