I understand the challenge of finding just the right speaker. In my role as Director at the Northwest Ministry Network and as the President of the GIVE GOOD Awards Foundation, I am responsible for events that range from small corporate training sessions to large, multi-day conferences, in both casual and formal environments.
When I began to plan events, I quickly realized that its success came down to the speakers ability to connect with the audience. If they made a connection with the person’s season of life, business struggles or identified the attendees felt needs, we had a great event. If they didn’t, well … we received a lot of “constructive criticism”.
Like you, I found myself spending hours researching speakers, to make sure we had just the right fit. My hope is that this page will make it easy for you to get the information you need to make the best decision possible.
Thanks for stopping by. Thanks also for considering me. I am honored.
An Overview of this Page
This page provides an overview of what I have to offer, along with what you can expect. You can click on the links below to take you directly to the relevant sections.
What You Can Expect
- Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.
- A personal phone consultation prior to your event, so we can better understand how I can best serve you and your audience. One of the things I love the most about speaking is getting to know your audience. If you desire, (and my schedule allows), I would be happy to join one of your event planning meetings to assure my message is in sync with your expectations. This is important to me.
- An announcement about your event on my blog and social media channels. (This assumes that your event is open to the public and you want additional visibility for it.)
- A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience.
- A follow-up communication after the event, to make sure I met your expectations. (I also want to know how you think I can improve.)
A Little Bit About Me
Anytime I write or speak, my goal is to help people find meaning and purpose in life and leadership. I believe that your life has unlimited potential not only for living the life you desire, but for having great impact on the world around you! When you read a blog, close one of my books or leave a conference I have spoke at, my hope is that you feel empowered and energized to take the small steps you have learned that will lead to BIG CHANGE! Unlimited possibilities await you. Go for it!
Angela’s 10 years of international speaking experience covers leadership and women’s conferences, non-profit events, and on-line leadership training. Angela is the Director of the women’s department at the Northwest Ministry Network where she has the honor to lead a team who is responsible for the development and empowerment of female leaders in over 330 churches. Angela is an ordained minister and a certified coach with Gallup Strengthsfinder, SLTA 360, and AGC. A life-long learner, Angela has a Ministry Leadership degree from Northwest University and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga. Angela is also the founder of the GIVE GOOD Awards Foundation, an organization that recognizes inspirational people and promotes volunteerism.
Devoted to helping others reach their fullest potential in life and leadership, Angela has authored three books, The Story of Leah: When life is not what you expected it to be , Pivot Leadership: Small Steps – Big Change and Pivot Leadership: Training Companion. You can read her weekly blog encouragements and leadership tips on angelalcraig.com and on hervoiceblog.us, a blog specifically designed for women in leadership.
CLICK HERE to listen to one of Angela’s recent conference messages in Surabaya, Indonesia.
WATCH Angela’s message on grace at the Upper Room Assembly in Houston, TX
My Most Requested Topics
I speak on topics related to purpose and identity, leadership, team building, and work-life balance. I believe that people change through learning, dialogue, and action. Every organization and church is unique and I rise to the challenge to develop a speech or curriculum in which every person feels they are a valued participant. My goal as a speaker is to know so much about your church or organization, I am able to customize my presentation to meet your group’s specific needs with the outcome you want to create.
My most requested topics include the following. These can be presented in both workshop or conference style.
Women in Ministry
There is nothing that excites me more than to see people realize their God-given destiny. Every person is born with a spark that burns deep in their soul just waiting to be ignited. HER VOICE is designed to develop and empower all women of the church through professional advocacy, mentorships, conferences and resources.
Pivot Your Thinking…Change Your Life
As leaders we all want to know the secret behind a life of influence and legacy. If there was a copy and paste button on human leadership characteristics we would have already used it. If there were 10 steps to becoming a leader of influence and legacy we would be sure to follow them. But there isn’t a copy and paste button and there is not a 10 step program to becoming a leader of influence and legacy. Leading with influence requires a leader to have the courage to make changes that have extraordinary impact. True leaders of influence and legacy learn how to pivot their thinking and change their lives!
Did you know that people who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged on the job? Teams that focus on their strengths are 12.5% more productive (Gallup, 2014).
Using Gallup’s strengths solutions in a team or one-on-one coaching environment, individuals learn the values of their personal strengths and become more engaged, more productive, and happier team members.
The Art of Inaccessibility
You were made for greatness! But balancing the demands of leading in the ever changing fast-paced global marketplace can deplete the most seasoned leader of vision and the will to move forward. Learning the art of inaccessibility will transform the way you live and the way you lead.
Everyone has a story to tell. Story Teller is designed to show how your story can change the world. Would you believe that your own story was meant to be shared with the world – a story penned with purpose, adversity, adventure, and hope. Your story is more than a timeline, it is a mirror for others to recognize they are not alone, a place to break the silence of tough issues, and a way to encourage people to take action on their dreams and calling.
Have you heard of the Gap Theory? The “gap” is the space between where you are now and where you want to be. Often, people find themselves stuck – professionally, emotionally, physically, or relationally. UnStuck breaks apart the things that are holding you back in your calendar, thinking, or circumstances and jump starts you in the goal of achieving your dreams.
Speaking: Testimonies for speaking
John Taylor ~ICA
Korie Taylor ~ ICA
Gail Johnsen – Faith Assembly
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