Holly Landau

Boca Raton, FL, United States

About Holly


Holly’s been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review. Holly Landau is the featured Leadership Expert in the American Express Open Book on Leadership. She has over 6000 Twitter followers who look to her for tips and advice about leadership (@LeadershipMuse). She is a corporate Learning & Development Leader and is the former CEO and Founder of Landau Leadership.  

Holly has motivated thousands of corporate and non-profit employees and executives throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and South America.  Prior to launching her own firm, Holly created and facilitated leadership development programs for the multi-billion dollar corporation, Penske. She is a former US Army Officer, spokesperson for the Dept. of Defense, and Media Relations Officer for Defense Logistics Agency. Serving mostly at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, where she earned a Meritorious Service Medal for her accomplishments while serving in the Public Affairs Office of the Secretary of the Army.
Holly earned her commission in the US Army through the St. John’s University ROTC program, a BA in Sociology from Thomas Edison State College, and completed the Executive Leadership program at Cornell University.  She is a sought-after presenter and facilitator on topics such as leadership, diversity, innovation, and corporate communication.



Areas of Expertise

leadership development, Training and Development

An idea worth spreading

Vegetarianism: I believe it is a simple and profound way to improve yourself and the world.

I'm passionate about

leadership, collaboration, connection, positive psychology, authenticity

People don't know I'm good at

Gourmet vegetarian cooking

My TED story

I presented a TEDx Talk at TEDxPrincetonLibrary in 2010 and I was the Curator and Host for TEDxBroadStreetNY in 2011. I now use TED Talks as a backdrop for leadership development conversations in a corporate setting.

Comments & conversations

Holly Landau
Posted over 3 years ago
Is there a cure for bipolar disorder? Will we ever overcome the stigma?
Funny you should mention this topic. I'm currently curating a TEDx event in NYC called Learning from History and I'm already thinking about my next TEDx event theme. I'm considering the idea of overcoming life's obstacles and thinking about sharing my own story about Bipolar Disorder. The condition is a real pain-in-the-ass sometimes and has to be constantly managed. I think we need more people who are willing to "come out" and share their stories about what life is like when you're BiPolar. Thoughts?