“A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.” ― Ludwig Wittgenstein
President and Co-host of the podcast, Uplifting Women. Holly and her co-host, Kristin Strunk interview "uplifting women" to share their stories of challenge and triumph in the workplace and the world. Guests also include those with a passion for raising awareness of gender inequity and supporting women in the world.
Helping clients implement solutions that WORK and deliver desired outcomes. Workfolio is a company that develops applications for professional visibility and knowledge management for leading coaching, consulting, legal, staffing, outplacement, and recruiting firms worldwide in more than 90 countries.
Helping to build great organizations, teams, and leaders one at a time. Be the leader you were born to be! Lead the team you were appointed to lead in the best way possible.
Offering support to organizations and individuals from all walks of life in the areas of executive and leadership coaching and development, strategic execution of projects, leadership transformation, effective communication, strategic understanding and impact, relationship building, leadership influence and effectiveness, managing change, women in leadership challenges, and managing careers.
I was recruited by new managing partners to assist in transforming a high touch, well-respected local outplacement firm into a multi-faceted North American talent management firm. LAK Group has more than 40 years of experience partnering with public and private industry-leading corporations from Fortune 100-2000 companies throughout North America. LAK Group believes, like their clients, that talent is the most valuable resource, and their role is to support those clients in aligning their talent to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Presented by: Holly Teska
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As a member of the North America Talent Management Leadership Team, responsible for leading the newly created North America PMO and the $7.5 million Executive Coaching Practice for North America. Included team of 43 full-time and over 600 project employees across the Career Management and Talent Management businesses. • Maintained responsibility and focus areas as described in previous role but now on a larger North American scale. • Led the creation and deployment of a proprietary coaching management system which included gaining input, support and acceptance from global colleagues. • Aligned systems and processes within the Coaching Practice from three independently operating regions to one North America operating group. • Established role clarity and process consistency across North America project management team to drive greater efficiency and support growth and profitability. • Established systems and processes encouraging the sharing of project employee talent throughout the organization. • Fostered a culture of continuous learning, career management/development, responsiveness and customer service within the PMO and Coaching Practice. • Created high level of project employee engagement by developing systems, communication modalities, and a learning environment that attracted and retained a high quality, flexible workforce to meet the needs of a growing business. • Worked with sales and finance teams to refine pricing models and tools supporting improved profitability. • Lead initiative to move Coaching Practice from episodic one-off sales to long-term sustainable partnerships/contracts that delivered higher customer value. • Increased coaching acumen across the talent management and sales populations to support segment growth.
As a member of the Americas West Talent Management Leadership Team, responsible for leading the $4.7 million regional executive Coaching Practice across 25 states and provinces in the Western portions of the United States and Canada.
M.B.A., 4.0 GPA, Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS
Responsible for leading the $3.5 million regional executive Coaching Practice throughout the Midwest and Eastern Canada. • In a newly-created role, successfully created the infrastructure necessary to grow the $1M executive coaching business to $3.5M in less than four years. • Supported the sales process, including accompanying sales consultants on client calls for qualified opportunities and played critical role in closing sales. • Served on the global practice re-design team that refreshed the executive coaching offering with a focus on greater value and organizational impact for clients. • Global subject matter team expert in the area of Leadership Coaching within Right Management. • Lead a team of approximately 85 project managers, consultants, and coaches. • 2011 President's Club award winner for outstanding achievement.
Certificate in Sales and Sales Management, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
B.S., Management - Summa Cum Laude, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
Coaching is for anyone that wants to take a deep look into themselves and understand how they may be holding themselves back. Many of us operate on "auto-pilot" and coaching helps us awaken to all we can be.