FIERCE ConversationsAs President and CEO of Fierce, Inc., Halley Bock is at the forefront of the leadership development and training industry. A popular and engaging public speaker, Halley regularly presents at industry events worldwide. A prolific writer, Halley has a monthly column in Seattle Business Magazine, contributes regularly to various publications including Training Magazine and Chief Learning Officer, and is sought out as an industry resource for media outlets including Forbes.
Halley joined Fierce as COO in 2006, was promoted to President in 2009, and became CEO in 2011. Under her leadership, the company has enjoyed double-digit growth across all business units and is consistently honored by the design industry and business community. Fierce was named in Seattle Business Magazine’s 2011 list of the 100 Best Places in Washington to Work, was recognized by TrainingIndustry.com as a 2011 Top Company To Watch, and was listed in Inc.’s 2011 500|5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.
Prior to joining Fierce, Halley spent over 13 years in the high-tech industry innovating for the emerging online media space. Her focus was on interactive media, large-scale streaming broadcasts, and leading teams to success. During her time with RealNetworks, Halley produced numerous award-winning web events, original programming, and web content.
An entrepreneur, Halley founded LUX Media—a highly successful design, production, and consulting agency specializing in multimedia content and focused on serving progressive non-profits such as Amnesty International, World Wildlife Fund, and UNICEF.
Halley credits her accomplishments as leader to her lifelong commitment to revisit, challenge and improve her leadership skills. She attributes much of her success to straightforward conversations, surrounding herself with brilliant people, and always staying curious.
Halley contributes her expertise to several local startups, think tanks, and nonprofits. As an active industry leader, Halley ensures Fierce stays up-to-date on the latest trends and most innovative solutions for clients.
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