Never Give Up – The Survivor Way

Wednesday 8:00 – 9:00am

Session Description

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 shares 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 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.

Holly’s program is laced with humor to reinforce the motivation and inspiration of what it takes to survive in the real world. Specific concepts covered include: Opportunities taken often let you see beyond your expectations; Unforeseen opportunities often come from risk-taking; We learn from risk, and those lessons may lead us on an important new path; Embracing opportunities helps you overcome a fear of failure; Your attitude is determined by you; Determination keeps you on your path of achieving goals; When you believe in yourself, you are more likely to take action; Relationships are based on honesty; Patience, persistence, and perseverance are keys to success; and It’s not always about winning, it’s the lesson learned along the way.

Learning Objectives

  1. The importance of taking opportunities
  2. How to deal with adversity and change
  3. Understanding the value of relationships


Holly Hoffman

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

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.