With over five years of experience, Holly travels across the country and is proud to have been to 16 states, speaking to schools and universities, healthcare organizations, women’s organizations, community leaders and business professionals, inspiring audiences to take opportunities and focus on faith, attitude, determination, confidence, desire, and perseverance.

On behalf of the Association of Women in Energy, thank YOU for tying everything together at the end for the conference participants. I loved how you pulled the AWE values and meeting theme “Power Matters” into your talk, while still telling your own individualized story. And what an amazing story to tell! You inspired me personally and professionally, and I know others felt the same. As we talked, there are so many other women who need to hear your talk. I will be mentioning your name often in the future!

Jeanne Schieffer
Corporate Communications & Public Relations Manager

Nebraska Public Power District

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.


“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
—Holly Hoffman from Your Winner Within

Born and raised in Eureka, South Dakota, 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 positivity, determination, and confidence with business leaders, teachers, and students across the nation.

A professional speaker and the author of Your Winner Within, 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.

Holly’s speaking and writing not only offer encouragement and optimism but a roadmap for self discovery and spiritual enlightenment. Her methods ─ the ones she uses everyday in her own life ─ are intuitive, honest, and adaptable to nearly any situation. 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 travels the country, speaking to schools and universities, healthcare organizations, women’s organizations, community leaders, and business professionals. Holly performs more than 100 motivational speeches and presentations each year, and in her seven years of speaking, she has traveled to over 30 states and more than 170 high schools. Holly inspires her audiences to explore opportunities and focus on attitude, determination, confidence, desire, faith, and perseverance.

A lifelong resident of America’s heartland, Holly graduated from her hometown high school in Eureka, South Dakota, and then attended Northern State University. Holly is the proud mother of three wonderful children, who each have inspired and successful careers. Her oldest, Austin, is married to his wife Megan, and is a lawyer in his hometown of Eureka, South Dakota. Alexandra ─ a former Miss South Dakota and top 15 finalist at the Miss America pageant ─ is married to her husband John, and is a broadcast journalist graduate of South Dakota State University. She and her husband live in Mitchell, South Dakota. Holly is a very proud grandmother to three boys—two from Austin and Megan, and one from Alexandra and John. Holly’s youngest, Elizabeth and her husband, Robert, are both physicians in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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Holly Hoffman: “Never Give Up”

Watch Holly Hoffman’s brand new “Never Give Up” motivational speaker video, produced by aj production company, with some incredible footage and heartfelt testimonials featuring Rochelle Lauret, Don Ryswyk, Jeannie Johnson, Holly Hoffman, and Addie Graham-Kramer.