The Extraordinary Leader Program

The #1 most requested program has gone viral and taken a worldwide approach to position leaders to know, nurture and embrace. With genuine passion and a gift culminating 20 years of leadership coaching expertise, Holly Dowling delves into the secret sauce of what is driving the powerful successful teams behind companies she continually works with such as Facebook, IBM, Gap, Wells Fargo, Santander Bank, Microsoft, Deloitte, Disney, ESPN, Mercedes, Hilton and many others.

Using the absolutes of EVERY Leader:

  • Understand how they show up as a leader
  • Gain trust among their team
  • Discover the strengths and innate talents that drive their individual and team performance
  • Truly engage themselves and their team in their work

Leaders walk away KNOWING their leadership strengths and how to convey this knowledge to their teams. The ripple effect of just one session is immediate with leaders leading more succinctly and dictating their professional AND personal lives with more conviction to live a better life.

The Extraordinary Leader is a highly interactive session which can be customized into a 90 minute keynote, a full day session, or a 9 month experience

The Extraordinary Leader Program


A great leader is someone who through enthusiasm, organization, showmanship, and charisma can make a subject truly come alive. Holly demonstrated her leadership and strengths delivering her Extraordinary Leader program for our senior leaders. Balancing thought-provoking data, engaging discussions and practical tips for leaders to keep things simple and human centered, Holly ignited the hearts and minds of our leaders. Her diligence in preparation to truly understand our company’s objectives and bring them to life makes her truly Extraordinary. It was such a pleasure to work with Holly. She lives her words – Know me, Care about me, and Pay attention to me – making those around her feel seen, heard, and appreciated.

- Michelle Stokes | Enterprise Learning Lead, Organon

Holly helped me and my team break down the stubborn virtual walls that existed after the pandemic started through the curriculum in her Extraordinary Leader Program. We were a brand new team which many of us had never met in person! She effectively helped us not only come together mentally and emotionally as a team, but helped us weave joy, compassion and empathy into the way we were showing up to our teams during one of the most difficult times to be a leader. Thank you Holly!

- Sharon Martin | Cisco Systems Engineering Director, US Public Sector West

We recently hosted our Leadership Conference that involved managers at multiple levels from all functional areas of our business – sales, service, operations and finance. It’s hard to appeal to this entire group, but Holly delivered content that resonated well for everyone.

- Jeff Gau | CEO | Marco Technologies, LLC

The Extraordinary Leader workshop approaches leadership from the inside out. By creating strong, happy leaders first the program pushes you to be the best version of yourself before you learn how to connect with your team. Holly then gives leaders the tools to better understand your team’s strengths, their style and how you build a relationship with each person to get the best results for the employee and the company.

- Kara Bullock | Director of Corporate Communications | Cox Enterprises

After the Extraordinary Leader program, my leadership team is forever changed for the better. We are stronger as individuals because we know our strengths in a new way that will allow us to execute on them, as well as navigate what we dread. We will show up as leaders who have a better understanding of our teams, that care about our teams, and pay attention to what they need. I believe we successfully began to transform our organization after one day with Holly to realize the strengths of ourselves and others and make SLED East the destination.

- Shannon Leininger | Area Vice President | US SLED East Sales

With zeal and passion, Holly captures the important truth that leaders need to grow individual strengths to maximize performance. Her appeal to leaders to recognize and honor universal human motivational needs puts powerful tools in the hands of leaders of all maturity. Today’s leaders cannot afford to neglect the wisdom of this wonderful speaker and the Extraordinary Leader program! What’s more? Holly is genuinely motivated by love for others! She is simply one not to miss.

- Angela Tyczkowski | General Counsel | Marco Technologies, LLC

The impact from The Extraordinary Leader training has been immediate with my team. My approach has changed as I’m now more focused on their strengths and asking more What and How questions vs. Why. The impact hasn’t just been at work. The last few weeks, I’ve used the Powerful questions at home with my young boys and they’ve been more engaged at the dinner table than ever before! Happy Dad for sure.

- Scott Aaron | Cisco

I recently met Holly and listened to her powerful message, which was not just how to transform my business, but how I could transform my life. She is amazing. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with her!

- Daniel Serpico | President & CEO | FusionStormIntegration Center Video

Holly’s commitment to providing an Extraordinary experience for her clients is second to none. No matter what the program or event, Holly connects with her audiences on a level that is rare to achieve. I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of speakers and facilitators and none can match the characteristics that Holly embodies – she gives everything to know, nurture and embrace the people she interacts with. In Holly’s Extraordinary Leader program she engages and motivates people to get clarity on their ‘best investment’ in themselves……. Working with Holly may well be your best investment.

- Dave Rowe | Former Deloitte Learning Leader | Founder Enlightened Leadership Consulting

Holly Dowling is one of the brightest, most sincere, and most effective leadership facilitators, speakers, and facilitators I have had the pleasure of working with.  Her ability to understand, articulate, and transfer the skills every leader needs to truly set them apart with their teams and within their organizations is truly extraordinary!  What you will experience when you engage Holly is her unmatched dedication to you and your team, her ability to deeply connect with each participant, and the ideal model for everyone who meets her.  What your leaders will gain is the ability to connect with and engage their employees in ways they’ve never been able to previously, which will bring levels of engagement and collaboration they’ve not previously experienced.  You will never regret your decision to bring Holly Dowling into your organization.

- Lane Monson | Software Executive

For more information on The Extraordinary Leader or Holly Dowling’s additional offerings, please contact Kerri Neugebauer through the contact form here.