Amy Carroll » About

Everybody has two sides. There’s my professional side as a speaker and author, and you can learn more about that side by reading my professional bio.

But here, I want to get to know you, and I want you to know the everyday me. This is the real scoop:

These days, I feel God calling me to use my voice for Him in winsome, compelling ways, and I’m learning. Because He’s been directing my life since I was ten, I trust Him to faithfully show me my next step.

The goofiest things make me laugh. British comedy, my sons’ corny jokes, and my husband’s play on words all crack me up.

I’m scared of bouncing a check, closed-in places, and pictures that show my double chin.

Almost anything makes me cry. I cry when I’m happy, sad, moved (even by Hallmark commercials), or in awe of something God has done. I don’t think on my feet well at all.  I get a joke a day late, and it takes me two weeks to think of the perfect comeback.

During COVID, I decided to embrace my gray, so here’s a pic of the way I currently look. Although I affirm a woman’s right to color if she wants to, I feel empowered by the white in my hair!

I’m married to Barry, the man I’ve loved madly for over 30 years. We’re both strong-willed, which makes for fireworks (the good kind and the bad kind), but he makes me laugh every day. Our two sons, Anson and Nolan, are my delight.  In 2019, we added Madison, our precious daughter-in-law, to our family. Barry and I are empty-nesters now, so we light up like Christmas trees when our Caller ID says one of the kids’ names!

Some of my favorite things: a soak in the tub, coffee on cold mornings, time with my girlfriends, candles on my deck in the summer, a good story, playing games with my guys, fruity desserts, funky jewelry, and anything that makes me laugh.