About Holly


holly-dowling-red-jacketHolly Dowling is a dynamic, Global Keynote Speaker & Inspirational Thought Leader with more than 20 years of experience. She is passionate about the privilege of leading others and lives by the mantra, “Live life with a passion!”

As an expert in strengths-based leadership, change management, and corporate women’s empowerment, Holly designs & delivers customized keynotes and programs for Fortune 500 companies. Her unique approach has led managers to become stronger leaders, individual contributors to achieve higher levels of performance, and companies to discover new opportunities for success. 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.

Holly began her career as a cruise director in Tahiti, where she polished her skills of entertaining, inspiring, and connecting with diverse audiences. Following her time there, Holly began traveling across the U.S. as the National Spokesmodel for Lee Jeans and representing numerous companies in television and print advertising. Over the years, her gift for engaging and energizing diverse audiences transitioned her into the corporate sector, where she began guiding companies to higher performance levels through interactive learning experiences.

Holly’s clients continue to bring her back as a Keynote Speaker, Corporate Facilitator & Consultant. She is honored to work with: The United Nations Foundation, Facebook, Wells Fargo, IBM, Gap, The Home Depot, The Marcus Buckingham Company, Santander Bank, Microsoft, Hilton, Accenture, Deloitte, Disney, ESPN, Mercedes, Nucerity, and many other amazing partners. Additionally, Holly is a proud member of the Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (#EBW2020) movement, where she works with the United Nations Foundation to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and women around the world.

Holly resides in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband, Steve. They are the proud parents of three boys: Jake, Levi and Ryne, and are proud grandparents of an adorable grandson, Eli.