Inspiring, energetic and passionate are regular descriptors used by audiences participating in keynote speaking engagements from Mandy. Her empathetic style and ability to intimately understand the on-going pressure faced by business leaders is clear and grounded in her personal leadership experiences.
A former partner at KPMG and PKF Mandy has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Fellow at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Also a member of the Australian Institute of Training and Development, Mandy brings over 20 years' expereince in business to her presentations.
Mandy's passion and commitment to leading with courage is a reflection of her personal and professional life inspiring others to have the confidence and conviction to do the same.
"Mandy was a speaker at the Australian Government Leadership Network 2012 Annual Conference in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. All three of her presentations went extremely well - Mandy is an engaging speaker and delivered her message about being courageous in making decisions in a warm, open and honest manner with plenty of real life experiences illustrating her points.
Feedback we have received from conference delegates describe Mandy's keynote as 'particularly inspiring', 'most relevant for me' and 'all of the speakers were interesting, however I found the most valuable to be Mandy Holloway.'
I would certainly recommend Mandy and would not hesitate to use her for relevant events in the future."
- Fran Chapman, Regional Director, Australian Public Service Commission
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Some of the topics we talk about include:
Emerging and existing leaders have their thinking challenged and their hearts engaged at a very real level when Mandy speaks to them. She nurtures them to build confidence and gain the personal conviction they need to make the right choices for themselves and their business. The outcome is authentic, courageous leaders who generate sustainable personal and business performance.
Watch highlights from Mandy's recent speaking event:
Imposed change debilitates business
Change management success depends on your people. We are exposed to two types of change in our lives: the change we create ourselves, and the change that is imposed upon us. Leaders impose change then wait for everyone to embrace it. But while they wait, the business is debilitated.
How leaders can retain staff one conversation at a time
Connecting through conversation is as easy as A, B, C! We connect with people through conversation. It is the quality and quantity of these conversations that are sometimes proving inadequate between many leaders and their staff. As leaders are battered by the constant seas of change, increased complexity and resource pressure, they are consistently failing to make the time and do the thinking to connect through real and courageous conversations with their staff.
How to use culture to gain competitive advantage
Create a high performance culture and you can keep your great people performing at the right levels. Mandy introduces her "Keeping Great People Pyramid" to show people at a very practical level how they can build a high performing culture. This pyramid ensures you harness the energy of your great people and produce financial as well as people sustainability. It means you build your uniqueness and your competitive edge.
Coaching and mentoring as tools to retain your great people
Great people consistently demand that their leaders teach them how to do their job and care about their careers - they want coaching and mentoring. It is critical to differentiate if you are using both tools in your business so all "users" have clarity on what they'll be doing and how they'll be doing it.