About Lana Holmes 2018-05-20T19:50:42+00:00

The Business Side of About Me

The Business Side of About Me

Beginning my career as a professional athlete instilled values within me that have been foundational to my entire  journey; teaching me the powers of discipline, clear communication, focused achievement, strategy, resilience and teamwork.

Positions with Xerox Business Systems and several large corporations introduced me to the demanding  world of enterprise sales. Three plus years of Xerox sales training taught me how to read my clients, ask important, intelligent questions from a ground of deep listening, truly respect the customers I served, as well as appreciate the rigor required for surpassing sales goals year after year.

As hire number four at WebLogic, I fell in love with the life-cycle of startups and consequently shaped the bulk of my career around them; including the founding of a service-based company that provided drop in infrastructure for startups. My appetite for learning all aspects of a business led to positions as Director and VP of Sales and Operations and eventually to several contiguous positions as COO and CEO.

As a founder of four service-based companies, an investor or adviser in over thirty more, I gained a deep expertise in the entrepreneurial stages of a business; from building optimal teams, venture funding, operations, GTM strategies and executive leadership. Specifically, a refined knowing of the inner and outer structures needed to successfully navigate in the marketplace and in life!

The More Personal Side of About Me

The More Personal Side of About Me

Like you, I am a complex being.  My essence self is deeply curious, adventurous and tenacious, with a great love of the natural world and an appreciation for the complexity of what it is to be human at this time in our world.  I developed a unique skill of not only learning how to ask questions but knowing the right questions to ask at the right time.

My life journey is about exploring both the inner and outer territories of life. I am as curious and dedicated to the realms of  spirit as I am to those of the human systems that influence our daily lives and impact the choices we make.

The multi-layered aspects of me?… I solo wilderness journey for 5-7 days each year;  test dead center on left/right brain capacity; love having my hands in the dirt; have kept my high school promise to do one new, scary “thing” every year;  have owned and toured the US, Canada and Europe on four BMW motorcycles; am known for being a courageous and trust-worthy companion and hold the conviction that I am on this earth to be of service and make a difference for the good of all living creatures.