" Mr. Hollis has creatively drawn on his expertise and background in philosophy and vocational psychology, along with his deep understanding of the value in using strengths-based techniques, to enrich and broaden career facilitation constructs into a more comprehensive service model. His own strength lies in his desire to provide meaningful and thoughtful practices that engage his clients in playing an active role in their own career exploration and planning. I will follow Blair's work closely, as I believe that it stands to have a profound impact on todays rapidly growing field of career facilitation."
Rebecca Dedmond, Ph.D.
Professor of Career Counseling, Director MA in School Counseling
Director, Freshman Transition Initiative
George Washington University
"It has been my pleasure to learn from and work with Blair Hollis as he has provided feedback during the development of our program at Belmont. Blair is a wonderful combination of counselor, technician and developer. He has the sensitivity and insight to help individual clients/students, the knowledge base of highly developed tools that can help individuals in their own discernment and the entrepreneurial spirit to help meld new methods of aiding his clients. Parents, students, and professionals exploring career change would benefit greatly from Blair's unique skill sets and personality."
David Sneed, Ed.D
Director, Sophomore Year Experience
"One of our goals was to determine if our merging organizations would fit our personal styles. Blair Hollis lead our team in an innovative workshop-discovery process that revealed our distinctive personalities. Identifying our relationship strengths and weaknesses allowed us to see ourselves in a new light, offering a new perspective. We developed a new respect for our work roles and methods to anticipate potential conflicts. I would highly recommend any business to Crossroads Consulting to fine tune their team as a measure to heighten their talent and embrace their enterprise philosophy. They exceeded our expectations!"
VP & CFO
"Blair has been a crucial and beneficial compass guiding me through the discovery of my natural strengths and interests. His knowledge and understanding of career consulting has enabled me to explore new career opportunities and to do so with confidence. You couldn't ask for a more qualified and affable person to work with to discover what makes you tick."
Brian Story CAMS CFE
QA at Phunware Inc.
Global Head of Financial Crime
"Blair's insightful counseling was instrumental in helping me navigate a career change. He helped me open my eyes to possibilities I hadn't considered and encouraged me to keep using my gifts. He effectively guided me to an opportunity that has allowed me to continue with a career I love and have more bandwidth for my family."
"Blair was instrumental in helping me identify new career opportunities by thinking outside the box to help me discover talents within me that I didn't even know existed. The process started with some assessments tests and suggested careers paths which took a few weeks. After the assessments were complete Blair and I discussed the pros and cons of each newly identified opportunity and ranked them according to my PASSION. Blair also had a long successful career in private equity real estate so he understands how the business world works and transitions because he's done it himself."
"Blair Hollis is an intentional and insightful counselor who truly cares about helping his clients navigate transitional career seasons. My experience with him was most helpful. He used multiple assessments to determine my gifts and abilities and helped me to understand and apply them in meaningful/practical ways. He then counseled me through how to strategize my next steps. I highly recommend his services."
Nolen Tuttle, CPA, PMP
Director of Financial operations
Public Consulting Group
"Blair Hollis has been an invaluable asset/mentor/guide on my journey to change my career. He brought new career options to my attention that, according to my testing and his analysis, could be a good fit. I've now begun a full-time position in one of those fields that we discussed. Blair is truly an expert in his field, and that is due to not only his multitude of degrees and certifications, but also to his warm and compassionate demeanor. If you're looking to make a change in your career, Blair would be a fantastic asset for you."
Podcast Producer at BuildWitt
"Blair helped me so much in so many ways. When I contacted him, I was on the verge of giving up on my career path and calling it quits. I was really having a hard time separating my worth from my job and each failure felt monumental. He helped guide me through a Christian perspective and ultimately my motivation and clarity was restored. He has provided me with so many valuable resources that I will forever be thankful for. Very knowledgeable and has a plethora of connections. I highly recommend Blair to anyone, even if you are struggling, but especially those who are doubting and second guessing the path they are on!"
"I highly recommend Blair Hollis’s career counseling service for any stage of one’s life - to someone young and starting out, to someone planning a mid-life career change, to someone settling into retirement searching how best to give back to their community. No matter the stage, Blair will help you identify your God-given talents and abilities, and explain how best you can utilize them to achieve exponential success. Not only does he provide a comprehensive analysis of your abilities, he also provides insight into additional factors that go into choosing a career, such as personal interests, family obligations, values, goals, work environments, ect".
