We are so honored to have Holly Green, mother of two, best selling author, CEO and Managing Director of The Human Factor, Inc., and heart attack survivor share her personal story at the SD Mom’s Night Out Heart Yourself Event. Holly is an amazing women and a perfect example of one who did not let having a heart attack get in the way of her dreams. She is doing some amazing things and she is living life to the fullest.
About Holly Green, The Human Factor, Inc: 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, Nokia, 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 has been featured on numerous TV and radio shows including NBC, ABC, Fox News, and NPR. She 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.
She 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.
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 two other best-selling books, Shift Happens, and A Cup of Cappuccino, Vol. II.
Holly is a board member of Total Training, Inc., the San Diego Employer Association, and KBM Facility Solutions as well as the Chairmen’s Roundtable, a nonprofit organization of senior executives providing pro bono strategic advice to mid-sized businesses. She serves as a mentor in California State University’s Center for Leadership and Mentoring. She also provides strategic advice and guidance to several 501(c)3 organizations.
How do you stay heart healthy? Eat right, exercise (not as much as I need to), be aware of how I feel and what my body is telling me, focus on what is important in my life, surround myself with important messages specifically by using American Heart Association resources…
What is your idea of mom’s night out? Hanging out with other intelligent, driven individuals who want to contribute to making this world a better place in whatever ways they can (wine is good too!)
What is the best advice you can give to working, moms in business or moms who are interested in starting a business? Focus on what you do well and what you love to do (usually the two are intertwined). Get clear on what winning or excellence looks like to you and get visuals up in front of you to bring your attention to where you want to go, surround yourself with others who believe in you, will support, encourage and nag you to be the best you can…