Holly Green

Managing Director, THE HUMAN FACTOR, Inc. Consultant, Keynote Speaker, Behavioral Scientist Best Selling Author

As CEO and Managing Director of THE HUMAN FACTOR, Inc., Holly helps business leaders and their companies achieve excellence by creating clarity on what winning looks like and determining how to get there.  She will help you achieve alignment and focus your organization so everyone is in the same race.  Her unique approach to strategic agility, alignment and engagement – based on the approach Pause, Think, Focus, Run – provides the tools, techniques, and skills companies need to reach their destinations and achieve their goals.

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.  As president of The Ken Blanchard Company, she led the established company in a new and more focused strategic direction.  As president of LumMed, she helped launch the startup biotech firm.

As a consultant, Holly is frequently hired by companies such as Microsoft, Expedia, Edwards LifeSciences, Hilton Worldwide and Google to help them compete more effectively in today’s uncertain markets.  She helps these companies get clear on what winning looks like, get obsessive about achieving it, and get aligned and engaged to get there.  Market leaders of all sizes have used Holly’s proprietary process, Inform, Inspire and Engage™, to learn how to move fast with focus and flexibility.

In addition to her consulting work, Holly delivers highly acclaimed keynote presentations and workshops to tradeshow conventions, industry gatherings, and business meetings.  A polished and engaging speaker, Holly has headlined hundreds of gatherings around the world.  She is one of the highest rated speakers for Vistage, the world’s largest CEO membership group, and has received three Speaker-of-the-Year awards.

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 professor at Webster University, teaching courses in the graduate program. She also teaches in the executive education program at San Diego State University, and is the founder of the Management Development Institute offered there.Featured on numerous TV and radio shows including NBC, ABC, Fox News, and NPR, Holly is a frequently quoted expert and has been in USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, The Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek and the Wall Street Journal among others. She is a regular contributor to Forbes and a highlighted expert on numerous leadership, strategic planning, and innovation blogs.

Holly’s top selling book, More Than a Minute: How to be an Effective Leader & Manager in Today’s Changing World (printed in nine languages and distributed globally) goes 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.  Her newest book, Using Your Brain to win in today’s hyper paced world, has just been released.

Holly is a board member of several companies.  She also provides strategic advice and guidance to numerous 501(c)3 organizations. 

To book Holly Green call Executive Speakers Bureau @ 901-754-9404. 

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    Change, Generation X, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Motivation, Peak Performance

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    California

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    $5,000 - $7,500

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Meet Holly G. Green

As CEO and Managing Director of THE HUMAN FACTOR, Inc., Holly helps business leaders and their companies achieve excellence by creating clarity on what winning looks like and determining how to get there.  She will help you achieve alignment and focus your organization so everyone is in the same race.  Her unique approach to strategic agility, alignment and engagement – based on the approach Pause, Think, Focus, Run – provides the tools, techniques, and skills companies need to reach their destinations and achieve their goals.

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.  As president of The Ken Blanchard Company, she led the established company in a new and more focused strategic direction.  As president of LumMed, she helped launch the startup biotech firm.

As a consultant, Holly is frequently hired by companies such as Microsoft, Expedia, Edwards LifeSciences, Hilton Worldwide and Google to help them compete more effectively in today’s uncertain markets.  She helps these companies get clear on what winning looks like, get obsessive about achieving it, and get aligned and engaged to get there.  Market leaders of all sizes have used Holly’s proprietary process, Inform, Inspire and Engage™, to learn how to move fast with focus and flexibility.

In addition to her consulting work, Holly delivers highly acclaimed keynote presentations and workshops to tradeshow conventions, industry gatherings, and business meetings.  A polished and engaging speaker, Holly has headlined hundreds of gatherings around the world.  She is one of the highest rated speakers for Vistage, the world’s largest CEO membership group, and has received three Speaker-of-the-Year awards.

