John Hoover is a leading innovator in human psychology and organizational development. He is a unique combination of academician, storyteller, psychologist, teacher, college administrator, business coach, and veteran of the United States Marine Corps. His professional publications include papers in the Journal of College Student Personnel and A Handbook of Structured Experiences for Human Relations Training (University Associates Press). In 2010, John co-authored The Elders Speak: Two Psychologists Share Their Lifetimes of Experience (Lulu Press, 2010), a candid, sometimes humorous, and poignant anecdotal perspective on lessons learned as a psychotherapist.
Whether he is leading Gestalt training weekends for mental health professionals or creating and conducting workshops for educational institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies, John leaves an indelible mark on the lives of those he serves. His own personal insights, wisdom, and interpersonal skills combine to create a unique learning experience for individuals and groups. Specialty areas include Emotional Intelligence, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), understanding personality types through the Enneagram, teambuilding, motivation, biofeedback, stress management, and leadership development.
John’s creative approach to managing conflict has found an international stage with presentations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Mexico. The model applies to every person and any organization and has received testimonials from numerous clients, including the United States Army, Survivability & Lethality Analysis Directorate (SLAD), the Internal Revenue Service, and the University of Tennessee. In 2010, he was the featured Community Spotlight in a University of Tennessee National Public Radio interview.
Read about John’s The Uniting Power of Conflict