Client Testimonials

Over 30 years, Holly Shantara has had the honor and privilege of working with dynamic, creative, heart-centered people from all walks of life.

She has consulted, coached, mentored and conducted thousands of sessions for clients who are service and social entrepreneurs, business leaders, corporate executives, industry coaches, doctors, therapists, media spokespeople, entertainers, authors, architects, healers and artists of life! One thing they all have in common, they are a growing part of The New Humanity here to make a difference through their influence and leadership. 


Whatever your livelihood,  purpose or dream, working in person or in a group, working with Holly can be fun, inspirational and truly transforming for your life, leadership & legacy.

Please scroll down the page to familiarize yourself with people, just like you, that have benefited from working with Holly Shantara. Then when you are ready, sign up for your 20 mInute Complimentary Consultation.

 Holly Shantara's work is 95% referral based. So, if you came here as a referral, please let us know.

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Daniel Weaver

President, 360 One Architecture


"I’ve worked with Holly Shantara on and off for the past fifteen years.  I’ve had plenty of “talk” therapy in my life.  Being able to describe where you “are at” in your life is one thing, being able to grock and embody your soul’s lessons is another.  This is where Holly excels and is so valuable.  I think one of the more revealing aspects of a successful guide is someone who asks you uncomfortable questions.  Questions that whisper to you, questions that you might not want to face but you know you need to in order to unlock whatever the next gift is for you.

Holly has helped immeasurably in this capacity in both my personal and work life.  She encourages me to go beyond the mental perspective to the deeper and truer path of the innate wisdom of my heart. You will not be disappointed if you choose to work with Holly.  To the contrary,  you will be more compelled than ever.

I can’t recommend her highly enough!  Go for it!"

A. Coleman

VP of Global Expansion & Partnerships



"A friend introduced me to Holly over 7 years ago and she has been a strong witness and advocate for me since then. Holly has been a constant coach and advocate as I navigated major professional and personal transitions which have led to significant breakthroughs in all areas.  Her diverse skillset challenges me to face my fears and raise my game. Holly expects to see rapid-fire long-term results in her partnership. Holly has consistently illuminated the way for me to thrive and live a passionate authentic life on my terms."   

Will Gordon

Entrepreneur, Hope Heals

"If I could use one word to describe the past year+ working with Holly it would be hope. Regaining the hope I had lost for my life. Developing hope for a better future. On this healing journey, I have used and continue to use many modalities that work cohesively to achieve my goals for better mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. However, no other person that I have found so far is as dedicated, capable, caring and effective as Holly. She was the one who reached down into the well and pulled me out. Without judgment, and with continued encouragement, she is steadfast in her mission to help people. If you are reading this review to see if Holly is the right fit for you, I can honestly say in all my years I have found no one better. I could describe every little thing that makes her wonderful and unique, but I hope you will give her a chance and find out for yourself. I am eternally grateful for how she has impacted my life. Thank you so very much, Holly. I look forward to continuing to work with you."

Beth G

Business Development/Marketing  Strategist

"While we were on the call, I had two rather large potential contracts reach out to me—one that I had been waiting on that I had all but given up on, and another one literally out of the blue.  I clearly see that they were energetically drawn to the changes as one had actually reached out to me previously and the email had not been able to go through which never happens… so just wanted to share some validations with you.
 Thank you again.I will look forward to our next session.



 Film Producer, Director


"I have spent a lifetime pushing to the next degree, the next job, next big project, even home and family fell into this way of being. I am so thankful that I have caught myself and begun this work. While I have been searching to understand a greater truth to all of our stories - to my story - I have never been drawn to work with therapists of any kind. Holly is different. She is at once insightful and helpful in her guidance of one's practical life if that is what you need from her. But she is also a shaman, a healer, intuitive, an oracle.

If you are ready to step off the cliff with her she will hold you and guide you in the most beautiful way.

Thank you Holly."

Johnna Harrison

Real Estate Sales


“Working with Holly is the best thing that has ever happened to me! Forever grateful.”

Jaimal Yogis 

Author, Screenwriter


"Holly Shantara got me trusting myself after a long period of doubt and fear. That essential shift rebooted my career in ways that I am grateful for every single day. Her wisdom is priceless. I’ve talked to Holly during some of the scariest, saddest times in my life and she has never failed to help me find my clarity and center again. She’s able to work on so many levels at once - psychological, practical and spiritual. It’s truly astonishing. I feel fortunate to have her as a coach and friend.” 

Ellen Walker

Executive Producer, Speaker and Talent


"Working with Holly has been a life changing experience for me. When I first began my work with Holly for coaching with relationship issues as I went through a mid-life unraveling, I didn’t realize that it would affect all areas of my life. I did not realize that the patterns of my behavior that affected my personal life were the exact same patterns that affected my professional life. As I explored and committed to working with Holly, I was given the gift of improving all aspects of my life!


