Kip Hollister opened Hollister Staffing in 1988 and has grown the company into one of New England’s premier woman-owned recruiting firms. As an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner and national finalist, Kip attributes Hollister’s success to the trust and integrity that characterizes the leadership of her organization. Kip’s passion to create a business culture that thrives led to the launch of Hollister Institute in 2015. The Hollister Institute supports individuals and teams through customized programming designed to enhance productivity while also building conscious cultures.
Her passion, engagement, and leadership in the Boston community demonstrates her commitment to community and corporate social responsibility. In addition to offering mindfulness workshops for high school students, Kip has served on numerous Boards including: The Workforce Investment Board, The Workforce Development Committee of Massachusetts, Advisory boards of the YMCA Training Inc., Cristo Rey, Everybody Wins, and the Alliance for Business Leaders.
Kip received her Leadership & Mentoring certification through the Michael Shankin Arch of Leadership Program, her Leadership and Coaching certification from the John Maxwell Team, and is a Deepak Chopra certified meditation instructor. She currently sits on the boards of The Commonwealth Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to advancing businesswomen in leadership positions, and Recovery Works, an organization dedicated to combating the stigma associated with substance abuse by helping recovering addicts re-enter the workforce.
Kip has four children and lives in Dover, MA with her husband and two labs.