Heather Hughes

Connie Hoover opened her coaching and training business in 1980, as a single female business owner, which was unheard-of at the time. This was before companies had training departments and the term “coaching” only applied to sports. 
Over the course of the next forty-four years, she has traveled the world, coaching and facilitating organizational development work for executives, their teams, and their organizations. 
During this time, she has participated in many organizational changes, allowing her to better understand globalization, cultural diversity, and generational differences, developing her own resilience and wisdom along the way. 
As an executive, leadership, career and transition coach, Connie has worked with a variety of professionals in multiple industries including high tech, government, law, finance, and energy. Clients have included Symantec Corporation, Arm Inc., Elasticsearch Inc., the United Nations, U.S. Postal Service, Anheuser-Busch Inc. Washington Metro Transit Authority, Virginia Power, The American Institute of Banking, NASA, U.S. Military Agencies, Canon, Virginia State and City Government, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Philip Morris. 
With a Master of Arts degree in Communication, Connie has taught Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication and Public Speaking on the college level for over fifteen years. Her students and clients consistently point to her listening skills and ability to use thought-provoking questions as keys that have helped them unlock the obstacles to achieving their goals. Clients appreciate finding greater clarity about what they want, improved self-awareness to understand their impact, increased confidence in themselves, and the tools to continue their growth and development long after the engagement ends. 
Connie specializes in group coaching. Her most recent group coaching program has assisted one General Counsel in three different organizations, enabling the General Counsel and her direct reports to harness the team’s collective wisdom, embracing growth and developing trust. 
Working in teams facilitates the creation of a community of safety, reinforcing accountability of each team member in sustaining the changes that will support the team’s continued success. 
As Patrick Lencioni states in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, “Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.” Connie makes it happen. 
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