Founded by Communicator Academy’s Kathi Lipp

Meet Your Trainers & Mentors for Leverage

Kathi Lipp

Leverage founder and keynote, Kathi Lipp, is a national speaker and author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, and The Husband Project.

She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and has been named Focus on the Family radio’s “Best of Broadcast.”

She is the host of the popular podcast “Clutter Free Academy with Kathi Lipp.”

Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’ s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences.

Kathi, along with the rest of the Leverage team below, will teach you how to build your brand from the ground up, without the waiting for a sponsorship from a larger ministry. You’ll learn how to craft your message, and market yourself to be the professional speaker you have always wanted to be!

Rachelle Gardner

Rachelle Gardner represents fiction and nonfiction as an agent with Books & Such Literary Management. She’s sold books to all the major publishers and maintains solid working relationships with dozens of editors.

Having started her career in television, Rachelle left Fox after five years and joined the publishing world in 1995. As an agent, she benefits from her publishing-house experience in sales, international rights, acquisitions and editorial. She’s passionate about helping her authors build their platforms and create the writing careers they want.

In 2007 Rachelle established the popular publishing blog

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory is a teacher, speaker, author, and Certified Personality Trainer. She speaks and writes from the conviction that “how-to” works best in partnership with “heart, too.”

Cheri has contributed to or coauthored a dozen books, including The Cure for the “Perfect” Life: 12 Ways to Stop Trying Harder and Start Living Braver and the upcoming Overwhelmed: Why You Feel It and What You Can Actually Do About It.

Cheri has a BA in English, an MA in Leadership, and is pursuing her PhD in Leadership. She is researching the organic growth and practice of “bestowed leadership” — the kind of influence that naturally develops as Christian women write and speak with authenticity and vulnerability.

Roger Lipp

Roger is a productivity and quality engineer for a Fortune 50 company.

Roger helps teams reach their full productivity potential by teaching them practical and simple steps to reach their goals. Roger and his wife, author Kathi Lipp, teach communicators how to share their message through social media and email marketing.

He and Kathi coauthored Happy Habits for Every Couple with Harvest House Publishers.

Mary Snyder

Mary Snyder is an author, speaker and Speaker Relationship Regional Director for Compassion International. She is the author of God, Grace & Girlfriends: Adventures in Faith & Friendship and the author of the bible study, Authentic Girlfriends: Real Women finding Real Faith. Mary began her writing career as a freelance writer in the early dot com days writing on a wide array of topics from parenting and marriage to gel pens and ceiling fans.

Along with Mary’s writing career, she is a professional speaker who has spoken to groups from very small (less than ten) to thousands and on topics that range from Grasping Grace to Finding Faith in the Tanning Tube. Mary has served as a speaker coach for Proverbs 31 She Speaks Conference and also was on the board of directors for Proverbs 31.

Mary has stepped away from much of her speaking to pursue her career as a Speaker Relational Regional Director with Compassion International. She works directly with speakers who bring Compassion with them to their events. She loves helping her speakers wrap their story of Compassion around the message they are delivering.

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