I Don't Need God ... Or Do I? Kendra Von Esh was a Corporate Executive who had it all—high powered job, prestige, fantastic family, friends and social life. She devoured all the pleasures this world had to offer but nothing satisfied her desire for 'something more' and her life filled with stress, anxiety and worry continued as the norm. Kendra didn’t think about God much and didn't really need Him. She was 'living the dream' and bought into what this culture told her was success and happiness. But when she decided to "cleanse" her body, she realized that she was sorely lacking in the "spirituality" department. She thought about going back to the Catholic Church but was conflicted because she didn’t know much about the faith, even though she was confirmed Catholic. She wasn’t going to church AT ALL, didn’t agree with most of its teachings, and certainly wasn’t ready to change her lifestyle! Scared to death and all alone she stepped foot into the Church on Easter of 2013 and what she found changed her life forever…
Kendra finally found the "something more" she was looking for and her faith completely transformed her life! Kendra ditched her Executive career in Corporate America to inspire others to deepen their relationship with God as a Catholic Speaker and Author. In her Amazon Best Seller, "Am I Catholic?" A Struggle with Faith, Humility and Surrendering to God - Kendra's easy to read book recounts the struggles, triumphs and “God-incidences” that paved her way from the back pew to a state of grace, peace, and joy that can ONLY come from the Catholic Church and a personal relationship with God. She has a passion for sharing her transformation journey and the true joy she found in God with everyone she meets. Kendra has spoken on stages all over the world, both large and small, as a Corporate Executive, Adviser and Faith Leader. She is a witty and energizing Speaker who relates to, empowers and inspires her audience to take action toward their true potential and live the sweet life God intended. Your audiences will be entertained and leave changed!
Have No Fear Meeting Planners and Conference Coordinators - Kendra is Risk-Free! As an Executive for decades, Kendra has years of experience on global stages as a Speaker, Panelist, Facilitator and Emcee. Kendra is an entertainer by nature, her humorous and down-to-earth style sprinkled with her raw vulnerability makes it impossible not to connect fast. Yes, everyone will relate to Kendra but her purpose is to reinforce the importance of local spiritual companions and a supportive community of friends rooted in faith who want to grow spiritually. She drives home the fact that we are not alone on the journey and we need each other along the way. The talk quickly becomes a coffee catch-up with a few hundred of her dearest friends. Kendra was the testimonial speaker at Relevant Radio's Lenten Luncheon in Chicago and a regular guest on Morning Air, A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, The Inner Life with Chuck Neff, The Patrick McCormack Show and The Dan Cheely Show. She has been featured by FOX, ABC, NBC, Catholic Stand, Breadbox Media, Young Catholics Respond, Catholic Vitamins, Catholic Marketing Network and i.c. stars where she shared how to live your faith as a leader in Corporate America. Kendra has been a Keynote Speaker at numerous Parishes and Leader of Retreats for Women's Groups and Entrepreneur Associations. Without fail, after each of her events, someone asks Kendra how they can deepen their prayer life and hear the voice of God. Others have asked about the best way to evangelize to family and friends outside the church. Kendra developed keynotes, retreats and workshops to deepen your prayer life and evangelize outside your parish. Kendra is brainstorming some in-person events/retreats to reach those who want a spiritual shot in the arm, to grow their army of spiritual companions and for those who are lukewarm, not catechized, fallen away Catholics or anyone seeking a deeper relationship with God. Kendra customizes her keynotes to YOUR themes and YOUR audience. She speaks to business leaders, women's groups, universities/schools, associations and parishes. She shares her life before and after she found her faith and how her deep prayer life has given her the peace, joy and courage to embrace her fearfully, wonderfully made self and the humility to surrender to God and let Him lead the way. Everyone is looking for "something more" - Find Something More - in God!
"Kendra Von Esh overflows with enthusiasm and passion as she tells of her recent conversion, reversion and immersion into the Catholic faith! Her joy is contagious." - Rev. Francis J. Hoffman (Fr. Rocky), Executive Director / CEO, Relevant Radio
"It was apparent from the beginning of her presentation, Kendra’s professional background in the business world makes her comfortable speaking in front of large audiences. Soon, she had our listeners and supporters leaning forward in their chairs, hanging on every word of her story of conversion. Suddenly, they became characters in her true tale of conversion. Storytelling is both an art and a science. The ability to tell great stories, especially true stories, is a gift. Kendra has that gift." - Mike Kendall, Chief Program Officer, Relevant Radio
"I settled in to listen to what I thought was going to be "another boring speaker!" And then Kendra started talking! Kendra's ora sparkled! I was engaged the entire time she spoke. She shared a story that was REAL! And it connects to anyone attending. It was as though my guardian angel put me exactly where I needed to be to listen to her story! I am still moved by her talk! I grabbed her book and can’t wait to finish reading it. I am sharing it with my sisters and family. I needed this talk! Go now, do not hesitate, go see her speak, you will be glad you did!” - Isabelle Roiniotis, Mom, Wife and Restaurateur
Keynote Topics: (Kendra will customize to your Theme/Event)
- Looking for Something More? Find Something More with God!
- Your God Story: Evangelizing Outside the Church - How to Connect and Inspire Action
- God First: Practical Ways to Keep God the Center of Your Life in Today's Modern Culture
Education/Conferences: (Kendra embraces technology using live text polling and social media to interact uniquely with your audience - smart phones welcome)
- Elementary School - Wonderfully Made - Love Yourself as a Child of God
- High School: A Pivotal Time Of Life - How God Can Help Pave The Way
- College Bound : How To Be Cool While Staying Close to God
- College to Career: How Does God Fit
- Wonderfully Made: How to Discern A Profession That Is Perfect for You at Any Age
- A Spiritual Cleanse for Your Corporate Soul: How to Build A Compassionate Culture
- Fearfully Made: How to Conquer Self-Doubt, Fear and Embrace Yourself to Thrive in Life