Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute


NOBL (pronounced no-bell) was founded in 2014 to help leaders make change. Today they are a global change agency with locations in NYC, LA, San Francisco, London and Vancouver. They train organizations to embrace new attitudes and adopt new behaviours. They help their partners grow to their full potential; being freed to truly serve their customers and constituents, and making powerful and profound impact on the world.

NOBL’s experience spans scaling startups, the public sector, and large enterprise. Their clients include: Calvin Klein, Dropbox, Reddit, Kickstarter, Farfetch, Havas, NastyGal, Citizens Advice Bureau, Arc’teryx, Etsy, Google, Destination Canada and Levi’s.