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Holly Ransom is a globally renowned content curator, powerful speaker and master questioner with the belief that if you walk past it, you tell the world it’s okay.

Named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review, she has delivered a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama, was Sir Richard Branson’s nominee for Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List’ of Future Game Changers to watch and was awarded the US Embassy’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Leadership Excellence in 2019. Having interviewed the likes of Barack Obama, Malcolm Gladwell, Richard Branson, Billie Jean-King, Condoleezza Rice, Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus and the world’s first humanoid robot Sophia, Holly fights complexity with curiosity, apathy with empowerment and fear with fact.

As a Fulbright scholar and Harvard Kennedy School Class of ’21 fellow, Holly is a recipient of the prestigious Anne Wexler Public Policy Scholarship, allowing her to action social and economic inclusion by connecting people with the decisions that affect their lives. Soon to release her book The Leading Edge, Holly helps people harness their own potential to lead by asking better questions, thinking beyond biased answers and building collective momentum for change. In The Leading Edge, Holly brings the real-world leadership lessons of so many diverse thinkers and pioneers she’s met to the fore.

Holly was identified early as a dynamic thought leader, asked to Co- Chair the G20 Youth Summit in 2014, the United Nations Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs in 2016, and becoming the youngest Director ever to be appointed to an Australian Football Club, the mighty Port Adelaide. Holly’s podcast ‘Coffee Pods’ was named in the top ten business podcasts to listen to by the Sydney Morning Herald in 2018, and Holly has been recognised as a LinkedIn Influencer and a credible content producer by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Herself an accomplished company director, Holly has compressed a power-packed career into a decade, spanning corporate, non-profit and public sectors. As founder and CEO of consulting firm Emergent, Holly has led real-world results with clients such as P&G, Microsoft, Virgin, Cisco and KPMG. Holly has also been a regular on the likes of  The Drum and QandA. As a proud champion for diversity and inclusion, Holly is Chair of Pride Cup Australia, a non-profit organisation (and movement) devoted to challenging LGBTI+ discrimination within sporting clubs – and make them welcoming and supportive environments for LGBTI participation and fans. A two-time ironwoman, Holly loves to cook, dance and sing… despite her complete lack of talent at all three.


Inspirational, thought provoking and unique – Holly is all of these things and more.  Here storytelling captured our audience’s attention from the start to the finish and was deemed a highlight of the event. If you’re looking for a smart, authentic and passionate speaker to engage your employees, Holly is perfect.



Holly’s commitment to the content, our team and Telstra encouraged a true partnership prior to the event and onsite. The Conference was a huge success and we’ve received a lot of positive comments from attendees through our app and direct from the Telstra comms team and executives.



Holly Ransom was both a speaker and an MC for Virgin Management in 2016. In both roles she shone and lit up the stage. Her ability to comfortably move across topics, share informed and insightful perspectives and engage and inspire her audience makes her an excellent addition to any events line-up.

Laura Stokes – Virgin Management



Holly is not only a master of ceremonies but a master of content. For the full ‘Holly’ effect, engage her to curate the content for your overall event and then watch her pull it all together seamlessly onstage as MC.

Holly is a top keynote speakers globally, having presented over 500 sessions across six continents in the past three years. Holly brings high energy and a unique voice to challenge the status quo and inspire change.

Holly is able to synthesize complex information on the spot, weaving together different voices and views to enable inclusive debate. Holly elevates conversation accessibly across sectors, topics, generations and cultures.




Leadership is a mindset. Empower your people to harness purpose as a personal and collective motivator. Empower your teams to expand their sphere of influence, hone their risk appetite, and reframe their role in greater business success. As Gandhi put it, let’s teach your people to do what they can, with what they have, from where they are. Starting today.



What does leadership look like today, when we’re facing complexity and challenges in every direction? Activate a distributed leadership model with the methods to help people operate out of their comfort zone, model inclusive culture, and sharpen their critical curiosity for the unknown.



The mastery of leadership lies within unlearning as quickly as we learn, thinking collectively and acting in the moment backed with the discipline of preparation and planning. How do we help our leaders sustain their own energy as well as momentum for change?

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Holly Ransom is a master interviewer, content curator and keynote speaker.

My happy place is firing up audiences across corporate, social and public sectors with change strategy, high performance insights and leadership models for the future. As a CEO with intense curiosity and unwavering pragmatism, I have found myself on stage with many great thought-leaders, including President Barack Obama, Richard Branson, Billy Jean King, Susan Cain and Seth Godin.

I would love to deliver a high energy keynote, pull together cutting edge content for your event, facilitate a provocative panel, interview your key stakeholders or design an outcome focused round table partners at your next event

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Holly has run L&D programs with global corporates, UN agencies and governments

In today’s world, we all know that standing still means falling behind. Are your teams empowered to ideate, develop and execute? A key competitive advantage enabling market leadership is the ability for teams to confront the unknown and move forward. Our customized workshop and masterclass programs take into account your strategic challenges and opportunities to help you build a process that can deliver results

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