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 professor at Webster University, teaching courses in the graduate program. She also teaches in the executive education program at San Diego State University, and is the founder of the Management Development Institute offered there.Featured on numerous TV and radio shows including NBC, ABC, Fox News, and NPR, Holly is a frequently quoted expert and has been in USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, The Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek and the Wall Street Journal among others. She is a regular contributor to Forbes and a highlighted expert on numerous leadership, strategic planning, and innovation blogs.

Holly’s top selling book, More Than a Minute: How to be an Effective Leader & Manager in Today’s Changing World (printed in nine languages and distributed globally) goes 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.  Her newest book, Using Your Brain to win in today’s hyper paced world, has just been released.

Holly is a board member of several companies.  She also provides strategic advice and guidance to numerous 501(c)3 organizations. 

To book Holly Green call Executive Speakers Bureau @ 901-754-9404. 

Entertaining, sometimes provocative, always interesting and interactive, Holly G. Green speaks on a variety of topics. She’ll work with you to customize materials to achieve the desired result of your meeting or event.

 

Innovating Every Day: Thriving in Today’s Hyper Paced World

The biggest threat to your business may not be new technologies, changing markets or unseen competitors. It’s what you think you know and what made you successful to date. In today’s chaotic markets, unlearning has become just as important as learning. What are you still relying on that no longer applies to today’s business world? What is getting in your way because it used to work? Holly will show you how to uncover the “thought bubbles” floating around in your head that keep you stuck in the past. Then she’ll teach you how to get unstuck, replace the old with the new, and stay focused to get the results you want. It’s not easy. It is possible.

Are You Swift?

Can you move fast with focus and flexibility in today’s rapidly changing environment? Or do you constantly struggle just to keep up? Today’s markets offer almost unlimited opportunities, but only for those companies prepared to take advantage of them. Using ideas, tools, and techniques from her best-selling book, More Than A Minute™ - How to Be An Effective Leader and Manager in Today’sChanging World, Holly reveals counterintuitive insights that market leaders use to stay ahead of the change curve and leave their competition behind. She will show you how to get crystal clear on where you need to go and what you need to do to get there, how to develop the discipline to pause and focuson the right things, and – most important – how to slow down to go fast.

Making Stuff Up (MSU) – We Get Better As We Age

There’s a monster under my bed. One day I’ll be a movie star. This is the stuff we absolutely, positively know to be true as kids, but later find out is not quite accurate. We get even better at MSU as adults.  Pause and consider how many things you know to be fact about your colleagues, your customers, your competitors, your boss. Uh oh! Maybe they’re not as accurate as you think they are! Holly will show you how to uncover what you’re making up and how to check it every now and then to make sure that monster under your bed doesn’t bring down your business.  


Recent conference and convention keynotes:

Microsoft Global Partner Conference

ReThink

The Transformer Association

Door & System Manufacturing Systems Association

Compressed Gas Institute

Craft & Hobby Association

Graphic Printing Industry

Pennsylvania Legal Administrators

Global Women’s Leadership Conference

IT Nation User’s Conference

North County Health Services annual meeting

Ohio Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers
 

Holly creates those rare moments of clarity that literally transform organizations. She blends the 30,000-foot view with in-the-trenches experience and practical tools to create immediate and lasting change in all who hear her message. Your audience will never think about their companies, customers, and markets the same way again. And they will leave with concrete actions they can take to become better, faster, and stronger by learning how to slow down, pause, and get it right the first time. 

Paul Brown, Former President, Expedia.com, President, Hilton Worldwide

Holly traveled internationally with my team speaking to groups in 5+ countries. She scored the highest of any presenter.

Killu Sanborn, Venture Capitalist & Chair of Athena’s Entrepreneur Group

Holly kept our large group engaged and energized (even though it was a long day). She provided real value and has already been invited back.

Rob Torres, Executive, Google

Holly knows how to engage the whole audience and provides real value every time she speaks.

Joel Kocher, Former President, Dell Computer

Holly’s greatest asset is her unique ability to bring us all along in her perpetual pursuit of the best answer. She takes all the theories about business and turns them into something leaders and managers everywhere can apply to make their business more successful.  This is the real stuff!
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