"The safest place to do
the SCARIEST thing."

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.

“The safest place to do the Scariest thing.”

Leverage is the speaker conference that you need.

At Leverage we understand your passion to get your God-given message out to your audience. Honing our delivery is crucial to our calling. Knowing how to communicate effectively allows us to leverage our knowledge into more significant ministry and career opportunities.

Attendees of Leverage are empowered you to do exactly what they were created to do – share their message. Whatever your topic, it is inspired – God-breathed – and we want to help you put words and shape to the breath.

Our small group and one-on-one sessions are safe spaces to share your brand, your work, and portions of your keynotes. We pair you with experts in the field so you can learn quickly, safely, and with little fear. Leverage is the “safest place to do the scariest thing.”


Leverage costs less than half the price of other conferences and

  • Takes your passion and turns it into your profession.
  • Gives you the tools and skills to book your next speaking event
  • Teaches you how to get referrals and generate leads
  • Partners you with industry experts in small settings

So, register today to get unstuck and take your speaking career to the next level. Limited space is available. What’s stopping you?

What Attendees are Saying

Bethany Howard, Speaker, Creative Writer & Two Time Leverage Attendee

“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.

Chris Moss, Speaker and Generational Bridge Maker

“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.

Rachel Lewis, Speaker, Viral Blog Writer and Two-Time Leverage Attendee

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.”

Greg Hurley, Speaker & Blogger

“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.”

Leverage your speaking

In the agenda here, 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.

Leverage your learning

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


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.


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.


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.


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 coaches, getting hands-on advice on how to move forward in your speaking career.

Join speakers from around the country to work on your craft and be a part of the Leverage Community.

Please note you will need to find lodging for the retreat. Check out the Leverage Schedule page for more info about discounted rooms, meals and our schedule.

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