About Your Coach

Amy Carroll, founder of Next Step Coaching Services, spent years in the classroom before beginning her 20+-year career as a speaker, writer, podcaster and coach.  Her knack for breaking big ideas into small, understandable parts contribute to her appeal as a speaker and writer.  She’s the author of Breaking Up with Perfect Exhale, and Esther as well as contributor to several other books.

Amy’s love for teaching as well as her experiences as a speaker and author fuel her desire to pass on what she’s learned to other communicators. Her belief in the power of collaborative learning keeps her on a constant quest for sharing with and learning from her coaching clients.

Amy also believes strongly in a heart of service. “No more diva speakers!” is her battle cry. She has decades of experience in women’s ministry as a Sunday school teacher, women’s ministry director, and team participant. Watching other leaders and volunteering in these positions have given her invaluable insights to share with communicators about the needs of women in their churches.  

Amy and her husband Barry love laughing, touring Carolina mountains, filling their home with music, and texting their adult children.  Amy is a voracious reader, an her favorite food is anything someone else cooked.