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I am a published author, internationally sought after speaker, emotional wellness coach, and host of Catching Your Breath: The Podcast.
My passion is speaking to groups about the intersection of faith and mental illness. Because I was a pastor when I nearly died by suicide, I know how lonely a life of fear and shame can be. Countless Christians are hiding in the pews today, afraid to show anyone their scars and pain.
As a speaker, my goal is to encourage, empower, and educate people. I help people step away from a God of Fear and embrace a God of Love.
Steve Austin was a guest on my podcast Coming out of the Fire and he was literally "on fire." He was prepared, had a great sense of humor and provided immediate content and take away's for my audience. Steve is confident, capable and very engaging. He is quite literally a host's dream. You can't go wrong having him on your show, on your stage or on your online platform.
Response from Steve Austin: Grace is Messy:
Your show was a blast! It was a real honor and I look forward to working together more as time goes on. Thank you so much!
We recently had Steve on The VLNRABLE Podcast where he shared his story with our audience. He shared his story with such an honest yet articulate delivery. He has a way of captivating and connecting with listeners while taking them on a journey through story, humor and emotion.
I would recommend Steve Austin for any speaking opportunities. If you're looking for someone to share with honesty, truth and messy grace... he's your guy!
Response from Steve Austin: Grace is Messy:
Angie! Thank you so much! I LOVED my time on VLNRABLE! You have a powerful show and it was an honor to share my story!
Price Range: $500-$3,000
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: American Sign Language, English
What to Expect
You can expect a clear, simple presentation from a guy who is passionate about connecting with people in a conversational tone.
I don't come with flashing lights and booming sound systems because I believe that today, more than ever, people are sick of smoke and mirrors. I bring a clear and concise message, customized to your group, including various experiences and lessons that have changed my life.
You can expect a guy who is respectfully raw, whether talking about faith, mental health, recovery from abuse, or any other myriad of issues.
You can expect honesty, passion, and someone who will look you in the eyes while piercing your heart with dynamic truth.
Steve Austin is a writer, coach, podcaster, and former pastor whose work has been featured in USA Today, Huffington Post, The Mighty, and other outlets.
Austin nearly died by suicide after secretly suffering from depression, anxiety, and PTSD, and he has become a leading voice at the intersection of faith and mental health.
Austin resides in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife and two kids, and he loves all things peanut butter and chocolate.
“Steve came to our church to present a forum on self-care and the basics of suicide prevention. It was one of the best events I’ve been privileged to host in more than 20 years of local church ministry. Drawing from his personal experience, Steve takes his audience on a journey from despair to hope, from chaos to calm. Full of wit and wisdom, his 90-minute presentation left everyone wanting more. We look forward to having Steve back again in the near future.”
— Jason Elam, Pastor, The Hope Center
FEATURED SPEAKING TOPICS:
1) HOW TO CATCH YOUR BREATH
Despair is a literal killer. Steve’s signature talk will help you see that you don’t have to have a mental health diagnosis to feel completely overwhelmed by life. The good news? You don’t have to live like this forever. This talk includes practical, actionable steps for self-care and suicide prevention.
2) SELF CARE FOR THE WOUNDED SOUL
This seminar will spark a discussion about the necessity of spiritual self-care in everyday life. Attendees will gain real-life definitions of self-care, plus ways to begin to build a daily habit.
3) FROM PASTOR TO A PSYCH WARD
Steve Austin lives at the intersection of faith and mental health. In this hope-filled talk, Steve invites listeners to take off their masks and join him in owning their story.
“...one of the most mobilized, energized, walking witnesses of New Life I have ever known...”
— Rev. Ed Bacon, Author of 8 Habits of Love
AS SEEN IN:
Good Men Project
People of the Second Chance
Additional Booking Notes
I love visuals, so if you're able to accommodate my use of ProPresenter, that is awesome!
But here's the key: I'm here to serve YOU. I'm not a diva. I don't need a green room with only yellow M&M's. You provide a location and people hungry to learn/heal and I'll do the rest.
Past Booked Events
|December 06, 2019–December 15, 2019 • 5:00am - 10:00pm||Burbank, Sacramento, & Phoenix Tour|
|October 20, 2019 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Steve Speaks at Unity|
|September 24, 2019–September 30, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:00pm||The Geography of Grace (Writer's Workshop)|
Influences & Inspiration
Podium (or simple music stand)