Erik Hollander

While Erik is finishing his 5th year as full-time faculty after first serving several years in an adjunct capacity at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), his unlikely background has stretched over a number of experiences before landing him at CUW. His passion to help others reach their goals awarded him  Graduate Business Faculty of the Year in 2014 and recognition for learning and challenge in the classroom the same year.

As a Gallup® Certified Strengths Coach he has conducted coaching sessions to assist individuals and teams in becoming more effective and efficient. He has worked in a number of fields and industries; most recently, prior to Higher Education, had spent over ten years in healthcare (oncology) in a variety of roles (including leadership).

Erik earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch and a MBA from Concordia University Wisconsin in Healthcare Administration. He earned his Doctorate of Education at the University of Southern California (USC) in their Organizational Change and Leadership (OCL) program through the Rossier School of Education.

Additionally, he is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and actively engaged in the Wisconsin Chapter (WI-ACHE). Erik is also involved in the community serving as a Junior Achievement Ambassador to the local school district and Parent Volunteer and serves on the local Mequon-Thiensville School Board. Erik resides in Mequon, WI with his wife and two boys.


2021 WLI National Conference Workshop:

Erik Hollander is a Gallup® Certified Strengths Coach and will be leading a 2-Part CliftonStrengths Training for Leadership on Friday morning at our 2021 WLI National Conference. 

“There is no more effective way to empower people than to see each person in terms of his or her strengths.”

Don Clifton’s strengths-based approach to management and leadership powers the greatest teams in the world’s most successful organizations every day. They know that the CliftonStrengths assessment is essential for empowering people to set and achieve their goals and accomplish great things. People who know and use their CliftonStrengths are:

  • 6x   as likely to be engaged at work
  • 7.8% more productive in their role
  • 3x   as likely to have an excellent quality of life
  • 6x   as likely to do what they do best every day

It isn’t until people know what makes them talented and unique that they know how to perform better in their job. Or how to find one that’s a better fit. And to build better relationships and be a better teammate. And to feel like they’re improving, every single day.

Whether you’re an individual looking to improve or a leader wanting to empower your people to perform better, your efforts start with CliftonStrengths. Join me in exploring your strengths so you can be the best version of you!

If you plan to participate in these workshop sessions, it is highly recommended that you include the CliftonStrengths online test in your registration (20% savings if purchased through our FULL ACCESS conference registration) to get the full benefit of the workshop.

The online CliftonStrengths test is not mandatory for participation in these workshop sessions, but highly recommended as training will be most effective if you know your results of the test.

You can easily add the online CliftonStrengths test to your conference registration either by adding the “CliftonStrengths add-on” to your BASIC ACCESS registration or by choosing the FULL ACCESS registration in which the CliftonStrengths test is already included.

Once you register for the 2020 WLI National Conference with the CliftonStrengths test included, a  link to your online CliftonStrengths test will be emailed to you to complete prior to the conference so you can bring your results with you to the CliftonStrengths workshop to get the most out of it.



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Posted on: April 17, 2020, by :