Kathy Carlton Willis

Kathy Carlton Williswrites and speaks with a balance of funny and faith—whimsy and wisdom. Not many funny girls also have Bible degrees! She graduated with honors from Bible College, holding degrees in Bible and Church Education, and served for thirty years in fulltime church ministry with her husband, Russ. She’s active as a book industry pro, while also staying involved in her local church and national speaking ministry.

Kathy’s tagline: God’s Grin Gal

Kathy works with women’s groups, civic groups and writers’ groups, inside and outside the church. She’s passionate about helping believers have “aha moments” with the daily application of Scripture. She coaches others to learn how to remove the training wheels and not just risk, but also take pleasure in the joy ride of a life trusting in God. Even with all the circumstances she’s faced, she gives a clear message that she possesses an expectant hope and contentment in the Lord. Something we can all experience.

Kathy addresses the issues that hold people back and shines the light on their path to freedom. She is a popular speaker for women’s events, civic groups, writers’ events and more. Kathy shines, whether she’s shining the light on God’s writers and speakers, or reflecting God’s light during her speaking opportunities.

She coaches/mentors other women locally as well as nationally. They seek out her wisdom and encouragement for dealing with the stresses of life. Kathy helps them find a balance of WellBeing in body, soul, and spirit. She uses the same principles in her books and speaking programs.

Kathy Carlton Willis owns KCW Communications, spinning many plates as platform and publishing coach, writer, editor, and speaker. She is most known for her Bible study, Grin with Grace. She also writes trade books such as The Ultimate Speaker’s Guide: Practical Tips, Tools & Takeaways, and My Book’s Ready, Now What? Finding Your Way Through the Marketing Maze.