Trish Holliday has formed a partnership with Lucinda Kenning to launch a new consulting business, Holliday│Kenning, that provides leaders in the private and public sectors with an organizational playbook that focuses on growing leaders and driving performance. The Holliday Kenning framework offers organizations and its leaders a playbook with five distinct approaches (plays) that are critical for a winning workplace that attracts and retains top talent. The five key plays are: strategic planning, succession readiness, leadership development, organizational accountability, and change navigation.
As the state of Tennessee’s first chief learning officer, Holliday was recognized by Governing magazines being instrumental in the successful transformation of the state workforce. She drove change through continuous improvement, strategic planning and employee learning at the macro and micro levels. Holliday designed the LEAD Tennessee program to create a sustainable platform for talent retention in government. She provided the vision for all learning and development, performance management training, and leadership growth for 40,000-plus member workforce. Holliday partnered with state executives in all three branches of government to customize strategic learning solutions for their employees to increase engagement and create a go-to-workplace.</p>
As an award-winning leader, Holliday was the cover feature in the 2019 March issue ofChief Learning Officer magazine. She was named one of the 2019 Women of Influence by the Nashville Business Journal. Holliday received the Warner W. Stockberger Achievement Award in honor of a lifetime of outstanding contributions toward the improvement of public human resources management by IPMA-HR. She is an alum of Leadership Middle Tennessee and a Leadership Tennessee graduate, Class IV.
As an adjunct professor, Hollidayteaches undergraduates to doctoral students in areas like entrepreneurship and innovation, human resources leadership and management, and personal leadership development. After receiving her doctorate in education, she wants to help students at all levels realize the importance of life-long learning.
Holliday is a speaker at the local, national and international level. She serves on various nonprofit and academic boards and enjoys giving back to the community. Holliday was a founding board member of the nonprofit organization Impact Nashville. As a Young Leader alum, she values paying it forward. Holliday volunteers with the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence on the Board of Examiners.
From her days in the Appalachian missionary field through her work in government, she has found enormous joy in helping people become their best selves and organizations to reach optimal performance.