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National Coach Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Holly!

By Asha Ellison on 01/01/2019 | 2019 National Coach Ambassadors

Meet Holly Smith! There is nothing conventional about her!

Holly is living her best life!

Name: Holly Ann Smith

Occupation: Nurse

Location: Mendocino County, California

Age: 32 (but forever 10 at heart)

Who inspires you?

My children! Even when things get hard they are always so positive! 

Where’s your favorite place in the world?

San Francisco! Something about the hustle and bustle of the city excites me and the pizzerias are the best!!!

If you could be any animal, which would you be? 

I think I would be my cat! She's so spoiled! I'd love to be able to play all day eat and nap!

What’s the last book you read ?

Currently I am reading "Run Fast. Eat Slow." It's a cook book for runners!

What are you most passionate about?

The one thing I am most passionate about is being a mother! I want my children to grow up and be happy and healthy adults! They have brought so much joy to my life and I hope they know how much they have completed me!!!

What’s your favorite movie? 

My favorite movie would probably be Memoirs of a Geisha. I love that it is so powerful in showing the strength and triumph of the main character.

What’s your favorite way to give back to the community?

Being in the nursing field, the way I give back to my community is being there for every patient as if they were my very own family. Just the loving touch or a friendly smile can totally change someone's day!

What show(s) are you currently watching?

King of the Hill! I love how quirky it is but at the end of ever episode there is a good moral lesson.

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

The coolest, most exciting thing I am currently doing (other than being an NCA) is training for my first ultra run!!! I am so excited to train and crush my first 50K in April!

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

Honestly this is a hard question for me... I really don't think I'd swap places with anyone! Even though I'm not a millionaire I am very happy with the life I live everyday! So no swappsies for me lol

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?

My mother-in-law's homemade potato salad! I swear I can taste the love in it!

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I would go to South Korea. My mother was born and raised there and I have aunts, uncles, and cousins there I've never met .

What’s your hidden talent?

My coolest hidden talent is I can twist my tongue into a shape that looks like a clam :-D!

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

My favorite crayon color is robin's egg blue! I'm not sure why but it's been my favorite color for as long as I can remember! It just makes me happy.

What is your favorite family tradition?

I come from a very unconventional, mixed family. I am so very blessed to have so much love from every member of our crazy crew! My favorite family tradition is every Thanksgiving, before everyone starts to eat, each of the members of the family says what they are thankful for and why.

What is your quote to live by?

Best quote ever! "May you be first or last. We all cross the same finishline and we are all winners!"


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Asha Ellison


Asha is a Girls on the Run coach, writer and communications professional. She believes in inspiring girls to harness the power of their dreams and to live their lives without bounds or limitations. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, serving her community, blogging, traveling and eating too many macarons!

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