This month, Kathi Lipp and Tonya Kubo are sharing their resources, tactics, and strategies for taking care of business. In this first episode, the two tackle the issue of staying on top of email. There is no one right way to handle email. Kathi strives to have a “zero inbox” by Friday, while Tonya operates on an infinite loop of email. Kathi has several email accounts that serve different purposes, and Tonya does not. Either system can be effective as long as you tailor it to work for your particular style. Whatever your email system, Kathi explains that staying on top of it is important for your business because:


  • It’s your information source
  • It’s how you keep your clients well taken care of
  • It’s how your partners get the information they need


Plus, Tonya shares her favorite Gmail resources. If you find yourself drowning in a full inbox, you won’t want to miss this episode. Come for the cat banter, and stay for the invaluable resources to keep your email under control.

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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

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious and fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter Free Academy Facebook group and the Clutter Free for Life membership program. A speaker and writer, Tonya makes her home in the heart of California with her husband, Brian, their two spirited daughters, and one very tolerant cat. Visit her at

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