Hollis E. Thomas is a leader, motivational speaker, and philanthropist with over 20 years of experience in business management, and 10 years of experience leading non-profit organizations focused on the advancement of women, children, and families.
With a specialization in business planning, execution, and relationship building, she is a strategic thinker who takes pride in building teams focused on success. In 2021, Hollis founded an organization focused on developing tomorrow’s leaders by directly focusing on early learners; Kool Kidz Read.
Considering the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic on her young child, she created a community combining a love of reading and socialization with age-appropriate leadership training.
Now powered by AEI.Us, Acknowledge, Encourage, Inspire Us, Kool Kidz Read has become a fast-growing, nationally recognized leadership training resource for grades Pre-K through Third, serving members across the Midwest, North, and Southeast states.
Programming is meant to encourage and inspire tomorrow's leaders, by acknowledging their love of learning and craving for community.
In 2024, Hollis was named among Sway's Universe's "15 Black Women Making Waves In Our Culture" - trailblazers, redefining the essence of leadership in culinary arts, wellness, public relations, media, non-profit, and tech industries.
Hollis Thomas sat down with Cheldin Barlatt Rumer, and THIS IS IT NETWORK™ to share her insight about the capability and wisdom of the youth and how Kool Kidz Read is inspiring a new generation of confident and thoughtful leaders.
We're here to support tomorrow's leaders' big dreams and actionable ideas, by giving them the tools they need to be successful in a world we’re leaving behind, and the confidence to make it their own.
This is our soul mission.
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Hollis Thomas sat down with Cheldin Barlatt Rumer, and THIS IS IT NETWORK™ to share her insight about the capability and wisdom of the youth and how Kool Kidz Read is inspiring a new generation of confident and thoughtful leaders - Click the link below to learn more!
In a time when the destinies of women, children, and families intersect through education and community, Hollis E. Thomas shines as a symbol of visionary leadership and unwavering commitment. With years of adeptly navigating the spheres of business management and non-profit direction, she has meticulously woven her expertise into the tapestry of strategic planning and team cultivation. In the eye of the storm that was the COVID-19 pandemic, Thomas birthed “Kool Kidz Read” in 2021—a visionary organization with its rooted intention in kindling the flames of leadership and the passion for literature within the minds of early learners. Her efforts have not merely erected educational programs; they have built bridges across communities, transforming “Kool Kidz Read” into a flagship of AEI.Us, renowned and revered for propelling forward the young, eager leaders of various U.S. regions. By merging educational ambition with the rich threads of societal unity, Hollis E. Thomas has sculpted a legacy that promises to empower generations to come, championing a future lit by the lantern of knowledge and the warmth of community bonds. - February, 2024 via Sway's Universe