Book Michelle to Speak
Not long after I answered God’s call to write, I realized He was calling me to speak too. I was teaching in the children’s ministry at my church when my desire to teach adults arose. I shared this with the minister I was writing for at the time, and he invited me to take an intensive speaker’s training course for teachers in his ministry. The first time I taught an adult Bible study class, I knew my destiny also involved speaking.
Today, I speak to diverse audiences, ranging from students and leaders to women and writers. I adapt all of my messages to meet the needs of each particular audience. I have reached thousands through classes, conferences, meetings, women’s retreats, and worship services. Audiences appreciate my authentic and heartfelt messages, which illustrate how it is possible to use our gifts and fulfill our purpose in spite challenges such as abuse, heartache, illness, and loss.
Michelle Marie Hernandez is a writer, speaker, artist and the founder of Abiding Communications. She endeavors to nourish, heal, and inspire people so they too can fulfill their calling. She accomplishes this using her creative gifts and wisdom from her own journey.
Michelle has more than 20 years of professional communications experience and extensive training in ministry. She earned bachelor’s degrees in arts and business administration, both with honors, from The University of Texas at Austin in 2000. She graduated as valedictorian from Taylor High School in 1996.
Like her Creator, Michelle enjoys creating a variety of beautiful works. She writes articles, Bible studies, books, devotionals, and development communications. She serves businesses, churches, hospitals, individuals, and other non-profit organizations.
Michelle lives in the greater Houston area and retreats to the Texas countryside. She enjoys creating art, cooking, gardening, reading, spending time with her family and friends, and walking outdoors. She is dedicated to fulfilling her calling as a wife, mother, writer, speaker, artist, and entrepreneur.
Speaking Topics for Healing
Beloved, You Are Beautiful*
Do you ever feel flawed? If you want to run and hide when compared with others, don’t. You are unique and made to be different. Discover the freedom in being you, so you can go forth and be who you are—beautiful.
Help, I’m Hurting! — Hope for Healing
We all face disappointments, illness, loss, rejection, and other hard things in life. When we are hurting, there is hope for comfort and healing. Discover the real help that is available to soothe your aching body, heart, and mind.
Living Well So You Can Work Well
We all have a job to do. Often, we cannot do our work well, if at all, when we are hurting, sick, or tired. Learn practical tips that will equip and motivate you to live well, so you can work well.
Speaking Topics for Creators
Art in Your Heart*
Do you sense there is art in your heart? Take some time to draw out what God knit within you. Begin to see the handmade as very good and press past what hinders you from creating works of art.
Called to Write
Writing is more than a hobby. Writing is a sacred, lifelong calling. Learn how to recognize your unique calling and move forward, impacting others with your written words.
Gifted and Talented on Purpose
Have you considered what comes naturally to you? Everyone is good at something. You are gifted on purpose, for a purpose. Dig up the hidden talent that lies within you and start using your gifts to accomplish remarkable things.
Speaking for Writers*
Would you like to take your writing to a whole new level? You can through speaking. Discover the connection between speaking and writing, how to maximize speaking opportunities near you, and tips for speaking well.
Speak Up: A Voice Set Free
Of all creation, only people can communicate in words. Yet, speaking is most people’s greatest fear. Whether you are a writer, leader, or the neighbor next door, you have something to say. Hear how to overcome the hindrances that silence you and get ready to speak up!
Turning Data into Development Communications*
Homes and organizations are storehouses of data. Bits and pieces of information may seem irrelevant on their own, but they can be significant—especially when connected. Learn how to uncover and utilize the information you have and need to create effective development communications that help achieve your vision.
Write, Write, Write
You may want to author a book, create an inspiring message for a friend, or pen a powerful testimony to share with others. Increase your knowledge and skills with these practical tips. Then see what unfolds as you write, write, write.
* These speaking topics can be presented as workshops with hands-on activities.
What People Are Saying
“Michelle is a highly effective communicator and leader who employs practical and relevant wisdom that not only sets captives free, but also helps to heal life’s hurts, wounds, and disappointments.”
—Renee Branson, ordained minister on staff at Lakewood Church and director of Mountain Top Ministries
“I realized the first time I heard Michelle teach that her ability to communicate and get the message across was not limited to words on a piece of paper; it was right there live and in person. She stood confidently in front of the class, explaining difficult concepts and guiding people into deeper relationships with the Creator of the Universe. She helped change their lives. Witnessing her beauty and how freely she shared her gifts and talents helped me to embrace my calling as a teacher.”
– Lupe Tyler, friend and former colleague
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Book Michelle to Speak
If you would like me to speak at your event, please contact me for details on pricing and scheduling.
I also invite you to hear me speak at one of my upcoming events. Contact me to learn about my upcoming speaking engagements.