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Practical Advice for Successful Leadership

About Peggy Holtman

Founder, Margaret (Peggy) 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.

Coaching Individuals, Teams and Organizations

Peggy’s services include coaching for individuals, team development and organizational consultation.

  • For individual leaders, she provides assessment, coaching and development support.
  • For teams, she offers guidance and recommendations for enhanced effectiveness.
  • For organizations, she consults on strategic talent management and effective organizational change that supports business goals.
Margaret Holtman offers practical advice for successful leadership

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

Leading at the Edge

Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic ExpeditionPeggy is co-author of

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

Speaking from Years of Experience

Described by her audiences as very present, authentic and energetic, Peggy is an engaging speaker on the many challenging aspects of leadership.  She speaks with candor and credibility from her extensive background and years of leadership experience both inside and outside of organizations.

Peggy has delivered presentations to a wide range of organizations including ESPN, Target, Kraft Foods, Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, Cigna, The Conference Board, Society of Information Management, LIMRA International and The Hartford Insurance Group.

Extensive Leadership Development Skills

Peggy’s key skills include:

  • Executive and Leadership Development Strategies
  • Systems and Programs
  • Executive Coaching
  • On Boarding and Retention Strategies
  • Talent Management and Succession Planning
  • Team Development
  • Training Delivery
  • Meeting Design and Facilitation

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)


  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • The Cape Cod Human Resource Association
  • Association of Psychological Type


  • 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.
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