Margaret Holtman • Leadership Coaching

Practical Advice
for Successful Leadership

Margaret (Peggy) Holtman has over twenty-five years experience as a leader herself and developer of leaders in a variety of organizations. She is an author and consultant who not only understands what it is like to be a leader today, but also offers practical advice for successful leadership in changing and complex business environments.

Leadership Coaching

Peggy’s services include assessment, coaching and development support for individual leaders.

A Career of Leadership Development

As a Leadership Development professional in several organizations, she has played a number of key roles all closely linked to leadership development including:

  • Vice President of Talent Management, Hartford Insurance Group
  • Vice President of Branch Management Training and Development, Smith Barney
  • Director of Corporate Staffing Planning, Travelers
  • Director of Sales Management Training and Development, Connecticut Mutual

Extensive Leadership Development Skills

Peggy’s key skills include:

  • Executive and Leadership Development Strategies
  • Executive Coaching
  • On Boarding and Retention Strategies
  • Talent Management and Succession Planning
  • Team Development

Leading at the Edge

Leading at the Edger • written by Peggy Holtman

Peggy is co-author of

Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition


  • M.S. degree in Organizational Behavior, The Barney School of Business, University of Hartford
  • M.A. in English, The University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • B.A. in English, The College of New Rochelle, N.Y.

Certifications and Qualifications

Peggy Holtman has been awarded MBTI® Master Practitioner Designation. This certifies that the practitioner has successfully met all the requirements and standards of excellence set by Center for Applications of Psychological Type and CPP, the exclusive publisher of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument.

In addition, she is certified to administer the following assessments:

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®)
  • (MBTI®) Step II®
  • CPI 260®
  • Firo-B®
  • DISC®
  • Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument
  • Benchmarks® and Skill Scope®, Executive Dimensions®, 360 degree instruments, Center for Creative Leadership
  • Career Architect® and VOICES®, Lominger Limited, Inc.
  • FranklinCovey Productivity Workshops
  • Leadership Through People Skills™
  • Campbell Development Survey Suite (CISS®, CLI®, COSTM, TDSTM, TLP®, (Pearson Assessments)

Leadership Clients

 Client Companies

As its leadership clients, Margaret Holtman, LLC has worked with some outstanding individuals and organizations including:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Friends of Pleasant Bay, Inc. – Harwich, Massachusetts
  • Wequassett Inn Resort & Golf Club – Chatham, Massachusetts
  • American General Life Companies – Neptune, New Jersey
  • Barnstable County Mutual Insurance – Yarmouthport, Massachusetts
  • Brown University – Providence, Rhode Island
  • LL Global, Inc. – Hartford, Connecticut
  • Fallon Community Health Plan – Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care – Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Nypro – Clinton, Massachusetts
  • Prudential – Hartford, Connecticut
  • Scott and White Health Plan – Austin, Texas
  • Women’s Club of Chatham – Chatham, Massachusetts
  • University of Connecticut – Storrs, Connecticut
  • Berry Plastics – Evansville, Indiana
  • DentaQuest Institute – Westborough,Massachusetts
  • Dymax Corporation – Torrington, Connecticut
  • Healthcare Solutions
  • New Canaan Library – New Canaan, Connecticut

Client Industries

This partial client list represents diverse industries that include:

  • Hospitality Industry
  • Financial Services
  • Higher Education
  • Marketing and Research Associations
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Non Profit