We had the good fortune of connecting with Hollie Clere and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hollie, what do you want your legacy to be?
My legacy is in storytelling. My desire is to be remembered for sharing enough of my story, that people came to know me, my heart, my mind, my knowledge, my experience, my struggles, my victories, my joy and my interests. The same is for that of my clients. We can help pull the story of how they serve the community through the use of thought sharing and ideas in social media, providing abundant value for their audience, that they too are remembered for how they lived, what they shared and how they impacted the world. My favorite quote is: “Only as high as I reach can I grow, Only as far as I seek can I go, Only as deep as I look can I see, Only as much as I dream can I be.” – Karen Raven. People can tend to force ideals on our journeys, force our ideas and dreams into a tiny box, tell us how to form them, shape them, how good or bad they can be in their own eyes. When we choose to allow others to change our dreams into something not our own, this puts limits on our greatness and slows our growth, our fire, and forces our passion into a place of surrender and judgement. Truth is, your dreams are only as small as you choose to allow them to be. Step into your lane, walk into the vision of your dreams, know that everything is possible and there is no limit to opportunity. Reach, seek, go deep and dream! There is nothing stopping you, but yourself, if you turn off the noise and boundaries others want you to have. You can #BeAwesome in all things you do.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
A leader in the local community, Hollie Clere is a Social Media Strategist, Consultant and Trainer. With over 13 years of executive consulting for small businesses in how to build their history into a relatable story, full of expertise and strategy. Her processes are proven across all markets and industries. Hollie appreciates the vulnerability of others, in sharing their passions and being present in what they love. Sharing that passion online develops the power of the relationship, and know like trust with their audience. Hollie’s Social Media exclusive branding Agency is supported by a talented team of marketers in Colorado. Their foundation is ownership, accountability and education – We believe you cannot own your brand unless you know how it works and you can’t hold yourself accountable unless you own it. We provide robust profile builds, training support, strategy roadmaps and also provide monthly posting support for select businesses. From the stage, Hollie has had the joy of speaking to many small and large groups and in 2017, had the honor of speaking at Mile High Stadium. She is a 3 year Ovarian Tumor Survivor and participates in fundraising and educational activities with Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance. Althoughthe tumor doesn’t define her journey, it has helped build a platform for awareness for others. She was able to share her full story in an Anthology published in June 2020 called, “Ready to Fly 3” which can be found on Amazon. On her free time, she enjoys quality moments with family hiking, camping, crafting, cooking and cuddles with her dog, Snowball and cats Judge Marco, Ebony Ceres and Neko Katie. In fact, she hosts a YouTube channel sharing tips for cooking, fun recipes, gardening tips, craft ideas and Pinterest Fails called Hollie Hobbie.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Some of my favorite locations in Colorado may take a little bit to get to. A perfect week of exploring would probably include a Farmers Market or Art Walk in Parker, an afternoon boating on Turquoise Lake in Leadville, paired nicely with an overnight or two at one of the local campgrounds, complete with fishing and camp fire meals. Wouldn’t want to forget to hike up to Castle Rock for an amazing view, or a drive out to The Paint Mines in Calhan, for a surreal adventure, or catch a concert at Red Rocks in Morrison. The adventure could continue with a hike around Shadow Mountain at Grand Lake, but don’t forget to stop into the duck shop or grab an ice cream from one of the many vendors nearby. I love food and so we would have to explore a tour of unique places only found in Mountain towns such as a macaroni and cheese only tour as there are now a handful of neat places here now. The last stops of our adventure would include the amazing Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, ending with cuddling the animals up for adoption at the Dumb Friends League.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout out to Tricia Turpenoff of Turpenoff Photography for capturing the essence of my brand through beautiful images. She designed a package that features all aspects of my personality and the visual voice of my brand as a whole. From loving the outdoors, to an edgy side of me, to the nurturing, fun and creative aspects of what we get to do. And most of all, I give a massive shoutout to my parents, husband and children for being my biggest cheerleaders, for inspiring me to always level up, be the best human I can be and to always show up to #BeAwesome.
Image credits: Tricia Turpenoff of Turpenoff Photography