“Judi is a box full of energy and complete with messages that are relevant and relatable.” – ConAgra Foods

I am a hospitality professional who is an expert on personal branding  … I am also a professional improviser and Second City Alumni.  I have taken my love for the two and blended them together to create The Brandprov System for Hospitality Professionals.

The Brandprov System takes you from “boring” to “brave” using a 3 step system that uses the secrets of Improv Theatre to help you stand out!  It is personal branding … improvised!  I have a passion for the hospitality industry and teach, train and coach on my Brandprov framework with workshops, lectures, and training videos.

IMG_1622Why should you listen to me?  I have spent the last 15 years working in Sales and Marketing for companies like Marriott, Omni and Starwood.  I am Immediate Past President for the Chicago Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International and I was selected as Connect Magazines 2014 40 under 40 in the hospitality industry. I’m a professionally trained improviser and a proud alumni of Second City in Chicago.

With clients like Marriott, Conagra Foods, Hyatt Hotels, Delta Dental, Meetings & Incentives, MGM Hotels and Resorts, Experient – A Maritz Global Event Company, SITE and Meeting Professionals International … I have become a well respected expert on personal branding for the hospitality professional.
Whether it’s a board meeting of 15 or a general session keynote for thousands …. I am always ready to resonate with your audience and give them an experience they will never forget.

I understand the challenge of finding the right speaker.  Especially considering I’ve spent the last 15 years of my career in the meetings and convention business … so I know how critical the right speaker is to the bottom line success of an event.

Thank you for visiting my page and for thinking of me.  I am honored.

Let’s work together!

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What Others Are Saying

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“A true sign of an impactful speaker is not based on their presentation, an impactful speaker is measured by the resonance of their message weeks after the delivery.  In the weeks following Judi Ho10422516_10153149742903395_255490140152654812_nller’s General Session speech at our event, I have heard messages each day from many of our account managers as to how they are implementing her actionable recommendations.  Judi is inspiring our emerging account managers as well as our top account managers to achieve performance levels they had not previously considered possible.  Simply stated, Judi delivered results.” Andy Smith, Senior Vice President, ESN Network – Experient, A Martiz Travel Company

“Judi was one of the most relevant and powerful speakers we have had.  She was well prepared in asking about our association and she tailored her presentation to us, and our role in our association, in our jobs, and in our life.   She even incorporated an exercise into her presentation on our value proposition as she described the process of becoming the asset of who we are.  The stories she wove into the presentation were personal, relatable and relevant.  The hour slipped by in what seemed like minutes, and the room was on fire.”  – Dru Kosik, International Association of Administrative Professionals

“Judi Holler’s keynote on Personal Branding was nothing short of fantastic.  Her knowledge, enthusiasm and use of humor further drives the message home.    It has been a very long time since I have seen a keynote that really resonated with me, and Judi definitely did.  Her message to “pick you” will be chiming in my ears whenever I am faced with a difficult decision, or expecting anyone but myself to determine my happiness.  No matter what industry you are in, if you are looking to inspire your team or become inspired – I highly recommend Judi Holler.  By far one of the best keynotes I have seen.” – Kris Marinelli, Director of Global Sales, MGM Resorts International

“Recently, Judi spoke at MPI-CAC’s Leadership Day and I was lucky enough to have one of my employees from TRAVIS Inc. in attendance.  What Judi covered and explained to the attendees really resonated with my employee who is the next generation entering the work force.  Since that day, I have seen a change in his attitude and willingness to take charge of his future.  I am 100% positive it was a result of listening to what Judi presented.  He has also become a leader for his co-workers who share the same role as he.  I have asked Ms. Holler to come back and perform the same presentation for my entire staff; I am sure it will have the same impact on our entire team.” – Tina Reedy, Chief photo-300x300Executive Officer, Travis Inc

“Judi has the gift of balancing learning, fun, and inspiration into her messaging. She has a beautiful, indescribable ability to connect with a room, deliver thought provoking content and have you laughing along the way. It’s an awesome adventure!” Tara Hippensteel; Regional Sales & Marketing Manager, Hard Rock International

“Judi Holler is a box full of energy and complete with messages that are relevant and relatable.  She arrived knowing our audience and understanding our true values.  Her charismatic attitude kept the entire audience engaged through laughter and fun! We were pleased to have her as our keynote speaker at our annual meeting and would recommend her to anyone.” – Jaime Emanuel, Marketing Manager – ConAgra Foods / SFS Division

“Personal branding is extremely important as we build our networks and seek career growth and success. Judi Holler delivers the message of personal brand relevance in her engaging, fast paced and funny keynote. She is able to give the audience several key action items to start this important journey.  She’s funny, motivating and spot on with her presentation. Her willingness to collaborate with the audience afterward through social media and her blog is a resource that is a valuable for our own personal toolboxes” –   Gary Schirmacher, CMP, Senior Vice President, Experient – A Maritz Travel Company

Target Audience

  • Hospitality Professionals
  • Women in Leadership
  • Sales Professionals
  • Emerging Leaders

My Most Requested Topics

I customize each presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs.  My #1 goal is to give you the outcome YOU want!

My most requested topics include the following.   (Keep in mind that I can present these as a keynote, a breakout or in a training workshop.)

What’s Your Competitive Edge?  The 3 Step System to Building a Personal Brand That Creates Career Stability Through personal stories, Improv games and over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, this interactive session will help attendees understand why their personal brand is critical to success, growth and freedom. Attendees will learn The Brandprov System framework and will take-a-way the following:

  • How to promote yourself internally and externally
  • Steps to gain a competitive edge
  • How to land better professional opportunities
  • Tools to provide more focus and productivity
  • Strategies that will help you expand the reach of your network
  • A personalized value proposition statement you can use immediately
  • An understanding of how to overcome and embrace your fear
  • A chance to improvise!

Fear Bootcamp:  How to fight fear and thrive!   In this workshop, Judi will work with attendees so they can better understand their fear, where it’s coming from and how to dance with it so they can thrive at work, at home and in life.  Attendees will take-a-way the following:

  • An understanding of fear’s greatest hits
  • How to survive in times of change
  • An understanding of how to overcome and embrace your fear
  • Questions to spark self reflection to get the root of why fear holds you back
  • A look inside Judi’s personal toolbox for her favorite fear fighting tools
  • A must read list to build self confidence and stay motivated.

Stage Fright:  How to rock the mic and speak with confidence!    I’ve been performing since grade school and have over 25 years experience on the stage.   As a professional improviser and event emcee, who’s performed in 100’s of shows, I’m eager to share my tips on how to deliver incredible sales presentations, nail that job interview and speak with confidence in public!

  • How to develop a presentation that resonates
  • How to capture authentic attention
  • How to use improv theatre skills to fight fear and build confidence
  • Learn tricks the best performers use to stand out in the crowd
  • An understanding of how to overcome and embrace your fear


The Next Step

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Clients I’ve worked with

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