Allison Holzer - InspireCorps Co-Founder

CCL Member Spotlight with Allison Holzer

Allison Holzer, InspireCorp Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, was featured in Center for Creative Leadership’s Partner Network Spotlight. Read the spotlight below, and learn more about CCL on their LinkedIn Page.

Meet the Members – Allison Holzer

Allison HolzerOne of the most valuable benefits of the Center for Creative Leadership’s Partner Network is its members. Each week we feature one of our members and share a bit about their backgrounds, area of expertise, and what they like to do when they’re not at work. As we continue to grow our network, we’d like to encourage you to get to know your fellow members by scheduling time with them to learn about their business and start building relationships with them.

This week we’re getting to know Allison Holzer, co-founder of InspireCorps. She joined the CCL Partner Network in 2016.

Why did you start your firm?

I founded InspireCorps with two partners, Jen Grace Baron, MAPP & PCC, and Sandy Spataro, Ph.D. While our backgrounds and expertise are varied, we came together with a common interest in using the latest social science to help leaders and teams unleash their potential and perform at their best.

What is your area of expertise?

My areas of expertise are: coaching, emotional intelligence, and applied positive psychology. I worked for many years with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and co-founded one of the first evidence-based positive psychology websites ( In addition to being a PCC level certified coach, I have published several peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on coaching with an emotional intelligence focus.

What’s your favorite quote?

“You can not get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not running your business?

Kickboxing, movie editing, and swimming/hiking with my husband and two boys (ages 2 and 5). Also, I love to travel and look forward to going on new adventures as the boys get older.


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