Are You Ready  to be an internationally recognized Spiritual Speaker?

Do you have an important message to share with the world?
Do you want to be a speaker at the Celebrate Your Life conference?

CYL Speakers Program

Our mission is to support up and coming speakers and offer you the training, opportunity and tools needed to begin a successful speaking career. This is your chance to have YOUR voice be heard. For the first time ever, the world renowned Celebrate Your Life conference is offering you the chance to WIN a speaking slot at CYL in November of 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona PLUS get featured in the brand new CYL Events Online – NextGen! This is your opportunity to put yourself in front of leading producers, New York Times best selling authors and successful agents in the personal development and spiritual genre.

Here’s how the Program Works


1. Each candidate must fulfill the requirements listed below:

  • Fill out the Program Application
  • Provide a video clip of yourself on stage OR a video of yourself sharing why you would be a great speaker for CYL. No more than 5 minutes in length. Videos longer than 5 minutes will be disqualified.

  • Submit a workshop title and description that you would present at CYL in 300 words or less

  • Submit a bio of 300 words or less

  • Must have attended or worked a Celebrate Your Life event in the past. If you have not been to CYL, you will need to register for a conference prior to the November 2018 speaking date*

  • Attend the CYL Speaker Training with Sunny Dawn Johnston and Liz Dawn either online OR in person (details listed below)

2. After you have completed the items listed above, your submission will be reviewed by a carefully hand selected Panel of Judges.

3. You must agree to the terms and conditions.

*In order to be eligible as a candidate for the speaking slot at Celebrate Your Life, you will need to attend as a participant at a CYL Event either in Chicago, Illinois, Skamania, Washington OR Phoenix, Arizona. If you have already attended a CYL Event, you are automatically eligible. Click Here for CYL 2018 Schedule. 

If you purchase a ticket for the Phoenix event and you are the recipient of the Speaking Contract, we will refund your admission.

I’m Ready

Each entry will be reviewed by a panel of judges.

These carefully selected judges are seasoned professionals in the spiritual and personal development arena. The judges will award one individual a 2 hour speaking slot at Celebrate Your Life in Phoenix, Arizona on November 2-5, 2018 PLUS the first 10 runners up will be featured speakers in the CYL Events Online – NextGen.

CYL Events Online – NextGen is a brand new program specifically designed for the new wave of spirituality introducing up and coming speakers with fresh and innovative inspiration.  All 10 runners up will have the opportunity to participate as a speaker in this brand new online event being launched in early 2019!


Panel of Judges

Rodney Scott
Rodney has been managing Iyanla Vanzant’s career for over 10 years along with many other high profile clients.

Gregg Braden
Bestselling Author/Speaker
Gregg is an internationally recognized best selling spiritual author and travels all over the world speaking to audiences about science and spiritually for over 25 years.

Arielle Ford
Bestselling Author/Speaker
Prior to becoming the bestselling author of the Soulmate Secret, Arielle was the Public Relations manager to Dr. Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra.

Rita Curtis
For the past 20 years, Rita has been an agent to several high profile spiritual authors including Neale Donald Walsch, Gregg Braden, James Redfield and more.

Bryant McGill
Bestselling Author & Speaker
With over 12 million social subscribers, Bryant and his wife Jenni are the creators of Simple Reminders. Bryant has been speaking to audiences worldwide including the United Nations

Sunny Dawn Johnston
Bestselling Author/Speaker
Having started her teaching career out of her living room, Sunny currently speaks to audiences all over the world, is a best selling author and has created several product lines.

Liz Dawn
CEO Mishka Productions/CYL Events
Liz is the co-founder and CEO of Mishka Productions and Celebrate Your Life events. She has been producing spiritual events for over 22 years and has a keen eye on what it takes to be an effective presenter.

CYL Speaker Training Program – Level One

Featuring Liz Dawn and Sunny Dawn Johnston

If you are a teacher or a spiritual speaker with a great message you desire to get out in the world, then the CYL Speaker Training Program will give you the inside scoop on how to perfect your speaking abilities on stage.

Presented by the CEO of Mishka Productions/CYL Events and former professional actress, Liz Dawn and internationally renowned speaker, teacher and bestselling author Sunny Dawn Johnston.

During this Speaker Training you will:

  • Understand what a producer is looking for in a speaker

  • Discover how to get a producer’s attention

  • Uncover the best ways to impact your audience

  • Create workshop content that will intrigue an event producer

  • Learn to refine your stage presence

  • Learn how to build your platform and so much more.

PLUS. . this is your chance to be a SPEAKER on the Celebrate Your Life stage in Scottsdale Arizona on November 2-5, 2018 and featured in CYL Events Online – NextGen.

I’m Ready!

Please note: You may take the CYL Speakers Program online or live without applying for the speaking position. If you are not ready to apply for the speaker’s slot, but still want to learn as much as you can about becoming a speaker, you can still join us for the training.