Colleen Jolly’s entrepreneurial experience provides insight into every aspect of business from operations to strategy to marketing and sales. She brings extensive experience in logistics, leadership, process development, media engagement, and stakeholder engagement managing multiple budgets, projects, staff, clients, and vendors in high-stress, high-volume, creative environments.
Currently she owns/manages the International Pole Convention or just PoleCon an annual event celebrating the pole dance/pole fitness community, is the founder and Executive Director of the International Pole Industry Association (IPIA) — the first trade association for the pole business community.
Formerly she part-owned/operated 24 Hour Company (2004-2017; employed 1999-2017) and was founder and Managing Director of the UK subsidiary (2008-2015). She also ran a fitness studio in Capitol Hill (2013-2015).
Colleen Jolly is a recognized, award-winning, international marketing and communications guru with 21 years’ experience. Clients range from small/local to large/multi-national corporations in diverse industries.
Marketing and Content Development: fluent in traditional print, web/digital, video, multimedia, social media, event planning and turning complex ideas into user-focused, story-driven marketing.
Training: expert in multi-cultural/multi-national, visual communications speaker/trainer (trained > 3,500 people on 5 continents) writer, and thought leader.
Colleen has 11 years’ experience in the fitness industry as trainer, coach, teacher, performer, and competitor. She is certified as a personal trainer; pole dance, yoga, mobility, floorwork, TRX, and lyra instructor and is also a Liquid Motion Master Trainer.
She is a regular performer with credits including performing with Snoop Dogg and at the Kennedy Center.
Colleen came to fitness later in life (29) and after a serious motorcycle accident that shattered her right leg. Her teaching style and methods for training are a mix of functional movement, physical therapy, and contortion. She firmly believes that everyone can improve their mobility—she even wrote the book on it.
As a life-long teacher/trainer she excels at providing options for movement, unique verbal and physical cues, and encouraging her students to develop their own movement style.