"Unlike other career counselors, Blair is unique in that he has a depth of knowledge over a wide spectrum of disciplines – psychology, cognitive science, counseling, spirituality, history, business, economics - just to name a few. This enables him to better relate to your situation and provide meaningful guidance and direction. Not only is he able to recommend specific careers and job titles by name, he is also able to recommend how you can pursue and grow into those positions. If it is further education, he can recommend universities, colleges, schools, tutors, as well as individualized study techniques best suited for your specific needs. If it is professional networking, he can provide names of individuals, trade associations, and/or social activities that allow you to meet people that can serve as resources. If it is personal growth, he can provide the spiritual guidance and encouragement to gain the required confidence and mindset for optimum performance."
"But what really sets Blair apart from other counselors is his realization that one’s professional and personal lives are not independent separate components, but instead a single intricately intertwined entity - better known as a person! When the professional life is not healthy, usually the personal life is not either and vice versa. Blair is equipped to help the entire person, spanning both one’s professional and personal needs."
"Life is a long odyssey where one will invariably face many challenges and obstacles. Everyone needs someone who will provide the encouragement, guidance, and the “nuggets of wisdom” needed to persevere over these adversities and Blair is that person. I am forever grateful I chose his service."
NASA Program Manager
Blair Hollis of Crossroads Consulting has had a significantly positive impact upon our family. When we approached him with an issue of concern he was quick to listen and very thorough in his recommendations. Using psychological and skills assessments he was able to provide specific and powerful career advice that helped our child establish a clear path forward. Blair’s counseling was crucial in helping our child start and complete skills training and move on to a rewarding career choice. I can’t thank Blair enough for his help, his wisdom and his empathy. I frequently recommend him to my extended family and close personal acquaintances. I trust his advice, his counsel, and his compassion for those in need.
Paul DePriest MD
EVP & COO Baptist Memorial Heath Care Corp
"Blair's rich background, vision for vocational guidance and expertise in identifying natural abilities in the context of a strength based model offers clients a unique and rich opportunity. His training in career development from the National Career Development Association, graduate education and training in counseling, and distinction as a Board Certified Christian Counselor, sets him far apart from the vast majority of private career counselors."
Rich Feller, Ph.D.
Professor, Counseling and Career Development
Colorado State University
Past President at National Career Development Association
"Blair did so much more than help me find work. He helped me rediscover and articulate my skills, passions, and purpose. With great compassion, he genuinely cared about all of my life roles—wife, mother, professional—and guided me towards opportunities that would benefit and enhance me holistically. Perpetually encouraging, he helped me regain my confidence and adjust my perspective while providing insightful, practical tools and advice that have opened doors and created possibilities of success both short and long term."
Editor, Publicist, & Ghost Writer
"Blair Hollis was instrumental in helping me find my pathway. For a year, I struggled to find a direction that I truly felt I could but my heart behind. Through the process of testing and counseling, I’ve come to understand myself on a deeper level, which ultimately led me to make a choice in which I have full confidence."
Aspiring Nurse Practitioner
"Blair helped me see how I can combine my story with the gifts and abilities the Lord has given me into a career that will bring me joy and glorify God. Seeing my assessment results helped me realize that fear was holding me back from what I am fully capable and created to do."
Leslie Pardue PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
"If you’ve been asking yourself, “is working with Blair Hollis really worth my time, my energy, my investments?”, the answer is resoundingly... YES! I’ve been to counselors and self-help workshops over the years, and I would consider myself fairly well versed in various coaching aspects. Yet, Blair was able to take me beyond my book knowledge, beyond my hesitation to listen to God’s still, small voice, beyond my personal skepticism of my calling, and Blair helped me refocus my sight on what God has called me to do, my divine purpose. Furthermore, Blair helped me plan a course of action with next steps to pursue that calling in a deliberate manner. Blair was compassionate and kind, he listened with care, and he embedded God throughout it all, which was most treasured. If you’re unsure of your next steps, or if you’re like me, and you’ve “heard” from God but are too self-deprecating or too timid to answer, then Blair is the man to see! If you’ve already formulated a plan, but you’re unsure how to execute it and/or how to take those next steps, Blair is the man to see! If you’re completely lost and feel completely hopeless at your current circumstances, Blair truly is the man to see! Honestly, he is the real deal! He will help you, and he’ll do so through a nonjudgmental, kind, GODLY lens. So, say yes! I’m thankful I did, and I guarantee you will too!!!"
