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Holly Hoffman - Life After CBS Survivor

The Rural Entrepreneur’s Gold

Holly Hoffman was a cast member on CBS Survivor 21 in Nicaragua.  She was the last one standing in her tribe and the last woman standing.  While she didn't win the million dollars, she certainly won a Million dollars worth of intangible gifts, gestures, lessons, insights, and more.  In this episode of The Rural Entrepreneur's Gold, Hoffman shares the entrepreneurial life she created in rural South Dakota as a direct springboard from her time on Survivor and how she's making a difference.As a farm wife, swim coach, and stay-at-home mom to 3 very active and involved children, Hoffman's life revolved around everyone else and their activities.  When they started moving on she was one of over 100,000 applicants and one of 20 that was accepted to try her hand at surviving the jungles of Nicaragua.  She was mortified as she watched the season upon her return of the extremely embarrassing act she pulled only four days into her season.  SShe quickly learned that the show she thought was staged, with donuts behind the scenes, port-a-potties hidden in the trees, and better sleeping conditions beyond camera's view never existed.  The living conditions were as awful as you see on television and entirely too real.  She was ready to quit and give up when NFL coach and fellow tribe member, Jimmy Johnson talked her into staying.  It wasn't easy, but the gifts she was given in her sacrifice to stay are immeasurable.After leaving her season and recuperating Hoffman was asked to speak at Kiwanis meeting in Aberdeen, SD about 70 miles from her farm near Eureka, SD where she lived and raised her family.   That one speech led to another, and then another until she realized, this was a business.  Hoffman is now a motivational speaker, not just in the United States, but she has traveled internationally. She acknowledges that life is made up of various challenges.  We are oftentimes faced with situations that seem insurmountable within each of us. There's the ability to focus our thoughts and our emotions and our energy succeed in. If we just have the knowledge and the and of course the discipline as well.  She's also an author of two books, "The Winner Within" and  "Write Yourself a Note".   She not only offers encouragement and optimism but also a roadmap for self-discovery and also of spiritual enlightenment.  She's a member of the National Speakers Association and a recipient of the Certified Professional designation. Holly can be found on her website at www.HollyHoffman.com where you can also connect with her social media channels as well.  Her books are available on Amazon.  Krysti Mikkonen is the owner of Rural Gold, a business located in rural South Dakota offering website development and coaching services for small to medium-sized businesses, with a special place in her heart for rural ones.  She also offers coaching services to entrepreneurs and difference makers individually and in a group called The Gold Miners.Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

1hr 16mins

30 Sep 2021

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Holly Hoffman - The Power Of Admitting When You Know You Don't Know

SAGE Mindset Podcast

Holly Hoffman is a former bartender turned CPA who's bootstrapped her way into consulting on sales tax in numerous both large and small scale professional service businesses.  She's a speaker, sales tax expert, and mother of three amazing daughters. In this episode, Holly Shares several powerful insights. The first is to admit when you know you don't know. This will unlock powerful learning opportunities and ironically will boost your confidence!  Second, Holly shares to remind yourself that you deserve better and then take the steps to make it possible. Next, we learn the power of trusting your instincts because no one will fight for you like you will fight for you.  Finally, take the plunge, be willing to get out of your comfort zone. Holly shares some great insight on how public speaking has made a huge difference for her and will for you too.  To connect with Holly directly and benefit from her sales tax expertise, please visit https://salesandincometax.com


19 Aug 2021

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Episode #26 - Surviving Your Challenges - With Guest Holly Hoffman

Think GREAT Experience

Erik and Holly discuss how to overcome your fears and uncertainty by forming alliances within your tribe, believing in yourself, and possessing the mindset to Erase negativity and Replace it with positivity as you strive for greatness! More 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. https://hollyhoffman.org/--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 2mins

10 Jun 2021

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Holly Hoffman Interview | The Uncommon Convos Podcast | Episode 002

Uncommon Convos

In this episode Dennis and Dana talk to Holly Hoffman about her time on the hit show Survivor, coming back from the brink of quitting, and how the decision to stick it out in Nicaragua led to a totally new and exciting career path for Holly.


23 Mar 2021

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Talking with T-Bird: Holly Hoffman

Survivor: 43 - Recaps from Rob has a Podcast | RHAP

For the thirty-sixth episode of Talking with T-Bird, Rob and T-Bird catch up with Survivor: Nicaragua castaway Holly Hoffman. The post Talking with T-Bird: Holly Hoffman appeared first on RobHasAwebsite.com.

1hr 50mins

22 Feb 2021

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Episode 97: Holly Hoffman, Last Female Standing on Survivor Nicaragua

Dancing in the Discomfort Zone with Anne Bonney

Holly Hoffman was the last standing female on Season 21 of Survivor in Nicaragua in 2010.  She thought she was going into a "reality show" but the reality set in quickly, and she learned some important lessons about herself, her life, and about courage.  She shares those lessons with us in Episode 97 of Igniting Courage Podcast.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.Find holly on Social MediaInstagramFacebookTwitter


5 Oct 2020

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Talking Terriers Episode IX: Wanda and Holly Hoffman

Talking Terriers

Director of Sports Information Ari Ross and Head Women's Basketball Coach Alexandra Dellas are joined by a mother-daughter Hiram alumnae duo, Wanda Gemmel Hoffman, Class of 1987, and Holly Hoffman, Class of 2019, to talking about their experiences both as a student-athlete and as a coach at Hiram College. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


24 Sep 2020

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17. Beyond SURVIVOR, learning to THRIVE with Holly Hoffman, author, speaker, tv personality

Eyes Up Mindset

Holly Hoffman joins us to talk about moving beyond survival and seeking to thrive in whatever situation we find ourselves. Her experience from being a contestant on the reality show Survivor (Nicaragua-season 21) has propelled her to become a renowned speaker, author, and motivator. Join us as Holly challenges us to seek out the "doors" in our lives and to have the courage to walk through them when opportunities present themselves.   Resources:  Hollyhoffman.org  Write Yourself a Note  Your Winner Within  Follow and Support us: Facebook Group: EYES UP MINDSET FAMILY Twitter: @eyesupmindset Instagram: eyesupmindset YouTube: Eyes Up Mindset Channel Website: http://www.eyesupmindset.com/ If you have found value and you feel others may as well please feel free to RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW wherever you listen. Take a step with us today on this journey toward optimal performance. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eyesupmindset/support


24 Aug 2020

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046 – Holly Hoffman: CBS Survivor Finalist, Self-Discovery, Professional Speaker

Livin the DREAM with Matt Scoletti

Connect with Holly.  Instagram: @HollyHoffmans21 https://hollyhoffman.org Holly is an awesome, uplifting, fun, healthy ball of great energy!  Holly 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. Holly has written two extremely powerful books called “Your Winner Within” and “Write Yourself a Note.”  Holly new speaks in person and virtually all over the world!  She inspires her audiences to focus their thoughts, emotions, and energy towards success and shares knowledge, tools, and discipline to achieve it. After hearing this interview, you will have a smile on your face and have wonderful ideas that you can implement immediately into your life.  This is an incredible woman and I can’t wait for you to hear all of her valuable information. 


14 Aug 2020

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Episode 8 - How to get on Survivor and what it was like for Holly Hoffman

The Net Effect with Diane Darling

Listen to Holly Hoffman share her story about getting on Survivor, dealing with competitors, and what it taught her about life off the island.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dianedarling/support


17 Jun 2020