Kickstart is an advanced group coaching program for Leverage Alumni designed for those who are on fire to change the world and are serious about  refining their speaking career. Participants will receive essential tools of the trade along with coaching, support, and accountability. >>

>> For years, I wondered what was wrong with me. I would take classes and courses, do training program and seminars. I knew the information was right, and I would leave thinking that I would implement everything I learned because it was such great information.

But it would be weeks, or even months after the conference, and I would realize, that, once again, I hadn’t taken the steps I needed to in order to accomplish what I believed God was calling me to.

After talking with some of my most focused and successful friends, I finally realized – I wasn’t broken. My plan was.

You see, I imagined that everyone else was going home, locking their door, hunkering down in front of their computer, and powering through all the materials from their latest seminar.

And that works for some people.

But for many of us, we perform better, work harder, and more often hit our goals when we are a part of a group.

I am one of those people.

I crave the feedback that a group can give me on my plans, and creative ways to implement them.

I need structure provided by someone who has walked this road before and can help me figure out how to navigate the difficult parts.

I need a group of people who are going through the same process I am, so I feel less crazy when things get hard.

I need an expert to let me know that I’m not wasting my time.

By Completing the Kickstart Your Speaking Career Coaching Program you will >>

    • Craft a brand that communicates uniquely who you are as a speaker and why groups should book you for their event.
    • Curate core speaking topics that event planners will love and audiences will remember.
    • Create key materials including speaker pages and one sheets that lead to being booked by the right groups.
    • Confidently present yourself as a professional with booking systems, contracts, pricing and more to make your process run smoothly.
    • Clarify your audience by establishing an online presence that attracts the audience that fits your message.
    • Confirm your expertise with endorsements and social proof that will convey your ability to handle an audience as the go-to person on your topic.

Program Outline >>

Our first session will be on Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 5pm PST. All sessions will be on Thursdays at 5pm PST.

Week 1 & 2: Creating Your Core Speaking Topics 

Week 3 & 4: Discovering Your Brand

Week 5 & 6: Developing Your Speaking Page & One Sheet

Week 7 & 8: The Business of Speaking

Week 9 & 10: Establishing an Online Presence

Week 11 & 12: Gaining Social Proof

Coaching Testimonials >>

As a leader in my industry, there are times when I need advice and wisdom from someone who isn’t in the middle of what’s going on in my world. I consider Kathi Lipp my ‘go-to coach’ as she never ceases to give me wise counsel and direction. She is clear-headed, straight talking and has the ability to see what I sometimes can’t, and therefore, provides the direction I need. If you are a leader, speaker or author who requires someone to help you stay focused and directed, I HIGHLY recommend you call Kathi. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Shari Braendel

President Fashion Meets Faith and Author of “Help Me Jesus, I have nothing to wear!”

I have admired Kathi as a speaker, writer, and podcaster for a while. Discussing my own speaking and blogging career with my husband, I lamented a feeling of being lost in the sea of cyberspace. If only I knew someone who was ahead of me on this journey. Someone who can say they’d been there, done that, made mistakes, found things that work, and can guide me on a path to success. Enter Kathi.

Being coached by her has been a wonderful hands-on experience. She’s open and honest about her journey and full of resources. One of the greatest things is watching her work her business because she practices what she preaches.

Luna Leverett

Speaker & Podcaster

Feeling overwhelmed, I called Kathi for help when I found myself bogged down in the process of writing my second book. After a phone conversation, she helped me create and organize a plan for moving forward. Over the course of six or eight weeks, Kathi helped me to get unstuck and set reasonable, doable writing goals while helping to keep me accountable for my deadlines. Not only did I get the book done, but my professional relationship with Kathi encouraged me and empowered me to write a book I am very proud of.

Susy Flory

Speaker & Podcaster, New York Times Best Selling Author

About the Program >>

This comprehensive coaching program will begin on January 11, 2018. We’ll meet weekly for 12-weeks and hold one another accountable every step of the way. This coaching program is available to Leverage Alumni only. Leverage has given you the base you need and this coaching program will take what you’ve learned and push you into the action steps you must take to ramp up your speaking career.


We are currently sold out of spots for this coaching program. We are taking sign up for those that are interested in case there are spots that open up. Please add your name to the interest list here.

Payment Options

Pay in 3 payments
  • Payment plans are available. Pricing will be $1299 for payment plans and paid as follows:
  • $433 due at Sign-up
  • $433 due December 4, 2018
  • $433 due January 4, 2019

Meet Your Coaches >>

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.

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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.

Michele Cushatt

As an experiened keynote speaker and emcee, Michele Cushatt’s speaking experience includes Women of Faith, Compassion International, and various retreats, conferences and events held across the country. She has also led radio, video and audio recording projects.

Since 2014, she’s been the co-host of Michael Hyatt’s popular This Is Your Life podcast.


In addition, Michele serves as part of the Dynamic Communicators International leadership team, led by best-selling author and sought-after speaker Ken Davis.

Michele coaches multiple large-platform speakers in how to craft and deliver powerful presentations.
Michele authored Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life with Zondervan Publishers and her second book, I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is.

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: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity.

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.

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

Jill Savage

Jill Savage is an author, speaker, teacher, and coach. The author or co-author of 12 books including the best-selling No More Perfect Moms and her most recent No More Perfect Marriages, Jill is a firm believer in the power of authenticity.

As the Founder of Hearts at Home, an organization that produced professional conferences for moms for 24 years, Jill’s been on both sides of the speaking world so she understands speaking from both the speaker and the meeting planner’s perspectives. Through Hearts at Home, her own online Inspire Speaker Course, and private coaching Jill has had the privilege of helping to launch hundreds of speakers.

Mom to five and Nana to three, Jill is a lover of all things peanut butter. Home is an 110-year-old farmhouse in Normal, Illinois. Learn more at

Angela Bouma

Angela began her work as a corporate marketing professional more than 16 years ago. After running the corporate race, she opened her own at-home marketing business.

For the past six years, Angela has been working side by side with speakers and authors to build their business through branding strategies. Angela is a web and graphic designer and works with clients in platform building. She is also a contributor on the Communicator Academy blog.

Angela lives in Central California where she is raising three kids, two boys and a girl, with her husband Dean of 16 years. She has served as her church’s MOPS coordinator and has a heart for women transitioning from work to at-home mom status.

Shantell Brightman

Shantell Brightman is the founder of Benefit Virtual Assistance, providing speakers, authors, and bloggers with the solutions they need to build and grow their online ministries through social media management, graphic design, and ministry collaboration.

With a diverse professional background and more than 20 years of experience, Shantell brings a unique perspective of the business side of ministry. She’s passionate about helping women steward their gifts, connect with their audiences, and live out the assignments God has called them to.

Shantell and her husband live in Oakdale, California with their three children ages 21, 16, and 2! Together they love music, theater, art, good food, and all-things-technology.

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