Former Fortune 200 Executive, Chris Holter, on the Importance of Welcoming Personal Transformation when Launching your Own Business

Copy of Website Header Template-2

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business:

Hello – I am Chris – A former global fortune 200 Executive turned lifestyle entrepreneur, trusted advisor, international speaker, and executive coach. I founded Chris Holter Consulting in 2020. I know firsthand what it is like to be building a business, the challenges you face, and how conscious leadership can be a game changer. I work with leaders around the world and am often called their secret ingredient in helping achieve their mission. I am an ACC ICF credentialed coach, which means I believe in the power of coaching. I have multiple certifications in positive psychology, a MBA in Leadership, and am pursuing a Masters in Conscious Leadership. I believe that life is about creating yourself, and it starts by focusing on your values, talents, passion, and conscious leadership.

What excites you about being an Entreprenista League member?


I am excited to be surrounded by interesting and amazing women doing incredible things!

What made you take the leap to start your own business?

I had massive success and wanted to find a new way to positively help leaders achieve their big goals and dreams.


What was your background before starting your own business?


I worked my way up from a front desk agent to the first International VP of Revenue Strategy with Marriott International. I went on to build out the footprint in the Caribbean, and Latin America Division for over 20 years trailblazing global growth and maximizing top line revenues building the portfolio into a multi-billion dollar organization across 35 countries and 18 brands.

Did you always know you wanted to be an entrepreneur?

No, I was always very creative in my thinking and in corporate would be considered an intrapreneur.

Take us back to when you first launched your business, what was your marketing strategy to get the word out, and did it go as planned?


I am not sure I had a rich or deep strategy. I started chronicling my growth and transformation on Facebook which helped me grow the business by word of mouth.

What is the biggest challenge you have encountered along the way and what did you learn from it?

I think you need to believe in yourself and hold the vision you have for your company no matter what. There are so many people that want to tell you what to do and you have to do what matters most to you.

What is the accomplishment you are the most proud of to date?

Last year, I received a Global GIVA Leadership Award for Global Thought Leader, which was great – I made it! I am in my second dream job. The real reward comes from every client that can change their life for the better in working with me. It is always exciting and makes me smile.

Do you believe in work/life balance? What are some of your best tips?

Yes, hard work does not equate to success. You can build a business in a way that is authentic and easy without pushing. It is about having fun, being perfectly imperfect, and seeing the future and believing in it.

What’s a piece of advice you can share that you wish you’d known when you first started your Entreprenista journey?

Transformation is constant – you are always changing and growing which is a lot of fun.

What have you achieved recently that you’d like to celebrate with our community?

Well, I am writing a book on leadership! My goal is to find a way to impact a million people positively and make the world a better place for all to thrive.

What’s next for your business? What can we expect to see over the next few years?

Next, I am taking a one-month sabbatical and spending a month in Italy. I can’t wait to see how that opens up more growth, and next year will be all about the book and launching my program around the book. I also have plans to publish the book in Spanish as a way to honor all my friends in Latin America and make leadership books more accessible for all.

Learn more about the Entreprenista League and join today!

Share it!

Posted in
Tags

Leave a Comment





Founder Geisha Garcia on the Evolution of GG Communications

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: Geisha Garcia is the Founder of GG Communications, LLC—a digital marketing agency dedicated to elevating the digital presence of ambitious female-led brands through proven digital marketing strategies, as well as advancing the profession of social media through mentorship and education of social media professionals. What…

Cecile Rothschild on the Importance of Family and Close Relationships while Launching Your Own Business

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: Create and Associates is a branding, communications, and design firm. With boundless creativity, imagination, and a dedication to strategic thinking, we build brands that cut through the clutter—and unlock success for my clients. We bring together emotion, art, and rigor to design brand experiences that…

Melissa Wallace, CEO and Co-Founder, on Balance, Trust, and Celebration

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: I am the CEO and Co-founder of fivefoottwo marketing, an agency dedicated to early-stage, VC-backed startups. When launching fivefoottwo, we were meeting so many female founders who needed our services but struggled to receive funding. So we started giving them our services for free, which…

