Entrepreneur, consultant, author, widely-known herbalist, and international speaker Holly Bellebuono has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and small business leaders expand their business to reach the next level of growth. Holly works with individuals, teams, and nonprofits and she speaks to large audiences at conferences and universities --across England, Costa Rica, Canada, and the United States from Boston to Hawaii -- to provide memorable meaning, focus, and growth.
A catalyst in women’s empowerment and visionary thinking, Holly has spent the past 28 years building an innovative brands and creative businesses. She has authored 7 nonfiction books with three major publishing houses, lectured internationally, lead vibrant retreats and workshops, developed retail and wholesale product and service lines, and has taught men and women from across the world. She teaches strategy and planning especially for purpose-driven businesses such as B-corps, social and environmentally conscious companies, and nonprofits.
A widely recognized herbalist, Holly is the CEO of The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine, founded in 2011 and educator of thousands of herbalists pursuing education for family health and career advancement.
Her documentary book Women Healers of the World: The Traditions, History & Geography of Herbal Medicine, was named The Thomas DeBaggio Book of the Year 2015 by The International Herb Association, and her work appears in Parabola, SageWoman, Juno (Britain), and Taproot, among many others.
Holly has spent years as a nonprofit executive; she holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Appalachian State University and has served as executive, finance, and program director for human service, education, and environmental nonprofit organizations. She has won two Small Business Owner of the Year Awards and a Nonprofit of the Year Award. Her lectures for entrepreneurs, creatives, and women are highlights at conferences and universities.