Press Kit > Endorsements

“Therese has as innate ability to positively impact those she comes into contact with… after she spoke at our campus people were contacting me to express that they couldn’t get her story out of their minds… her ability to share her story allowed others to begin their own journeys of healing and understanding.”

–Dr. Carrie L. Buist,
University of North Carolina Wilmington

“Therese’s ease of relating with such plain-spun honesty, undeniable zeal for life, humor and creativity – in total – delivered such a powerful, meaningful message. Hope is such a valuable commodity, and it’s clear that Therese has it in spades.”

-Rick Spreitzer,
Clinical Counselor,
Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center

“I’m always trying to improve ‘me’ and to ‘grow’ as a human being. Her words opened my eyes to the power of forgiveness and understanding…”

-Caroline, Event Attendee

“Therese’s story reminds us that the path to peace lies in the choice to seek meaning and purpose in our deepest moments of suffering.”

-Dr. Cary Atkinson,
Fayetteville State University

“Hearing Therese speak at our school and read from her memoir Coffee Shop God was simultaneously wonderful and gut-wrenching. A woman of amazing courage, she shared the agonizing story of her brother’s senseless death and the compassion that arose in her for his killer. She is a powerful role model for all of us who are caught up in the societal dichotomy of ‘good vs. evil.’ Her profound message will change anyone who is willing to hear. Our students were deeply affected and wanted to know when she would return to speak again.”

-Lisa Kendall,
Leadership Professor
Johnson & Wales University