Holly brings a wealth of diverse experience in business leadership and a heretic’s soul to her passion-purpose-and-pleasure work as a Co-Creator and Regenerator at The Guild in Boulder, Colorado. The Guild is devoted to using a whole systems design approach to co-creating a resilient, regenerative ecosystem in the Boulder region ~ one that can serve as a prototype for regenerative communities worldwide. Holly spent 12 years as a lawyer and corporate executive, serving as the VP, General Counsel of a non-profit HMO in Northern California. She then followed her entrepreneurial spirit, spending the next 12 years as the founder, President & Chief Style Officer of two award-winning retail stationery boutiques in Chapel Hill and Charlotte, North Carolina. This career led to Holly founding Blue Sky Business Academy, where she created and led online training programs for small business owners around the world in the areas of heart-centered marketing/systems and abundance-based approaches to life and leadership, as well as leading workshops, retreats, mastermind groups, and private mentoring relationships.
Holly followed a powerful call to Boulder in July 2016 and, through much synchronicity and serendipity, was led to join the founding team at The Guild. Her current focus is in bringing new-paradigm models of business organization, self-led governance and innovative financing to create a constellation of businesses in the local food & farming sector who share a common purpose of regenerating the soil and increasing the consumption of local/organic food in the Boulder region through the mutual thriving of the farmers and other key stakeholders.
Workshop Name & Location: Resonant, Resilient, Regenerative Guilds/Economics/Culture with Erik Lawyer
Friday 5:45-7:00pm, Air Temple Community Gathering Space
~Our current business and service structures (LLC, Corp, 501c3) are inherently soiled and competing for their own survival. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to contribute to and explore new models that frame ways in which we can collaborate, take action and solve local, regional, and global problems inherent in the current extractive economics that rule today.
Could Regenerative Guilds make it easier for purpose-driven people and organizations to support one another and share resources? We’ll be sharing what’s emerging locally and exploring mutually beneficial opportunities arising globally.