Dr. TRISH HOLLIDAY

Trish is founding partner with Lucinda Kenning of the HR consulting company, Holliday│Kenning. Both partners are HR executives in the industry and provide leaders in the private and public sectors with an organizational playbook that focuses on growing leaders and driving performance. The five plays drive cultural transformation!

As the state of Tennessee’s first Chief Learning Officer, Trish was recognized by Governing Magazine as being instrumental in the successful transformation of the state workforce. She drove change through continuous improvement, leadership development and employee learning at the macro and micro levels. Trish designed the LEAD Tennessee program to create a sustainable platform for talent retention and succession planning in government. She led strategic planning and talent development for state executives in all three branches of government.

As an award-winning leader, Trish was the cover feature in the 2019 March issue of the national Chief Learning Officer Magazine. She was named one of the 2019 Women of Influence by the Nashville Business Journal. Trish 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.

As an adjunct professor at Lipscomb University, Trevecca University, and University of Memphis, Trish teaches undergraduates to doctoral students in areas like Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Human Resources Leadership and Management, Personal Leadership Development, and Understanding Management. After receiving her Doctorate in Education, she wants to help employees at all levels realize the importance of life-long learning.

Trish is a speaker at the local, national, and international level. She serves on various non-profit and academic boards and enjoys giving back to the community. As an alum of Young Leaders of Nashville, Trish has always had a passion for non-profits and is a founding board member of the non-profit organization, Impact Nashville. Whether it is serving with Habitat for Humanity or with the Disability Rights of Tennessee, she values paying it forward and relishes being active in the community. Trish 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.