Holly Ransom is a world-class host and moderator. I highly recommend engaging Holly to impact your next event.
We were delighted to partner with Holly as a keynote speaker. Holly’s content was incredibly well-received by all attendees and one of the highlights of our program.
Holly was an exceptional MC and panel moderator for our recent Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit, far exceeding all expectations. Holly was an absolute delight to work with, would 100% recommend!
Holly gave us a fabulous session with a lot of audience interaction, super clear messages on how the future is being defined by what each and every one of us do today, not tomorrow
850 audiences and counting.
Holly is recognised globally for her unique ability to take complex ideas and problems, grind them down, and restructure them in a way that everyone can understand. In her power packed career, she’s done exactly that to over 800 audiences across the globe.
Holly has been privileged to interview global leaders including…
Former Australian PM Julia Gillard
Sophia – the world’s first humanoid robot
Netflix co-founder Marc Randolf
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammed Yunus
Bozoma St John
Master interviewer and panel moderator
There’s a reason why Holly was personally requested by Barack Obama to interview him on stage in 2018, Holly is both interested and interesting.
Professional emcee and event host
With a spark to light any fire, Holly brings audiences and guests along on a compelling journey, fighting complexity with curiosity, apathy with empowerment and fear with fact.
Event curator and content specialist
Holly has lived and breathed events organisation for over a decade and has curated content for global top companies. Chat to us today about your big, audacious event goals!
Most popular keynote topics
Bridging the knowing-to-doing gap
High performance workplace cultures empower people to know better, and do better.
With a set of powerful leadership tools gleaned from interviewing hundreds of the world’s top leaders, Holly will share a relevant set of micro-learnings to help people bridge what she terms ‘the implementation chasm’ in order to catalyse change. Your audience will walk away feeling fired up, armed and ready to implement simple strategies for massive impact.
- peak performance
- managing energy, not time
- holding ourselves accountable
- values that stick
- high-performance habits
Feet to the fire: asking the burning questions
Getting DEI right requires asking, and answering, the right questions. Psychological safety underpins inclusion, innovation, and problem solving. Yet homogenised and hierarchical workplace cultures continue. Holly has been working in gender equality and LGBTQIA+ inclusion collectively for over a decade, from microfinance projects in Kenya to systemic change within Fortune 100 companies.
Activate your leaders with a toolkit of DEI actions to embed in existing systems, structures and mindsets in order to benefit from diverse perspectives in our world.
- systems thinking
- creativity is serious business
- diversify our dice
- psychological safety
Getting comfortable being uncomfortable
Holly spent one full year challenging herself to do something that scared her every single day. She calls this the Year of Fear. Leaders benefit from bringing into consciousness the daily subliminal dance with fear, and shining a light on achieving tasks outside their comfort zone.
Holly teaches people how to navigate uncertainty and prepare for the unknown, and how our organisations benefit from thinking outside the box in order to see around corners. Holly teaches simple, actionable, micro-lessons that everyone can harness to face fear and lead more bravely, leaving the organisation as a whole armed for changing & challenging times.
- chunking down the change journey
- comfort zone to courage zone
- building trust
- developing a growth mindset
Leadership development for the collective
Emergent leadership harnesses the power of the collective to anticipate, understand and action new information.
Every person on earth was born to lead change. Yet we continue to over-invest in a few individuals and under-invest in the many. Holly breaks open the power of the roles we play in our teams, our communities, and our families to catalyse change. Emergent leadership gives organisations the benefit of employee empowerment & retention, better decision making and a culture of innovation and adaptability.
- communicating for impact
- building influence
- leading others
- feedback, feedforward
- critical conversations