Clear and Concise!
These attributes are key to becoming a great speaker – says Michele Cushatt.
Michele talks about the need to have a laser-focused message – and gives us some resources to make that happen. She also reminds us that there's room for one more speaker!
And one of the things that I love about Michele is she shoots straight and tells us like it is.
Meet My Guest
A three-time head and neck cancer survivor and parent of “children from hard places,” Michele is a (reluctant) expert of trauma, pain and the deep human need for authentic connection. Thus, she’s absolutely committed to sharing her honest struggles, experiences and questions, so you know you’re not alone in yours.
As an experienced communicator, Michele has spoken internationally to a wide variety of audiences including LifeToday TV, Ramsey Solutions, Compassion International, Cru, Storybrand Podcast, Hope House of Colorado, Women Of Faith, Ziglar Family, Focus on the Family, Proverbs 31, She Speaks, Family Life Blended, Dynamic Communicators International, as well as numerous other corporate and ministry events and various podcast, radio, video and audio recording mediums.
From 2014 to 2016, Michele joined leadership expert and mentor Michael Hyatt as the weekly cohost of his popular podcast, This is Your Life With Michael Hyatt. In addition, she and Michael produced Get Published, a 21-session audio program for aspiring writers. Currently, Michele can be found weekly with her buddy Kathi Lipp on their hilarious and practical Communicator Academy podcast, “helping writers and speakers become the communicators God made them to be.”
Beginning in 2006, Michele worked closely with Ken Davis and the SCORRE Conference, filling multiple roles including emcee, presenter, coach, and manager of coaches. With a solid understanding of what makes for excellent communication, Michele coaches multiple leaders and speakers to discover, develop, and deliver powerful presentations. In addition, she leads the intensive, application-based Inspired Life Mastermind for women who desire to live their best life—in business, relationships and personal growth.
Pulling from her uncommon life story, Michele released her first book, a memoir titled Undone: A Story of Making Peace With An Unexpected Life, with Zondervan Publishers in 2015. Her second book, a devotional written in the brutal months after her third round of cancer, is titled I Am: A 60-Day Journey To Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is, and it released January 2017. And her most recent book, Relentless: The Unshakeable Presence of a God Who Never Leaves, released November 12, 2019. Michele and her husband, Troy, live in Colorado with their six children, ages 12 to 27. She enjoys a good novel, a long hike in the mountains with her black lab, and a kitchen table filled with people.