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Hey, friends, when Speak Up Ministries began over thirty years ago, I had no idea that thousands of participants would register for the Speak Up Conference and that our team would launch Speak Up Growth Groups as a  MasterMind and Intensive Coaching program.

No matter where you are in your speaking, writing, or ministry journey, you may long for some concentrated personalized coaching to hone your skill as a writer, speaker, or leader. I feel more called to equipping the next generation of Christian communicators than anything.

A coaching relationship consists of helping you move from where you are to where you want to be.

I want to help you move forward with the ministry God has called you to do.


For the first time ever, I am offering one-on-one coaching.  Your coaching will be customized to meet your needs, but could be targeted in any of these areas and more:


  • Fine-tuning Your Personal Testimony in Written and/or Spoken Form


  • Personal Speech Critiquing of a Single Message or a Series of Topical Messages or Bible Teaching Sessions


  • Developing and Polishing Your Book Proposal (non-fiction, devotionals, Bible studies)


  • Evaluating Your Book Idea and Formulating Action Steps


  • Deciding on and Implementing Next Steps in Speaking, Writing, or Leadership Ministries




  • Coaching is done by ZOOM or phone (your choice)
  • Hours available:  8:00 am to 8:00 pm ET
  • Days available:  Mon-Tues-Wed

Each Session Includes:

  • Pre-coaching consultation via email
  • Up to one hour of advance viewing of speaking video, or reading, editing, evaluation of materials and/or email exchange (prior to coaching)
  • 30 minute or one-hour one-on-one coaching session by ZOOM or phone


  • One  60-minute session: $249
  • JUMPSTART: 4- 30-minute sessions: $400
  • BOOST: 8- 60-minute sessions, $1500
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Jumpstart your Speaking or Writing Ministry


Pre-coaching consultation via email
Four 30-minute sessions of coaching, two weeks apart
For each session: 30 minutes advance reading, editing, and/or evaluation of your materials or your writing projects.  For speakers, watching and evaluating a video of your presentation (prior to coaching).
Total cost $400
Great for beginning a speaking or writing project and for accountability


"Carol Kent's training in writing and speaking propels forward movement for intentional professionals!  Both practical and inspirational, her coaching is the secret sauce for mapping your spoken and written words.  Whether you need fresh ideas or gentle reminders, Carol's expertise will lead you to the next level as a speaker and/or as a writer."

Rachel Wojo, Speaker and Author of One More Step

“Carol Kent taught me how to share my personal story—in a way that changes the lives of others.  She taught me how to say what I needed to say, delete what needed to go, and finally, how to share with purpose and passion. She is one of my heroes and has literally changed the impact of my ministry with her words, written and spoken.”

Pat Layton, Author of Surrendering the Secret and Life Unstuck

“Any who have ever heard Carol Kent deliver a talk know that there’s no one better to teach public speaking.  She understands and has mastered each skill, basic or advanced, that you need to make your presentations the kind people can’t tear themselves away from, just as her own talks are. "

David Lambert, Award-winning Author


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