Holly Landau

Holly Landau

Learning & Development Leader, Former US Army Officer, Professional Motivator

Boca Raton, Florida (West Palm Beach, Florida Area)
Professional Training & Coaching

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Holly Landau's Overview

  • Training & Organizational Development Consultant at Landau Leadership
  • Leadership Development Program Manager at Penske
  • Corporate Training Consultant at The Wellness Women
  • Territory Operations Manager at Aveda - (Division of Estee Lauder)
  • Media Consultant at So To Speak Consulting
  • US Army Officer at US Army

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Holly Landau's Summary

Quotes about Holly Landau...

"Holly is an innovative thinker who brings a fresh perspective to any learning outcome."

“Holly is perhaps one of the best leadership development professionals I have ever had the privilege to work with and get to know. She is creative, dynamic, and very high energy! Working with her is not only a great professional experience, but a great personal one as well.”

"Holly's workshop has brought a renewed energy back into our group. Holly’s approach and facilitation skills made the learning fun as well as informative."

"Holly somehow managed to make our virtual training really interactive,fun, and meaningful - the team looks forward to working with her again soon!

"Holly Landau is the best corporate training professional I have experienced throughout my career. Through four leadership training classes Holly conducted, I had a chance to experience her passion for people and for improving their potential, as well as her ability to truly train sustainable change in the individuals"

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: Learning & Development Leader, Expert Curriculum Designer, and Master Facilitator specializing in all aspects of leadership and employee development from leader identification, competency development, mentor programs, training needs assessment to curriculum development to in-person and/or virtual facilitation to management of training and development budgets. Specialization topics include change management, innovation, leadership, workplace communication, culture shifting, Positive Psychology in the workplace.

Passionate about supporting others to uncover their potential in the workplace:
• Personally designed and facilitated over 35 unique training programs within the past four years
• Facilitated training for thousands of learners, globally
• Certified DiSC Behavioral Styles Facilitator + Insights Discovery Practitioner
• Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (and implemented several Six Sigma programs at variour organizations)

Holly Landau's Experience

Sr. Consultant Learning & Development

Office Depot

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ODP; Business Supplies and Equipment industry

May 2013Present (1 year 6 months) Boca Raton, Florida

Office Depot Global Headquarters:
- Defined professional development strategies for a recently-merged Office Depot/Office Max
- Assessed global organizational professional development needs and designed formal and informal learning solutions for 66,000 multi-cultural, multi-generational associates
- Strategically managed the university partnerships program
- Designed fresh, engaging professional development curriculum that has a wide appeal to thousands of associates (some topics include innovation, workplace communication, personal productivity, and presentation skills).
- Created innovative informal learning opportunties for thousands of professionals at the global headquarters and throughout the world through job aids and by creating an on-demand learning library.
- Started/managed a virtual professional development series (several virtual training events per month). Trained over 1100 associates in 6 months using a highly engaging facilitation approach.
- Facilitated professional development and leadership workshops
- Created in-house marketing materials to promote professional development throughout the organization.
- Trained, mentored, coached trainers on new and existing programs
- Resident innovation expert

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Renewables & Environment industry

January 2008Present (6 years 10 months) West Palm Beach, Florida Area

The mission of Hydro Alternative Energy is to deploy new technological and environmental solutions, throughout the world, to help solve the need for clean, carbon-free electricity generation for the 21st century.

Training & Organizational Development Consultant

Landau Leadership

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry

August 20082013 (5 years) Greater Philadelphia Area

FOCUS AREAS: Leadership (emerging and experienced leaders), influence skills, resolving conflict, diversity, constructive conversations, behavioral styles (DiSC), culture shifting, building customer relationships, strategic thinking, people skills for left-brained professionals, people skills for Six Sigma professionals, presentation skills, creative thinking & innovation, business writing, and Six Sigma Green Belt and Champion training

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Customized curriculum design, dynamic workshop & meeting facilitation, client consultations, train-the-trainer certifications, webinars, workshop facilitation in a multi-cultural environment, key leader identification and development, emerging leader development, global travel to meet clients' needs, eLearning solutions

CLIENTS: We currently work with corporations in all industries. Partial client list: American Express OPEN, Quadrant Engineering, NY Bank of Mellon, PLM Trailer Leasing, Tray-Pak, Translogistics, Worley Parsons, and Vector Capital

Leadership Development Program Manager


Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Logistics and Supply Chain industry

July 2005August 2008 (3 years 2 months) Reading, Pennsylvania Area

• Created targeted curriculum for the global Penske Logistics organization. Traveled internationally to conduct training sessions for key leaders.
• Conducted high-impact training and teambuilding sessions for all levels of the organization from entry-level to senior vice presidents.
• Managed annual training budget for enterprise-wide leadership development projects.
• Training Certifications in the following areas: Leadership, Teambuilding, Change Management, Resolving Conflict, Business Writing, Presentation Skills, Behavioral Styles (DiSC). Executive Coaching for VP and SVP level.
• Managed training vendor selection, contract negotiation, and delivery.
• Identified eLearning solutions and specific courses for high potential leaders.
• Earned Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and Change Management Certificate.

