Authentic Leadership

Authentic leaders transform organizations. They empower teams and build loyalty, trustworthiness, collaboration, engagement and commitment. They are a special breed of people who forge positive change in their teams, their companies and society as a whole.

They accept the responsibility of transforming their culture and are open to leading the change. As a result, they lead the experiences that enable the development of an organizational culture that empowers employees on all levels to be their best productive self. They engage with the company, produce at top performance, contribute to the evolution of the business and generally feel great about their contribution.

Because they are self-aware they are not afraid of being themselves, leading from their strength, exposing their vulnerabilities and remaining open to the value that team members bring to the table. They are grounded, inspirational and successful.

Norma Hollis teaches the skills and touches the hearts of leaders so they can transform themselves and their organizations. Her content-rich presentations guide leaders to develop actionable next steps to raise their level of success.

It's Time for Leadership
The Masquerade

Intro to Authentic Leadership

Signature Program:

Authenticity in the Workplace – What Leaders Need to Know

The number one component of authentic leadership is self-awareness. A person who knows self is aware of their strengths and vulnerabilities and finds ways to maximize the strengths and fortify the vulnerabilities.

In this session, participants will increase self-awareness by examining their level of authenticity. This 90-minute inspirational training keynote or seminar is done in three parts:

  • Part 1 – Overview of the history and need for authenticity

  • Part 2 – Administering the Authenticity Assessment and explaining the Authenticity Grid

  • Part 3 – Scoring the Assessment, dialogue and coaching to apply the findings in personal and organizational settings


At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of self-awareness in achieving authentic leadership

  • Uncover new ways to understand self and others

  • Discover how to apply this knowledge to create a deeper connection with team members and clients

  • Discover their authentic leadership style – Inner Voice, Outer Voice or Expressive Voice / Thinker, Communicator, Doer

  • Recognize the degree to which they have integrated the following into their life and why it’s important

  • Intuition

  • Integrity

  • Inspiration

  • Net Wellness

  • Net Work

  • Net Wealth

  • Legacy

  • Likeability

  • Lifestyle

  • Learn ways to apply the concepts of authenticity in the workplace and day-to-day life

  • Discover how the Authenticity Grid can be used for continued self-development


Norma can also provide a custom presentation to meet your objectives. Use this link to schedule a conversation with Norma to discuss your needs.


“This short examination provides a very interesting assessment tool that gave me insight into myself.”

Dee Emami, HR Manager

County of Ventura, CA


“What Norma addresses is what every leader needs to pay attention to. You can’t lead if you don’t know yourself.”

Massoud Aroghi, Fire Marshall

Ventura County Fire Department


“It’s always nice to experience any event that gives you deeper insight into yourself and how you interact with your environment.”

Bob Dawson, Captain

Ventura County Sheriff

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