Today, I am embarking on a new part of my life and I am so excited! I am truly happy with a balanced feeling of peace and calm and a solid feeling of where I should be. All of my relationships, both personally and professionally, have grown in such a profound way – it is overwhelming. I would not be the person I am today without Holly’s amazing insight, support, encouragement, and belief in me! Thank you, Thank you Holly!"

Carrie Parks

Technical Solutions Sales Director


“I seriously would not have made it this past year without your personal & professional guidance and leadership mentoring.

So grateful for you! 


Surrina Plemons

Interior Designer


“Holly!  You have been such an integral part of my growth and support this past year + and I wanted to say how very thankful for all that you have given and shown me!  I just wanted to make sure that I expressed to you how much you mean to me 😊

Thank you for everything!!!"



Tech Account Executive


“I feel like the elephant that was sitting on my chest is gone. I feel like I can breathe.

You're a miracle, Holly and I am so grateful that I am able to work with you.”

Juan Carlos Fernandez

Architect, Partner - Signum Architecture


"'The Dolphin within Man', a personal belief that Holly helped me to take to deepest levels of my life. With this belief, Holly guided me through a successful and higher path of my personal and professional life. It provided me the strength and humility to excel as a husband, father, son and brother to my family, as a person to my friends and as an architect to my clients. It inspired me to encourage other people around me to find their personal “Holly” if they want to advance further in life. And for that and more I will always thank her."

Alyssa S.

Finance Manager


“Working with Holly for the past few years has been instrumental in helping me become more free from my past so I can live more fully in the present. Lifetime friends have noticed the change in me. Holly has many tools at her disposal and also has the wisdom to know what will be effective for me in that moment. Holly has been an invaluable support and mentor for me.”

Carolyn Carpeneti

Founder/CEO CoPilot Systems


"I was introduced to Holly through a friend who told me 'Holly’s the real deal'.  Of course I was intrigued, so I scheduled a few sessions.  Her intuition and spiritual guidance impressed me immediately.  She immediately helped me see through some foggy areas of my life.  But most recently, I had a session with Holly that I would consider life changing. (Due to restrictions imposed by the FDA to not diagnose, treat, cure or prescribe, the content of the exact experience will not be posted here.) 

She dove right into the heart of the matter and quickly gave me … tools to use … to continue to heal myself.  I used those tools for two weeks and when I went back into the doctors office to get further tests, they couldn’t find any abnormal cells.  They even extracted some cells and sent them out for more intensive testing and even those results came back normal.  I am forever grateful…not only in her ability… but in her ability to give me guidance and tools to heal myself.  Thank you, Holly.  You are 'the real deal'."

Kay W.

TravelPreneur, Chicago/Havana


"Holly is a brilliant, kind, open-hearted intuitive whose support has helped me navigate so much of my life. She has been by my side through so many transformations and the challenges and joy that come with those kinds of life shifts. She has held such a sacred space and witnessed so much. I am forever grateful for her. ."


Executive Assistant


"I wouldn't have gotten this far without your caring guidance, wisdom, and tough love support!:) I am trusting my intuition more and more. I love the Holly Shantara Queen-In-Training School of Awesomeness!!" 

Bill Matte

Author, Speaker, Thinker




"Through working with Holly, I have gained many new outlooks, perspectives, and approaches that have helped me both personally and professionally.  With her insights and guidance, I have been able to develop healthy, happy attitudes and habits that I use daily.  She has helped me create a life that I want and enjoy."

Elisa Brennan, M.S. CCC-SLP

Nationally Certified Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of Audible Self


"Holly Shantara gave me the conscious experience of my ‘authentic, sovereign self’; sure, unedited, spontaneous, and stable for the first time in many, many years. She provided me with tools that were custom fit to reflect my life view and circumstances and which allowed me to reconnect to that authentic self at will. And by using our recorded audio sessions, I have been able to construct my own personalized healing manual. Now, Holly Shantara is helping me to apply that authenticity to creative expression in my work. She’s been the answer to a life long search and I am forever grateful for having first heard her voice on blog radio one year ago."

Laurie O’Hara

Working Solutions Business Development


"Holly Shantara’s coaching has taught me to release partial commitments and focus on full commitments that will move me and my business forward. She has taught me to receive and allow abundance in. Her objective evaluation of my various business projects has helped me make some tough, but important decisions."

Thomas Chesus 

Sadhu ~ Lakota Tribe Circle member ~ Life & Love Enthusiast ~ Cyclist ~ Sailor ~ Business Owner


“ I have had the direct experience of what I refer to as receiving ‘Good Medicine’ in my work and sessions with Holly wherein I experience and receive high quality, meaningful medicine~wisdom~insight~revelation~guidance during, and particularly ‘after’ my sessions.  These sessions are truly a most helpful and significant contribution to my healing and Awakening. With genuine gratitude to you, Holly ~ Mahalo Nui Loa “


More Testimonials....



