Founded by Communicator Academy’s Kathi Lipp
Meet Your Trainers & Mentors for Leverage
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Mary Snyder is an author, speaker and Speaker Relationship Regional Director for Compassion International.
Mary is the author of God, Grace & Girlfriends: Adventures in Faith & Friendship and the author of the bible study, Authentic Girlfriends: Real Women finding Real Faith.
Mary began her writing career as a freelance writer in the early dot com days. She wrote on a wide array of topics from parenting and marriage to gel pens and ceiling fans. She also is the author of many of those little books that were found near the grocery store check out line – How to Make Salsa, How to Fix Common Plumbing Problems and How to Install a Ceiling Fan are just a few of her titles. She’s great at salsa making but don’t ask her about plumbing.
Mary’s other freelance specialty was financial writing – which is a wonder since she struggles with math unless it’s related to shopping and sales. She wrote for a variety of online sites including Charles Schwab Online.
Along with Mary’s writing career, she is a professional speaker who has spoken to groups from very small (less than ten) to thousands and on topics that range from Grasping Grace to Finding Faith in the Tanning Tube. Mary has served as a speaker coach for Proverbs 31 She Speaks Conference and also was on the board of directors for Proverbs 31. She is comfortable on a stage and enjoys sharing her faith with a splash of humor. After all, we all can use a good laugh now and then.
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.
Bill Giovannetti serves as the Senior Pastor of Neighborhood Church (3,000 strong) in scenic northern California. He has authored ten books, including Grace Intervention, MindGames, and Four Letter Words. Bill serves as a professor at A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary and speaks at events around the country.
He has studied at Wheaton College, University of Illinois (Chicago), Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education, Trinity Evangelical and Divinity School. He earned his doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. He says his best education has come from real life.
Bill is married to his amazing lawyer/professor/project manager, Margi, and has two awesome high school kids, Josie and J.D. He’s into Chicago pizza, Chicago sports teams, good food, bass fishing, tennis, and naps
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.
Learn more here.
Kathleen Kerr is an editor, writer, and speaker. As acquisitions editor for the women’s division at Harvest House Publishers, she’s looking for new voices to minister to those who need the healing message of Christ. Kathleen has worked with new and bestselling authors, working to refine their messages and build their careers. Previously, she acquired children’s and tween books at Zondervan Publishing House.
Kathleen speaks regularly at conferences around the country, but she loves to come home to her family in the Pacific Northwest. In the company of her husband and two daughters, she can usually be found hiking, writing, and creating chaos in the kitchen.