John Hoover


John Hoover is a former Walt Disney Company Marketing/Entertainment executive andDivisional General Manager at McGraw-Hill. John celebrated his ten-year anniversary with Partners in Human Resources International in July 2016. He is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek best-selling author of 13 books from Amacom, Career Press, HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, Saint Martin’s Press, and Wiley. Altogether, his books have been published in 24 languages.

With a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, John is the Senior Vice President for Global Contextual Coaching at Partners International and supervises more than 250 coaches in the Partners International global coaching network. He is graduate of the Coaching Supervision Academy, an ICF certified coach, and serves on the board of the New York Chapter of ICF and is currently serving on the ICF International Board Selection Committee.

John has developed a course called “How to Manage the Coaching Function in Organizations” for CUNY SPS and also teaches the course for Fielding Graduate University—where the course is being elevated to a full graduate certificate.He teaches Foundations & Theory of Coaching for NYU. His favorite engagement of all time is coaching MBA candidates at the Yale School of Management.


Coaching in Organizational Context: Building a Bridge Between Individual Business Coaching Engagements and Organizational Strategy
The future of executive coaching will be determined by how coaching established and emerging leaders and teams through an organizational lens impacts enterprise-wide business strategy. Through application of Systems Theory and Organization Development principles, business coaches and those who hire and manage coaches for organizations will discuss and role play how boundaries must be reimagined and bridges built to connect and align what individual leaders and teams do best with what sponsoring organizations need most.

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