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Toni Collis

Toni Collis is the CEO of Collis-Holmes Innovations, an award-winning leader, International Keynote speaker, Consultant and Leadership Coach. Her career has focused on facilitating the use of technology, and she believes that this requires true diversity in the future leadership of the tech industry. As Founder of Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC), she developed and led innovations aiming to diversify the international Supercomputing workforce. And in early 2019, she began to focus on her passion for broadening diversity & inclusion in the technology industry. She now offers Leadership & Executive Coaching for women in tech, with a personal goal of assisting 2000 women into the tech boardroom in the next 5 years. Toni talks about why remaining in our comfort zones can be restrictive. She also discusses why resilience is the key to overcome challenges.


Toni Collis

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2 Top Career Tips

1) If you are not growing, then you’re shrinking. The longer we remain in our comfort zone, the smaller it becomes. Always look for ways to expand and grow.
2) Technology is the solution to all problems being faced by society today. By focusing upon fixing the world through tech, we can provide a better future for everyone.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

Toni found, at one point in her career, that she was saying yes to far too many things, and the overwhelm made her feel as though she was underperforming and not reaching the potential that she felt she could. Through this, she learned that it’s okay to say no.

Career Highlight

When Toni was offered her first C-Suite executive role at the age of 34. A lot of work and determination had been spent, but the payoff was worth it.

The Future

Technology is the solution to all problems being faced by society today. By focusing upon fixing the world through tech, we can provide a better future for everyone.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

Toni realized that computing would play a large part in her degree education.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

You can’t fix all problems, so be selective about the ones you solve.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

You can’t afford to say no. Say yes to everything!

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Toni would make sure she worked on things upon which supercomputing has more impact

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Toni is trying to ensure that 2000 women are seated in boardrooms.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

The ability to read a room

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Toni steps outside of her comfort zone on a regular basis. You need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Travelling and DIY

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