Bringing People Together
For more than 15 years, Michele Cushatt has spoken internationally to a wide variety of audiences, inspiring and challenging both corporate and faith-based organizations with her story of suffering, faith, and resilience. Known for her unique blend of storytelling, teaching, authenticity, and humor, Michele wastes no time connecting with each person in the room, both on and off the stage. As a result, individuals experience practical insights, fresh energy, and renewed hope for today and tomorrow.
Lead Pastor, Maryland Community Church
“Michele has the rare and compelling ability to pull back the curtain of her life and let us in on the mess. In doing so, she allows us to see that she is like us – full of joy and defeat, faith and doubt, beauty and pain. Once connected with her audience, she takes us on a journey toward the Father and reminds us that only in his presence will we find all that our soul is looking for.
Book Michele. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with hosting Michele, it’s your fault. Fire yourself. As an event speaker and Pastor I have been on both sides of booking. I know having the right person for your event can make or break. Michele exceeds expectations at every turn. Book her now. You won’t be sorry.”
What You Can Expect
As we plan and execute your event, here is what you can expect from me and my team:
- Humility, kindness, and a commitment to serve you and your community to the best of our ability.
- Prompt, courteous, and professional replies to phone calls and email messages.
- An initial phone consultation with a member of our team prior to your event.
- An announcement about your event on Michele’s website and/or social media channels (per your permission).
- A professionally prepared and delivered presentation designed to meet your objectives and the unique needs of your people.
- Full engagement with event planners and attendees during the course of the event.
- A brief, post-event communication for evaluation purposes.
What People are Saying
“Michele Cushatt shared her powerful story with our corporate team employees at our most recent Summit event held in Atlanta. Our team just loved her! She is a gifted speaker and our team was completely inspired and moved by her story. Many of our employees have individually thanked me for bringing in Michele to speak. If you’re looking for a guest speaker who will genuinely and meaningfully impact your audience … book Michele immediately!”
—Bryan Miles, Founder & Owner, BELAY
“Michele Cushatt is amazing! Michele inspires a crowd like no one else. Her heart and passion inspire and engage her audience in a special way. Michele has helped us raise hundreds of thousands of dollars as our Gala Emcee. Even more importantly, she acts as the speech coach for our teen moms each year, and she is truly gifted at helping our girls to shape and share their stories. She is gentle, encouraging, and so full of grace as our girls share some of their most difficult childhood experiences with her. Michele helps our girls tell their stories in a way that is so powerful for our audience, and also truly healing for our girls. Michele is a blessing to Hope House in every way!
– Lisa Steven, Executive Director,
Hope House of Colorado
“A creative, insightful and masterful communicator, Michele Cushatt is a rare breed. I have worked side by side with Michele as a Certified Communications Coach with Ken Davis’ SCOORE conference as well as a consultant on several significant projects with Compassion International. Both projects were mission critical, and Michele’s attention to detail and her ability to think strategically and critically were an invaluable gift to my team.
Whether in her role as a consultant, speaker, trainer or content writer, Michele adds incredible value to any organization. Without reservation, I wholeheartedly endorse Michele Cushatt to any organization committed to working with one of the best in the speaker/consultant industry.”
– Stacey Foster, Senior Director of Church Engagement, Compassion International
As an experienced communicator, Michele Cushatt speaks internationally to a wide variety of audiences and has published three previous books, including Undone and I Am. A three-time head and neck cancer survivor and parent of “children from hard places,” Michele is a (reluctant) expert on trauma, pain, and the deep human need for authentic connection and enduring faith. She and her husband, Troy, share a blended family of six children, including biological children, stepchildren, and foster-adopt children. They live on eight acres outside of Denver, Colorado.
Michele has worked with and spoken for the following
events, people, and organizations
Colorado Christian University Ivy Women
“I arrived at the fundraising breakfast feeling drained and discouraged by the desperate struggles Covid-19 has created for the teen moms our ministry serves. I left with a heart inspired to remind our girls of the absolute certainty of God’s presence in the midst of struggle. Michele Cushatt shares her own story with deep courage, deftly drawing parallels to the struggles faced by very real people in the Bible and inspiring us to collect evidence of God’s presence just as they did – very real reminders, like stones stacked upon one another, that God is always with us.”
—Lisa Steven; participant Founder & Executive Director, Hope House Colorado
“Michele’s talk was amazing, and her story is so inspirational. She really connected with everyone in the room during her talk. I found her story deeply relatable; I have also been through medical issues, and I am a fellow adoptive mom. Adoption is a blessing, but it is beautifully broken. I’ve faced many challenges on that journey that few people can really empathize with, but Michele gets it. Michele took the time to talk with me (and many others) personally at the end during the book signing, and I am so thankful for her encouraging words! Many people offer platitudes or empty promises that “it will get better” when you face challenges in life, but Michele offered empathy, compassion, encouragement, and wisdom. I feel so blessed to have been able to meet her and hear her speak.”
—Kristen Andrews; participant
“Michele’s testimony is so powerful. It’s beautiful to see the power of healing and GOD’s constant pursuit for our hearts through trials. As a 4-year breast cancer survivor, so much of what Michele shared I related to. The day of diagnosis, surgery, chemo, treatments, exhaustion and now, the fear of recurrence that the enemy constantly tries to distract me with is so real. Her selfless heart and example of Christ’s love in her own family is a living and breathing example of HIS love for us. I loved how she told the story of Joshua and “our rocks.” I’ve never heard that perspective and it really brought God’s word alive to me in a different way. Thank you for sharpening me and reminding me that HE is all we need. HE is in control. May God continue to use you in great ways to reach many.”
—Stacey Dozer. Development Officer Marketing & Communications | Dare 2 Share Ministries
MomNation, Mission Hills Church
Our morning with Michele was so powerfully moving and inspiring! I believe every single woman in this room could resonate with something Michele shared. Not only is Michele a walking and “TALKING” testimony of God’s good grace, but she provides an authentic and motivating way of sharing her life story with others. I thought she was engaging in a sensitive kind of way, and I loved the opportunity she gave the group to think about their own life journey and how God’s provision has changed and shaped them. The reflection was amazing! I would love the opportunity to hear her again in the future. I honestly was still feeling the high from her speech the next morning, I felt like I could conquer the world after listening to her. I pray God continues to use her and her work to bless others. “No matter the scars, still the truth is, The Cross has made you flawless!” (MercyMe)
—Jessica Hennig- MomNation Administrative Assistant
Olympic Penninsula Women’s Fellowship
Michele was just the speaker we needed for our Inspirational Weekend. Having read two of her books, I was confident of her solid testimony and ability to offer hope to others. Meeting her in person convinced me of her ability to connect on a very personal level, expressing an interest in my needs. I appreciated her honesty about suffering coupled with Scriptures that affirm our only hope is in Christ, especially in our times of weakness. She shared theological truths in a meaningful way for believers and unbelievers alike. God used her to provide encouragement and strength to our women, and I would highly recommend her as a speaker for your event.
—Nancy Vance, Event Director
Immanuel Bible Foundation
“I cannot thank Michele enough for the wonderful morning we had at our event. We had over 500 people in attendance. Many of whom came out specifically to hear Michele speak. All of the remarks after the event were very favorable and we all enjoyed her presentation tremendously.”
—Annette Klinzing, Executive Director