Holly is an innovative change leader, talent coach, and performance consultant with over twenty years experience helping diverse public and private sector organizations improve the strategic impact of small to large scale business initiatives. Prior to founding Evaluation Works in 2001, Holly held senior positions with global responsibility for learning & development strategy, organizational development, employee relations & engagement, career development, & continuous process improvement. She is passionate about developing resilient learning & performance capabilities that foster high engagement, inclusion, and operational excellence.
Savvy leaders rely upon Holly and her partners to:
- Connect the dots between learning and performance
- Coach leaders and teams to achieve sustainable, measurable behavior change
- Build agile learning organizations that foster engagement, retention, innovation, and performance growth
- Help drive culture change and transformation
- Determine which programs are adding value and which are not
- Build resilient individuals, teams, and organizations
Her contributions to the field were recognized by the Forbes Coaches Council, where she serves as an invited member. The World HRD Congress also recognized her achievements with the 2017 Global Training & Development Leadership Award. The award is granted to individuals with a record of achievement in strategic perspective, future orientation, training effectiveness and innovation, integrity, & thought leadership.
Certified as a Prosci change management professional, Holly partners with organizations to manage the people side of change. From a change perspective, Holly is also a certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach, with special skills in helping leaders create readiness conditions for measurable, lasting behavioral change.
A highly regarded measurement professional, Holly is a certified ROI professional and serves as an Associate of the ROI Institute. She regularly assists global leaders in defining and measuring the impact of human resource, talent development, OD, process improvement, or workplace learning solutions and serves as faculty for ATDs Measuring ROI Certificate program. She also shares her evaluation skills with grant managers and nonprofits for purposes of outcome mapping, grants management and/or evaluation reporting, logic model development, and capacity building.
An accomplished Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Holly has served as a volunteer exam developer for the Human Resource Certification Institute for more than 10 years and was a select contributor to its landmark anthology, The Rise of HR: Wisdom from 73 Thought Leaders (2015) published in collaboration with HR luminaries David Ulrich and Libby Sartain.
She is a sought-after speaker, talent coach, change catalyst, and learning leader, as well as a frequent author. Publications include the award-winning “Learning for the Long Run” and featured contributions to ATDs Talent Development Body of Knowledge (TDBok), ATDs “Foundations of Talent Development” series, the “Talent Managers as Change Agents” chapter in the ATD Talent Management Handbook (2015), along with multiple contributions to other books in the field.