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Norma Hollis

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Chief Authenticity Officer, Norma Thompson Hollis, Inc. / "The Company that Teaches Authenticity". Previously CEO, Speakers Etcetera.

Chief Authenticity Officer, Norma Thompson Hollis, Inc. / "The Company that Teaches Authenticity". Previously CEO, Speakers Etcetera.

9 vouches

Involved In


Wellpointe; Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Alumni Nurses; Metro; Evolutionary Business Council; Public Speakers Association; Holistic Chamber of Commerce; Black Business Association; Numerous speakers and coaches;


Chief Authenticity Officer / Master Coach Authenticity U / The Company that Teaches Authenticity February 1996 - present
CEO Speakers Etcetera February 1996 - November 2008
Consultant Senn-Delaney Leadership January 1999 - September 2001
Head Start Director Charles R. Drew University / Frederick Douglass Child Development / Detroit Catholic Archdiocese January 1974 - December 1995


Walden University Program Development 1974 - 1977
Michigan State University Human Development 1966 - 1970

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Branding
  • • Sales
  • • Content marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Strategic Partnerships
  • • Strategy
  • • content licensing
  • • event marketing
  • • Business Development for soft skills
  • • Sales Funnels
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Games
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Wellness
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

One of Top 100 Professionals in Health Promotions Industry, 2014
National Collaborator of the Year, Public Speakers Association, 2014
Partnering Director, Public Speakers Association, 2014
Businesswoman of the Year, Black Business Association
Woman Making a Difference, Los Angeles Business Journal

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I have intellectual property that is valuable for multiple industries for personal, professional and organizational development. Looking for marketing/operations cofounders to spearhead licensing and other business opportunities.

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Camille Leon
We worked together  •  Founder & Executive Director, The Holistic Chamber of Commerce and Co-Creator/Coach, The Exhilaration Effect.
Norma is smart and savvy. She cares about her impact with clients as well as in the community and the world around us all. Norma's commitmen ... t to helping others and her understanding that financial sustainability provides avenues to take care of it all makes her a strong entrepreneur, bound to be successful in all of her endeavors.
Paul Scott
We worked together  •  Field Vice President, FFSI Insurance Services, Inc. and Principal, Paul Scott & Associates.
I first met Norma as a protégé of her Authentic Speaker Coaching program. Norma has an exceptional capacity for listening and ultimately ... fine tuning already successful processes for even greater levels of success. Her message of Authenticity is absolutely necessary in this day of rampant false representation and over-used social media contact. Today’s entrepreneurs will need to learn how to connect with clients and prospects on a deeper more authentic level if they hope to gain trust and loyalty. Her speaker coaching is also quite valuable for those looking to expand their reach through writing and public speaking.
Barbara Ingrassia
They're my friends  •  Founder and President, Manage Copyright. Previously Instructor, CWE.
Norma IS an entrepreneur. She is a coach, writer, facilitator, radio personality, guest speaker. She is "authentic" and helps others discove ... r/develop their authenticity. I have worked with her as a student and colleague.
Michael Farmer
We worked together  •  Partner, MNSA and Partner, MNSA.
Norma is a great entrepreneur and a wonderful and beneficial advisor to other entrepreneurs and established business people. Norma has sign ... ificant professional and personal experiences that enhance her ability to create and grow a business. As an entrepreneur, Norma is one of the few individuals whom I have encountered who understands the business challenges required to become successful as a company. Norma leads by example and has the passion coupled with experience that is required to develop a business. Would I work with Norma? Absolutely.
Phyllis Venable
They're my friends  •  President, Silhouette HOA and Senior Associate, Essergy Consulting.
Norma IS authentic - which is why Genuine Authenticity is a natural endeavor for her. She has a passion for her work, has spent years build ... ing a solid reputation, and has a well-honed vision of where she is going and how she is going to get there.
Tonya Hofmann
We worked together  •  CEO and Founder, Public Speakers Association and CEO, Tonya Hofmann: International Speaker. University of Houston grad.
Norma is an innovative and incredibly insightful professional who goes out of her way to make things happen. I love being around Norma. Sh ... e has been an amazing speaker at my events and even emceed my last conference. She encourages others and everyone loves her. Her knowledge is vast and a true collaborator. She has excelled quickly in my organization and made Partnering Director incredibly fast showing how she connects well with so many she meets.
Marian Douglas-Ungaro
They're my friends  •  Thought leader. Founder, AFROAMERICAS Network; cultural bridge and linguist. Board member, major community radio station. Penn State grad.
I attended one of Norma's workshops on developing one's authentic self, and public speaking presence and "voice." I am still inspired by wha ... t she shared, and how she encouraged everyone who attended. Norma already has inspired hundreds of people, she's already an entrepreneur, and she is ready, willing, able, and determined to take what she does, and what she shares, to the next level. Bet on Norma Hollis.
Zion Kids Palace School
Institution, ZION KIDS PALACE SCHOOL and Business Devt Coordinator, Zion Kids Palace.
Louis DiFrancesco
Inventor, PITek.US. Previously Senior Project leader, Lockheed Missiles and Space, Sunnyvale, CA. University of California, Berkeley grad.
We have worked together on a previous deal