I am sure you already know my legendary guest today, Dave Hollis, but I bet you don’t know the details of the journey he’s been on in the last couple of years through his relationships, career, sobriety, and self-development. He’s an incredible example of finding resilience through the mess and I’m excited for you to hear his insights and learn from his experience, strength, and hope.

Dave Hollis is a New York Times best-selling author, host of the popular Rise Together podcast, keynote speaker, and life and business coach. Dave’s history includes CEO of a top media start-up, former President of Sales for the film studio at the Walt Disney Company, a talent manager across film, tv, and music, and work in publicity, research, and technology in the entertainment sector. Dave is the father to four kids, a four-time foster parent, an avid runner, sports memorabilia enthusiast, and the proud owner of a 1969 Ford Bronco.

Dave’s philanthropy exists via the Dave Hollis Giving Fund where acting as an ally to the needs of children in foster care, teen homelessness and food insecurity have been a recent focus for grants. Dave has sat on the board of the membership for committee for the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences of which he is a member, and on the boards of Fandango Labs, Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers, National Angels and his alma mater Pepperdine’s Institute for Entertainment Media and Culture.

In this episode Dave shares the stories of how he has navigated the ups and downs of divorce, sobriety, purpose, fatherhood, and more and why the messiness of personal development needs to be understood in a different light.


Here’s what you will learn:

  • How Dave pivoted from his divorce and darkness into courage and growth (4:26)
  • How getting distance from a trauma can help you to rebuild a better foundation (13:25)
  • Why divine guidance has helped him to help others through his books (21:24)
  • How figuring it out as you go and acknowledging the messiness helps you to succeed (29:31)
  • Why it’s important to learn to fail (41:47)
  • How playing with an alter ego can help manage anxiety (47:25)

What did you learn from this episode? Share on Instagram and tag me at @amberlylagomotivation and @mrdavehollis so we can see!


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