My #1 strategy for making speaking profitable (plus LIVE virtual Master Class invitation)

Alexia Adult Learning, Career Advice, Communication, Money, Public Speaking Leave a Comment

One of the top questions I’m asked by people who are looking to start or scale their speaking is, “What’s a ‘typical’ speaking fee?” While one of the things I know for sure about the speaking industry is that very few things about it are typical, a keynote for a corporation, conference or college can earn a speaker without a …

Choose the right mentor for this season (and meet mine!)

Alexia Adult Learning, Career Advice, Coaching, Marketing and PR, Media, Women in Business 1 Comment

When I was 7 months pregnant, one of my friends and colleagues sent me an email with details on an upcoming virtual program on how to plan and execute a successful online launch. I had been harboring the idea of creating an online TED-style talk development program (what ultimately became Your Spotlight Talk) for years, but I had dozens of excuses …

It’s My Birthday, I’m Not Dying, and I Have a New Website!

Alexia Adult Learning, Career Advice, Coaching, Communication, Leadership, Personal Development, Professional Services, Women in Business 3 Comments

To say that the last six weeks have ‘tested’ me would be akin to saying Mother Teresa lived a life of grace. Not that I’m comparing myself to Mother Teresa. Our commonalities might begin and end with our gender and our desire to bring charity to others. Especially this passed spring. As I sit in bed writing you on my …

I’m Finally Telling the Truth + Your Spotlight Talk has arrived!

Alexia Adult Learning, Communication, Leadership, Personal Development

Half-truths. They feel benign enough until too many of them stack-up and then are served back to us at the most inopportune moment. “I will have that email to you within the hour.” It seems harmless, even when we know we really won’t fire it off until the next morning, until we get passed over for a promotion because of …

How to Find Your Words When Your Boundaries are Violated

Alexia Adult Learning, Communication, Family

My dad recently came for a visit, and during his stay we went out for many meals with my almost 6-month old daughter. While she is pretty chatty just like her mother, overall she fairs just fine. Actually, a little too fine. She loves flapping her big baby blues at whomever she sees. As a result, she is a magnet …

Did He Really Just Call Me a ‘Slow, Stupid B*tch’?

Alexia Adult Learning, Coaching, Leadership, Women's Issues

That’s the question I kept asking myself as I drove out of the Whole Foods parking lot over the weekend. To be fair, I was definitely backing out of my parking spot slowly. (When you load your groceries on top of a stroller in the trunk of your Prius it blocks most of your visibility. So I had decided to …

Focusing on Mistakes is a Good Thing

Alexia Adult Learning, Coaching, Leadership

One of the best things about being a learning and development professional is…wait for it…learning and developing. I’ve been tweaking my curriculum on persuasion for my Influencer Academy and Step Into Your Moxie Mastery women and to do so have been reviewing my notes in one of my favorite books, Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive. One of the 50 ways …