John Hoover

John Hoover is an Associate of The Coaching Project, co-owner and facilitator of a day retreat centre, Island Springs.

  • An executive and personal coach who is a gifted listener, reflecting key opportunities for client growth
  • A keen observer who recognizes negativity as a source of guiding information, as well as helping change the presenting problem
  • A meticulous witness who keeps an ongoing and developmental path to the coaching sessions, including session notes (posted back to clients for reflection)
  • A flexible observer regarding the client’s changing agenda and highly creative in supporting the client’s problem solving

His gift for bringing out the best in people was first used in various educational settings, working with individuals and groups from public education, university (both young and mature students) and a private middle school.

Following his 30 years in education, John attended Royal Roads University to formalize and polish his coaching skills, graduating as a Certified Executive Coach. His coaching clients have included leaders in manufacturing, finance, engineering as well as the not for profit sectors, serving individual clients and coaches, a conflict resolution specialist and work teams. He is an excellent coach’s coach, helping professionals maintain their focus and direction.

John has also facilitated and taught coaching and leadership to teams in the non-profit sector; he especially builds clients’ personal awareness and capability to grow. Continuing personal growth is one of John’s foundation values, and he was an “in depth” participant of two recent workshops, “Immunity to Change” and “What Wants to Happen”.

Latest News

  • The Coaching Project is Transitioning

    After a long absence, I am writing with the purpose of providing some context for the changes in me and the world around me that have led to this gap. The Coaching Project has transitioned to new interests and priorities over the past couple of years, reflecting my own transitions in life.

    Just as TCP was a pioneer in the field of Leaders Coaching Leaders, we are setting out again to explore the role of leadership and coaching in the

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  • A New Beginning

    In our coaching and training we have consistently used our three-stage process as shown in the model below. Each stage answers a question: What’s So? So What? What’s Next? I have used these questions to reflect on my recent experience and to give a sense of completion to this chapter in The Coaching Project’s history.

    What’s So?

    I often say retirement is harder than it looks. I have been working on it for half a dozen years. I began

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  • The Importance of Coach Education

    I recently interviewed Arden Henley, Principal of Canadian Programs at City University, about CityU’s decision to partner with The Coaching Project on coach education. His insights mirror and expand on the results of the ICF study.

    Why does CityU see a coaching program as an important addition to its roster of programs?

    We see our role as building leadership capacity in the community. Coaching plays an increasingly important role in leadership and we want to respond to that need.

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