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Amanda Lindhout

June 12, 2017 by Speakers' Spotlight

Inside Our Boardroom: Amanda Lindhout

Amanda Lindhout, the bestselling author of A House in the Sky, which chronicles her abduction and imprisonment at the hands of Somalian hostage takers, has captured the hearts of readers around the world. Her talks contain her overarching message of peace, empathy, and education, as well as address the stigma surrounding mental health issues. When Amanda visited us last month, she left us awed by her personal strength and capacity for forgiveness while sharing some of the backstory—captured in the video above—that lead to her heart-wrenching experience.