About Christina Holloway

Christina Holloway, Leadership Development, Leadership Brand, Executive Coach

Christina Holloway Short Bio

Christina Holloway has been named one of the top Advanced Member Program (AMP) mentor coaches at 1871, Chicago’s Technology and Entrepreneurship Center, and was recognized as the #1 Executive Coach in Chicago by Influence Digest. As a consultant and speaker, Christina focuses on sharing her framework for developing a powerful leadership brand, a simple formula that can be life changing. A frequent contributor to Forbes Magazine, she consults for a diverse range of clients including Accenture, PwC, Google, McDonald’s, and Spotify. She has also spoken on leadership development topics at the University of Chicago and Yale University.

 

Christina Holloway Bio

Christina Holloway has been named one of the top Advanced Member Program (AMP) mentor coaches at 1871, Chicago’s Technology and Entrepreneurship Center, and was recognized as the #1 Executive Coach in Chicago by Influence Digest. As a consultant and speaker, Christina focuses on sharing her framework for developing a powerful leadership brand, a simple formula that can be life changing.

Christina, who has over 20 years experience in developing executive marketing and management programs for Fortune 500 businesses, is a frequent contributor to Forbes Magazine. She consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including Accenture, Google, PwC, McDonald’s, Spotify, LaSalle Investments, CME Group, and Northwestern University. 

As an authority with deep knowledge on brand strategy and leadership development, Christina has guest lectured at universities 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 Flowpreneur’s Unshakeable Bold Leadership. 

Through the launch of her boutique 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 help 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 the vulnerable 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. 

 

My Mission

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. 

 

Press

Online

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)

 

Podcasts

Flowpreneur: Unshakeable Bold Leadership, Episode 23: Developing Your Leadership Brand (Bruce Ross, 2020)

 

Webinars

Mind Your Career: The Five-Part Magic Formula to Land a Promotion (University of Chicago, 2019)

Career Month: What’s Your Leadership Style? (University of Chicago, 2017)

 

Speaking Engagements

Featured Speaker, Successfully Influence Others: How a Persuasion Campaign Can Set You Apart Professionally
(Ignite sr4 Partners, 2020)

Featured Speaker, Executive Perspectives: How Coaching Can Help You Develop Your Leadership Style
(CFOward, 2019)

Featured Speaker, Booth School of Business Leadership Speaker Series: Identifying and Developing Your Leadership Style
(University of Chicago, 2019)

Featured Speaker, Women in Management Forum, Six Laws of Small Business Strategy
(Yale University, 2013)

 

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