Holly Elissa Bruno, MA, JD, author, professor, keynote speaker and radio host describes herself as a “recovering attorney”.

She served as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Maine and Assistant Dean at the University of Maine School of Law. While working as Associate Professor and Dean of Faculty at the University of Maine-Augusta, Holly Elissa was selected as “Outstanding Professor”.

She is an alumna of Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management. She teaches leadership and management courses nationwide for Wheelock College.

Her ground-breaking textbook, Leading on purpose: Emotionally intelligent early childhood administration was published by McGraw-Hill.

She is a frequent contributor to Child Care information exchange and her articles appear in NAEYC’s Young children journal.

Holly Elissa’s keynotes have received stellar reviews from audiences from Reykjavik to Phoenix, Tulsa to Tampa and and Washington, DC to Chicago.