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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 LumMed, a biotech firm. She has worked in senior leadership roles with global giants including The Coca Cola Company, Dell Computer, Deloitte, LLP, and Bass Hotels and Resorts.
Holly delivers highly acclaimed keynote presentations and workshops to tradeshow conventions, industry gatherings, and business meetings. A polished and engaging speaker, 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.
Featured on numerous TV and radio shows including NBC, ABC, Fox News, and NPR, Holly is a frequently quoted expert. She was a regular contributor to for years and is a highlighted expert on numerous leadership, strategic planning, and innovation blogs for her insights into the brain at work.
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 is an adjunct graduate level professor at Webster University and is the founder of the Management Development Institute offered at San Diego State University.
Holly’s top selling books, More Than a Minute: How to be an Effective Leader & Manager in Today’s Changing World (printed in nine languages and distributed globally) and Using Your Brain to Win go beyond the theory of leading and managing by providing practical, action-oriented information. Holly has contributed to several other best-selling books including Shift Happens.
Holly serves on the Workforce & Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Boards. She also provides strategic advice and guidance to numerous 501(c)3 organizations.