It was a huge privilege to be invited to the local hospital where one of the mambas gave birth to a baby boy. The strong ties formed amongst these women is clear to see. They literally trust each other with their lives and the respect, strength and loyalty I witnessed is humbling.
"This exhibition is a very fresh approach, with high impact"
Sunday Papers Live,
Thank you so much for such a brilliant and staggeringly inspiring talk. I am now pushing myself out of my comfort zone all thanks to you!
"Holly gave a captivating talk about her many adventures, from riding across Mongolia to summiting Everest. A highly engaging speaker, she added a personal touch to all of her stories and was not afraid to show the less 'glossy' side to adventure. It was clear to see the hard work and passion she puts into everything she does."
Isabel Carter, Oxford University Exploration Club
“It was fascinating listening to you and a welcome change for all the team.”
Henry Man , Candela Search
"Holly is an engaging, thought provoking, challenging and inspirational key note event speaker. The feedback from our event was so positive. Clients just love Holly's approach and engaging stories of adventure! Highly recommended."
Matthew Sellens, Director Crown Wealth Ltd. Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management.
"Holly had all of our students, parents and staff gripped with her extraordinary story of climbing Everest. Told with humility and humour, Holly's message was clear and inspiring. Aim high, don't limit your ambitions. Every single one of us can achieve wonderful things with effort, determination and self-belief. Many thanks again for being such a fantastic and compelling guest of honour. You have made a difference to us all."
Harriet Langdale, Alton School
"Holly is a fascinating speaker, motivating and inspiring and she made our fundraising event a very special one with her stories of her achievements as we had gathered to raise money to inspire a woman in need."
Mel Piagesti, Nature Shop UK
"The children were really captivated by your stories and you set the tone for some determined performances during the afternoon. It was fascinating to be made aware of some of the exciting possibilities that exist in the world of adventure and that the pupils were suitably inspired to consider embarking upon their own challenges in future. You certainly opened their eyes as to what is possible with a suitable mix of ambition, determination and perseverance."
Rorie Whybro, Perins School
"Polished and professional, and I loved the crazy mix of three totally different genres of adventure, all squeezed into 6 minutes. Not easy, but you did it well."
Alastair Humphries, Night Of Adventure
"We were fascinated to follow and support Holly in her latest adventure, climbing Mount Everest. The children loved following her progress to the summit of Everest on Instagram – we even created a giant, interactive display of Holly climbing Everest! As our Guest of Honour at Founders Day, she wowed parents, children, staff and special guests with inspirational and moving videos from her summit bid. What really struck a chord, however, was her joy and patience chatting to the children. It really gave a sense of ‘This really is possible, not just a pipe dream.’ We can’t wait to follow Holly on her future adventures and welcome her back to inspire future generations to follow in her footsteps.
Roland Ainsworth, Deputy Head of the Juniors at Ditcham Park School
"A talk laced with danger, high drama and humour, with an accompanying slideshow which had the audience gripping the edge of their seats and my palms sweating – recommended!"
Richard Ainsworth, Creative Hub - Brighton Chamber of Commerce
"You could say Holly is a contradiction. A genuinely lovely human being, personable and down to earth, whilst performing superhuman acts on a world record breaking level. A talented public speaker, who generously shares her experiences of fearless challenges and environmental campaigns. Both an inspiring adventurer and artist, Holly is awesome, in the truest sense of the word."
Zara Wood, PechaKucha Brighton
"Holly held our audience captivated with tales of her astounding achievements in the air and on horseback. Her relaxed presentation and sense of humour were a delight and we can’t wait to book her in for future engagements."
Chris Martin, Tales of Adventure
"She’s an immensely enthusiastic speaker and her talks have always been well illustrated, informative and funny. I recommend her highly!"
Dick Willis, The Wilderness Lectures
"Holly is an inspiration to our students and great ambassador for meaningful change. Her passion and unwavering commitment ensure that she consistently overcomes challenges and exceeds expectations.”
Dr. Tom Ainsworth, Course Leader MA Sustainable Design, University of Brighton.
"Last night, pupils, parents and teachers at Lord Wandsworth College were treated to an inspiring talk by Holly Budge. Her passion for world-record challenges was truly admirable, surpassed only by her commitment to charitable works, most notably her How Many Elephants campaign. A direct and engaging speaker, Holly’s talk was a tour de force. If you want to have your pupils inspired, get her in!”
Chris Radmann , Lord Wandsworth College
“Holly is a breath of fresh air. She will surprise and inspire you but will also make you laugh. Most importantly you’ll be reminded that it doesn’t take superhumans to do extraordinary things, it just takes women like Holly who have serious amounts of determination and humour.”
Belinda Kirk, Explorers Connect
TALKS & WORKSHOPS
Holly delivers various combinations of her talk and workshop session, depending on her audience and their requirements. She is happy to put emphasis on any of her specific themes to fit with the client’s criteria. Her costs vary depending on the distance she has to travel, the occasion and the format of the day.