About Holly


Holly Dowling is a dynamic, global keynote speaker and master facilitator with a disarmingly joyful and indomitable spirit. She is an expert in strengths-based leadership, change management, and corporate women’s empowerment. She is passionate about the privilege of leading others with love, authenticity, and a touch of sass, while sharing a message of courage and fortitude when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds. Formerly the vice president of an international brokerage firm, Holly has infused her extensive management and leadership experience with her passion for inspiring others to discover their untapped potential and brilliance. She has over 20 years of experience inspiring and empowering individuals around the globe on how to achieve higher levels of performance. Beyond her professional success, Holly has never let her story define her. Holly has overcome significant personal life challenges that only serve to reinforce her message of hope and resilience. Holly has been able to thoughtfully combine her no-nonsense, practical strategies with a profound sense of love and gratitude to create a message that resonates with people all over the world. She is a walking testimony that it’s never too late to live your dreams and goals.

Testimonials

"If you're looking for someone to truly energize and inspire a room, look no further than Holly! Holly has that special energy that leaves people inspired and ready to make an impact. Holly not only brings her material to life, but also makes a conscious effort of keeping each individual in a room engaged. I highly recommend Holly to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, energetic, engaging speaker."

Don Fracchia | Head of Pacific Midwest Business Banking | Wells Fargo

2016-02-04T05:28:11+00:00

Don Fracchia | Head of Pacific Midwest Business Banking | Wells Fargo

“If you’re looking for someone to truly energize and inspire a room, look no further than Holly! Holly has that special energy that leaves people inspired and ready to make an impact. Holly not only brings her material to life, but also makes a conscious effort of keeping each individual in a room engaged. I View Full →
"Holly changed my life. Really! The passion she brings to her work is inspirational on its own. But it's much more than that. Holly has a way of finding the best of you, helping you see it, and pointing out ways to make it shine bright. If you are looking for an inspirational speaker, a master facilitator, or a trainer, there is none better. I can't wait to work with Holly again."

Anthony Brazelton | Project Manager for Next Generation Development | Eli Lilly and Company

2016-02-04T05:30:49+00:00

Anthony Brazelton | Project Manager for Next Generation Development | Eli Lilly and Company

“Holly changed my life. Really! The passion she brings to her work is inspirational on its own. But it’s much more than that. Holly has a way of finding the best of you, helping you see it, and pointing out ways to make it shine bright. If you are looking for an inspirational speaker, a View Full →
"As the founder and organizer of the Women of the Vine Global Symposium, I was thrilled by Holly's inspirational keynote presentation. The attendees and I were truly captivated and moved by Holly’s explosive energy, depth of knowledge, and focus on audience participation.

Without a doubt, I would recommend Holly for your next conference or event!"

Deborah Brenner | Founder & Organizer | Women of the Vine

2016-02-04T05:31:34+00:00

Deborah Brenner | Founder & Organizer | Women of the Vine

“As the founder and organizer of the Women of the Vine Global Symposium, I was thrilled by Holly’s inspirational keynote presentation. The attendees and I were truly captivated and moved by Holly’s explosive energy, depth of knowledge, and focus on audience participation. Without a doubt, I would recommend Holly for your next conference or event!”
"Outstanding instructor. Holly was full of energy and passion, which energized me for the program. SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!!!! Energetic, engaged with her audience, adapted to the class's personality and the direction of the group, I'd meet with or be part of a group she facilitates anytime!"

Participant | Career Retreat 2014 | Deloitte

2016-02-04T05:33:42+00:00

Participant | Career Retreat 2014 | Deloitte

“Outstanding instructor. Holly was full of energy and passion, which energized me for the program. SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!!!! Energetic, engaged with her audience, adapted to the class’s personality and the direction of the group, I’d meet with or be part of a group she facilitates anytime!”
"Holly was great! She could really relate and made it fun to understand our roles as leaders."

Participant | North American Field Conference 2013 | Gap, Inc.

2016-02-04T05:34:33+00:00

Participant | North American Field Conference 2013 | Gap, Inc.

“Holly was great! She could really relate and made it fun to understand our roles as leaders.”
"Holly is just outstanding high energy, knowledgeable, insightful. One of the finest trainers I've met."

"What a dynamo! She's great at keeping a room engaged and enthused."

Participants | Career Retreat 2014 | Deloitte

2016-02-04T05:35:21+00:00

Participants | Career Retreat 2014 | Deloitte

“Holly is just outstanding high energy, knowledgeable, insightful. One of the finest trainers I’ve met.” “What a dynamo! She’s great at keeping a room engaged and enthused.”
"Holly's energy and insights were incredibly valuable. She earned her title as 'Inspirational Thought Leader'."

