As both keynote and emcee, Michele is experienced in a wide variety of speaking venues, including arena events, conferences, multi-day retreats, weekend church services, audio and visual recording projects, training events and other special engagements. For available dates, fee information, answers to your questions, or to schedule Michele for your next event, please click the “Check My Availability” button to the right.
A small sample of her speaking topics are listed below.
The Exhale of God’s Presence (Psalm 91)
Not long after our Creator formed the seas and the stars, Genesis 2:7 says He breathed into man “the breath of life.” From the very beginning, our vibrancy depended on the exhale of God. But sometimes life moves at such a pace we forget to inhale. Psalm 91 claims the secret of our security rests in our ability to “dwell.” But what does that mean? How do we learn to daily dwell with an unseen God, to inhale His presence in a way that resurrects a stagnant life? By walking through Psalm 91 and sharing her own powerful story, Michele Cushatt invites seekers to breathe. And live.
Infused: Ancient Paths to a Spiritually-full Life
In the midst of the daily demands of life, it doesn’t take much to end up lonely, weary, and longing for a soul-filling connection with God. Are you running on empty? Does your relationship with God feel like one more unchecked item on your to-do list? Perhaps it’s time for a infusion. By examining the ancient practices of men and women who have gone before, Michele Cushatt will help you:
- Enjoy God’s presence by creating space for Him
- Deepen spiritual intimacy through moments of solitude
- Heighten awareness of the Divine through the practice of gratitude
- Find peace by cultivating an eternal perspective
Dare to Live! Real Courage for Real Life
By the time Michele was 39 years old, she’d been in ministry in multiple churches, had endured a shocking and painful public divorce, trudged through several years as a single mom, discovered the unique challenges of remarriage and stepfamilies, and suffered an unexpected cancer diagnosis. In the middle of the chaos, God revealed the path to courage, even when fear is paralyzing and life seems impossible. This presentation is rich with both authenticity and humor, helping real people find real courage to keep living in impossible scenarios.
Love Notes: Finding a Love that Lasts
In a world that sells love to the cheapest bidder, finding a love that lasts – real love – is almost impossible. Or is it? From the beginning of time we’ve been pursued and wooed by the Author of Love. And His Word to us holds more romance and mystery than we could ever hope for. Join Michele in exploring love notes from our Father, and find a love that will never—never!—end.
Although opportunities for connection abound as never before, the latest statistics show loneliness is on the rise. We crave relationship, and Facebook, Twitter and our iPhone apps aren’t cutting it. Relationships don’t just happen; they require desire, intentionality and good old-fashioned hard work. Relearn eight skills to move deeper in your chief relationships.
A Passion for Intercession
Based on an article written for Today’s Christian Woman, Michele shares the benefits of following through on a well-meaning “I’ll pray for you” and a few easy-to-follow steps to turn good intentions into powerful and life-changing intercession.
For Women, Moms and Families:
Portraits of Motherhood
Being a mother can be the best job in the world. And the most difficult. As kids grow up, the question plaguing most moms is, “Have I done a good job?” She wants to leave an imprint her kids will carry into adulthood, but the process is neither easy or simple. In this session, Michele journeys back into history to reveal three portraits of motherhood. Each woman approached motherhood a bit differently, but each left a legacy of excellence. Whether your a mom, an expectant mother or woman with a heart to influence, you’ll be inspired to make your presence count for as long as you can.
Ruth: Becoming a Woman of Confidence
Regardless of age or background, insecurity is a recurring plague for many women. Whether we’re simply dissatisfied with our appearance or broken by a lifetime of deep wounds, we can live bound by fear, regret, and an inescapable feeling of unworthiness. Through the story of Ruth, God shows us that we can get back to a place of security and confidence, by following in the footsteps of a woman who left it all to find her one true love.
Dreaming of a White Christmas
Perfect for a Christmas brunch or holiday dinner, Michele shares the beautiful intricacies of a single snowflake, designed by a God who loves us more than we can imagine. By savoring the reassurances found in both the snow and our Savior, each women can enjoy greater peace and joy during Christmas.
Mom’s Rules For the Pool: How to Swim Through the Mothering Years Without Drowning
Grab hold of three lifelines for staying afloat–and maybe even thriving!–during the chaos of the parenting years.
Fabulous Moments for a Family on the Fly
Life may be flying by, but you don’t have to miss it. Michele shares her quick and easy-to-implement ways to turn ordinary family moments into fabulous ones.
Good Mom, Lonely Mom
Being a mom can be a lonely job. Early mornings, late nights, interrupted conversations, date nights stolen by one crisis after another, and all this with very few expressions of gratitude. While molding and shaping and loving and keeping, it’s easy for moms to neglect their own need for connection. Find relief for your loneliness and discover a few tips to breathing life back into your heart and (over-18) relationships.
Mosaics: The Art of a Beautifully Blended Family
One-third of American weddings today create blended families. Still, most women in blended families feel utterly alone. At times the challenges seem overwhelming, their dreams of family shattered. But like glass mosaics, beauty is revealed when the pieces are masterfully arranged. With over a decade of personal experience and a heart full of empathy, Michele Cushatt will help you:
- Minimize your loneliness by forging critical relationships
- Enjoy greater satisfaction in your marriage, even when it’s complicated
- Create a new vision for your family by managing expectations
- Strengthen your familial bonds through savvy boundaries and communication
For Writers & Speakers:
Launching Your Speaking Platform
Nothing can launch an author’s career or expand her market like a vibrant and effective speaking platform. But how do you get started when you’re building from scratch? How do you expand beyond small, local and often non-paying events? What’s the key to booking regular events? In this two-part presentation, Michele will teach you the secrets to launching your speaking platform, both on the stage and behind the scenes.
The Powerful Pitch
Whether meeting with an editor, agent or even a potential reader, how you pitch your book or project idea will determine your level of success. In this class you will learn the three essentials to crafting a fabulous pitch, work on a pitch for your current project, and have the opportunity to practice it with immediate and constructive feedback.
The Author Takes the Stage
The most effective book promotion is the author herself! Don’t wait until your book is published or an invitation to speak arrives to learn the secrets of captivating a live audience with an irresistible presence. Unlock the keys to presenting yourself on a stage as well as you do on paper (NOTE: Michele is a Certified Communications coach the SCORRE Conference, Nashville, TN)
The Write Business
Though most writers would prefer to spend their day creating stories and multiplying word count, establishing longevity as a writer also requires savvy business sense. Turn your hobby and passion into a career by identifying your unique message, developing and honing your brand, creating multiple potential products, and broadening your market. This is an interactive class.