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

Hope Edelman

Hope Edelman is the author of eight nonfiction books, including the international best seller, Motherless Daughters and her most recent book, The AfterGrief. Her work has appeared in multiple outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Parade, Glamour, Psychology Today, Writer’s Digest, and CNN.com. She is a certified life coach specializing in grief and early loss, and runs support programs, retreats, and workshops year-round at MotherlessDaughters.com. A native New Yorker, Hope now lives in Los Angeles and Iowa City.