Dr. Robin Buckholtz Hollis, EdD
Dr. Hollis is a successful global learning and talent management executive and thought leader. She has extensive background and expertise in organizational development, executive and leadership development and learning, operations and strategy, systems and project management. Currently, Dr. Hollis is the Founder and President of The Hollis Collaborative, a consultancy providing services in the areas of leadership, mentoring, strategic planning facilitation and workforce development with a focus on maximizing millennials’ (Generation Y’s) performance in the workforce. Her current research focuses on values, culture, mentoring, organizational intelligence, and economic workforce development. She holds certifications as a Technology of Participation (ToPs) Certified Facilitator for consensus building and strategic planning and as a Certified Kolbe™ Consultant.
Involved in her community, Dr. Hollis serves on the non-profit boards of the Ahwatukee-Foothills YMCA and Arizona Career Pathways – a labor market intermediary focused on long-term economic workforce development. As a leader with the Valley Interfaith Project in Phoenix, she is energized and passionate about making a difference, especially in the lives of young people. She is also a Steering Committee member of the National Tri-Caucus School Board Association (Tri-Caucus) Arizona Affiliate and serves as their Strategic Planning Facilitator. This organization is currently focusing efforts on the disconnected African-American, Hispanic, and Native American youth (ages 16-24) in Maricopa County. She has the privilege of working with UPI and a developing partnership with Rio Salado Community College. She is an active supporter of both the Boy and Girl Scouts.
Her experience spans regional and global industries of healthcare, banking, information technology and high tech distribution. As a change agent and an executive with Fortune 200 companies, Dr. Hollis has successfully developed organization’s core values, transformed career development opportunities, facilitated key strategic initiatives and implemented various people and learning systems. She is a published author including research articles on collaboration, Organization IQ and Leaders-as-teachers.
Dr. Hollis’ holds a doctorate in Work-based Learning Leadership the University of Pennsylvania, (PennCLO Program). As a George F. Baker Trust Scholar, she earned her MBA from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College.
In addition, Dr. Hollis is an ordained Episcopal Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona. Through serving in liturgical roles, the Rev. Dr. Hollis focuses her ministries on youth & music, mentoring, and outreach. The Rev. Dr. Hollis was recently appointed as Director of Deacon Formation for the diocese and serves as a Diocesan Strategic Facilitator, is a member of the Diocesan Deacons Council and the Diocesan Anti-Racism Committee.
Dr. Hollis and her husband, Roy a computer programmer and scouting guru, reside in Ahwatukee (Phoenix area), AZ, with Daffy a cockatiel, and a terrier, Junior. They have two adult children.