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Holly Taylor selected as Top Executive Virtual Assistant and Founder of the Year by IAOTP

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Holly Taylor selected as Top Executive Virtual Assistant and Founder of the Year by IAOTP

Holly Taylor, the esteemed Founder of Anchored in Leadership, has been distinguished as the Top Executive Virtual Assistant of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). This prestigious recognition celebrates her outstanding leadership, unwavering dedication, and profound commitment to the industry.

The IAOTP selection process is a mark of distinction, with only a select few chosen in each discipline. These exceptional honorees are distinguished for their professional achievements, academic excellence, leadership prowess, industry longevity, affiliations, and community contributions. All honorees are invited to attend IAOTP's annual award gala, an evening dedicated to acknowledging their exceptional accomplishments. 

With nearly three decades of industry expertise, Holly Taylor has consistently proven herself as a seasoned and trusted expert in various roles. Culminating her 26-year tenure in the U.S. Navy as the leader of the human resources division, Holly retired at the age of 45. Subsequently, she transitioned to a role as a program manager at Amazon before venturing into a career as a leadership coach and entrepreneur. Presently, she leverages her wealth of experience to optimize schedules and streamline daily operations as an executive virtual assistant. Her diverse range of responsibilities enables clients to prioritize what truly matters.

Holly Taylor's notable achievements encompass a myriad of accomplishments, including the launch of the first 24/7 Aviation Control Center within Amazon Air's Network Control Center. Her leadership was instrumental in realigning functions critical to handling over 91,000 incidents across a three-year period. Additionally, her analytical insights enhanced critical incident reporting, impacting global delivery operations across 21 countries. Moreover, she provided counsel to over 6,000 executive leaders on professional development, boosting promotion opportunities by 20%. Notably, she served as a spokesperson for over 500,000 active duty military personnel with the U.S. Navy's acclaimed recruitment tool, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

As the Founder of Anchored in Leadership, Holly specializes in program management, schedule adherence, gap identification, process establishment, leadership, strategic business judgment, and driving teams towards delivering high-quality products and services within an effective structure. Her professional repertoire includes successfully overseeing large global, cross-functional teams exceeding 60 members and managing budgets of up to half a million dollars. Additionally, she has demonstrated prowess in enhancing recruitment methodologies through strategic utilization of social media platforms.

Holly Taylor's commitment to continuous learning was evident throughout her career. While serving in the U.S. Navy, she pursued her education at The University of Alabama, earning both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Science. Post military retirement, she completed two semesters in a PhD Program in Instructional Leadership, demonstrating her ongoing commitment to learning and advancing her expertise.

Over her illustrious career, Holly has garnered numerous awards and accolades, earning global recognition for her accomplishments. Notably, she received the Jack Davis Professional Achievement Award in Interactive Technology from The University of Alabama, College of Human Environmental Science in 2019. This year, she is a nominee for the Empowered Woman Award and will be featured in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine. Her selection as Top Executive Virtual Assistant and Founder of the Year will be celebrated at IAOTP's annual awards gala at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville.

Beyond her professional achievements, Holly Taylor's leadership extends to completing five deployments, including assignments in Iraq, Guantanamo Bay, and the Middle East. Commissioned as a Naval Officer after serving as an enlisted personnel for 14 years, she values diligence and action in accomplishing tasks.

Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP, remarked, "Choosing Holly for this honor was an easy decision for our panel. She is inspirational, influential, and a true visionary and thought leader. We eagerly await meeting her and celebrating her achievements at this year's gala."

Reflecting on her success, Holly credits her perseverance, strong work ethic, and the guidance of her mentors. Outside of work, she enjoys travel and quality time with her family. Her aspiration is to inspire and influence aspiring professionals entering the field.

For more information, please visit Holly Taylor's LinkedIn profile [].


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one-of-a-kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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