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 consummate motivator who uses his interpersonal skills as a listener and connector to coach individuals/teams to achieve their goals. At the heart of his work is using 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 in what matters to them in their lives. He envisions a community, especially the most marginalized, having access to human development resources to become their most authentic selves.

Previous to starting Colvin Coaching, Kipp Colvin served as the Director of Communities and Volunteer Relations at the Human Rights Campaign, the most prominent LGBTQ+ organization in the country, where he used these skills daily to create an inclusive volunteer experience for over 6,000 volunteer leaders. His early career includes 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.


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Connect with Kipp
Happy Love Day everyone! Yes, it’s all about Love not just that special someone to you however actually You. They say, “ You can not love someone unless you love yourself first.” Speaking from experience, that statement for me is profound and has changed how I Show Up for myself. This picture represents me showing up for myself. Full of joy and love for what I’m creating with some amazing people with me! @corduroybrownwv @braysgenny  Lately, I’ve been asking my clients, “How do you want to show up for yourself?” One of my clients said, “ In Love.” I was like… WOW!  That is how I want to Show Up for myself and I wish the same to you especially today and everyday. So, how can you Show Up in Love for yourself?
It’s time! It’s time to trust You. It’s time to believe in You. It’s time to value You. Trust the time You have put in to become a better You.  Believe that You are worthy and enough. Value what matters most to You. So roll up your sleeves… Let’s get to it. One decision, one thought and one conversation at a time. You are ready. I Believe in You.
Grateful !
I’m excited to announce that I’ve partnered with @campuspeak as one of their new speakers. So grateful for the opportunity and to be part of an organization making an Impact in Education and beyond. Leadership has always been a passion of my personal and professional journey; which is why I’m looking forward to working with @campuspeak to empower confident, caring and courageous leaders! For more information check out @campuspeak.
When was the last time you took a minute to reflect or to take a minute to breathe? One of the things I’m finding about myself as I’m in a new career adventure, is that I need and crave spaces to hold for me to reflect, write and enjoy my life. This space in this picture has been filled with a lot of reflections and writing for me lately. Also, can’t wait to share with you TUESDAY what that reflection and writing has yielded be lately. I’m so blessed and grateful! I would love to hold space for you to discover your dreams, next steps or what matters to you. Link in the Bio. #lifecoach #support #holdingspace #valuebasedleadership
Happy New Year to you. As everyone is celebrating a New Year & New You a reminder to give yourself some grace and mercy if you don’t have it all figured out on this January 2! You know January 1 is not the only day to reflect and think about your goals for the upcoming year. Give yourself some reflection time each day or one day a week for 5 -10 minutes and focus on Who You Need to BECOME to achieve those goals. Tap the link in the bio for your free 30 minute empowerment call. Excited to see you You will BECOME this year. #lifecoach #becoming #support
Happy Holidays! Oh Christmas Trees, I’ve visited this year! Check out the later ones from @longwoodgardens
Rest in Peace @sir_twitch_alot Sending your family and friends prayers of comfort and strength.  Check on each other.  If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health matters, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 (or  800-273-8255) to connect with a trained counselor .
Reminder: You never know what life has to offer you. So keep your heart open and dream big. Click Link in bio to step into your free empowerment session. #dream #values #purpose  #lifecoach
Just a reminder to keep dreaming and standing in your purpose. Your dreams may not happen immediately however, trust the process and journey. If you stay true to yourself related to your #values and be you. I never believed folks when they said write it down & put it where you can see it. I've had this posted in my closet, so I would see it every day as I get dressed. #dressingforsuccess It kept me focused and aiming toward my goal each day. So my word for you is- You can do it. It may take you years, months or days however there are people waiting to it happen for you. So SPEAK your Dreams out LOUD and watch God/Universe show up for you. Join me at ( 🔗 in bio) to start your dream journey!
Becoming is a fascinating evolution as a leader. Who are you Becoming physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually to achieve your goals ?  LINK IN BIO #lifecoach


Courageous Leadership

Your students have the title and responsibility of leader; however, they genuinely have yet to step into their leadership. Kipp Colvin believes everyone is a leader whether they realize it or not, and leadership starts with the courage to show up courageously to lead. Make no mistake; leading is not easy; it takes courage to be a leader every day.

In this presentation, Kipp shows students how to define their authentic leadership story with five simple questions to jump-start how to tell their leadership story with each decision and action. Kipp will empower your students to connect to their values and what truly matters to them. Your students will leave empowered and energized to step into their leadership story with courage and authenticity.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the program, students will learn:

  • 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 mean the most to them and how they appear in our daily actions and decisions.
The Caring Spectrum | Creating Spaces for a Culture of Belonging

We all have that one person in our leadership journey that took the time to care about our development. Who was that person for you? Kipp Colvin believes it’s critical to your leadership growth to reflect on those that have influenced your leadership. How did they care for you regarding your victories and setbacks in your leadership journey? At the same time, how are you showing up and influencing others? How are you creating spaces for others to be authentic in their identity and creating inclusive environments where people can thrive?

In this presentation, Kipp Colvin reflects on impactful stories of resilient and caring leaders that have cared for him throughout his leadership journey. He takes students on the journey from sitting at the table to creating the table for others. You see, Kipp believes as leaders, we are expected and must show up inclusively. As leaders, we create space and opportunities for individuals to thrive, not just survive. As leaders, we must go beyond diversity, equity, & inclusion practices and start to create a culture of belonging.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the program, students will learn:

  • How to identify practices for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment,
  • How to understand how diversity, equity, and inclusion are strongly connected to belonging,
  • How to define what it means to build an authentic relationship that leads to transformational leadership, and
  • How to understand how belonging is critical to the success of organizational goals.
Confident to be Authentic

You have heard it a million times; “What you think is what you become. Kipp Colvin believes that our leadership starts with a concept of iLEAD; which empowers students to start with how iSHOW UP, how iTHINK about themselves, and how iCREATE a space to lead. We have always thought leadership is about the title and leading individuals; however Kipp encourages students to think about what iNEED to do internally to SHOW UP to lead others in our authentic selves.

In this presentation, Kipp Colvin shows students the power of our thoughts. Empowering students to cage the 6,200 negative thoughts we have per day to thoughts of progress and purpose. We have always thought leadership is about the title and leading individuals; however Kipp encourages students to think about what iNEED to do internally to SHOW UP to lead others in our authentic selves. What we do not tell students is that Leadership is a mind-game. Each day we step into the world to be confident, caring and courageous leaders, starting with how iLEAD.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • How to identify self-leading practices to improve confidence in leadership.,
  • How to express what it means to step into becoming a leader, and
  • How to understand how our self-talk and thoughts are our most powerful tool to lead.