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, fifteen-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. A three-time cancer survivor who experienced extreme suffering, she’s unafraid to disclose her struggles and questions, so you know you’re not alone in yours.
As an experienced keynote speaker and emcee, Michele has spoken internationally in diverse venues LifeToday TV, Compassion International, Women of Faith, Focus on the Family, Proverbs 31, Dynamic Communicators International, women’s and writer’s conferences, corporate and ministry events as well as numerous podcast, radio, video and audio recording projects. From 2014 through 2016, she joined Michael Hyatt as the weekly cohost of his popular This is Your Life podcast. 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.
Since 2007, Michele has worked closely with Ken Davis and the SCORRE Conference, filling multiple roles including emcee, presenter and coach. With a solid understanding of what makes for excellent communication, Michele coaches multiple large-platform speakers in how to craft and deliver powerful presentations. In addition, she leads an intensive, application-based Inspired Life Mastermind of 12 women, all of whom are learning how to live out their life mission—in business, relationship and personal growth.
Pulling from her unique life experiences, Michele’s first book, a memoir titled Undone: A Story of Making Peace With An Unexpected Life, released with Zondervan Publishers in 2015. Her second book, I Am: A 60-Day Journey To Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is, released January 2017. When she isn’t researching and writing her books, Michele pens feature articles, blog posts, stories and devotional meditations for numerous publications including Focus on the Family, MOPS International, Today’s Christian Woman, InCourage, Fullfill Magazine, Hearts-at-Home, Upper Room, David C. Cook’s Quiet Hour, Standard Publishing’s Devotions, as well as multiple other posts, articles, essays devotionals, and compilations.
Michele and her husband, Troy, live in Colorado with their six children, ages 10 to 25. She enjoys a good novel, a long walk, and a kitchen table filled with people.
And donuts. Lots of donuts.