San Jose, California| November 12-15, 2017

Founded by Communicator Academy’s Kathi Lipp

Ever felt lost in the conference crowd?

Best-selling author and national speaker Kathi Lipp knows that feeling all too well. While large conferences are jam-packed with information and inspiration, it’s easy to feel lost in the crowd. And that means you miss out on the one-on-one attention you need to realize your potential. That personal attention is exactly why attendees love Leverage: The Speaker Conference.

From one-on-one coaching, to small group work sessions, to keynote workshops on message mapping, communicator style and even marketing, this conference is being labeled as the BEST Speaker conference from our attendees.

Leverage: The Speaker Conference for YOU

Kathi and her team of experts are taking communication coaching from the large conference halls to an intimate gathering perfect for honing your skills.

In a smaller setting, you’ll receive expert know-hows and personalized how-tos in getting the right MESSAGE on the right STAGE to the right AUDIENCE.

Whether you are a beginning speaker or a professional keynoter, you’ll leave knowing exactly how to increase the strength of the message God has given you, the skill in your methods, and the scope of your marketing — all from the context of a mentoring relationship.

BONUS: Each attendee recieves a one-on-one marketing consultation with one of our coaches. 

What Attendees are Saying

“Leverage was so much more than I anticipated. I left Leverage filled, challenged, educated and motivated by my fellow attendees and our leaders. The knowledge shared at Leverage and the humility with which it was shared, made this the best conference I have attended. It was invigorating to be surrounded by creative people, each pursuing their own personal craft, and yet genuinely wanting to see you succeed. I’ve never experienced anything like it before.

~ Bethany Howard, Leverage Conference Attendee

“What I love about Leverage was that they, the team, the mentors (coaches), the caliber of attendees created a safe place to practice, learn, explore, and discuss your person as a speaker & communicator. There a wealth of knowledge of learning and tools and application And I love how Kathi and her team truly want to help and share their knowledge to help you succeed. I highly recommend this conference if you want to grow in a space of love, learn a wealth of knowledge of your craft.”

~ Julie Landreth,  Speaker & Author

“In a word, structure. Technique, deliver, definition. Okay, so I needed more than one simple word. All these things were lavished on us with love, encouragement, and kindness. I build life-long friendships—at least I’m committed like that. If you are thinking about training for your calling as a speaker, this is a small, focused, intense education that will direct and confirm your giftedness.

~ Chris Moss, Blogger, Author & Speaker

“Before the conference, we were asked to fill out a questionnaire, answering a few questions about ourself. The last question that was asked was “What is your greatest fear coming in to Leverage?” My answer was, “I am scared that someone will tell me that I have missed my calling and that I need to choose something else for my life.” I pulled my coach, Cheri, aside and asked her if she would be honest enough to tell me if I should go home and get a real job. Her confirmation of my calling will forever change the spirit in which I face my fear. I feel educated, empowered, and officially given permission to move forward in confidence. Thank you!!”

~ Christina Lang, Author of ExtraOrdinary: When Ordinary People Say “Yes” to an Extraordinary God, Host of I Choose You Podcast, and Speaker

My favorite thing about Leverage is that it was custom tailored to where I am at. A blogger just in the very first stages of speaking. I didn’t have to know it all before I came … And at the same time, I know that those with much more experience than me also left feeling equally equipped.”

~ Rachel Lewis, Blogger, Writer

“If you have a message from God
If you want to be loved
If you want to be encouraged
If you want to learn so many awesome & practical tips and tools
You have to come!

Christ, love, and community will get you to where you are supposed to be. Only Leverage offers this. Kathi, Roger, Mary, Cheri, Michele are so humble & authentic—join them to be levered into your destiny.”

~ Greg Hurley, Leverage Conference Attendee

“Leverage gives you tools you didn’t know you needed. It is a group of supportive men and women who want to see you thrive. If you are at all interested in speaking, you need to be at Leverage.”

~ Breana Lee, Leverage Attendee

“Before Leverage, I was stuck. I wasn’t sure if I had a message anyone would want to hear or even what that message might be. Not only did Leverage help me to identify my message and lay a foundation for my platform, but I walked away with a concrete plan of action to immediately implement in pursuit of my goals. The growth accomplished in these three days has moved me past years of indecision. If you are ready to propel yourself and your career immediately forward, Leverage is for you.”

~ Tonya Kubo, Leverage Conference Attendee

Leverage your learning

We will focus on four components which — when practiced — will propel you into becoming a compelling speaker:

• Message. Kathi has developed “Message Mapping”: a clear way to create your talks that will take your listeners on a journey with you and help them grow in their faith. You will leave this conference with a clear and concise way to develop a powerful message — and then use that message in every area of your communication: speaking, blogging, article and book writing, and more.

• Method. This is all about the delivery — what are the things that will turn an ordinary speaker into an extraordinary speaker? In this portion of our teaching, we will help you to deliver your message with clarity, authenticity, and power to change people’s lives. Plus, you will uncover your unique speaking style which will help you become even more of the speaker you are designed to be.

• Marketing. We will get into the nitty gritty of developing your platform. Learn the foundations of marketing your speaking ministry, and how to execute each and every step.

• Mentoring. We want you to apply all that you’re learning, while you’re learning it. So in our mentoring time, you will be working with our mentoring team, getting hands-on advice on how to move forward in your speaking career.

Leverage your speaking

In the agenda below, you’ll see that our trainings are laser-beam focused on helping you master each component, using three methods:

Perfect your craft: Our keynote mentors will give you all the information you need to bring clarity and confidence to your speaking.

Practice your craft: We’ll do breakout sessions with a small group, paired with a mentor, to help you collaborate and compound your learning.

Perform your craft: Nothing will promote more growth than the opportunity to perform in front of your peers and mentors, and receive their constructive feedback. This personal attention sets Leverage apart from any other conference you’ll attend.


Registration is $999

includes lodging, meals and all instruction


Please make sure to choose the right option for you.  Please note that if you are staying on site for accommodations (which we encourage!) you will be roomed with up to 5 other participants. Please let us know if there are specific people you’d like to be roomed with. If you have an assistant or spouse that is a non-speaker but would like to attend, please contact us for rates.

For 25% off use coupon code: UCYC2017. Coupon expires 2/15/17 midnight PT.


Option 2
  • Room and board on site
  • All 9 meals
  • Access to all instructor lead training
  • Access to all work groups
  • Access to coaching

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