Have you been searching for a vibrant speaker with a life-changing message that not only impacts your audience, but also motivates them to be more engaged and make the most of every opportunity? Elizabeth’s lessons as a wildfire survivor and her stories of gems, ashes, and renewal bring hope and intentional living to the stage for your audience.

Elizabeth teaches kids, survivors, parents, writers, and women’s groups. Her dynamic message is accented with humor, beauty, and uplifting stories of resilience to create a living word-picture for anyone wanting to not just survive in life, but find the path to a better way to live.


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Stories and Life Lessons from the Ashes—When you lose everything in the blink of an eye, it changes your outlook on how to live life full of intentionality and meaning. Elizabeth shares the repeated life lesson of how losing things and surviving trials doesn’t have to define who you are or limit your vision in life.

The One Question—If one single question would completely transform your life, wouldn’t you want to know what it was? Elizabeth developed one as her “north star” during years of tumult from the wildfires and other emergencies.

Boost A New Beginning—Don’t you wish you had wisdom for someone experiencing death, divorce, or other tricky losses? Elizabeth has learned to face into dark times and not let them close in. Plus, the series benefits wildfire victims and worthy charities.

For writers:

Follow the dragonfly – Living the writer’s life of change with expectancy— How do you follow your dreams when unwanted twists and turns come along? Elizabeth shares her stories as a wildfire survivor and resilience expert to help authors catch a fresh breath of faith for the journey. When her doorbell rang, and her neighbors said she had five minutes to pack or risk flames across the street, Elizabeth was forced to live life totally open-handed, and ready for adventures outside her comfort zone in that place of dependence on the Lord for the next word, the next provision, and her next home-base. Learn how to place your writing journey and life’s objectives. In that place, miracles can happen and hope can arise from the ashes.

How to weave a special expertise or life experience into your writing and platform— Whether you’re an accountant, scientist, or policeman, if you have a special skill with depth of knowledge, or perhaps a unique life experience that lends authenticity to your characters, it can set you apart with your writing. Everyone loves an authentic character but may not love your specialty as much as you do. There’s an art to weaving it into the story and not having it take over the theme.


Book Elizabeth for your group today!

Our NCWA group had the pleasure this week of hearing Elizabeth Van Tassel speak. She was professional, fun, and a delightful speaker. In her talk, she took us through disaster, story-telling skills drawing us in, and fabulous pictures holding us. She pulled our hearts along with her family, helping us relive their ashes, then lifting us from them and turning our eyes toward hope. It was a perfect way to begin a year. I hope your group is as blessed by her words as ours has been.
—Kathleen Freeman, Northwest Christian Writers Association Program Coordinator

To see her TV appearances, video, and other information go to the Press Kit HERE