"From the moment she began to speak, Ms. Kendig captured the rapt attention of every one of the fifty-plus people in attendance. She is one of the most poignant, inspiring and dynamic speakers I have ever met. She exudes a rare blend of Presence (with a capital "P) and emotional authenticity—forthcoming but unsentimental—leavened with heart-centered bits of extraordinary compassion, wit and wisdom.
Ms. Kendig addressed timeless subjects with profound insight. While the channeled conversations with deceased loved ones (from her award-winning book, Conversations with Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead) were, in their own right, fascinating on many levels, they proved to be just a lead-in to some of the most compelling accounts from Ms. Kendig's personal life of the unlimited healing power of forgiveness and the transformative power of the Authentic Self that any of us had ever heard.
Audience comments posted after the talk ranged from, 'She was the best speaker we've ever had,' to 'That was the most moving presentation I've ever heard.' When tallied, the praises our members heaped on Ms. Kendig added up to a chorus of well-deserved superlatives."
-Thomas Coates, Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) CVA Group
"Irene's presentation was forthright and inspirational. Her ability to render the subtle but universal truths that are the core of her writing is remarkable."
-John Sphar, South Bay International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS)
"As one whose life has been transformed by two near death experiences, I (and all in our audience), found Irene's presentation of her conversations with those who've transitioned so authentic and enlightening, that I encourage you to go listen to her and then ask all the questions you've always wished to ask!"
-Lewis Brown Griggs, Marin International Association of Near Death Studies
"Irene Kendig’s evening with our group was a delight. Her eternal life-affirming message resonated with a knowledgeable audience containing many who have personally experienced the revelations found in her book. Irene's presentation inspired a lively discussion of the profound life-after-death questions that we all ponder, continuing until we had to turn out the lights."
-Dave Bourdon, East Bay IANDS Facilitator
"Thank you with all my heart for your kindness and caring, Irene. It was truly a joy to meet you. You are a genuinely good person whose beautiful, loving light and wonderful example of the way to live is inspirational. You make the world a better place. Thank you for your kindness, especially to my son. I appreciate you more than I can say. It meant so much. Thank you with all my being."
-Eileen Abbott, Attendee, Bridge Between the Worlds, Keswick, VA
To book Irene for a speaking engagement, please call 571-271-7989
Past Speaking Engagements:
International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS) National Conference, Washington, D.C.
IANDS local chapters in California, including San Jose, Marin, and Berkeley
IANDS, Virginia Beach, VA
Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)
Quest Bookstore, Charlottesville, VA
Survivors of Suicide, Charlottesville, VA
Alchemists Bookstore, Richmond, VA
Universalist Unitarian Churches
Fellowship of the Inner Light, Virginia Beach, VA
To book Irene for a speaking engagement: 571-271-7989
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