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.

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Please reach out if you’d like to discuss a presentation for your organization.

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Press Kit:

Media Links, Interviews, Speaking, & Book Events



May 8: Private book club - Featured author with Incurable Optimist
May 7: How did she do that? 3 local authors, moderated by Kate Hopper, discuss how they pursued their passion and published their books.


April 25: Life's Accessories Podcast with Rachel Levy Lesser
April 17: Honored as a "Woman of Strength" by Freida Rothman/Shelly Gosz Event - Wayzata Country Club 4:30-7:30
April 10: appeared on Fox 9 Good Day (watch now)
April 4: Moderator for the Mar Cor Staff—Drive for Dialysis Educational Event


March 24: Speaker and Panel Moderator - Kidney Patient Social Summit
March 4: Stories that Empower Podcast


Feb. 16: Renal Workshop Presentation: University of MN Medical School, Duluth
February 6: Kent's Kidney Stories Podcast
Feb. 1: Plymouth Rotary Presentation: Kindness in Action


Jan. 25: Let’s Talk Hope Podcast
Jan. 11: Book Club Appearance: Wayzata Country Club



Dec. 30: Incurable Optimist: Included on the 2023 Best of Nonfiction List: @booksandcoffeemx
Dec. 6: Donate Life – LifeSource Presentation to M Health Operating Room Employees


Nov. 28: Renal Workshop Presentation: University of MN Medical School, Duluth
Nov. 17: Incurable Optimist - Good Grief book of the week
Nov. 17: Good Grief Podcast


Oct. 24: University of Puget Sound, Presentation for Faculty and Students
Oct. 17: Island Books Bookstore Event, Seattle Washington
Oct. 15: National Kidney Foundation Walk - Incurable Optimist Book Table
Oct. 1: Big Hills Book Bookstore Event, In Conversation with Emma Nadler


Sept. 28: Enlightenment Podcast
Sept. 14: The Journey Continues Podcast
Sept. 13: Stories that Empower Podcast
Sept. 11: The Culture Buzz Interview with John Busbee
Sept. 1: Incurable Optimist Excerpt: Arches, University of Puget Sound
Sept. Issue: University of Puget Sound Arches Magazine: Incurable Optimist Excerpt


Aug. 31: Authority Magazine Interview: 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: Sun Current and Sun Post Feature Article
Aug. 18: Incurable Optimist featured on Lisa Haselton’s Book Reviews and Interviews
Aug. 17: Incurable Optimist: Book Q and As with Deborah Kalb
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. 16: MPR News Show with Angela Davis: Surviving the silent killer of kidney disease
Aug. 16: Incurable Optimist featured on the Hasty Book List
Aug. 16: Lesley A. Lindsay Musings & Meanderings – Author Interview
Aug. 15: Incurable Optimist - Kirkus Review
Aug. 15: James Miller | Lifeology Interview
Aug. 15: Joy on Paper Radio
Aug. 14: Women’s Writers, Women’s Book Feature Essay: How to Kick-Start Your Memoir and Find Your Voice
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
Jul. 25: Woman’s Club of Minneapolis Presentation: Organ Donation: The Power of Yes
Jul. 17: Reader’s Favorite 5-Star Review


May 6: Authors Share Their Favorite (So Far) Books This Year Hasty Book List
May 3: Incurable Optimist - STARRED review from Publishers Weekly


April 26: Broadcast Guest with James Meyers
Apr. 19: The Morning Glory Project Podcast: Incurable Optimism Interview
April 26: Broadcast Guest with James Meyers

Sometimes, Kindness Comes in Pairs
Sometimes, Kindness Comes in Pairs
Kindness in Action: Kidney Donors Save Lives
Jennifer Cramer-Miller presents Incurable Optimist in conversation with Kate Hopper
Big Hill Books Video with Jennifer Cramer-Miller and Emma Nadler
NKF Testimonial Video
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