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Dr. Trish Holliday is Tennessee's first assistant commissioner and chief learning officer (CLO). In 2012, Tennessee was the first state in the country to designate a CLO - an executive position designed to develop and guide an enterprise-wide learning and development strategy.
Trish’s commitment to public service and her passion for helping professionals reach their greatest potential is rooted in her experience as a certified facilitator, adult educator and executive coach, and her early years in full-time ministry as a missionary in Tennessee Appalachia.
As Tennessee's CLO, she creates and leads learning efforts focused on the mission and goals of a customer-focused government, building a common culture through a rigorous and consistent set of business and leadership skills.
She provides state appointing authorities with executive coaching in workforce planning and leadership development. Trish drives the overall curriculum focus and development of all statewide leadership programs. Her passion and talent for developing successful leaders and purpose-driven individuals are reflected in these nationally recognized programs.
As a successful change agent, facilitator and storyteller, she is often asked by state leaders to undertake complex problem solving opportunities by bringing people together, helping them discover innovative solutions and developing the leaders needed to execute.
In recognition of her work in the state-wide LEAD Tennessee leadership development program, Trish was selected as a 2016 winner for the Leadership Excellence Awards in the Top Corporate Leader Award – Over 35 category. She was ranked 6th in the top 30 winners' circle, which were chosen from over three hundred applicants. Trish received the 2016 Edwin L. Swain Award of Excellence, the IPMA-HR Southern Region’s highest award given to an individual who has distinguished her/himself throughout their career in HR. Recently she was asked to facilitate the International Public Management Association – HR (IPMA-HR) 2020 strategic visioning task force, identifying critical leadership competencies needed for the future success of the HR profession. Trish’s influence reaches beyond state government by serving as an executive leadership coach for private sector businesses, impacting leaders from Kingsport to Memphis.
Trish is an active member in the following international, national, state and local organizations: Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence, IPMA-HR, Tennessee Public Management Association, Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resources, Association for Talent Development, Tennessee Society for Human Resources, and the National Association of State Personnel Executives.
She serves on the Board of Visitors for the College of Education at Lipscomb University, Tennessee State University’s College of Public Service and Urban Affairs Advisory Board, Impact Nashville, Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee, president of Toastmaster’s International Tennessee Government Leadership Chapter, Tennessee SHRM state council board member, and past board member of Special Olympics Tennessee. In 2015, Trish earned her Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) with an emphasis in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change from Lipscomb University. Doc Holliday is driven by a passion to help leaders develop strategies to create learning organizations and implement effective change initiatives.