Since 2014, I've hosted, moderated, spoken at, and helped design and execute corporate events, conferences, summits, festivals and unconventional gatherings in 19 countries. On stage, I use my ability to connect across difference as a conduit for shifting perspectives, igniting action, and facilitating moments of genuine human connection. Here are some of my signature offerings:
Become Who You Are reminds emerging artists, students, creative professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs of the necessity of shaping a world in their vision. Contextualizing its larger call to action within today's ever-precarious socio-political climate, it urges them to actively articulate and own their purpose, mission, and usefulness in the world. Yes, even when it comes to building big business. Based on my book, Tell Me About Yourself, I encourage a future-focused audience to see a world where people not only feel comfortable sharing and learning from the richness found within and around their communities, they also use this power to drive personal and societal transformation. Learn how to:
From artist and leadership development to teaching and speaking within schools and entrepreneurial communities around the world, Holley shares eight lessons along her journey as an artist and cultural geographer that continue to inspire and inform the impact of her work. Diving into what she believes to be pillars for using love as a catalyst for change, she offers insightful keys to help you:
Based on my forthcoming manifesto, with a lens on work as a pathway to self and communal actualization, this conversation introduces tenets for reassessing how and why we work, and explores how we can practically apply them to define and express work on our own terms and in the direction of a solidarity economy.
The TMAY forum is an interactive lecture and moderated discussion on accurate, artful self-definition in a momentous season of change. You’ll learn how to use one critical step from the six-step method shared in Holley’s book, Tell Me About Yourself. Together, we’ll explore best practices for successfully navigating some of your most challenging conversational moments, from first encounters and pitching new ideas to email intros and website bios—not for transactional gain—but to initiate meaningful conversations, confidently discuss your craft in your daily interactions and high stakes moments, and foster genuine connections that help propel the big ideas you’ve been dreaming up. Includes:
Based on insights gleaned from my time as Creative Researcher-in-Residence at WeTransfer and my ongoing ethnographic research on the future of work, this strategic ideation session invites executives, leaders and decision makers across teams to explore practical possibilities for change management and rewiring the learning and talent development function as a conduit for individual, team and organizational actualization.
If you’re interested in more tailored programming for your team or an event, we can work together to design a bespoke experience (learning lab, expedition, talk, forum, offsite, series etc.) based on your specific needs. With a North Star focused on reimagining work and workplaces as conduits for self, communal and organizational actualization, these experiences explore three key themes:
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As COVID-19 continues challenging us to reconsider how we gather, I’m available to speak online and in-person (on a case-by-case basis) about reimagining the future of work, the relationship between self-development and creative manifestation, the method from my book, and my personal career journey. Please reach out here to invite me to your next experience.