Why Norma and Why Authenticity

Authenticity is a word that is used regularly in our society. But what does it mean and why is it important today?

Norma Hollis can tell you. She has studied what it means to be authentic for over 30 years. In the process she learned that:

  • Millennials crave authenticity. They want lifestyles that allow them to be authentic in what they say, what they do and who they are.

  • Baby-boomers seek to connect with their authenticity in the last chapters of their lives.

  • Scholars assert that authenticity will be a focus of society for another decade and beyond.

  • The foundation of authenticity is self-awareness.

  • Authentic leaders transform the world.


Norma has developed systems that help leaders strengthen themselves and their organizations. Her work helps speakers share their message with authentic ease and confidence. She also helps parents recognize and develop the authentic gifts and talents of their children.

The dynamic programs that Norma offers impact people in memorable ways. She administers her original Authenticity Assessment and gives audiences the tools to apply their results to the Authenticity Grid, a tool they can use for increased self-awareness and growth.

She is thought-provoking, content-rich, inspiring and memorable. Your audience will learn more about themselves and the people they work with and leave with action items that will impact them personally and professionally. Then they will thank you for bringing Norma Hollis to your stage.

Norma applies 30 years of research on authenticity to develop the Authenticity Assessment and Authenticity Grid, tools which help leaders raise self-awareness and transform their organizations

After owning a speaker bureau for a dozen years and coaching speakers for 20 years, Norma helps people find, live and share their authentic voice then speak with ease and confidence.

As an early childhood specialist in her first career, Norma combines her passion for children and families to help parents learn the value of raising children by their natural gifts and talents.


"Norma's eloquence in delivery, her respect for diversity of her audience, and her use of her own experience to tell a story that is linked to the key learning of her messages was so well received. The time spend this morning in self-reflection and exploration of our authenticity has created a “buzz” within our County team.  We all walked away more aware of ourselves and focused on how to leverage our individual gifts to strengthen our inner, outer, and expressive voice!  Very powerful and moving morning!"

Melissa Livingston, Chief Deputy Director

County of Ventura


“The personal impact – I felt like Norma was speaking to each of us individually. Truly inspiring. A++”

Judith Still, Administrator, Newaygo Medical Care Facility

“Norma is a truly dynamic speaker who holds your attention and interest not only through her enlightened content, but also with her wonderful poems and insight into human nature and our needs and wants.”

Susan Klein

Health, Safety and Loss Prevention Manager

Ventura County Health care Agency


“Within this presentation I was able to broaden my viewpoint, assess my strengths and opportunities for growth, and leave with action items to enhance my traits.”

Ezedube Eze, Administrator, Good Samaritan Society

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