"Holly was great. Very dynamic and engaging. You can tell she enjoys what she does and loves to share her knowledge. Her enthusiasm was infectious."

Participants | Career Retreat 2014 | Deloitte

2016-02-04T05:37:12+00:00

Participants | Career Retreat 2014 | Deloitte

“Holly’s energy and insights were incredibly valuable. She earned her title as ‘Inspirational Thought Leader’.” “Holly was great. Very dynamic and engaging. You can tell she enjoys what she does and loves to share her knowledge. Her enthusiasm was infectious.”
"Holly creates an excellent learning environment and provides appropriate reinforcements with her storytelling and interaction."

Participant | Career Retreat 2014 | Deloitte

2016-02-04T05:37:53+00:00

Participant | Career Retreat 2014 | Deloitte

“Holly creates an excellent learning environment and provides appropriate reinforcements with her storytelling and interaction.”

We were honored to have Holly come and address so many of our Home Depot women! I have heard amazing reports from everyone who attended our event. As our first speaker, Holly was able to kickoff the event with energy and gusto and really set the tone for the rest of the day. She really made our attendees think about where they are, where they want to go, and where they have come from. Thanks so much for serving The Home Depot, Holly!

Manager | Women's Link Forum 2016 | The Home Depot

2016-02-13T00:12:46+00:00

Manager | Women's Link Forum 2016 | The Home Depot

We were honored to have Holly come and address so many of our Home Depot women! I have heard amazing reports from everyone who attended our event. As our first speaker, Holly was able to kickoff the event with energy and gusto and really set the tone for the rest of the day. She really View Full →

We had the pleasure of having Holly speak at our annual event, The Women's Link Forum. The feedback has been incredible, and we are so very happy to have had the opportunity to work with Holly. It was everything we imagined and MORE!! If you are looking for a highly interactive, energetic keynote speaker, I could not recommend Holly Dowling more!

Participant | Women's Link Forum 2016 | The Home Depot

2016-02-13T00:18:38+00:00

Participant | Women's Link Forum 2016 | The Home Depot

We had the pleasure of having Holly speak at our annual event, The Women’s Link Forum. The feedback has been incredible, and we are so very happy to have had the opportunity to work with Holly. It was everything we imagined and MORE!! If you are looking for a highly interactive, energetic keynote speaker, I View Full →
"One of my favorite people to collaborate with! Holly's knowledge, tools, and experience within the women's leadership field have made her an amazing asset to our Wells Fargo Women's Enrichment Program! Her presence and enthusiasm has served as a major driving forces for our program, and the hard-hitting questions and ideas she utilizes have allowed the program to enhance the professional and personal lives of our participants. She has allowed our organization to see the issues that impact our women employees so that we can take the necessary steps to support and drive their success. Holly Dowling is an amazing speaker and program facilitator --- I highly recommend her!"

Halley McIlwain | Senior Vice President & Director of Strategic Planning, Pacific Midwest Business Banking | Wells Fargo

2016-04-15T04:58:21+00:00

Halley McIlwain | Senior Vice President & Director of Strategic Planning, Pacific Midwest Business Banking | Wells Fargo

“One of my favorite people to collaborate with! Holly’s knowledge, tools, and experience within the women’s leadership field have made her an amazing asset to our Wells Fargo Women’s Enrichment Program! Her presence and enthusiasm has served as a major driving forces for our program, and the hard-hitting questions and ideas she utilizes have allowed View Full →
"I had the sincere pleasure of working with Global Keynote Speaker and Master Facilitator, Holly Dowling. In the world of motivational speaking and women's empowerment, Holly has a dynamic and unique approach that transcends that of the typical leadership workshops we see today. Her intuitive insights into her clients' gifts and abilities allow her the opportunity to bring about real change. I am honored to have been able to not only interview Holly, but to receive the validation from her of the importance in the combination of mind, body and spirit wellness for the sake of success. She proves it every day."

Susan Rocco | Founder, Producer and Host of Women to Watch™Media, LLC

2016-06-03T11:17:53+00:00

Susan Rocco | Founder, Producer and Host of Women to Watch™Media, LLC

“I had the sincere pleasure of working with Global Keynote Speaker and Master Facilitator, Holly Dowling. In the world of motivational speaking and women’s empowerment, Holly has a dynamic and unique approach that transcends that of the typical leadership workshops we see today. Her intuitive insights into her clients’ gifts and abilities allow her the View Full →

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