“Sunniva embodies the fierce feminine – a combo of tender vulnerability and bold action. Her gifts, loyalty and fearlessness are unparalleled and you’d be a fool to miss out”
– Tamara Aeschliman
Hi, I’m Sunniva Holt. I have been writing and speaking my truth since I could manoeuvre a pencil in my chubby little toddler hands.
I grew up in the Pelorus Sounds on a 4th generation farm next to the ocean. The Pelorus Sounds is a very remote part of New Zealand, 3 hours from the nearest town or city. I was the second oldest of 10 children. My family were fundamentalist Christian with what I would consider pretty extreme religious views. There was no trust of the school system, the government, the medical system, the police, of very little outside the little container we were kept in. We were made to get out of bed early in the morning to have bible readings every morning before we were allowed breakfast. We were homeschooled using a very strict religious program that eliminated anything that didn’t align with their beliefs. We weren’t allowed to listen to music, watch TV, cut our hair, wear certain clothing, or have friends who were not from the same religion. There were physical punishments for doing any of those things. For someone who was born with rebel blood coursing through their veins, this felt like a cruel punishment and all I wanted was to grow up so I could escape and not have anyone telling me what to do.
I nagged my parents for some time to let me go to high school and eventually they relented, on the condition that I paid for it myself. So at the age of 15/16 I hustled my ass off, babysitting, cleaning motels, sorting sheep shit from wool, doing whatever it took for very little pay until I had the 3,000 I needed to pay for my board and keep and off I went to do my last year. This was one of many pivotal moments in my life that taught me if I wanted something, I could make it happen and I went on to prove that to myself time and time again. I bought my first property when I was 19 and continued to build on that through hard work, hustle, stubbornness, and sheer determination.
From that point (as well as working some pretty shitty jobs, traveling the world, making some epic mistakes and having all kinds of challenges along the way!) I created several successful 6+ figure businesses but the one I’m most passionate about is helping humans step into their power and manifest their dream life and business.
If you want the full story in all its grit and rawness (plus a whole lot of motivation and support to create a life on your own terms) you can read my books which you can find here and here . I now live in Auckland New Zealand in my dream home with my husband and 5 year old daughter and frequently travel internationally for both work and play. I am a self made multi millionaire, author of two No.1 best selling self help & motivation books, speaker & success mindset coach. I am also known as Queen Fire, because of my unique gift to ignite people’s inner fire and help them fully step into their power. This manifests through private coaching, my life transformation and business masterminds, the workshops I run internationally, and through supporting people to create or accelerate purpose driven business that has a global impact and creates wealth that then gets to be circulated in a really powerful way.
“Sunniva Holt is a heart centered, passionate, driven individual who is committed to continuously up leveling not only all areas of her life but also the lives of those who are blessed to journey with her. She has this soft yet powerful aura that is a delight to work along side. She creates a space where you feel 100% supported and guided by her in your own personal journey.”
– Amy Louise Cash, Self Love & Empowerment Coach