Ezra is an entrepreneur, author, educator and speaker. Throughout his career Ezra has facilitated the development of number of businesses for both the private and not-for-profit sectors. He is passionate about inspiring and motivating people to lead healthier, happier and more productive lives – personally, professionally and financially. He enjoys creating connections and starting conversations about new ideas. His strengths lay in leadership, business strategy, sales and marketing, and communication.
Starting his career guiding international river rafting and mountaineering expeditions, Ezra is currently the owner of The Holland Group, a national leadership training company with the mission of helping organizations build a more successful future through team building and leadership development. As CEO & Managing Director, Ezra gives keynote speeches nationally and internationally to both private and public sector organizations. Over the years, Ezra has worked extensively in Europe. He spoke at that International Leadership Association in Berlin, and led training events and workshops in Germany, Austria, and Italy in addition to being a visiting faculty member at the prestigious Akademie Remscheid, in Koln Germany. In fact, he has delivered over 2,000 workshops and keynotes, and is considered among the best in the business at developing inspirational leaders.
He serves as an Adjunct Faculty in the School of Business at Endicott College and is frequently quoted in the media on business leadership and communication
Mr. Holland holds a B.S. in Outdoor Leadership, and an M.S. in Business Leadership from San Francisco State
"Ezra served as keynote for our 7th Annual Summer Institute for After School Program staff in Region 6. The region is comprised of five central California counties: Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Calaveras, Amador & Tuolumne. Some of the participant responses to his keynote were statements such as - “Great motivator” and “Ezra is a great speaker and leader.” Another comment made by participants, “ Ezra Holland was awesome – Please bring him back next year!” Due to an overwhelmingly positive response by participants we brought him back to facilitate staff training in the spring of that same year."
Julie Sesser, Region 6 Lead, After School Programs - Stanislaus County Office of Education