Be the change you want to see in the world

Mahatma Gandhi

Sharon A. Hoover, M.A., PCC

Since 1990, Sharon has coached small business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as upper level managers and executives in larger corporations. She combines her own insightful techniques with concepts of the most current thinkers in the fields of leadership and coaching. Sharon is uniquely qualified to offer you perceptive and clear support. She focuses on identifying the sources of those factors that stand in the way of your business, professional and personal success and guides you in creating success. Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sharon has coached clients in California, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York and London.


Sharon is a graduate of Coach University and has been certified as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation since 1998. She coaches clients coast-to-coast and facilitates insightful and productive staff retreats that lead to transformational shifts.

Her education also includes a B.S. in Education from Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio; M.A. from The Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; and post-graduate studies at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. Sharon is also certified in several assessment instruments and has received training in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and the Enneagram.


Sharon knows leadership from the inside out. In 1985, she established the Knoxville More to Life Center and serves on the Kairos More To Life international board which offers this program of personal transformation. Sharon has taught courses, facilitated groups and filled many other leadership roles. She is a founding member of the East Tennessee Coaches Association and has served as a formal and informal leader since its inception in 2001. She chairs the Small Business Committee for the Knoxville Chamber and the Board of the Race Relations Center of East Tennessee. Sharon is an active member and on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Knoxville.

John E. Hoover, Ph.D.

John has honed his expertise in working with people since 1970 as a licensed counseling psychologist in private practice. His creatively-designed workshops and trainings have received excellent reviews. John creates a safe and respectful environment where each person in a group can participate fully. John guides people in resolving sensitive issues, enhancing communication and creating common understanding within a team. His depth of experience and professional skill come from working with small and large corporations, families in business, couples and individuals.


John earned his B.A. in Psychology at Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio; his M.A. in Human Relations and his Ph. D. in Counselor Education at The Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. He completed a two-year APA-approved Internship at The University of Texas, Austin, Texas. He is currently a Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider, State of Tennessee, Health Related Boards.


John is a Senior Consultant with Impact Associates, Maryville, Tennessee, and co-created "The Emotionally Intelligent Manager" corporate training program. He has served as president of the Knoxville Area Psychological Association. Since the 1980s, John has actively volunteered in the More to Life Program, creating training models, facilitating groups, teaching courses and presenting community workshops.

Together, John and Sharon blend their styles and talents, providing you with broad expertise, professional, objective, compassionate support and a trusting relationship. They have been married since 1962 and live on a small farm in South Knoxville. John and Sharon have two adult daughters, Karin and Elizabeth.