Kipp Colvin

Kipp Colvin believes that each one of us can impact our communities by becoming confident, caring, and courageous leaders in our everyday lives. At the heart of Kipp’s work is empowering individuals to build relationships grounded in equity, intersectionality, and value-based leadership.


  • Authenticity
  • Leadership
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Orientation/ First Year Experience
  • Organizational Development
  • Personal Growth
  • LGBTQ+ Focused
  • First Generation College Students
  • Values


Kipp Colvin helps students become confident, caring, and courageous leaders

Getting to know

Kipp Colvin

Kipp Colvin is an empowerment coach and motivator who uses his superpowers as a listener and connector to coach individuals and teams to achieve their goals. His work centers on utilizing every interaction to build relationships grounded in equity, intersectionality, and value-based leadership.

Kipp is the founder of Colvin Coaching, a client-centered space that allows people to discover their values, purpose, and dreams. He envisions a community (especially the most marginalized) having access to human development resources to become their most authentic selves.

Before Colvin Coaching, Kipp Colvin served as the Director of Communities and Volunteer Relations at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). As Director, he created an inclusive volunteer experience for over 6,000 volunteer leaders for the most and was influential in establishing the HRC as the most prominent LGBTQ+ organization in the country. His early career include working in higher education, focusing on student affairs, leadership development, diversity, equity, and inclusion engagement. Kipp is a native of Ohio and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.


To help you promote your event with Kipp, CAMPUSPEAK has created promotional templates you can use. In this folder, you will find resources for social media, a promotional poster for printing, and press photos you can use for your event.
Link to Promotional Materials.


Below you will find logistical resources for the day of your event with Kipp.
In-Person Event AV needs (PDF)
Speaking introduction (PDF)

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Looking forward to connecting with everyone at NODA 2023.
As you walk into that room to present, ask for a promotion, or have a hard conversation, it's natural to feel fear running through your veins.  However, it's important to step into your leadership story with confidence at that moment.  Believe in yourself, and the rest will follow.
We start a new week as leaders at home, work, and play. I encourage you to Confidently step into your leadership story with courage, care, and connection.

P.S. I need a Batman t-shirt!
What makes you thrive?

Thriving can look different for you during the seasons that you face.

Somedays thriving for you is completing your to-do list, showing up, or trying to keep your peace.

Could you set your intentions today to determine what thriving looks like for you today? 

Plan it.

Believe it.

Do it.

Have a thriving day!
Yes, it's time. 
Time for you to stop second-guessing and believe in YOU.

YOU are ready to step into your next level of growth.

What are the challenges, conversations, and circumstances that you need to confront?

How will you show up?
What values will you lean on?

Through this is HOPE and another level of growth on the other side.

YOU are building a stronger you.
Ten Toes Down-
An expression that I learned over the weekend from a great friend-KB.

KB reminded me to stand firm in who I am.

Today, I empower you to do the same.

BE grounded in your values.
BE grounded in your dreams.
BE grounded in your faith.

Ten Toes Down...
Hello Monday!
I know you feel like you cannot do this; however, guess what? 
You have done this before...

YOU have met that challenge, had that courageous conversation, kept showing up, made that difficult decision, and chose your peace over chaos.

You see, you have done this before, it just looks different.

Take a breath, Take a step, 

Trust & Believe your track record.

Trust & Believe in YOU!
Hello Monday!

Begin the week by facing your challenges head-on!

Lean in with courage and confidence.

Draw on your faith in yourself.

You can do it!

Believe in YOU!

#empowermentcoach #lifecoaching #showupforyourself
Take care of yourself this weekend. Take time to build a relationship. Take time to call someone that you care about. Take time to do something new. Take time to volunteer or be of service. Take time to smile 😊.
As you navigate this situation/challenge, give yourself grace and mercy to reflect on what help would look like. 

You are not alone, even though it may feel that way.

Take breath...

Reflect on what you need now and tomorrow, and do the same.
It can be profound if you have never asked yourself this question. 

You may not have an initial answer; however, be ready to say with courage and confidence what you need when your circle asks you.

#lifecoaching #empowermentcoach #showingupforyourself
Showing up is essential. Showing up consistently is powerful. Showing up consistently with a positive outlook is even more powerful. – Jeff Olson

This quote reminds me of what it takes to engage in community building effectively. Courage and care are paramount when we engage with other communities. On the flip side, the same occurs when you show up for yourself consistently. 

Just as you would build trust in the community by showing up consistently, the same can occur for you by showing up for yourself. 

Keep your promise to yourself; that you will start moving your body, having that courageous conversation, setting aside time for self-care, making time for relationships, and building that business plan. 

In those moments, each time, you're building trust with yourself...building confidence with yourself...building your power.

#showingupforyourself #lifecoaching #empowermentcoach
Take time to take in the view this weekend. Find space to reflect on how you showed up for yourself and others this week. Have a great holiday weekend.


The Art of Belonging

Kipp Colvin believes that creating a space of belonging is not a checklist, it’s a lifestyle. To be an inclusive leader, you must become the architect who builds the table for others. It’s about creating spaces that empower individuals not just to strive, but to truly thrive.

In this engaging keynote, Kipp Colvin will equip your community with practical practices for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. Through storytelling he explores the significance of authentic relationships as the cornerstone of transformative leadership, highlighting their crucial role in shaping a culture rooted in true belonging. Participants will be challenged to broaden their perspectives on what true leadership means; as leadership is not merely about creating diverse and inclusive environments, but it is a holistic approach that fosters a sense of genuine belonging. “The Art of Belonging” is not just a keynote; it’s a roadmap to embrace a leadership philosophy that actively builds belonging and inspires inclusion.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the program, students will:

  • Identify practices for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment,
  • Learn how authentic relationships are essential for transformational leadership, and
  • Understand how belonging is critical to the success of organizational goals.
Courageous Leadership

Many students have titles that aren’t leaders; many more students have the potential for leadership without ever having a title. Kipp Colvin believes everyone can be a leader whether they know it now or not. It starts with the courage to show up. Make no mistake; leading with courage is not easy.

In this presentation, Kipp asks five simple questions to jump-start the conversation with students on how to share their leadership stories. He will empower students to connect their values with what truly matters to them. Participants leave the room empowered and energized to step forward as leaders with courage and authenticity.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the program, students will:

  • Understand their “Why” and connect to their courage to lead with purpose,
  • Examine five critical questions in developing a “leadership story” to inspire others,
  • Determine what values really mean and how they appear in our daily actions and decisions.
Confident to be Authentic

According to a study by the National Science Foundation, a staggering 80% of our daily thoughts tend to be negative, with 95% being repetitive thoughts from the day before. This relentless cycle of negative self-feedback can significantly impact our confidence. But fear not and get ready to break free from the chains of negativity and self-doubt, for Kipp Colvin believes that we can shift from negative thinking to thoughts of progress, purpose, and confidence.

At the heart of true confidence lies embracing our authentic selves and fearlessly showing up as genuine, unapologetic ones. In this keynote, Kipp Colvin will share personal experiences and insights that have shaped his understanding of authentic leadership. Students will explore the strength in vulnerability and how staying true to ourselves becomes a beacon of inspiration for others. Additionally, students will learn practical strategies and actionable tips on cultivating authenticity and fostering unwavering confidence within themselves.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will:

  • Identify self-leading practices to improve confidence in leadership,
  • Learn how to express what it means to step into becoming a leader, and
  • Understand how our self-talk and thoughts are our most powerful tools to lead.
For Corporate & Non-Profit Clients
For Corporate & Non-Profit Clients
Corporate – Non-Profit – Military Audiences