About Christina Holloway

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Christina Holloway, Executive Coach and Leadership Development

Hi, I’m Christina Holloway.

I’m an executive coach and leadership development mentor who helps executives, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders transform from “having so much potential” to respected industry leader … and even expert authority in a given field.

People come to me with struggles like …

  • Getting drowned out during high-stakes executive meetings
  • Communicating a business idea effectively to investors
  • Wanting to step out of management responsibilities and into leadership skills
  • Knowing something’s not working but unable to identify areas for improvement
  • Finding their voice and authority during stressful situations
  • Being passed over for a well-earned promotion yet again
  • Having a great business idea but unable to implement effective strategy and growth

Do you struggle in these areas?

I’m here to tell you that you can turn your situation around. I’ve seen these situations transform for my clients.

They have a deep passion for wanting to step into the roles that are meant for them. I give them the tools to navigate these challenges so they can emerge stronger and more confident.

You know that you’re capable of bigger things.

Maybe you’ve worked hard to get to where you are professionally. You know you’re ready for the next level — and want to step into that role to make your mark on a larger scale.

Or maybe you have a creative business idea that just needs to get off the ground. You have the idea but struggle with the small decisions — and you know once you get out of the weeds you’ll be able to drive growth and find your customers.

It’s not just about validation. Something deep inside you is telling you that you’re just as capable as anyone else to succeed at this level. You have goals and ambition, you know you can make a positive impact on the people around you, and you’re ready to make that a reality.

Finding my talent as a Leadership Coach

By my early 30’s I had what looked like the beginning of my dream career. I had just navigated into the marketing department of a large Fortune 500 company. I worked with people I liked and my ideas were getting noticed by decision-makers. 

Everything changed during a corporate downsizing. 

I had been told that my name came up through a computer error and I was effectively terminated. 

Since this was a surprise, not only to me but also to my employer, we worked on a solution that included me coming back with my own business and working as a consultant to the company. 

It opened up a whole new way of working. 

That began an extremely profitable 13-year run as the owner of my own boutique consulting business. I focused on giving advice and guidance to executives in areas such as team building, project management, and strategic direction. All the while, I continued to learn the true impact of effective marketing and brand building. 

I worked with some of the top people in these companies to remove siloed systems, create high performance teams, and help employees get on projects that let their skills and talents shine.  

Before I knew it, I had helped numerous people get promoted, step into leadership positions, or even just find their true calling. 

Pivoting my business and following my instinct has been a game-changer for me. 

With full executive coach credentials and a focus on leadership development, I’ve been able to work with some of the biggest companies in the world, sharing what I do best.

Some of my more successful clients include … 

  • Northwestern University — An executive director who won back the trust of his team and became the frontrunner to inherit his supervisor’s role. 
  • McDonald’s — Multiple senior directors who found ways to communicate their vision to their departments while navigating an ambitious corporate turnaround. 
  • Google — A development engineer who created and ran his own non-profit dedicated to community outreach. 
  • CME Group — Multiple executive directors who have found their voices as new executives and have successfully navigated an evolving corporate culture. 
  • Club Champion — A c-suite executive and self-proclaimed introvert who needed to show up to stakeholder meetings with confidence and presence.

They do the work and commit to change. 

I help them solve problems in a way they had never considered before.

I show leaders like you how to communicate with power, set boundaries, manage difficult situations, and gain the confidence to find your voice and amplify it for maximum impact. 

I’m proud to have logged over 300 coaching hours with ambitious entrepreneurs and driven executives to help them show up as the kind of decision-makers that lead with impact and make a difference in the world.

Are you an unknown leader in your industry?

If you’ve been working to increase your reach, I invite you to explore my programs and the different ways I work with clients. Click here for more information.

Christina Holloway, Executive Coach and Leadership Development

Christina Holloway’s Bio

Christina Holloway is an executive and leadership development coach for ambitious professionals, business owners, and entrepreneurs who want to refine their leadership approach for maximum impact and immediate results. 

She’s helped clients and students find new avenues of growth for their businesses, build successful teams, and present compelling cases to stakeholders and investors. Many of Christina’s clients have successfully navigated the promotion process, the hiring process, and even the process to start their own business.

Her unique approach includes helping her clients find their strengths, navigate challenging situations using positive reinforcement, and use a combination of communication techniques to help them step into their authority in a thoughtful and authentic way. 

Christina has been featured in magazines and websites including Forbes, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, Addicted2Success, and Moneyish. She has been invited as a guest speaker for Yale University’s Women in Management Forum, The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and CFO Forward to speak about her views on leadership development. 

She currently serves on the board of directors for Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC), a non-profit organization dedicated to awareness and prevention of domestic violence. For more information about Christina’s giving program, click here.

She lives just outside Chicago. 

 

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