Holly Hoffman

Holly Hoffman

Holly Hoffman was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor Nicaragua”. Through that experience, and others throughout her life, Holly was inspired to share her message of survival.

A professional motivational speaker and the author of "Your Winner Within" and "Write Yourself a Note", Holly acknowledges that life is made up of challenges, and we are oftentimes faced with situations that seem insurmountable. But within each of us is an ability to focus our thoughts, emotions, and energy to succeed—if only we have the knowledge, tools, and discipline to do so.

A native of South Dakota, Holly’s writing and speaking not only offer encouragement and optimism but a roadmap for self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment. Readers and audience members alike walk away inspired to light the fire of successful living within themselves.

Today, Holly is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and a recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional designation, and travels across the country and internationally, speaking to a wide variety of corporations, associations, universities, schools and women’s organizations. Holly inspires her audiences to take opportunities and focus on faith, attitude, determination, confidence, desire and perseverance.

Most Requested Programs

"Never Give Up - The Survivor Way"
As we survive life’s challenges, we come face to face with fear and uncertainty. Challenges may allow us to step out of our comfort-zone to push ourselves beyond our own self-limitations.

How we choose to overcome a challenge is what makes us stand apart. Our strength in times of difficulty prove our character and self-worth.
As Holly share’s her experience of being on a reality show, she will encourage you to think about how you might decide to survive daily.
Holly will inspire you to think about six words to develop your survival skills. With Holly’s six simple words, you will be able to take on any challenge with which you are faced.

Adversity is not so much contending with problems as it is learning more about who you really are, and what is inside of you.

Join me in welcoming Holly Hoffman, to explore what are your, true survival skills.

"Simple Leadership"
When you hear there’s going to be a “Leadership Keynote” presentation, what goes through your mind? Is it “Oh that’s for our CEO to attend?” or “Those sessions are just common sense things I’ve heard before.” Holly Hoffman will shatter that mindset with her program on leadership.

Everyone possesses leadership skills that come out in our daily actions no matter what role we are performing at the time. Whether it’s at our workplace, or as a parent, as a volunteer in a civic organization, as a supportive friend, or as a contestant on a televised show where you are trying to outwit and outlast competitors. Leadership is the sum of how we model behaviors we want to see in others, how we connect with them and how we involve them in the process. Let Holly Hoffman help you to lead your tribe.

True leadership is not just words, it is action. We must model the behavior we want to see, connect with the people you lead and involve them as much as possible. The ways in which we model, connect and involve our people may have changed in the past, but as Holly will show, the basics of leading your team remain the same. Holly’s dynamic energy and enthusiasm will have you to renew your passion for leadership!

"Write Yourself a Note"
Be Confident – Be Great – Be You

Have you ever picked up a book, and a sentence leaps off the page as if it had been written for you? Words. On paper. Matter. Writing it down focuses our attention on the abundance already within our grasp and makes it real. Writing things down is an easy yet effective way to be productive and deal with day-to-day pressure. There are benefits of having visible reminders, clear thought processes, emotional stability, and even a grateful heart simply by using an old-fashioned pen and paper. In Holly’s presentation, “Write Yourself a Note”, you will be reminded of the value of writing things down which leads to getting things done.


I was so blessed to watch Holly’s virtual presentation and oh my goodness, it was SPECTACULAR! I already knew what a great presentation Holly gives, but to bring it virtually with such power, personable, expressiveness and expert delivery without the dynamics of a live audience was absolutely masterful. I felt she was embracing each one of us with caring and authenticity. The background, lighting, sound and DELIVERY was perfect……Holly knocked it out of the park!

Norm B.
“SpeakFluence – Make Your Voice Count”

“Holly has such an incredible warmth and authenticity about her that allows her to instantly make connections with all kinds of people.
As she reveals her personal journey, both in writing and speaking, you can’t help but be drawn in. I wish everyone could hear her story!” —Lauren Balleweg, Omaha, Nebraska

“Thank you Holly for reminding us that we can grow and learn throughout our lives and that it’s never too late to realize how strong and capable and resilient we have the potential to be!”
—Linda Scott, Maine Credit Union League

“Recently I was a participant in a virtual presentation of Holly Hoff- man’s. I had previously seen Holly speak in person and was anxious to hear her again as she is such a dynamic speaker! I was skeptical
if a virtual presentation would be as satisfying as an in-person event but Holly knocked it out of the park, her speech is just as captivating over the web! Holly’s unique and exciting experiences are enticing to any age group, gender or occupation. I would whole-heartedly recommend to book her energy filled and positive presentation for a conference, leadership meeting, fundraiser or school event.” — Gayle Finn

"Holly Hoffman delivered a fantastic keynote address to the 150+ woemn in the audience. She included so many strong messages that resonated with everyone and provided an inspiring message to not let fear hold you back, to believe in yourself and go for it". - Liz Wilson, CEO, Washington Bankers Association

"Holly was a joy to work with and she truly listened to our needs. She recieved four standing ovations at our conferencr for women in banking and her message to new leaders is inspiring." - Cris Goncalves, New Jersey Bankers Association