Communicator Academy podcast is partnering with two sponsors today who help encourage and equip women in leadership!

MOPS is committed to provide opportunities for women to learn, lead and do things that push women out of their comfort zones in all the best ways. No matter what level of your speaking journey, join MOPS in their inaugural year with their Speaker Network. Apply here and lend your voice today!

Lead Bold conference in Livermore, CA Sept 6-7 is for all women in leadership no matter what your ministry.  Leadership in ministry is better when we do it together!  Thanks Lead Bold Conference for partnering with Communicator Academy. We love to see women lead bold!

Kathi is joined by the amazing emcee, pastor, writer, Andrea Coli.   Andrea and Kathi discuss women in leadership.   Andrea shares how an intentional invitation to have a “seat at the table” is an important role men can play to open more doors to women in leadership.  Kathi shares the key to mentoring other women in leadership is to learn how to do it, do it, then teach someone how to do it. 

The Lead Bold Conference will be a two-day conference specifically designed for women in leadership.  Keynote speakers, workshops, and intentional networking time will provide a productive time for advancing your leadership. 

Keynote speakers include Tara Beth Leach  and Nancy Ortberg!  With this lineup you will go away refreshed, encouraged, and smarter.   Andrea’s desire with this conference is to make space for women to connect with women in similar roles.  

As Kathi says, a win for one of us is a win for all of us.  Find more information for the Lead Bold Conference here

In today’s episode, you will know:

  • Why we need to be inviting the younger generation to the table 
  • What can men and women do to use your voice in leadership 
  • How the trifecta can help foster relationships

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Meet Our Guest

Andrea Coli

Andrea Coli

Speaker and Pastor

Andrea has been described as “having the ability to transform a room into a fun atmosphere while enriching it with the Truth of God’s word.”  She uses her background in improv comedy and her vast biblical knowledge to inspire others to discover God’s unique call for their lives.  Having worked professionally in business, ministry and comedy she is able to connect with any audience member regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey.  Andrea is enthusiastic, inspirational and relatable.  Whether you are laughing, crying or a bit of both, her sense of humor will capture your attention and then lead you on a journey to the heart of the message.

Andrea is passionate about the church and has ministered to youth, women, couples, leaders and church staff across the country for the last 2 decades.  Having earned her Masters Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, her scriptural insights are both grounded and enlightening.   In 2003, she moved to Las Vegas and had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the cast of The Second City’s “Scriptless” an all-improvised show on the Vegas Strip.  Her years of improvisation have equipped her to connect with audiences from the moment she steps on stage.  And from that moment on, her listeners are in for a ride that is not easily forgotten as she challenges them to know God and His Truth in life transforming ways.  

Andrea ministers at CrossWinds Church as a Teaching Pastor and part of the Creative Arts Team. She partners with her husband Chris, who is the Senior Pastor.  Chris and Andrea live in the San Francisco Bay Area with their two daughters.

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 17 books including “Clutter Free,” “Overwhelmed,” 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. Her newest adventure, is The Red House where she offers writer’s retreats and Writers in Residence events. Learn more about the Red House at

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 I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is. Her third book will be launched in Fall of 2019. She launched her first Mastermind group in January 2017 and is currently taking applications for her 2020 Mastermind.

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