Educator and Doctoral Student
"Blair is an honest to God caring man that wants the best for you as you navigate changes in your life. He is knowledgeable and experienced in helping people rediscover themselves. Having a Christian counselor was very important to me, and I'm so glad he came into my life. We were able to dig deep as he guided me to my next best career choice."
Tennessee Bar Foundation
"Blair's counseling was incredible. I came in lost and not knowing what I wanted to do going forward. Through his different testing services, professional advice, and unique counseling style, I was able to find a future career that I will be extremely happy with. I cannot recommend him enough. He became a friend and a mentor throughout the process, and who knows where I would be without him."
Associate Account Manager
"Blair Hollis has consistently gone above and beyond what I would have expected from a career counselor. His counseling method has made all the difference in my confidence and knowledge of how to navigate change in my career. I can now take what I've learned and apply it in any job search situation, feeling confident in myself instead of wondering if I'm going about it in an optimal way. Blair has been very kind and hard working on my behalf. Even after our sessions have ended, he's still been available to answer questions I've run into here and there on my journey. His support has been invaluable and I can't thank him enough."
Professional Musician, First Violin
"Blair has provided me with the tools and insight needed to better understand myself during times of necessary growth and change. The genuine care he provides as a counselor helped me feel supported while making big decisions. He takes the time to make suggestions and connections, sends notes of encouragement, and follows-through with what he says he will do to help. I would (and do!) recommend him to anyone who could use an extra hand in trying to understand their natural gifts and abilities."
"Blair has been such an incredible blessing in my life from my own personal development to career development. Blair puts thought and care into his practice like I’ve never experienced with a counselor before, and always makes an effort to go above and beyond in providing all the resources he can to help me improve my own life."
Songwriter and Recording Artist
"I was newly divorced and had recently left an all - consuming career. I was certainly not looking for a "job". I wanted something that would give me purpose. All I really knew was that I wanted to in some way to "give back", and if possible, be able to bring some of the life experiences work skills I obtained to that endeavor. However, I really was unsure where to begin. Blair, in a truly amazingly short amount of time, was able to help me find purpose for my life. I am truly grateful for his ability and what he did for me. He has an extraordinary gift for both assessing and assisting people assess themselves, in a kind, thoughtful way. I highly, highly recommend him!!"
"Blair has been a true source of guidance, compassion, and wisdom for me during a very trying time of life. The assessments and tools used to explore professional options were unlike anything else I’ve ever tried; however, it is his God-driven counseling and perspective woven into the process that have made all the difference. I feel as if Blair genuinely keeps your best interests at heart and is constantly reassuring you of your natural skills and abilities. He is truly “in your corner” and guides you through some really deep work to discover who you are and who you want to become. He understands and considers how our professional and personal lives must interact and to allow us to give our best in both settings. I am very thankful to work with Blair and encourage others to do the same."
"I think that creating the relationship that I now have with Blair was the best thing that I didn't know that I needed at the time. I was lost and stuck at the same time in my career and in life. His guidance and perspective with a Christian counseling orientation was refreshing. I'm not the most religious person and he respected that by finding a balance of counseling and advising me with real world insight and Christian counseling."
"From his work and mentoring I am in a much better place in life, career (career change within 6 months), and religiously (I have began attending church again). I truly wish that I had gone to see him years ago but I am very grateful for his advice and mentorship. I look forward to our discussions and his unwavering encouragement as I go from lost and stuck to finding my true calling and living up to my God given potential that he sees in me. If you feel stuck, lost, or at a crossroads in your life Blair is a wonderful person to talk to to find your heading and align yourself to the path that you are meant to follow.
Always grateful, Richard."
HCA, Business Analyst
I was referred to Blair by a highly respected mental health counselor in the community and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the quality of service I received. Blair is the quintessential southern gentleman who puts you at ease upon meeting him. I found him to be compassionate, empathetic, curious, thoughtful, articulate, serious and caring. He listens well, he’s spiritually grounded, and his expertise in CBT was of great help as we worked through some issues together. I came away with having the utmost respect for Blair and knowing that he will always be available to address the vagaries of daily living gives me comfort. He has my highest recommendation.
Retired Director of Advancement
Washington University Medical School