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“Thank you Holly for sharing the wisdom you have cultivated over all of these years. What a blessing to have found you and your work. I’m looking forward to what’s next.” ~ Lisa

A Bit About Me

Creator of P.E.R.L.O.V.E. ~teacher, lecturer, coach

"After a very circuitous route, I am so grateful to be here. And I can tell you beyond everything you do for yourself, mind training matters."



Holly McNeill's story weaves together resilience, transformation, and unwavering determination. An accomplished architect, strategist, marketer, manager, and leader, her journey took a turn at the age of 34. Amidst her rising architectural career, the perfect world she had created to conceal her perceived flaws shattered. From her personal low point, coinciding with the world’s, she vowed to do better and spent the next two decades between 9/11 and the COVID pandemic fulfilling that vow.


Concurrent with her work, Holly embarked on a soul-searching odyssey spanning various corners of the country. This exploration of her inner world involved confronting the beliefs, emotions, and destructive patterns that had hindered her life. The voyage encompassed diligent studies of transformative books, guided instructions, immersive retreats, and full engagement with Buddhist practices, ultimately leading to her life within a Dharma house while residing in San Francisco.


Holly's professional trajectory continued unfolding, marking her 26-year tenure as an architect with a rapid rise within a prestigious firm. She adeptly oversaw large commercial and healthcare projects on both national and international scales, with budgets exceeding $225 million. Furthermore, Holly expertly directed facility planning for a multi-state healthcare corporation during a period of dynamic evolution.


In her early 40s, despite her flourishing career, an undeniable urge to share something vital emerged. Opting to retire early from her position as an Associate Principal, she pursued the wisdom gleaned from her personal voyage. This decision led to the birth of the P.E.R.L.O.V.E. Formula. Seamlessly weaving ancient wisdom with contemporary insights from thought leaders, the mindfulness and meditation techniques within P.E.R.L.O.V.E. embody a harmonious fusion of Buddhism, spirituality, psychology, and neuroscience.


Armed with the transformative insights of the P.E.R.L.O.V.E. formula, Holly now stands as an inspiring beacon in her roles as an educator, coach, and lecturer. Her unique fusion of architectural proficiency and profound spiritual acumen forms a legacy infused with unwavering resilience and an innovative perspective.


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If you know anyone who could benefit from the P.E.R.L.O.V.E formula...

Holly is available for public speaking engagements both online and in-person.

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