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Kimberly Holmes-Iverson

is known as the ‘Hope Dealer,” bringing 20+ years of powerful public relations and award-winning journalistic experience as a television anchor, reporter and producer to audiences worldwide.


Kimberly shares unique wisdom on seeking, cultivating and keeping joy in your life – no matter how much life throws at you.

A game-changing, trail-blazing keynote speaker, Kimberly excites & ignites audiences to ditch the mid-career/midlife doldrums and improve their outlook on life.


She’s been featured in Allure Magazine, HuffPost, Investigation Discovery, and many other top-tier media outlets. Her website and popular Instagram and Facebook accounts reach more than 20,000 people every week. 


Kimberly graduated from Duke University and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and served on the Sanford Alumni Council of the Sanford School for Public Policy at Duke University.

When Kimberly is not helping clients find joy, peace and life or love after loss, she can be found baking, dancing, and laughing with her family, including her husband, daughter and their Boxer-Lab mix in their home in

North Carolina.

Not sure what to say to a grieving friend or loved one? Not sure what will really help them? Start right here by downloading my guide!



Kimberly Holmes-Iverson (she/her) is a Communications Strategist, Emmy® Award-Winning Journalist, Executive Coach, Grief Advocate, Podcast Host {"What's Your Why"} and Professional Speaker available for keynote presentations, workshops, media interviews, and spokesperson opportunities. Her warm personality and ability to tackle difficult topics with grace, heart and compassion, delight and entertain audiences worldwide. She's also an adjunct instructor at North Carolina State University and currently helps clients in the higher education space by providing varied levels of support through her work at the R.W. Jones Agency.

Kimberly has delivered messages of hope and inspiration as the keynote speaker for Delaware State University, Florida Highway Patrol, Council of Negro Women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Wesley College, Modern Widows Club, the New Year New You Conference, and for many more organizations and events. 

She's also served as the mistress of ceremony for countless events and the host of local, regional and national events such as the She Has A Deal Hotel Ownership Competition. 


Download Kimberly’s media kit, schedule an interview or coaching session, or book her on your stage today!


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