Elizabeth Holloway

hollowaySpecializing in culture change methods, mentoring, clinical supervision, and leadership development, Dr. Elizabeth Holloway is a professor in the Ph.D. Program in Leadership & Change at Antioch University. She further consults nationally and internationally on systems approaches to everyday civility in the workplace and mentoring programs for values alignment.

Elizabeth, a professor and psychologist, has over 25 years experience as a practitioner, trainer and consultant in relational practice with organizations, groups, trainers, and mental health clients. She has achieved the distinction of Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.  During her academic career, Elizabeth has received numerous grants and awards for her clinical research including being named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and receiving the American Educational Research Association Research Award for counseling. During her academic career, Elizabeth has led research in the areas of supervision, mentoring, coaching, everyday civility, and toxic behaviors in the workplace and has published over 100 articles, chapters, and presentations. She has authored or co-authored four books.

Elizabeth’s research and consulting practice has encompassed numerous types of healthcare organizations. She has conducted teaching workshops on her model of supervisory practice and building communities of respectful engagement nationally and internationally.   Current areas of specialization include:

•  Culture change

•  Leadership development/coaching

•  Mentoring

•  Organization development

•  Dealing with disruptive behaviors

•  360* feedback

•  Respectful engagement

•  Physician leadership development

•  Large-scale change

Her latest research with ZIA partner, Dr. Mitchell Kusy, is on culture change to create systems of respectful engagement and workplace civility—impacting patient safety, performance, and the bottom line.


Kusy, M. E. & Holloway, E. L. (2009).  Toxic Workplace!  Managing Toxic Personalities and their Systems of Power.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass. (also translated into Portuguese & Korean)

Fuertes, J., Spokane, A. & Holloway, E. (in press).  Professional Competencies in Counseling Psychology.  London: Oxford Press.

Holloway, E. L. & Carroll, M. (Eds) (1999).  Training Counselling Supervisors.  London, England:  Sage Ltd.

Carroll, M. & Holloway, E. L. (Eds) (1999) Supervision in Context. London, England:  Sage Ltd.

Holloway, E. L. (1995).  Clinical  Supervision:  A Systems  Approach.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications.  (also translated into German and Chinese)

Elizabeth holds an Honors Psychology Bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo (Canada), a Masters in Counseling from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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