About Holly

Holly Hoffman is an author, motivational speaker, and television personality. She is best known for competing on the reality competition show Survivor Nicaragua, and for her books Write Yourself a Note and Your Winner Within.

Faith | Attitude | Determination | Confidence | Desire | Perseverance

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


A professional 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 often faced with situations that seem insurmountable. She inspires her audience to focus their thoughts, emotions, and energy towards success and shares the knowledge, tools, and discipline to achieve it.


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. Austin and his wife, Megan, have two boys and live in Eureka, South Dakota. Austin is an attorney and owns his own practice. Alexandra and her husband, John, own and operate a dental office in Brookings, South Dakota. Alexandra is a former award-winning broadcast journalist and now stays home with their two children, a boy and a girl. Elizabeth and her husband, Rob, are both physicians living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with plans to move to Yankton, South Dakota, after completing their residency programs. They recently welcomed a new baby girl into their family.


Today, Holly is a member of the National Speakers Association and has earned the distinguished designation of Certified Speaking Professional. She travels across the country speaking to a wide variety of corporations, associations, universities, schools and women’s organizations.


Holly’s message not only offers encouragement and optimism but a roadmap for self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment. Her methods are intuitive, honest, and adaptable to nearly any situation. Her audience is guaranteed to walk away inspired and motivated to succeed.

“Never let the odds keep you from doing something you want to do.”

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