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Holly Has Worked with the Best of the Best
An experienced business leader and behavioral scientist, Holly has a rare combination of extensive academic training and in-the-trenches experience working in and leading organizations. She has also worked with elite performers including the United States Navy SEALs, Top Gun Fighter Pilots, Olympic athletes, senior NFL referees, the FBI Leadership Academy, and two United States Presidents.
Holly is the former president of The Ken Blanchard Company and co-founder of a biotech firm. She worked in senior leadership roles with global giants including The Coca Cola Company, Dell Computer, Deloitte, LLP, and Bass Hotels and Resorts. Holly serves on the Board of Advisors for the Global Innovation Institute and provides strategic advice and guidance to numerous 501(c)3 organizations.
How Holly Helps
As a consultant, Holly is frequently hired by companies and associations to help them compete more effectively in today’s uncertain markets. She has supported hundreds of companies around the globe in strategic planning, operational excellence, and organizational alignment to achieve higher profits and more success.
In her entertaining, interesting, and interactive keynotes and presentations, Holly blends the 30,000-foot view with hands-on experience and practical tools to create immediate and lasting change. She uses her deep knowledge of the neurosciences and presents in a digestible, memorable way to help you succeed in business and improve your life. She has headlined hundreds of gatherings around the world and received three Speaker-of-the-Year awards from the world’s largest CEO membership group.
A Bit About Holly’s Background
Holly holds a Bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences and a Master of Science degree in organization development from American University in Washington, D.C. Her postgraduate studies are in neurophysiology. She taught graduate courses at Webster University for a decade. Holly is the founder of the Management Development Institute previously offered at San Diego State University and now online. She and her husband have two adult children (and neither is an ax murderer yet so they count that as success!). Holly loves to travel and explore the world.
Holly in Media
Featured on numerous TV and radio shows including NBC, ABC, Fox News, and NPR, Holly is a frequently quoted expert, and has been in USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, The Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek and the Wall Street Journal among others. She was a regular contributor to Forbes for years and is a highlighted expert on dozens of leadership, strategic planning, and innovation blogs.