Inside our heart, we hold the power to learn from others, which is one of life’s greatest gifts. When we embrace this gift, it can lead us to places we never thought were possible.

Chris Singleton Inspirational speaker, award winning author

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If everyone were focused solely on giving, would there be anyone left to receive? There are numerous reasons why leaders (and individuals in general) often struggle when it comes to receiving help, words of praise, and unique perspectives. In his acclaimed work “Lessons from Abdul,” renowned speaker and author Robb Holman delves into the key factors that frequently hinder leaders from embracing receptivity. Through the profound transformative insights he gained from an unconventional mentor, Holman provides valuable guidance to surmount these obstacles. By becoming a more genuine and open receiver, you inevitably cultivate the capacity to be a purposeful and selfless giver.


Robb Holman is a highly respected and sought-after global keynote speaker, who has also authored four transformational leadership books: “Lead the Way,” “All In,” “Move the Needle,” and his highly anticipated upcoming book, “Lessons from Abdul.” This book has already garnered praise from global leaders, who are calling it one of his most thought-provoking and inspirational works yet. He is the CEO of Holman International, a global leadership consultancy. In recognition of his expertise, Robb was named one of the world’s top 30 leadership speakers and thought leaders by Global Gurus in both 2022 and 2023. He was also recently inducted into the Power List of the Top 200 Biggest Voices in Leadership in 2023. His innovative Inside Out Leadership philosophy has gained significant recognition and has been featured in publications like Inc, Forbes, and Fast Company.

"Life and basketball share a profound similarity—both are exceptional teachers. Yet it's mentors like Abdul who hold the power to offer transformative wisdom to those open to receiving it"

David KileyUnited States Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Famer, Class of 2022, and nine-time Paralympic Gold Medalist

"Leaders must be learners. In this book, Robb shares his own captivating odyssey of personal growth as he acquires wisdom from an unconventional mentor"

Cheryl BachelderFormer CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., author of Dare to Serve

"Inside our heart, we hold the power to learn from others, which is one of life’s greatest gifts. When we embrace this gift, it can lead us to places we never thought were possible."


"For a leader to understand and embrace the values of their organization, they need to first know their own values. This book will inspire and teach you how to live and lead with a strong sense of purpose and a focus on serving others."

Howard BeharPresident of Starbucks, Retired

"With Lessons from Abdul, leaders learn to approach every encounter with a mindset of learning and openness."

Cy WakemanNY Times Bestselling Author & Global Thought Leader

"Embark on a profound transformation! Robb Holman's latest book ignites curiosity and fosters self-discovery through genuine and selfless receiving"

Dr. Marshall GoldsmithThinkers 50 #1 Executive Coach and Only Two-time #1 Leadership Thinker in the World