My Speaking Page

Finding the right speaker for your event isn’t always easy. My wish for you is that you don’t have to look any further.

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It’s true that much of the success of an event comes down to the quality of the speaker. I don’t take that lightly, and I’m sure you don’t either.

I hope this speaking page gives you the information you need to make the best decision for your next event.

Thanks for visiting and considering me. I look forward to talking with you again soon.

If you want to check my availability for your event, or if you have some questions before proceeding further, please click here:

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What You Can Expect

Here’s what you can expect from me:

  1. I will promptly and professionally reply to all of your phone calls and email messages.
  2. Clear and precise understanding of how I can best serve you and your audience.
  3. An announcement about your event on my blog and social media channels, assuming the event is open to the public and you want additional visibility.
  4. Follow-up communication after the event to make sure I have met your expectations. ( I also want to know how you think I can improve.)

A Little Bit About Me

In 2008, I weighed 330 lbs. and was short on hope with no direction of where my life was headed. But after hitting rock bottom, I turned my life around, lost 145 lbs., and committed myselsf to helping others find and pursue their passions and God-given dreams.

I am a passionate, versatile, and thought-provoking communicator whose authenticity connects me with audiences in a way few people can.

I empower others to push forward toward their God-given dreams.

I am the founder of Esther’s House of Redemption, a discipleship program offering hope to women struggling with addiction, depression, the aftermath of physical and sexual abuse, and more.

My audiences range in size and demographics from young to old, adolescents to parents, and corporate professionals.

My first book, Dear Dad, was published in 2013. My blog was recently named one of the top 100 Christian Women Blogs. I’ve been featured as a guest writer for various authors and speakers, including Mary DeMuth, Jeff Goins, and Prodigal Magazine.

I live in rural Missouri with Caleb, my 15-year old cousin with the most handsome blue eyes you’ll ever see. I’m a fan of sushi, Dolly Parton, flip-flops, and coffee shops.

My Video Clips

I speak for conferences, non-profits, retreats, youth groups, and corporations. Here are a few of my video clips.

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My Most Requested Topics

I speak on topics related to life application, health and weight loss, faith lived out, and goal setting. I will customize my presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs. My goal is to facilitate the outcome you want to create.

My most requested topics include the following. Keep in mind that I can present these as a keynote or a workshop.

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Simple Obedience: We all have a desire to be obedient, but sometimes fear motivates us to walk away from God rather than following His call on our lives. In this presentation, I share three questions we can ask ourselves to help us take the next right step in our walk with God.

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Step Away from that Diet: Food is all around us. We eat to celebrate. We eat to handle stress. Food doesn’t have to control us. In this presentation, I share the ten steps I used to lose 145 pounds without dieting or surgery.

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Prayer Changes Things: We often feel insecure in our prayers, thinking we don’t say the right words, we don’t pray long enough, or we’re not spiritual enough. In this presentation, I share the transformation God made in my prayer life through the life-threatening illness of a child, and how the power of an obedient prayer life works.

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What Others Are Saying

Here is what a few other event sponsors said after I spoke for them. These are just quick excerpts. The full text is in the column on the right-hand side of this page.

“She’ll move you to tears and provide a few laughs along the way.”Dr. Gary Smalley, author and speaker

When you hear her story, you will be inspired and convicted. You will cry and laugh.” – Ted Cunningham, pastor, author, and speaker

Her story will astound you and lead your audience to the foot of the cross.” – Lyn Smith, speaker and author

“Her speaking challenges her audience to be real.” – Janelle Lapaglia, editor for Bethel Star Ministries. 

My Previous Engagements

I have spoken at hundreds of events. You can find a list of the most recent ones here.

The Next Step

Thanks again for considering me for your event. You can take the next step by checking my availability. Just click on the button below and I’ll get back to you promptly.

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