Dave Hollis is a New York Times best-selling author, host of the popular Rise Together podcast, keynote speaker, and life and business coach. Dave’s history includes CEO of a media start-up, President of Sales for the film studio at The Walt Disney Company, talent manager across film, tv, and music, along with work in publicity, research, and technology in the entertainment sector.
Dave is the father to four kids, a four-time foster parent, an avid runner, and a sports memorabilia enthusiast. Dave’s philanthropy exists via the Dave Hollis Giving Fund, where acting as an ally to the needs of children in foster care, teen homelessness, and food insecurity have been a recent focus for grants. He has sat on the membership committee board for the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, of which he is a member. He has also been on the boards of Fandango Labs, Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers, National Angels, and his alma mater, Pepperdine’s Institute for Entertainment Media and Culture.
As the CEO of the Hollis Company and a skeptic-turned-believer in all things personal development, Dave’s mission is to encourage others to start showing up as the best versions of themselves. For over two decades, Dave has been a leader in some of the largest media empires and carved a strategic path to the exact career he wanted. He’s chasing audacious dreams, which now include leading the coaching community through life-changing courses using his totally unique perspective.
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