Holly Matthews is a former TV actress, Ted X speaker, Life Coach, NLP practitioner and founder of The Happy Me Project.
Holly has established a strong social media following of engaged fans, has over 40,000 followers across her social platforms and over 3 million views on her award-winning You Tube Channel.
In 2017, Holly’s husband Ross died of brain cancer and she vlogged about her experience. The lead up to his death, his death and aftermath was featured extensively in the UK media both in print, radio and television, opening a brand new audience to Holly.
Holly launched her flagship brand The Happy Me Project in 2017 just months after the death of her husband and has watched hundreds go through its virtual doors and many more to the in-person workshops of the same name. Holly boasts eight sell-out tour dates across the UK with more planned for 2020. ( Holly’s online course directory-
Holly is a Mum to two daughters, Brooke (nine) and Texas (seven), who worked with her on The Happy Me Project KIDS online visualisations course and in-person workshop.
Holly began her TV acting career at the age of eleven in critically-acclaimed children’s TV drama Byker Grove. For seven years she played the character of Emma Miller and then left the show to pursue a career in singing.
In 2004 Holly signed to Sony as a solo artist under the name Summer Matthews and toured the UK radio, TV and nightclubs. Holly Appeared twice on Top of The Pops Saturday, Disney, Nickelodeon and MTV. Her single was in the UK top 40.
Holly then went on to star in hit UK dramas and soap operas: Waterloo Road, Casualty, Doctors and The Bill.
Holly is often asked to contribute to TV programmes and has been interviewed three times on ITV’s flagship breakfast programme Lorraine (most recently in August 2019).
Holly is a regular on BBC local radio shows across the UK and is often asked to contribute on topics such as grief, entrepreneurship and self-development.
Holly is a regular on Talk Radio on the subject of self-care, confidence and self-development.
Holly has been featured, interviewed or contributed in many online and print magazines and newspapers, including:
The Daily Mirror, The Daily Mail, The Sun, Closer Magazine, Hello, OK, The Metro, Huffington Post, Birmingham Living, Coach Magazine, Psychologies Life Labs, The Irish News, The Evening Chronicle, The Nottingham Post, The Independent, Express, The Daily Record and The Belfast Telegraph.
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Holly has created two incredibly powerful Mantra necklaces with UK jewellery brand Mantra Jewellery. Both of these necklaces help to empower those going through challenging times, reminding them of their own strength.
During this years pandemic Holly has show up as a leader in her field. She showed up for the first 4 months of the lockdown live every weekday in her private Facebook group www.facebbook.com/groups/thehappymeproject where she supported and gave advice to the 1500 strong group.
She has created content to help people to develop resilience and lesson their anxiety, as well as launching 2 soothing guided meditation series for nightly calm and daily motivation.
She has been a regular on BBC Radio and TalkRadio offering listeners guidance and help during these unprecedented times.
Her leading voice has meant that she was announced as a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, with the winner being announced in September 2020.