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Leading and Influencing

As you learn how to grow yourself, it is essential to know how to hone leading and influence, so that you can work to affect your environment and improve your work environment. The most valuable employees are those who not only can get their work done but can help and enable others to do the same, if not more. In this session, you will be learning ways that you can lead and influence others.

We will brainstorm together and walk away with applications on how we can influence within the environment that we are all currently in.


Guest Speaker: Holly Martin

Driven by a passion to inspire and enable others to grow to their full-ordained potential and beyond, Holly has had dynamic experiences working for a non-profit organization and fortune 400 company.

Holly has worked with JB Hunt Transport for the past four years, where she has elevated through operations, customer experience, and pricing analytics. Currently, she works as a Pricing Analyst II, where she transfers big-picture company goals into tactile pricing strategies for 3PL customers. Holly utilizes an operations background, an understanding of customers’ supply chain, networking, and creative problem solving to build comprehensive strategies that will grow both customers’ businesses and JB Hunt Transport’s revenue.

Her previous work at JB Hunt Transport helped set her up for success. Prior, she worked for the customer experience division of JB Hunt Transport managing a team to spur company growth through fostering customer relationships. As a customer experience manager, she led a team of six to meet JB Hunt revenue and load volume goals for intermodal, truckload, and brokerage divisions to achieve the long term corporate goal of reaching $10 billion revenue by 2020. Holly also worked with the intermodal division of JB Hunt Transport overseeing service for Canadian freight. As a regional service manager, she communicated with outsourced dray companies, local field operations, and customer experience representatives to grow and deliver freight to customers to meet and exceed expectations. She pushed independent learning and self-motivation to become one of the company’s Canadian subject matter experts and designed a customs-compliance tool that is utilized by multiple divisions. Holly participated in JB Hunt’s Intermodal Manager in Training program. Through the program she gained experience in multiple divisions, obtaining a high-level overview of the intermodal division to encourage cross-function team collaboration.

Holly has been able to partner her corporate experience with her non-profit background working in the Middle East training and developing leaders. Holly gained skills in adaptation, cultural understanding, leadership, networking, presentation skills, and teamwork. She has worked internationally in Jordan, Kenya, and Indonesia, and with people from Argentina, Canada, Egypt, Iraq, Mexico, Palestine, and Syria. Holly continues to participate and lead in JB Hunt’s professional development; she is active with an all-female transportation board that fosters women’s growth within the company.

Holly earned her bachelor of science in biology from the University of Arkansas. She recently celebrated her graduation from the University of Texas at Dallas, obtaining a global leadership executive MBA.