"I cannot thank you enough. I didn't even realize how much suffering there was, until there was none." -

Ami L. - Massage Therapist


"I have worked with Holly on several occasions throughout the years, on both an individual basis 
and with various members of my family of origin. 
She was over the top for the following reasons:

~ She is an excellent listener. She hears what the issues are and then gets right to the point.

~ She comes from a spiritual place and always goes to the higher place of healing.

~ She is sensitive and kind, yet does not allow one to get  intangled in the "past story"-- but moves them to the place of where do you want to go in the present!

~ She is able to shift ones way of looking at old family issues and brings them to a place of
present clarity and peace. 
I find her to be one of the best therapists I have ever worked with!  I cannot recommend her highly enough!"

J.L.M. - Professional Organizer/Life Coach



"Working with Holly Shantara has had a significant impact in my life. Her natural Intuitive gifts and guidance have assisted me in aligning with my own Intuitive gifts, allowing me to release old "records" that have created new pathways of thinking and feeling and intuiting. As a result I am an even more clear channel, authentic, and balanced human being."


Joyce Arnowitz - Intuitive Healer



"I have worked with Holly for over 14 years and she has brought me to a new level of awareness each time I work with her. She has encouraged, comforted, and humored me along this journey and my life is richer because of her." 


Sandra S., R.N. - Healthcare Manager


" True soul work. As we connected to the issue of Mom's passing, I was finally able to be at peace."


T.F. - Psychologist



"I began working with Holly Shantara in 2005 after a friend of mine referred me to her. My relatively young marriage was on the brink of collapse and I was feeling like every decision I'd ever made in my life had been a mistake. I knew immediately from that very first session that landing in Holly's office was the universe answering my pleas for help. Holly saw that I was ready to jump in and do the dirty work of scouring the plaque from my soul, and we wasted no time in clearing and healing, answering and releasing. After only a few weeks, my husband (who had 'til then refused to go to any counseling with me) saw the changes permeating through me and he started seeing Holly on his own. Though we never did any work with her as a couple, her loving support and pointed direction guided us through that dark time, and we just past our seventh wedding anniversary, and the quality of our relationship is all the deeper by virtue of our respective work with her. Since then, though our life took us to a new place to live, I've continued to work with Holly by phone, consulting her a few times a year, whether it be to guide me through a challenge or help me make a pivotal decision. But the best thing I've gotten out of working with Holly isn't the answers she's provided me; it's that she's taught me the skills to increasingly be able to answer those questions myself. More than ever I understand what it means to be the creator of my life, rather than simply feeling at the effect of circumstances thrusting themselves upon me. Holly's presence in my life has been nothing less than having a spirit guide in physical form." 


J.Baxa - Wife & Mother



Chalita Photikoe, L.Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist


"I’ve been working with Holly for almost five years now.  After our first session, I felt like I was literally walking on a new planet with a new body, and a new attitude.  The immense joy and lightness I experienced after that first session was only the beginning. Since then we’ve worked to clear old patterns and design the life I wanted.  She is an intuitive, a healer, a shaman, a family/relationship therapist, a business coach—she does it all!  Her skill set is light years beyond anyone or anything I’ve ever met.  She even helped me to call in my son while I was trying to get pregnant.  It is impossible for me to list all the gifts she has given me.  I am living a life full of purpose, joy and abundance and I wish that for you.  She has changed my life!"

Dr. Mark A Walker

Family Physician


“Through my coaching work with Holly Shantara my profession has begun to take the path of my own design. I am learning how much control I really have of my own life.

My life has improved dramatically since we started working together.”

Mary Gordon, CCHT 

Energy Reader & Alchemical Hypnotherapist



"" I was referred to Holly Shantara 15 years ago while I was in a tremendous, painful, devastating stall in my life. On the first day, Holly connected with the Universe and then proceeded to nail, in a mere sentence, an issue that I had dwelling in my mind for months. My eyes and ears opened up. I knew I was dealing with the "real thing" when it came to her gifts. And as I have told her directly, while I came to her with all my issues and push-back, not once did she say anything that wasn't empowering and comforting. Empowering is a key word. Holly's direction is empowering. " 


Pat Newman

Executive Coach, Your Partner in Change & Ecstasis Consulting, LLC


"I am enormously grateful for Holly’s guidance.  She helps me stay current with myself in a way that keeps me connected to my purpose and passion. She is extraordinarily gifted at tuning into what is stirring inside of me and helping me to take the next big steps forward on my unique path. In this world that offers so many potential distractions and sources of advice, she helps me focus on what counts for me.

She listens so deeply that I can hear myself through her.

What a gift!"

Chef Keith Darling

Chief Food Idea Guy And Host Of Television Cooking Show Series at Dining with Darling Inc/DWD Media


"Holly’s gifted and trusted intuitive guidance in both soul and business coaching continuous to provide a clear and visionary path for the creation of my own LifeStar!"

Barb Hammer

President & Founder, ProduceMomentum


"Holly has help me to step forward on to a bigger life stage with courage, compassion and grace. Through our time together, I am better able to live my life's purpose and do the work I was meant to"


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