Corporate Training Consultant

The Wellness Women

May 2001June 2005 (4 years 2 months)

Developed and conducted employee wellness, stress management, and personal development training as part of the team, The Wellness Women. Keynote Speaker on the topics of employee motivation, workplace communication, stress management, and team dynamics.

Territory Operations Manager

Aveda - (Division of Estee Lauder)

March 1999August 2001 (2 years 6 months)

Led a team of 33 employees (four managers reporting to me) for multiple-location retail stores and day spas in the Washington, DC market. Created standard orientation practices, designed new/existing product and sales training programs for all locations. Trained the Store Managers and Team Leaders to recruit, retain, and motivate staff. Conducted area meetings and led monthly product launch meetings. Continually coached team to achieve sales goals. Retained a strong team at all locations in a major competitive market.

Media Consultant

So To Speak Consulting

Professional Training & Coaching industry

February 1995May 1999 (4 years 4 months)

Successfully created and implemented national media strategies, developed media kits, wrote press releases, op-ed pieces, pitched national media contacts. Escorted media during major events, and acted as spokesperson for major events and crisis situations. Past clients include: AOL, The White House (Office of the Vice President), Dept. of Defense, Dept. of Agriculture, The Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery)

US Army Officer

US Army

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

June 1988April 1999 (10 years 11 months)

Pentagon, Office of the Secretary of the Army. Provided government, civilians, and international media with various media-related products (copy, images, video, etc) on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. Spokesperson on Dept. of Defense issues. Developed a Media Training Program and travelled across the US to coach Field Officers on how to effectively interact with the media, congress, community groups, and the public.

Holly Landau's Courses

  • Leadership Development Program Manager


    • DiSC Master Practitioner
  • Training & Organizational Development Consultant

    Landau Leadership

    • Organizational Development Certification
  • Sr. Consultant Learning & Development

    Office Depot

    • Leadership Architect 101: Lominger Organizational Competencies
    • Insights Discovery Accreditation

Holly Landau's Projects

  • International Leadership Conference

    • January 2005 to January 2008

    Kicked off the 1st international leadership conference that prompted the event to be repeated annually.

    Hosted "world class" week-long leadership summits in Newport, RI, Lake Placid, NY, and Savannah, GA, for 100 - 200 executives from 8 countries.

    Worked through event ideation with the CEO and Senior Leadership team, including event location, format, ROI data points, and themes.

    Managed all event details including site visits, registration, hotel, food and beverage, team building, entertainment, speakers, transportation, post event surveys, giveaways, and all necessary staff and vendors.

Holly Landau's Skills & Expertise

  1. Leadership Development
  2. Change Management
  3. Public Speaking
  4. Team Building
  5. Team Leadership
  6. DISC
  7. Corporate training
  8. Management Development
  9. Instructor-led Training
  10. Communication Training
  11. Sales Leadership Training
  12. Entrepreneurship
  13. Workshop Facilitation
  14. Curriculum Design
  15. Corporate Training
  16. Training
  17. Executive Coaching
  18. Leadership
  19. Coaching
  20. Strategy
  21. Program Management
  22. Six Sigma
  23. Business Development
  24. Personal Development
  25. Project Management
  26. Executive Development
  27. 360 Feedback
  28. Strategic Thinking
  29. Nonprofits
  30. Staff Development
  31. Employee Engagement
  32. Analysis
  33. Management Consulting
  34. Training Delivery
  35. Succession Planning
  36. Organizational Design
  37. Organizational Effectiveness
  38. Employee Training
  39. Talent Management
  40. E-Learning
  41. Performance Management
  42. CRM
  43. Career Development
  44. Organizational Development
  45. Contract Negotiation
  46. Consulting
  47. Recruiting
  48. Conflict Resolution
  49. Government
  50. Performance Improvement

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Holly Landau's Certifications

  • Certified DiSC Facilitator

    • Inscape Publishing
  • Former Secret Clearance

    • US Dept. of Defense
  • Insights Discovery Practitioner

    • Insights
    • August 2013

Holly Landau's Publications

  • Leading Successful Meetings Checklist

    • Issuu.com
    • December 5, 2010
    Authors: Holly Landau

    Don't lead another meeting without reading this checklist! It includes tips for before, during, and after workplace meetings so you can lead them more effectively and keep your team/customers engaged.

Holly Landau's Education

Amberton University

20112015 (expected)

American College for Applied Arts, London, UK


Holly Landau's Additional Information


leadership development, training, strategic thinking, creativity, innovation, business development, public speaking, eLearning, experiential learning for adults, intercultural communication, authenticity

Groups and Associations:

AAACE (American Association for Adult & Continuing Education) Member, Commission for Workforce and Professional Development (CWPD), Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE), Board of Directors for Hydro Alternative Energy, Inc., US Army veteran

Honors and Awards:

Meritorious Service Medal (Dept. of Defense), National Defense Service Medal (Dept. of Defense), Army Commendation Medal (US Army).

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