Jill Holliday

Expert Consultant

Jill is a passionate learning advocate that consistently delivers on talent development and business strategy with over 25 years corporate experience in financial, manufacturing and customer service environments. Her belief is that learning is an integral, not additional, component of successful business strategy.

Her approach to exceeding client expectations is establishing a solid relationship based on practical workplace results. She believes that the only way to drive and manage change towards a progressive business environment is to partner with the business. Following a planned approach to introducing change, implementing change and maintaining an open and innovative environment is key to being successful in this ever changing landscape. Through her work with over 300 executives and 6000 people managers at CIBC she introduced transformative leadership dynamics realized in significant return on investment.

By creating and fostering meaningful connections with her teams, Jill is accomplished in inspiring, coaching and developing teams to execute on Organizational Strategy. She actively fosters creativity and innovation in the design and development of learning solutions to build the leadership pipeline.

Jill is a founding and former chapter chair of the Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly Canadian Society of Training and Development) Durham Chapter. The Durham Chapter brings speakers and networking opportunities to the local learning and development community. Jill has served on the Business Advisory Board for the Durham Region Local Training Board, briefly as chairperson and leading their committee for Local Training Board recruitment. And she is currently a Membership committee member and is a leader on the Career Transition Networking Group on the Human Resources Professional Association Durham Region.

Jill is an practicing believer of life-long learning. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology on a part time basis and graduated, after 10 years of study, on the Dean`s List.

Curiosity is the lifeblood of learning.


The professional world is changing at a rapid rate, Rob and his Associates at GLI have provided our organization the tools to develop our current leaders and prepare our future leaders to assume their roles in this rapidly changing environment. Whether you have been in a leadership for years or are new to a leadership position, GLI will prepare you to be a dynamic leader in todays’ workplace. Rob’s approach is welcoming and engaging making the learning experience very enjoyable.


Imagine being one of 12 presenters competing to make a positive impact on an audience and you only 9-minutes to do so. Now imagine being rated the best presenter. You’d be thrilled as Rob should be when he fully engaged our audience of HR professionals and leaders. His topic on visionary leadership in a turbulent world was on point, his depth of knowledge formidable, his delivery powerful, his style interactive, and he is approachable one-on-one. Truly a leader who walks his talk.

Vera Asanin, President & Editor-in-Chief, Your Workplace

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