“Amanda is an inspiring speaker with a message that is absolutely vital for our times.”
— Eckhart Tolle, author of the internationally best-selling book The Power of Now
“The message that Amanda Lindhout delivered was absolutely riveting. For lack of a better descriptive phrase, it left our staff “shell-shocked”. Of importance, it was not the story of captivity that was the most compelling – although it was certainly a remarkable story – it was the how and the why of being able to survive a harrowing ordeal with courage, grace, wisdom and discipline. Her concept of forgiveness was thoroughly convincing and it challenged each of us to embrace such a manner of thinking and doing. It is not often that anyone can captivate an entire audience of CSC for an hour (we are a tough crowd), yet Amanda had many of us in tears. When she had finished her talk the applause quickly led to a spontaneous standing ovation.Show More
When Amanda opened the floor to questions, many people engaged her. Everyone stayed to listen to every question and every answer until finally there was silence. The impact of her speech had a physical effect on many of us. I was drained. At the same time I was lifted up by the message that reminds us all that where there is forgiveness there is hope for harmony amongst people no matter what part of the world. On a personal note, I was reminded that nothing outside of ourselves is as influential to our destiny as that which comes from within. To be passionate about what we do, to choose to be happy, to persist without exception (and despite exhaustion) and to embrace a forgiving spirit ensures our life has meaning.”
— Bowden Institute
“I’ve been booking key note speakers for 25 years. I’ve seen them all. The good. The bad and the average. So when someone exceptional takes my stage – I know it quickly.
Amanda was that exception. The audience was so transfixed on her story that you could hear a pin drop. By the end of it all – there wasn’t a dry eye in the house and she got a huge standing ovation.
I’m happy to recommend her to anyone.”
— Howard Szigeti – Producer, Unique Lives & Experiences
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