GBTA Convention 2019 - Judi Holler



Made Possible by

Judi Holler

Chief #FearBoss

Judi Holler is a keynote speaker, author, and a professionally trained improviser and alumni of The Second City’s Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois. Judi studied and performed improv theatre at night while working full time by day in the meetings industry in sales and marketing for companies like Marriott, Omni, and Starwood Hotels before starting her company, HOLLA! Productions, in 2013.

Judi is a past president of Meeting Professionals International, Chicago Area Chapter, and was named one of the 40 under 40 in the meetings industry by Connect magazine in 2015. Judi has a passion for the meetings industry and is proud to work with Meetings Mean Business® to advocate for the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities.

Judi’s book on Fear, titled “Fear Is My Homeboy®: How to Slay Doubt, Boss Up, and Succeed on Your Own Terms”, was recently endorsed by Mel Robbins calling it: “relatable, relevant and most importantly ACTIONABLE!” Fear Is My Homeboy® comes out May 28, 2019 and is available for pre-sale now on Amazon, 800 CEO Read, and Barnes & Noble.

When Judi is not keynoting conferences, testing out new fear experiments and/or creating content for you … she is most likely riding her Peloton bike, deep in a book, or hanging out with her husband Scott and their golden retriever, Tito!

Judi likes her books non-digital, her wine bubbly, and her music hip-hop.

Judi’s Mission : To stop fear from stealing your joy and robbing you of opportunities to succeed the way you really want. Judi’s wants to help you transform fear into a powerful secret weapon so you can connect in even more powerful and profitable ways.

Judi’s Vision : A world so brave that fear is actually a motivator and a world so courageous that regret has been removed from the dictionary because you are way too busy making things happen for yourself!

Influencers in Judi’s work : Brené Brown is her Beyoncé. Mel Robbins is her spirit animal. Amy Poehler is her favorite funny girl. Marie Forleo reminds her that “everything is figure-out-able”. Steven Pressfield is her Fear Doctor. Dr. Dre reminds her to roll to the beat. And Seth Godin inspires her to go make things happen.