ABOUT CHRISTINA HOLLOWAY
Christina Holloway was recognized as the #1 Executive Coach in
Chicago by Influence Digest, and has been named one of the top mentor coaches at 1871, Chicago’s Technology and Entrepreneurship Center. As a consultant, coach and speaker, Christina focuses on sharing her framework for developing a powerful leadership brand, a simple formula that helps her clients build a career that aligns with their biggest dreams.
Christina has over 20 years experience developing successful career paths for executives at major Fortune 500 businesses. She is a frequent contributor to Forbes Magazine, and she consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including Accenture, Google, PwC, McDonald’s, Spotify, LaSalle Investments, CME Group, UPS, and Northwestern University.
As an authority with deep knowledge on building a successful career through leadership development, Christina has guest lectured at many prestigious institutions including the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and Yale University’s Women in Management Forum.
Her work has been published in Forbes, Fast Company, Addicted2Success, and The Huffington Post. She has been interviewed and quoted in featured articles including Bloomberg’s Moneyish, Volvero, and 1871. She’s been invited to speak about leadership development on podcasts, including Bruce Ross’ Unshakeable Bold Leadership, Andrew Wayfinder’s Your Destiny Awakening, and Wendy Vaughan’s Selling Made Easy.
Through the launch of her boutique coaching and consulting company, Christina has worked as an award-winning marketing strategist and program management consultant. She has worked on the development and execution of many prominent marketing campaigns for multi-billion-dollar businesses and grew her company into a multi-million dollar revenue-generating business. She is a volunteer and contributor to organizations that support and helps vulnerable women and children, including a seat on the board of directors for Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC), and an advisory board member for Paper Bridges. Her passion for helping empower vulnerable women and children has lead her to develop a corporate giving program.
Christina received her undergraduate degree in business administration from Augustana College with a focus on international business. Twenty years later, she received her Master of Liberal Arts degree from the University of Chicago’s Graham School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She currently lives just outside Chicago.
I’m on a mission to help one million people transform their careers and businesses. At the heart of everything I do is one guiding principle, that we each have a combination of strengths that makes us unique in how we succeed. Figure out your unique formula, and there’s no stopping you.
Sounds simple enough, right? But it’s not that easy.
We’ve been told that while we have strengths, we also have weaknesses. And to be successful (with your career, with your business, with your passion), you need to work on improving your weaknesses. Not only that, but we’ve also been told that the behaviors and personality traits that make us unique will actually hold us back unless we work to “fix” them. Examples include CEOs who aren’t “aggressive” enough, introverts who need to be more outspoken, and women who need to show less empathy.
Well, that’s just NOT TRUE and here’s why.
Research has show (here, here, and here) that spending time working on weaknesses or trying to suppress your natural talents to “fit in” will actually delay success. It’s frustrating. It’s confusing. And, most of all, it’s inauthentic.
My coaching philosophy centers around one simple concept. Take what makes you truly unique, redefine it as a genuine strength, and bridge the gap between what you know is true about your abilities and how others perceive you. This lets you step into your authority and break down barriers to success. It’s about creating a powerful leadership brand, one that can catapult you to successes you’ve only dreamed about
… until now.
To learn more about my one-on-one coaching, click here for more information. And, if you’d like to stay in touch, make sure to subscribe to my newsletter where I share a variety of topics on leadership development and creating a powerful personal brand.
- Top 20 Executive Coaches in Chicago, (Influence Digest, 2020)
- Mentor Interview: Developing Your Leadership Brand (Volvero, 2020)
- Got A Fast-Growing Team? 15 Ways To Keep In Touch With Everyone (Forbes, 2020)
- When It Comes To Your Work, Do You Feel Compensated Or Valued? (Forbes, 2019)
- 15 Biggest Challenges Women Leaders Face And How To Overcome Them (Forbes, 2018)
- 10 Entrepreneurs Share Advice They Wish They Had Known Earlier (Forbes, 2017)
- Here’s How to Stop Being a Jerk Boss (Moneyish, 2017)
- 3 Ways to Leverage a Business Coach for Success (1871 Chicago, 2017)
- When it Comes to Decision-Making, Here’s How to Level Up (The Huffington Post, 2017)
- The Right Doses Of Self-Interest And Altruism For Your Career (Fast Company, 2016)
- 4 Things to Do When Life Gets in Front of Your Ambitions (Addicted2Success, 2016)
- 3 Simple Steps to Help You Embrace Your Inner Leader (Addicted2Success, 2016)
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