About Holly

Holly Dowling is a highly sought after award-winning Global Keynote Speaker and Inspirational Thought Leader who has addressed hundreds of thousands of Fortune 500 executives around the world and impacted the hearts and minds of millions in over 160 countries worldwide with her “A Celebration Of You” podcast via iHeart Radio. As an expert in strengths-based leadership and corporate women’s empowerment, 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. Holly designs and delivers customized keynotes as well as facilitates high-level business engagements for companies including Facebook, Deloitte, Wells Fargo, Cisco, Hilton, Microsoft, Disney, Gap, Palo Alto Networks, Santander Bank, Mercedes, Home Depot, Google, IBM and many other amazing partners. Holly is passionate about the privilege of leading others and truly lives by the mantra, “Live life with passion!”

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. Formerly the vice president of an international brokerage firm, Holly has infused her over 20 years of extensive management and leadership experience with her passion for inspiring others to discover their untapped potential and brilliance.

Today Holly is continually brought back by her clients as a Keynote Speaker, Corporate Facilitator and Consultant. In recognition of her work, she is a proud recipient of two Silver Stevie Awards for Women in Business and The American Riviera Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2016. While her professional life speaks volumes, Holly is a proud partner of The United Nations Foundation  and she is personally honored to be a speaking member of the Anti Internet Child Exploitation Team Council (AICET) which is a group of specialists who speak globally responding to the disturbing growth of internet child exploitation. In addition, Holly was recently recognized and honored as a 2020 SHERO, thrivers of domestic violence who in turn have impacted our world in a powerful way.

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

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