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“IPC’s mission is to provide nonprofit and church executives with relevant strategies, systems, and processes that help their organizations to thrive.”

Dr. Lena Holmes

Dr. Holmes has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Northeastern University, a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore, a master’s degree in Theology from Saint Mary’s Seminary and University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Transformational Leadership from Ashland Theological Seminary, a graduate division of Ashland University. She is also an alumnus of the Prince George’s County Leadership program.

My Story – Dr. Lena Holmes, President & CEO

I became interested in leadership studies as a college student in my freshman year. One of my first college classes was Politics of the Middle East. It was this class, along with studying transformational leaders such as Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and countless others, that sparked my lifelong devotion to studying leadership.

I began my personal leadership journey as the Associate Executive Director of the YWCA of Greater Baltimore. My professional background includes Founder and President of the Holmes Group, Inc., Executive Director of Doctors Community Hospital Foundation, and Assistant Dean of Institutional Advancement at the University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry. Most recently, I was Vice President of Marketing and Development at the Board of Child Care, a regional, faith-based, behavioral healthcare organization. Beyond my employment experience, I have provided private coaching and business consulting services for various faith-based organizations in Maryland.

Passionate about leadership development, I launched The Servant Leader’s Mindset Podcast this year. The podcast is designed to discuss critical skills and competencies for effective servant leadership. Also, the show includes informational talks and compelling interviews with leadership experts from various backgrounds.


Dr. Cynthia Simmons

Dr. Holmes is a focused thought leader. Her ability to provide leadership and guidance to others has been amazing to watch. I have learned so much from her. I have personally experienced her coaching in business, relationships, and spiritual direction. If you need someone to coach, lead or direct you in these areas, I highly recommend Dr. Lena.

Melanie Goods, MA in Organizational Development & HR

Dr. Lena came into my life at a pivotal time as I was transitioning out of high school and into college. She was influential in helping me identify and become the leader God created me to be. Dr. Lena has a pure heart for people of all ages to function as their best selves and in accordance with God’s plan. Even now, as an adult in my 40s, with a career and family, I’m still learning meaningful lessons about leadership and managing life through her awesome podcast, The Servant Leader’s Mindset Podcast. 

Speaker Requests

Dr. Holmes is a dynamic speaker engaging audiences from various professions and faith-based backgrounds. She has spoken at hundreds of nonprofits, churches, businesses, boards of directors, and employee events throughout her career.

Some suggested topics may include:

  • What is servant leadership and why is it important?
  • What is value-driven leadership and how is it executed?
  • The digital age and leadership development
  • Social justice and the role of the church
  • The future of spiritual leadership in the church
  • How to discover your purpose in life
  • Creating a strategic growth plan for your organization
  • Personal leadership development strategies
  • What is unconscious bias and why should we learn about it?

Click the link below and complete the form to schedule a time for Dr. Holmes to speak at your event.

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