Joseph Holland is the author of the recent Make Your Own History: Timeless Truths from Black American Trailblazers. He’s a multifaceted individual with a diverse range of accomplishments and experiences. From being an author, attorney, speaker, entrepreneur, and ordained minister to his outreach programs for the homeless and disadvantaged, Holland has dedicated his life to making a difference. Despite having opportunities in corporate America, he chose to move to Harlem during the height of the city’s blight.
His career journey has seen him transition from law to empowering the homeless, running businesses, writing plays and books, serving in politics, and building housing. Holland has also served as the Commissioner of Housing of New York State, vice-president of the Harlem Business Alliance, and co-founder of the Beth Hark Christian Counseling Center.
His writings include inspirational self-help books, a spiritual memoir, and successful stage plays. He has also created a motivational video series. With an impressive educational background, including being an Ivy League scholar and an All-American football player at Cornell University, as well as graduating from Harvard Law School, Holland’s commitment to making a positive impact continues to drive his accomplishments.