Testimonials

“COVID has been a great challenge to many business creating an extended period of worrying uncertainty with many employees feeling isolated whilst working from home. Silixa sought an external inspirational speaker to lift spirits identifying Holly who captivated our staff members comprising 34 nationalities in 7 time zones with a slick delivery of her many adventures and the life lessons learned. It was an inspirational piece that moved from the first woman to skydive Mount Everest culminating in a return to the mountain and a successful ascent in extremely hazardous condition leaving the audience part breathless part self-reflective on what it takes to overcome the challenges in life.” 

Glynn Williams, Chief Executive, Silixa Ltd

We were so fortunate to have Holly as our speaker for International Women’s Day this year. She was just incredible. Our staff were inspired, motivated and in awe of Holly’s adventures and experiences with many of them feeding back on how they’re planning to use Holly’s methods to climb their own personal Everests. A huge thank you to Holly for sharing her story with us. ” 

Claire Dunn, Manager, Leaders Roman Group

Holly is one of a kind. A real life adventurer with a gift for self deprecation and a heart as big as the endangered elephants she champions. She is tough, brave, aware, concerned and motivational. Her speaking engagements and lectures are captivating, motivating and humbling. Yet – she always make you feel like you are the only one in the room when she speaks to you. Her mission to seize life by the balls and to make as difference is an example to us all. Book her, support her, enjoy life through her.

Sue Thomas, Director, Thomas Miller Creative

With her honesty, humour and authenticity making her so compelling to listen to, Holly held us gripped as our Keynote Speaker for the graduating class of 2021 at Speech Day. She combines and embodies the values of female empowerment, facing and overcoming challenging issues, resilience and determination, social enterprise, personal courage, optimism, conservation and the environment. I can think of no better person to have provided our leavers with perspective, wisdom and advice for the months to come. We look forward to working wiht her further in the years to come.

Eve Jardine-Young, Principal, Cheltenham Ladies’ College 

“What a fantastic and empowering speaker! Holly was a guest on my live conservation show What Does The Giraffe Say Media. We discussed her passion for adventure and how this, and her talent for design, resulted in her being the founder of How Many Elephants and co-founder of World Female Ranger Day. Holly was such an inspiring guest, her passion and enthusiasm shone through and made for a very uplifting show, despite the difficult topic of elephant poaching. The feedback from viewers was brilliant, with everyone commenting on how alongside her being a very driven individual, her friendly and likeable personality kept us entertained, and created a lasting impression.” 

Kathleen Retourné, Founder, What Does The Giraffe Say Media

I’ve seen Holly speak and can attest she is brilliant – entertaining and inspiring in equal measure. The creativity applied to her charity work was fascinating to hear about and her exciting, fearless adventures make for inspirational storytelling.

Heloise Balme, Director, Bristol Food Network

“I am full of admiration for Holly when she talks to any group. She is a natural, down to earth and very personable. At the same time her projects and stories (told so honestly) are an inspiration to many people – who would like to do something but are held back for various reasons. Holly will motivate you to go out and attempt and acheive – whoever you are and wherever you are in your life. A speaker for all ages – and an inspiration.”

Beverley Nash, Director, Nash Marketing Ltd

“Holly is an inspiring young female adventurer as well as a very talented artist and entertaining speaker. Passionate about the planet, its welfare and that of wildlife and communities, Holly combines her passions to deliver insightful and thought provoking talks.”

Fiona Jeffery OBE, Founder and Chair, Just a Drop

“I heard Holly speak about skydiving, climbing Everest and racing across Mongolia – she is superhuman but so down to earth! Her determination and bravery is so admirable and she is a great role model for ordinary folk – especially women. Holly speaks candidly and honestly in such a matter of fact way that it makes you think that anything is achievable…and it is really, just our own minds holding us back!”

Zoe Harris, Writer

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