John Hoover

About the Author

John Hoover, PhD, is a bestselling author with over a dozen books to his credit, including "The Coaching Connection" and his satirical "How to Work for an Idiot." He is certified as an executive coach by the International Coach Federation and a coaching supervisor by the Coaching Supervision Academy. Dr. Hoover is the thought leader behind the Contextual Coaching practice at Partners in Human Resources International, and teaches “How to Manage the Coaching Function in Organizations” online through Fielding Graduate University. Contact him at

The Leadership Coaching Dilemma: Contextual Coaching Is the Answer

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In January 2013, a new Chief Talent Officer took his Senior Leadership Team seat at a Fortune 100 Manhattan-based international financial services firm. Before the chair was warm he had cancelled every one of the firm’s dozens of leadership coaching engagements taking place around the world. Such a sweeping, immediate, and disruptive gesture…

The Case for Building a Culture of Coaching


By Paul J. Gorrell and John Hoover As business coaches, we are always on the new frontier looking to help our coaching clients add value to the organizations that employ them. Working to develop a culture of coaching across organizations makes habit, skill, and activity correction and enhancement pre-emptive rather than reactive. Instead…