The future can be dreary for aspiring writers who don’t have clear guidance and direction. Kary Oberbrunner has made it his mission to lift that cloud of confusion for anyone who needs help. Through his innovative publishing company, Author Academy Elite, over one thousand authors have benefitted from a proven process to maximize their messages and earn more influence, impact, and income.
Kary’s life wasn’t always a picture of success. From an early age, he had to deal with a series of hardships. As a child, he had a paralyzing speech disorder, and then as a young adult, he became addicted to self-injury. After overcoming these struggles, he wanted to help people, so he became a pastor.
After twelve years in this profession, he left to pursue his passion for igniting souls full-time through writing, coaching, and speaking. Today he is a mission-driven entrepreneur and CEO of Redeem the Day, Igniting Souls, and Author Academy Elite. In the past 15 years, Kary has ignited over a million people with his content.
Part of Oberbrunner’s journey is captured in his bestselling books, including The Deeper Path, Your Secret Name, and Day Job to Dream Job. His writings reveal how readers can discover their identity, their purpose, and their direction.
To date, Kary has trained over 250,000 authors, speakers, entrepreneurs, and coaches to become better versions of themselves in work and life. When asked why he chose this career, Oberbrunner said, “According to Ferdinand Foch, ‘The most powerful weapon on earth is a human soul on fire.’ Unfortunately, not everyone is. That’s why I was put on this planet—to help them discover how to ignite their souls.”
Kary has developed programs, tools, and resources to gain clarity around three burning questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? He believes when individuals and organizations find the answers to these questions they become a force to be reckoned with.
Through Author Academy Elite, Kary has published first-time authors, celebrities, medical professionals, lawyers, professors, and even TV stars. He teaches these authors his proven process for turning books into 18 streams of income and six-figure businesses. The process even works for fiction novels.
His authors’ books have been translated into many different languages, including Turkish, Thai, Spanish, Indonesian, and Slovene, among others. These genres include health, fantasy, science fiction, religious, business, self-help, and many more. In 2018, Kary and his business partner, David Branderhorst, co-founded the Author Academy Awards to acknowledge the efforts of all writers and provide a platform for them to present their work.
Kary set a world record for the largest book release livestream party—it was held across 157 cities, 15 countries, and 6 continents. Every year he accepts invitations from around the world to speak on leadership, personal growth, human performance, business, and the publishing industry.
He and his followers are living examples of what souls on fire can do.