A certified leadership coach, Karla Driskill has been developing leaders for the last 30 years – first working with college students alongside her husband at a non-profit organization, and then as an independent business consultant with an international health and wellness company based in California. Her partnership with Hollister Staffing began in 2012 when she still lived in Oklahoma. For the next 3 years, Karla traveled back and forth from her hometown to continue consulting for Hollister Staffing, until her passion to connect with a wider audience eventually motivated her to move to Boston permanently. In August of 2015, she partnered with Kip Hollister to start the Hollister Institute.
As a Vice President of Hollister Institute, Karla is able to fulfill her life’s mission of impacting, influencing and inspiring people to live their purpose. Karla uses humor, candor, vulnerability, and passion to encourage her audience to dream bigger, embrace discomfort, explore their passions, and grow their leadership skills to best serve their clients, colleagues, and the community at large.
Karla has been married to her husband Ron for 32 years. Together they have 4 adult children, 3 of which now live in Massachusetts. They reside in Walpole with their daughter, Laurel, and their 3 dogs: Samson, Caesar, and Cleopatra.