Jim Hoar
Senior Consultant, Retired
Target Corporation

Jim recently retired after 31 years of service with Target Corporation. Most recently, he was a senior consultant on Target’s Executive Development team, working with Target’s senior leaders. During his career at the company, Jim held a variety of positions in merchandising, technology services, and human resources.

Jim’s teaching and research interests include strategy development, influence and influence tactics, and leading transformational change. He is also a public speaking coach and is passionate about developing new trainers.

Jim received his M.A. in business/marketing education from the University of Minnesota and his BS in retailing from the University of Wisconsin–Stout.

Jim teaches Facilitative Training Techniques and Intentional Influence for the University of Minnesota's professional development programs.

He also produced the "Intentional Influence" webinar and the articles Six Cardinal Rules for Effective Trainers and Training for Impact: From Good to Great.