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CEO and Mindfulness Expert Kip Hollister spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet on how to be more focused, fulfilled, and successful in both work and life by bringing your vision to fruition. Using her over 30 year history in the staffing industry and her passion for mindfulness in achieving one’s full potential, Kip leads listeners on a journey to remove negative thoughts and find happiness. She discusses the roadblock in her life that led her to start the Hollister Institute and start living a more mindful life.

Kip Hollister began Hollister Staffing in 1988 because she realized that helping the right people and the right companies come together was not about transactions – it was about relationships. Since then, as the leader of a prominent women-owned, full service recruiting firm in New England, Kip has fulfilled the promise she made when opening the company’s doors, continuing to strive to create successful relationships between great companies and the people who anchor their work. Kip serves on the Workforce Investment Board and the Workforce Development Committee of Massachusetts. She sits on the Board of The Alliance for Business Leadership and on City Year’s, Seventh Generation Board.

In her time leading Hollister, Kip has won numerous awards, including the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award as a National Finalist, the YMCA Training Inc. award as Employer of the Year, and one of the Small Business of the Year Award winners by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.


About the Speaker

Kip Hollister

Kip Hollister

Kip has been practicing authentic and self-aware leadership for over 30 years as Founder & CEO of The Hollister Group, Inc. Her passion to help leaders discover the possibility, inner knowing, and worthiness that resides within them drew her to launch the Cultures division. In her role leading this division, Kip ignites and activates the true essence within the individuals, teams, and companies who work with her. She weaves in learnings from her own personal and professional life experience.

As an energy activator and keynote speaker, Kip engages conversation – a style that is not about talking at but being with. Kip feels strongly that the focus for all leaders is about being human first. Each engagement is different as she draws from the collective wisdom of the group, awakening people to be their true, vulnerable, authentic selves. Kip is the mastermind behind our proprietary REAL™ Leadership program, which helps organizations with people-centric leaders at the helm to develop effective teams, maximize individual contribution, and transform their work culture to allow for sustainable creativity and impact.

Kip’s flagship program, Unlocking the Mind, is a three-day intensive retreat designed to strengthen participants’ ability to introspect and to be in the inquiry about what holds them back from creating the life they desire Participants emerge from the three days having experienced a new way of being and doing, along with a deepened self-awareness.

Kip received her Leadership & Mentoring certification through the Michael Shankin Arch of Leadership Program, her Leadership and Coaching certification from the John Maxwell Team, and is a Deepak Chopra certified meditation instructor.

You can experience Kip’s conversational and supportive nature through her podcast, Well Being Walks, which launched in 2020. In each episode, Kip takes a walk in nature with a business or community leader. They have a conversation about what it means to be human and about leading with soul and purposefulness.

Kip also leads a virtual, guided meditation every Thursday at 10am, free of charge, and invites you to join her.

Kip has four children and lives in Dover, MA with her husband and two labs.