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Meet Your Trainers & Mentors for Leverage

Kathi Lipp

Leverage founder and keynote, Kathi Lipp, is a national speaker and author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, and The Husband Project.

She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and has been named Focus on the Family radio’s “Best of Broadcast.”

She is the host of the popular podcast “Clutter Free Academy with Kathi Lipp.”

Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’ s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences.

Learn more at kathilipp.com

Michele Cushatt

As an experiened keynote speaker and emcee, Michele Cushatt’s speaking experience includes Women of Faith, Compassion International, and various retreats, conferences and events held across the country. She has also led radio, video and audio recording projects.

Since 2014, she’s been the co-host of Michael Hyatt’s popular This Is Your Life podcast.

In addition, Michele serves as part of the Dynamic Communicators International leadership team, led by best-selling author and sought-after speaker Ken Davis.

Michele coaches multiple large-platform speakers in how to craft and deliver powerful presentations.
Michele authored Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life with Zondervan Publishers and her second book, I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is.

Rachelle Gardner

Rachelle Gardner represents fiction and nonfiction as an agent with Books & Such Literary Management. She’s sold books to all the major publishers and maintains solid working relationships with dozens of editors.

Having started her career in television, Rachelle left Fox after five years and joined the publishing world in 1995. As an agent, she benefits from her publishing-house experience in sales, international rights, acquisitions and editorial. She’s passionate about helping her authors build their platforms and create the writing careers they want.

In 2007 Rachelle established the popular publishing blog rachellegardner.com.

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory is a teacher, speaker, author, and Certified Personality Trainer. She speaks and writes from the conviction that “how-to” works best in partnership with “heart, too.”

Cheri has contributed to or coauthored a dozen books, including The Cure for the “Perfect” Life: 12 Ways to Stop Trying Harder and Start Living Braver and the upcoming Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity.

Cheri has a BA in English, an MA in Leadership, and is pursuing her PhD in Leadership. She is researching the organic growth and practice of “bestowed leadership” — the kind of influence that naturally develops as Christian women write and speak with authenticity and vulnerability.

Roger Lipp

Roger is a productivity and quality engineer for a Fortune 50 company.

Roger helps teams reach their full productivity potential by teaching them practical and simple steps to reach their goals. Roger and his wife, author Kathi Lipp, teach communicators how to share their message through social media and email marketing.

He and Kathi coauthored Happy Habits for Every Couple with Harvest House Publishers.

Nicki Koziarz

Nicki Koziarz is an author and speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries. She travels the country speaking at conferences and retreats. Her best-selling book and Bible study, 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit, with Lifeway released in March of 2016. Her second book and Bible study will release in March of 2018.

She is the host of a new podcast, Lessons from the Farm, contributes regularly to the First 5 App and teaches with Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies.

Nicki and her husband, Kris, own a Fixer Upper Farm just outside of Charlotte, NC where they house a barnyard of misfit animals, three daughters, and one slightly famous pug.

Amy Carroll

Amy Carroll, a speaker and author for Proverbs 31 Ministries, writes for “Encouragement for Today” devotions and coaches for Compel training for writers.

Amy is the author of Breaking Up with Perfect and has contributed to several other books. As co-host for Cheri Gregory’s Grit ‘n’ Grace podcast, she’s known for her unabashed southern style and joyful spirit.

Amy is the founder of Next Step Coaching Services where she has invested in over 200 coaching clients. It’s her delight to be a small part of each one’s ministry.

Amy lives in North Carolina where you can find her on any given day texting her sons at college or figuring out one more alternative to cooking dinner.

Learn more at amycarroll.org

Angela Bouma

Angela began her work as a corporate marketing professional, more than 16 years ago. After running the corporate race, she opened her own at-home marketing business.

For the past six years, Angela has been working side by side with speakers and authors to build their business through branding strategies. Angela is a web and graphic designer and works with clients in platform building. She is also a contributor on the Communicator Academy blog.

Angela lives in Central California where she is raising three kids, two boys and a girl, with her husband Dean of 16 years. She has served as her church’s MOPS coordinator and has a heart for women transitioning from work to at-home mom status.

Nicki Koziarz

Nicki Koziarz is an author and speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries. She travels the country speaking at conferences and retreats. Her best-selling book and Bible study, 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit, with Lifeway released in March of 2016. Her second book and Bible study will release in March of 2018.

She is the host of a new podcast, Lessons from the Farm, contributes regularly to the First 5 App and teaches with Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies.

Nicki and her husband, Kris, own a Fixer Upper Farm just outside of Charlotte, NC where they house a barnyard of misfit animals, three daughters, and one slightly famous pug.

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