Sean L. Holland was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1973. He is an experienced saxophonist and has played in a variety of venues around the world. Sean attended Florida A&M University (F.A.M.U.), where he was a member of Phi Eta Sigma- honor roll society, and the Jazz Ensemble. In 1995, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration. He earned a Master of Arts in Min. Leadership from Cornerstone University. In 2013, The International Canadian University appointed Sean as an Ambassador and Chaplain to the highest international body, the United Nations (U.N.) Economic and Social Council. He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy & Humane Letters from C.I.C.A. International University and Seminary. In 2014, Dr. Holland was honored by Lansing City Council members at the annual Leader’s Salute and personally saluted by U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Stabenow.
Sean has been trained by the best in business. As a successful entrepreneur, Sean has worked for Federal Reserve Bank, Common Cause, and Fortune 500 companies such as Proctor & Gamble, and C.S.X. Transportation.
In 2003, Sean co-founded VISION, a Michigan State University (M.S.U.) student organization. To-date VISION continues to equip students with the social and emotional skills necessary to lead and thrive in purpose. Sean expanded the VISION model to Lansing Community College, Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School, Kettering University of Flint, MI, Kamar College of Colorado. As a result, Sean has mentored and equipped hundreds of students and raised leaders who now serve globally.
Sean is also the President of I AM Equipped to Excel (IAM e2e), which is an organization committed to equipping leaders with the necessary tools to reach their maximum potential. He has traveled across the United States, South America, and Africa motivating leaders with his unique 5-step leadership development model. In 2018, Sean joined the Purpose Prep team as a Professional Development Specialist. Purpose Prep is a premier K-12 Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and service provider committed to bringing evidence-based, media-rich, and relevant curriculum into schools around the world.
Dr. Holland lives in Lansing, MI, with his wife Tayana, four children, where he continues to serve and build his community.