Press & Speaking Events
I offer connect-to-purpose presentations to inspire and thank team members for their work helping people lead meaningful lives. Previous presentations include Fortune 500 companies, pharmaceutical and healthcare organizations, non-profits, and medical schools.
Upcoming Media, Speaking & Book Events
Sept. Issue: University of Puget Sound Arches Magazine: Incurable Optimist Excerpt
Sept. 1: Incurable Optimist Excerpt: Arches, University of Puget Sound
Sept. 11: The Culture Buzz Interview with John Busbee
Sept. 13: Stories that Empower Podcast
Sept. 14: The Journey Continues Podcast
Sept. 15: Featured Speaker at Miromatrix Medical, Inc., biotechnology company
Sept. 28: Enlightenment Podcast
Sept. 28: Launchpad Episode 26 with Grace Sammon and guests Sherry Sidoti, Melissa Giberson, and Carla Seaquist.
Oct. 1: Big Hills Book Bookstore Event, In Conversation with Emma Nadler – JOIN US!
Oct. 15: National Kidney Foundation Walk - Incurable Optimist Book Table
Oct. 17: Island Books Bookstore Event, Seattle Washington – JOIN US!
Oct. 24: University of Puget Sound, Presentation for Faculty and Students
Nov. 28: Renal Workshop Presentation: University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth
Mentions, News & Interviews
Aug. 31: Authority Magazine The Case for Optimism About the Next 10 & 20 Years
Aug. 29: Magers & Quinn Book Launch with Kate Hopper
Aug. 28: Keynote Speaker at National Kidney Foundation Golf Event/Table
Aug. 27: Pioneer Press Review of Incurable Optimist
Aug. 25: Celebration of a Good Life Event
Aug. 18: Incurable Optimist featured on Lisa Haselton’s Book Reviews and Interviews
Aug. 18: Sun Current and Sun Post Feature Article
Aug. 17: Podcast Guest—Dear Nina, Conversations about Friendship – Don’t be afraid of saying the wrong thing to friends with a chronic illness.
Aug. 17: Incurable Optimist: Book Q and As with Deborah Kalb
Aug. 16: MPR News Show with Angela Davis: Surviving the silent killer of kidney disease
Aug. 16: Lesley A. Lindsay Musings & Meanderings – Author Interview
Aug. 16: Incurable Optimist featured on the Hasty Book List
Aug. 15: OFFICIAL PUB DATE AND LAUNCH!
Aug. 15: Joy on Paper Radio
Aug. 15: Incurable Optimist - Kirkus Review
Aug. 15: James Miller | Lifeology Interview
Aug. 14: Women’s Writers, Women’s Book Feature Essay: How to Kick-Start Your Memoir and Find Your Voice
Aug. 14: PW (Publishers Weekly) Picks: Book of the Week
Aug. 11: Global Girls Author for a Day
Aug. 11: Star Tribune Article: Incurable Optimist, a memoir of hope
Jul. 26: The Kathryn Zox Show: Interview Incurable Optimist: Living with Illness and Chronic Hope
May 6: Authors Share Their Favorite (So Far) Books This Year Hasty Book List
May 3: Incurable Optimist - STARRED review from Publishers Weekly
Apr. 9: The Morning Glory Project Podcast: Incurable Optimism Interview
“I wanted to thank you for sharing your story by reminding us that patients are people first, because it is so easy to get lost in the science of medicine and forget about how our decisions are affecting our patients. Your journey and your resiliency are incredible!”