For those who want a professional biography, see below. For those of you who want to dive into the undone, less-perfect life space, pull up a chair and grab a mug of something yummy. How about I do the gut-spilling first?
I am a story-lover and storyteller, who tells her tales online, from the stage, and, at times, to grocery store checkers who simply asked: “Paper or plastic?”
I am a married divorced, thirteen-years remarried, in-love wife of Troy.
I am a perfect loved mom/stepmom/foster mom of six perfect loved children.
I am a confident often-insecure speaker who loves nothing more than letting a fellow struggler know she’s not alone.
I am a hack determined writer who savors words almost more than her grande, non-fat chai tea latte.
I am a twenty-year runner jogger whose knees crack every time she walks up the stairs.
I am a lover of superficial deep connections and long conversations with one or two truth-telling friends.
I am a chocolate chip cookie baker genius.
I am a meticulous sorry-excuse-for-a housekeeper.
I am self-sufficient grace-dependent.
I am imperfect perfectly redeemed.
I’m so glad you’re here. Now, my friend. It’s your turn.
A storyteller at heart, Michele Cushatt inspires audiences with the warmth of her transparency and presence. Her unique style makes you feel like you just spent an afternoon with a good friend, sparking tears one moment and laughter the next. Having experienced both the best and worst of life, she’s unafraid to disclose her imperfect spaces, so that you know you’re not alone in yours.
As an experienced keynote speaker and emcee, Michele’s speaking experience covers the United States and includes Compassion International, Women of Faith, Focus on the Family, Proverbs 31 She Speaks, Hearts-at-Home, women’s and writer’s conferences, business and church events as well as various radio, video and audio recording projects. In 2014, she joined Michael Hyatt as the cohost on his popular This is Your Life podcast. In addition, she and Michael produced Get Published, a 21-session audio program for aspiring writers, as well as the Platform Video Jumpstart series for the release of his bestseller, Platform. In 2013, Michele joined the Compassion International team as one of their spotlighted speakers and advocates for child sponsorship.
Since 2007, Michele has been on staff with Dynamic Communicators International, co-led by Ken Davis and Michael Hyatt. She fills multiple roles at these events including emcee, presenter and coach. With a solid understanding of what makes for excellent communication, Michele has coached multiple large-platform speakers in how to craft and deliver powerful presentations.
Pulling from her unique life experiences, Michele’s first book, a memoir titled Undone: A Story of Making Peace With An Unexpected Life, will be released by Zondervan Publishers March 9, 2015. Her second book will follow closely behind, with a tentative release date in 2016. When she isn’t working on her books, Michele writes feature articles, blog posts, stories and devotional meditations for numerous publications including MOPS International, Today’s Christian Woman, Fullfill Magazine, Hearts-at-Home, Upper Room, David C. Cook’s Quiet Hour, Standard Publishing’s Devotions, and multiple compilation books including five titles in the Chicken Soup series.
Michele and the love of her life, Troy, live in Colorado with their six children, ages 7 to 22. She enjoys a good novel, a long run, sleeping in the sun, and a kitchen table filled with people.