Dr. Trish Holliday is Assistant Commissioner and Chief Learning Officer of the State of Tennessee. Dr. Holliday's commitment to public service and her passion for helping professionals reach their greatest potential is rooted in her experience as a certified facilitator, adult educator and executive coach, and her early years in full-time ministry as a missionary in Tennessee Appalachia. >She provides state appointing authorities with executive coaching in workforce planning and leadership development. Trish drives the overall curriculum focus and development of all statewide leadership programs and learning curriculum. Her passion and talent for developing successful leaders and purpose-driven individuals are reflected in these nationally recognized programs.
As a successful change agent, facilitator and storyteller, she is often asked by leaders to undertake complex problem solving opportunities by bringing people together and helping them discover innovative solutions and develop the leaders needed to execute. In recognition of her work in the state wide LEAD Tennessee leadership development program, Trish was selected as a 2016 Winner for the Leadership Excellence Awards in the Top Corporate Leader Award – Over 35 category. She was ranked 6th in the top 30 winner's circle which were chosen from over three hundred applicants. Trish received the 2016 Edwin L. Swain Award of Excellence, the IPMA-HR Southern Region's highest award given to an individual who has distinguished her/himself throughout their career in HR. Recently she was asked to facilitate the International Public Management Association – HR (IPMA-HR) 2020 strategic visioning task force, identifying critical leadership competencies needed for the future success of the HR profession. She served as the co-editor of HR2020, an international report on the state of human resources within the public sector, published by the International Public Management Association. In addition, she authored the Talent Management piece in the report, discussing the current state and future need of talent management practices within the public sector. Trish's influence reaches beyond state government by serving as an executive leadership coach for private sector businesses, impacting leaders from Kingsport to Memphis. As a result of her influence as a leader, Trish was selected to participate in Leadership Tennessee, class IV. Trish is an active member in international, national, state and local organizations. In addition, she serves on various boards at the local and national level. Trish earned her Doctorate of Education with an emphasis in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change from Lipscomb University in December, 2015. Doc Holliday is driven by a passion to help leaders develop strategies to create learning organizations and implement effective change initiative