Have you been searching for a vibrant speaker with a life-changing message that not only impacts your audience, but also motivates them to be more engaged and make the most of every opportunity? Elizabeth’s lessons as a wildfire survivor and her stories of gems, ashes, and renewal bring hope and intentional living to the stage for your audience.
Elizabeth teaches kids, survivors, parents, writers, and women’s groups. Her dynamic message is accented with humor, beauty, and uplifting stories of resilience to create a living word-picture for anyone wanting to not just survive in life, but find the path to a better way to live.
Stories and Life Lessons from the Ashes
When you lose everything in the blink of an eye, it changes your outlook on how to live life full of intentionality and meaning. Elizabeth shares the repeated life lesson of how losing things and surviving trials doesn’t have to define who you are or limit your vision in life.
The One Question
If one single question would completely transform your life, wouldn’t you want to know what it was? Elizabeth developed one as her “north star” during years of tumult from the wildfires and other emergencies.
Boost A New Beginning
Don’t you wish you had wisdom for someone experiencing death, divorce, or other tricky losses? Elizabeth has learned to face into dark times and not let them close in. Plus, the series benefits wildfire victims and worthy charities.
Becoming a Resilient Mother
Elizabeth arrived at MOPS in one of her few sets of clothes. She sat there numb and overcome as gifts were set before her. It seemed like yesterday that she spoke at the annual tea, and celebrated her infant son surviving a life-threatening medical trial. She dried a tear as it trickled down her cheek, wishing she could wipe away the fact she’d just lost her home in a horrific wildfire a couple weeks earlier. Instead of leading as she had for five years, now MOPS would become her family during this critical time.
As weeks flew by, people asked how her family remained close and seemed joyful. The reality of “beauty from ashes” truly happened. In this session, Elizabeth shares tips for gaining a sense of purpose beyond circumstances and tapping into greater meaning in life that helps moms persevere through trials
Raising Resilient Kids and the Power of Story
As she entered the local grocery, police surrounded a man and woman next to Elizabeth and her young son. Her son was responsive to her shouting “Get DOWN!” and listened well to her direction as three groups of professional thieves were caught in their midst. When asked why he remained so calm, her son said it was like the book they were listening to on audio – and he wanted to protect her and keep her safe.
The power of story has really helped Elizabeth teach her children to face challenges like bullying, anguish over moving a lot and repeatedly losing their “stuff” to thieves and a wildfire. What if the stories you listen to and the atmosphere you create at home could help save your life at a critical moment – and shape character into your loved ones?
Follow the dragonfly – Living the writer’s life of change with expectancy
How do you follow your dreams when unwanted twists and turns come along? Elizabeth shares her stories as a wildfire survivor and resilience expert to help authors catch a fresh breath of faith for the journey. When her doorbell rang, and her neighbors said she had five minutes to pack or risk flames across the street, Elizabeth was forced to live life totally open-handed, and ready for adventures outside her comfort zone in that place of dependence on the Lord for the next word, the next provision, and her next home-base. Learn how to place your writing journey and life’s objectives. In that place, miracles can happen and hope can arise from the ashes.
How to weave a special expertise or life experience into your writing and platform
Whether you’re an accountant, scientist, or policeman, if you have a special skill with depth of knowledge, or perhaps a unique life experience that lends authenticity to your characters, it can set you apart with your writing. Everyone loves an authentic character but may not love your specialty as much as you do. There’s an art to weaving it into the story and not having it take over the theme.
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