Contemporary Artist and Small Business Owner, Leah Devora, on Following Your Instinct

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: I created original, custom art with a contemporary edge for businesses and private clients. My site showcases my art. What excites you about being an Entreprenista League member? Meeting dynamic, interesting, and creative women and building a support network. What made you take the leap…

LEO + LAINE’s Lynzee Krohne’s Tips for Teamwork and Embracing all Aspects of your Business

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: Lynzee is the CEO and Founder of LEO + LAINE, and also serves as the Lead Creative Director. In her role, Lynzee manages the day-to-day business operations, and also works closely with the team to strategize, ideate and develop content for local and national clients.…

Kim Bennett of AtlasGuru on Building a Business based on Her Passion and Past Skillset

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: AtlasGuru is a publishing platform for travelers to share their itineraries and travel stories. Before starting AtlasGuru, I spent 15+ years in marketing in New York City and Seattle for lifestyle and consumer companies including Conde Nast, Martha Stewart, Amazon, and Nordstrom. What excites you…

Devika Chand Dandona on Sucess having a Strong Voice while Starting The Devi Collection

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: I’m a wife, mom of 3 humans and 2 fur babies, and am an all-around creative. I have an investment company that focuses on brands and startups. My current portfolio has brands in the clean beauty, sustainable fashion, tech, and wellness spaces. I have been…

How Coach and Consultant Sarai Tave’s Personal Healing Journey Sparked Moonlight Devi

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: My name is Sarai Tave. I am 35 years old, a single mom, and the owner of Moonlight Devi and The Singles Network by Moonlight Devi. I am a singles and couples coach, image consultant, and Thetahealing therapist. I help single people break thru their…

Decorating Dream’s Midge Fuller’s Desire to “Go All In” on Her Business

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: I am an interior designer, and I launched Decorating Dreams, which will help my clients see the potential in their homes by guiding them through the process. What excites you about being an Entreprenista League member? I am excited to work with Entreprenista because I…

Work-Life Balance and Scaling Your Business with Marketing-Led Business Coach Katrina Aronson

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: Katrina Aronson is THE Marketing-Led Business Coach, blending her background in small business marketing and psychology to help creative business owners to get out of their way and see massive shifts. With simple and scalable marketing strategies as her super power, she has grown two…

Fintech Queen, Heather Doyle of CoinQueens, on How to Manage Expectations and Crypto Empowerment

What excites you about being an Entreprenista League member? I am excited to connect with women who have had success in web2. I hope to onboard and empower them in web3 through education, investing, and networking. Women are typically not the leading demographic in nascent fintech markets, and CoinQueens is determined to change that in…

CoFounder of ExExperts, T.H. Irwin, on the Importance of Focus and Goal-Setting

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: My best friend and I divorced at the same time (drama and cheating ex-husbands), and we had one another leading up to it, during the process, and for everything after. We started the “exEXPERTS and Divorce etc…” podcast to help people in the same way…

Ex-Corporate Ad Pro Kaitlin Villatoro Highlights her Decisions and Insights around Diving into a New Entrepreneurial Path

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: I’m an ex-corporate ad pro, with 11 years of working with top Fortune 500 brands like Apple, Disney, and Corona. Motivated by the desire to be more present for my family and a demanding IVF journey, I left my corporate career to start my own…

Beauty and Fragrance Consultant Emilie Mascarell on leveraging past experiences to launch your dream line

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: I’m a fragrance and beauty product development consultant. I launched Emilie Consulting to help companies develop fragrances, candles, and skin care products including product strategy, sourcing, formula and packaging development, testing, vendors relationship, negotiations, production support, and everything until release on the market. What excites…

Life and Manifestation Coach Adriana Keefe on living in alignment with an abundance mindset

Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: I am an award-winning real estate dropout turned Life and Manifestation Coach who teaches high achieving women how to create life balance without sacrificing their goals. I am a wife and mother to 3 children, lover of wine and “New Girl”, and host of the…