Judi Holler-Durkin, DES has worked in the hospitality industry since the age of 13 and has spent over 15 years working in Sales and Marketing for companies like Marriott, Omni and Starwood before starting her own company, HOLLA! Productions in 2016.
In 2014 Judi was selected as a Connect Magazine 40 under 40 in the Hospitality Industry, she recently received her Digital Event Strategist Certification from PCMA and is a proud past President for the Chicago Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International.
As a professionally trained improviser & Second City Alumni with a radio/television degree, Judi uses her training every day to create authentic, relevant and memorable experiences for her clients.
Judi works as an event emcee, on-camera host, and keynote speaker, with a focus on personal branding and fear management for the service and hospitality professional.
Judi’s Mission: To help women stand out in a sit-down world by embracing fear and maximizing hustle.
Influencers in her work: Mel Robbins is her Beyoncé. Amy Poehler is her comedic hero. Gary Vaynerchuk inspires her hustle. Seth Godin reminds her to go make things happen. Steven Pressfield is her fear doctor. And Second City Improv is Tai Chi for her soul.
When Judi isn’t speaking on stage, she is at home riding her Peloton Bike and relaxing with her husband, Scott, and their Golden Retriever, Tito.
Judi likes her books non-digital, her wine bubbly and her music hip-hop.
Learn more by visiting www.judiholler.com.
Are You Accelerating or Playing It Safe? How to Amplify Your Personal Brand and Stay Relevant
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Through personal stories, Improv games and over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, this inspiring keynote 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
- How to respond to change
- 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!