Amy Simpson is a speaker, editor, leadership coach, and author of the award-winning books Blessed Are the Unsatisfied, Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission, and Anxious. An acquisitions editor for Moody Publishing, she has previously worked in publishing for organizations like Tyndale House Publishers, Group Publishing, Gospel Light, Standard Publishing, LifeWay, Focus on the Family, and Christianity Today.
Amy is deeply committed to seeing purposeful people make the most of their gifts and opportunities. As a member of a family affected by serious mental illness, she holds strong convictions that each person's life has purpose and that points of crisis are opportunities for transformation. She is a member of the board for Minds Renewed, a national consortium of Christians who serve those impacted by mental health concerns and addictive disorders.
As a leadership coach, Amy helps Christian leaders get clear on their calling and fully engage in life with guiding purpose. She specializes in working with people who find themselves on the edge of something new, whether a new role, organization, approach, project, or career. She holds an English degree from Trinity International University, an MBA from the University of Colorado, and CPCC certification from Coaches Training Institute.
Amy loves to travel with her husband, Trevor, their two teenage girls, and their lovable dogs. She lives with these wonderful folks in the suburbs of Chicago, where she is committed to perfecting her dry sense of humor and reading nearly everything she can.