Kathi sits down with author Valerie Burton, who is known for helping people get unstuck in every area of their lives. They originally met for an interview on the Clutter Free Academy podcast but Kathi loved the interview so much that she wanted to bring it to you guys over here at Communicator Academy. They get together to talk about Valerie’s new book, “The Successful Woman Planner.”

Valerie says, “It’s important to reconnect with what matters most.” 

The planner is a way to stay on top of that. 

In today’s episode, you will know:

  • Why it’s important to do something with your message once you’ve realized what it is.
  • Why you don’t need to “reinvent the wheel” every single time. 
  • Why it’s important to have seasons of rest in your life. 
  • What “Goal Fatigue” is. 

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A big thanks to our sponsor, A Fashioned Life with Kim Nowlin. Find out more at www.kim-nowlin.com.

*Since this episode was originally intended for Clutter Free Academy, be on the lookout for an awesome giveaway opportunity when this airs on January 8th on Kathi’s Clutter Free Academy Podcast!



Valerie Burton is the author of eleven books on personal development, founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and an international speaker on resilience and happiness. She has spent more than 15 years studying the research of resilience, positive emotion and courage – and implementing it in her own life and with hundreds of clients from a dozen countries and nearly every state in the US. Valerie’s books include Successful Women Think Differently, What’s Really Holding You Back?, Brave Enough to Succeed, and Happy Women Live Better.






Meet Your Hosts

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

Author, Speaker, Communicator Academy Creator and CEO

Communicator Academy founder, Leverage: The Speaker Conference creator and master instructor Kathi Lipp, is a national speaker and author of 16 books including “Clutter Free,” “The Get Yourself Organized Project,” and “The Husband Project.”

She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and has been named Focus on the Family radio’s “Best of Broadcast.”

She is the host of the popular podcast “Clutter Free Academy with Kathi Lipp.”

Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’ s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences.

Kathi’s desire to help fellow speakers and authors avoid the mistakes she made, increase their confidence and be the person God made them to be, inspired her creation of Communicator Academy. The podcast as an extension of Communicator Academy is just another way Kathi wants to serve her audience.

Michele Cushatt

Michele Cushatt

Author, Speaker, Mastermind Coach

As an experiened keynote speaker and emcee, Michele Cushatt’s speaking experience includes Women of Faith, Compassion International, and various retreats, conferences and events held across the country. She has also led radio, video and audio recording projects.

She co-hosted with Michael Hyatt on the popular This Is Your Life podcast. In addition, Michele serves as part of the Dynamic Communicators International leadership team, led by best-selling author and sought-after speaker Ken Davis.

Michele coaches multiple large-platform speakers in how to craft and deliver powerful presentations.
Michele authored Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life with Zondervan Publishers and her second book, I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is, was released on January 24, 2017. She launched her first Mastermind group in January 2017.

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