THE COMMON GOOD with Holly Ransom

THE COMMON GOOD with Holly Ransom


If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?


The common good and how we can all be there for one another. I wish we would reflect on who's talking, who's being talked for and who's missing entirely.”


Strap yourselves in because you are about to hear from one seriously outstanding human. I’m delighted to introduce you to the legendary Holly Ransom. Holly is a globally renowned content curator, powerful speaker and master interviewer 


Holly’s belief is that if you walk past it, you tell the world it’s okay. She was named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review, she has delivered a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama, was Sir Richard Branson’s nominee for Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List’ of Future Game Changers to watch and was awarded the US Embassy’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Leadership Excellence in 2019. Having interviewed the likes of Barack Obama, Malcolm Gladwell, Richard Branson, Billie Jean-King, Condoleezza Rice, Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus and the world’s first humanoid robot Sophia, Holly fights complexity with curiosity, apathy with empowerment and fear with fact. 


Holly was identified early as a dynamic thought leader and asked to Co- Chair the G20 Youth Summit in 2014, the United Nations Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs in 2016 and was the youngest Director ever to be appointed to an Australian Football Club, the mighty Port Adelaide. 


An accomplished company director, Holly has compressed a power-packed career into a decade, spanning corporate, nonprofit and public sectors. She’s the founder and CEO of consulting firm Emergent servicing some major global clients. She’s a regular on The Drum and QandA; a proud champion for diversity and inclusion, as the Chair of Pride Cup Australia 


Holly’s podcast ‘Coffee Pods’ was named in the top ten business podcasts to listen to by the Sydney Morning Herald in 2018 and she’s currently hosting the Energy Trailblazers podcast which I’m really enjoying.  Holly’s achievements feel neverending - she’s a woman on a mission.  


As a Fulbright scholar and Harvard Kennedy School Class of ’21 fellow, Holly is a recipient of the prestigious Anne Wexler Public Policy Scholarship, allowing her to action social and economic inclusion by connecting people with the decisions that affect their lives. 


Having released her book The Leading Edge, Holly helps people harness their own potential to lead by asking better questions, thinking beyond biased answers and building collective momentum for change. The Leading Edge is part of Holly's broader belief that we need to democratise leadership learning and break open elite leadership discourse to fire up every individual to catalyse change. Holly has been recognised as a LinkedIn Influencer and a must-read content producer by the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 


As founder and CEO of consulting firm Emergent, Holly has led real-world results with clients such as P&G, Microsoft, Virgin, Cisco and KPMG. Holly has also been a regular on the likes of The Drum and QandA. As a proud champion for diversity and inclusion, Holly is Chair of Pride Cup Australia, a non-profit organisation (and movement) devoted to challenging LGBTI+ discrimination within sporting clubs - and create welcoming and supportive environments for LGBTI participation and fans. A two-time Ironwoman, Holly loves to cook, dance and sing... despite her complete lack of talent at all three. 


You’d think that you’d feel a bit inadequate hanging out with Holly -but that’s just the thing - she’s such a beautiful person, incredibly humble & her curiosity about the world just radiates from her sparkly eyes. Holly is one of the reasons I found my voice with creating the Wabi Sabi Series so I’m absolutely thrilled to get to sit down and chat with her, it was such a delight. Please enjoy this wonderful conversation with Holly Ransom. 


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