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JOHN HOOVER 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, a candid, sometimes humorous, and poignant anecdotal perspective of lessons learned as a psychotherapist.
        Whether he is leading Gestalt training weekends for mental health professionals, creating and conducting workshops for educational institutions, businesses large and small, nonprofit organizations or 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, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), understanding personality types through the Enneagram, team building, motivation, biofeedback, stress management, and leadership development.
        Johnís 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, with testimonials from numerous clients including the United States Army, Survivability & Lethality Analysis Directorate (SLAD), Internal Revenue Service, Thomas & Betts, Scripps and the University of Tennessee. In 2010 he was the featured Community Spotlight in a University of Tennessee National Public Radio interview.
        John is writing companion books to The Uniting Power of Conflict with a focus on identifying motivational states: moving through the levels of resistance and into the experience of satisfaction and gratitude.




“Finally. An uplifting and imminently useful guide to surviving and thriving through disagreement and discord. John Hoover’s ability to create simple, practical tools for use in difficult and challenging situations is reflected in his latest work, The Uniting Power of Conflict. >>