Speaker Bio


Kelvin H. Chin is the Executive Director and Founder of both the Overcoming the Fear of Death Foundation and the nonprofit TurningWithin.org. Working with audiences on death and dying issues since the 1980's, Kelvin has taught numerous seminars and workshops worldwide. 

He is the author of a new 2016 best-selling book: “Overcoming the Fear of Death: Through Each of the 4 Main Belief Systems,” which takes a non-religious approach to reducing the fear of death. His book and work has been featured in Newsweek, Business Insider, Kaiser Health News, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, El Sol, World Journal, and the Physicians News Digest, and many others. The book is available on Amazon, IngramSpark, and BarnesAndNoble.com in paperback, e-book, and audiobook.

Kelvin was a state-certified Long Term Care Ombudsman for the California Department of Aging, and a co-founder of the Center For Medical Ethics and Mediation. He is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.

Kelvin’s career includes teaching meditation worldwide to more than 1,000 people since the 1970's in schools, businesses, the U.S. Army and at West Point. He also formerly held CMO roles at AmLaw100 law firms, and was a VP for the American Arbitration Association.

Kelvin was born in Boston, raised in Norwood, Massachusetts, and has since lived and worked in 6 countries. He has delivered more than 2,000 presentations worldwide. While at Dartmouth College, he studied at the Université de Strasbourg, France. He is a graduate of Dartmouth, Yale Graduate School and Boston College Law School, and is the father of two artistically talented children. 

Kelvin can be contacted at www.OvercomingTheFearOfDeath.org and followed on Twitter at @KelvinHChin