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.
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
- Orientation/ First Year Experience
- Organizational Development
- Personal Growth
- LGBTQ+ Focused
- First Generation College Students
Kipp Colvin helps students become confident, caring, and courageous leaders
Getting to know
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.
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)
SEE WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY About Kipp Colvin!
Kipp was amazing to work with. From our pre-event call, to interacting the day of, I really enjoyed working with Kipp. He understands what college administrators are faced with and can navigate the college development space like a pro. There was amazing messaging in his “The Caring Space” keynote, and his timing on our campus, and the way in which he presents his message is so accessible to students. Graduating seniors who were required to be there actually emailed following the event and thanked me for inviting Kipp to campus, and that his message really resonated with them.
— Jessica Flynn
Director of Student Leadership Development & Career Pathways, Illinois College
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.
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 Feeling 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.
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.
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.