Speaking

To book Steve Austin, fill out the form at the bottom of the page or email BOOKING@iamsteveaustin.com today.

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“Steve came to our church to present a forum on self-care and the basics of suicide prevention. It was one of the best events I’ve been privileged to host in more than 20 years of local church ministry. Drawing from his personal experience, Steve takes his audience on a journey from despair to hope, from chaos to calm. Full of wit and wisdom, his 90 minute presentation left everyone wanting more. We look forward to having Steve back again in the near future.”

— Jason Elam, Pastor, The Hope Center

“Steve has the ability to reach people on a topic few want to discuss. He tackles the topic of suicide with raw honesty and humor which engages people in reflection and pushes them to care for others and themselves. He invites people into a conversation that can quite literally save lives and do so with compassion and vulnerability. Do not hesitate to invite him to discuss his journey.”

— Jerry C. Stollings, J.D., M.A. Court Administrator, Williams County, Ohio

“Steve has emerged as one of the rare teachers who combines his personal experience with an understanding of the professional literature in the field. He provides well-integrated material on the experience and treatment of suicide. Steve is a captivating speaker and clear thinker who talks about difficult material with both sensitivity and humor.”

— Rodney Brown, M.Ed., D.D., Pastor

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“Steve speaks with an amazing blend of passion and compassion. For worship, he challenged us with the gospel at the same time that he cared for us and equipped us for work around self-care and suicide prevention. 

In our afternoon workshop, Steve took us even deeper and spoke to the heart of our community and to many who have been touched by suicide. For a topic that is difficult and sensitive, Steve led with brilliance and care and will continue to be a valuable resource and ministry partner moving forward. ”

— Arthur Harrison, Executive Pastor, Alabaster First United Methodist Church


FEATURED Speaking Topics

  • How to Catch Your Breath

Despair is a literal killer. Steve’s signature talk will help you see that you don’t have to have a mental health diagnosis to feel completely overwhelmed by life. The good news? You don’t have to live like this forever. This talk includes practical, actionable steps for self-care and suicide prevention.

  • Self Care for the Wounded Soul

This seminar will spark a discussion around the necessity of spiritual self-care in everyday life. Attendees will gain real-life definitions of self-care, plus ways to begin to build a daily habit.

  • From Pastor to a Psych Ward

Steve Austin lives at the intersection of faith and mental health. In this hope-filled talk, Steve invites listeners to take off their masks and join him in owning their story.


Workshop Feedback

This workshop is necessary for those who want awareness of the pain that surrounds them, hidden in suffering human hearts.
— Matt, workshop participant
I think it’s important to have assemblies like this - a lot of kids are experiencing these kinds of problems, and it’s good to know the school is aware and is doing something to help.
— High School student
I really enjoyed the assembly and think we should have more talks about issues like this that can influence our lives.
— Middle School Student
Steve’s suicide prevention and self-care workshop was eye-opening to me as a parent and teacher. He gave very practical advice, and offered stories to make sure it’s never forgotten.
— Jenn, workshop participant
Hi, Steve! I attended your seminar at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bryan, OH. I have been at rock bottom and took a LOT to climb that mountain to the top. I have listened to a lot of different motivational speakers, and honestly, no one tops you and what you do! Thank you for all you do and everyone that you help along the way.
— Peg, workshop participant


Suicide Prevention: How to Keep Your Friends from Dying

The Ultimate 6-Minute Guide to Spiritual Self Care

In this powerful 5-minute clip, Steve Austin shares the basics of suicide prevention. Do you want to know how to keep your friends and loved ones from dying? Watch this video and follow iamsteveaustin.com for more information.
Welcome to the Ultimate 6-Minute Guide to Spiritual Self Care with Steve Austin. Steve Austin was a pastor when he nearly died by suicide. A second chance, a grueling recovery, and years of honest conversation allowed Steve to find healing and purpose.