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, IBM, Gap, The Marcus Buckingham Company, Wells Fargo, Santander Bank, Microsoft, Hilton, Accenture, Deloitte, Disney, ESPN, Mercedes, and many other amazing partners. Additionally, Holly is a proud partner of The United Nations Foundation, where she serves as an ambassador for “Girl Up” and promotes equality, innovation and entrepreneurship for women worldwide. In recognition of her work, Holly is the proud recipient of two 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business & The 2016 American Riviera Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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.