Speaking

About Pam Vredevelt

Author, Licensed Professional Counselor and Inspirational Speaker

Her reputation as a sought-after counselor, popular conference speaker, and best-selling author is built on her ability to explore real life issues with authenticity, warmth, and humor. Compelling stories, engaging faith, and perceptive insight give Pam the rare ability to inspire and empower audiences with practical tools for long lasting change.

Speaking Samples

Speaker Topics

THE POWER OF LETTING GO

How do you let go of sadness when your heart is broken?  Of worries that keep you awake at night?  Of anger after a bitter betrayal?  How do you overcome the pain of harsh realities that life dishes out and start moving forward towards your dreams? Learn 5 essential skills that can empower you to let go of whatever is bogging you down and holding you back.  Start fresh! Learn how to release your grip and freely receive what you need for a brighter new beginning.

UNCORKED!: 5 WAYS TO RELIEVE STRESS WHEN THE PRESSURE RISES

Ever feel like you’re on the verge of exploding like an uncorked shaken bottle of Champaign?  Unending pressures pile up as you try to balance work and family, build relationships, deal with unmet needs, and manage raw emotions like worry, anger, and jealousy.   HOW you manage tension can determine your quality of life.   Identify what type of reactor you are and practical ways to improve your responses and connection with others. Learn tried and true methods gained from timeless wisdom and brain science research. Guaranteed to increase your inner CALM and help those around you stop walking on egg shells.

THE BEAUTY IN BROKEN VESSELS

One of the greatest gifts we’ve been given is the freedom to love. And deep love sometimes leads to overwhelming heartbreak. Suffering in the shadows, we may question our faith and wonder if we even want to go on. Is there a proven path through suffering that can transform our broken places into beautiful reflections of abundant wholeness? Learn essential skills for releasing painful feelings, renewing your mind, and restoring your joy when harsh realities break you wide open.

YOU MATTER!

3 ways to embrace who you are and break free from perfectionism, people-pleasing, and your inner critic. Would you like to feel more lovable and comfortable in our own skin? Are you weary of not feeling good-enough? Are you tired of trying to measure-up to the ever-changing standards of others? Learn how to live feeling loved and increase your capacity to shine brightly as only you can, in ways unique to you. You matter!

HEARING GOD WHISPER

Why is it when we speak to God we are said to be praying, but when God speaks to us we are said to be schizophrenic? – Lily Tomlin

Learning how to hear God is one of the greatest adventures and life-changing pursuits you can ever know. Listening is a skill with a learning curve. It grows as we practice in conversational relationship. What gets in the way of our ability to hear God? What does God’s voice sound like? How do you know the difference between God’s whisper and your own thoughts? What do you do when God speaks? Learn skills that empower you to live with ears to hear the God whispers that have your name on them.

A SECRET PLACE CALLED PEACE

Think of a situation that has been troubling you.  What might it look like, right there in the midst of that situation, to experience peace?  Learn 5 spiritual disciplines that can empower you to experience a place called peace, regardless of the chaos going on you.

What People Are Saying

  • "Pam Vredevelt's Empty Arms Journal is an indispensable tool for wading through the heart wrenching pain of a miscarriage to find hope. I clung to Pam's first edition of Empty Arms like a life raft after my miscarriage. It was passed down to me by my aunt, who had also been given the book during her time of loss, and I've since passed it to a friend who has done the same. Our copy is well loved and wellworn, having been stained with countless tears, pages dogeared and many passages underlined highlighted or circled. The Empty Arms Journal now expands upon the richness of Pam's guidance, allowing the reader to fully engage in the healing process, also aiding the reinforcement of key concepts, encouragement and scripture. Pam's words and exercises provide optimal support, feeling like you're being wrapped in love while at your loneliest."

    Katie Harman Ebner
    Katie Harman Ebner Miss America 2002 and Acclaimed Classical Vocalist / Lyric Soprano
  • "Pam captures the heart of what women experience when losing a baby. Her willingness to share her story is an inspiration! The practical advice and wisdom found in 'Empty Arms' is second to none."

    Dr. Gary Smalley
    Dr. Gary Smalley Family Counselor, Bestselling Author, appearances on Oprah Winfrey, Larry King Live, Extra, and the NBC Today Show
  • "Where do you turn when you suffer the deep and very personal loss of a baby? Empty Arms, offers tender words of hope and wisdom for those in grief. Pam Vredevelt's keen insight into the physical, emotional, and spiritual impact of losing a baby brings peace and comfort to broken hearts. After four miscarriages, I seriously wondered if I'd ever NOT be sad. I wish I had known about Empty Arms. I highly recommend this book!"

    Lisa Jacobson
    Lisa Jacobson Founder of Club 31 Women Blog, Award Winning Author
  • “Professional counselor Pam Vredevelt knows the personal heartache of losing a child. Empty Arms Journal is an important book to help your healing process.”

    W. Terry Whalin
    W. Terry Whalin Author of More Than 60 Books Including Billy Graham, A Biography of America's Greatest Evangelist
  • "Pam's ability to relate with women suffering the trauma of pregnancy loss, and to guide them through the healing process is amazing! The best people to help us heal are always those who fully understand and empathize with our hurt."

    Michael Smalley
    Michael Smalley Best Selling Author and CEO Smalley Institute

Pam’s reputation as a sought-after counselor, popular conference speaker, and best-selling author is built on her ability to explore real life issues with authenticity, warmth, and humor. Compelling stories, engaging faith, and perceptive insight give Pam the rare ability to inspire and empower audiences with practical tools for long lasting change.

Pam is married to her best friend, John, and has four children. Two reside in the United States, two are in heaven. During the last 25 years Pam has served thousands of individuals as a professional counselor in private practice. Coming along side those in the depths of pain, she has walked with them on the path of healing. Her grace-filled wisdom, refreshing hope, and practical counsel have guided many towards complete recovery.

Pam Vredevelt
Author, Licensed Professional Counselor and Inspirational Speaker

EMPTY ARMS Online Course

A Proven Path Through Grief To Heal Your Heart, Honor Your Loss, And Restore Your Joy

Any mom who has suffered the loss of a baby can be transformed, discover meaning, and rise up strong with these ‘good grief’ skills that promote healing & prevent unresolved grief.