Take a Stand with Fran Drescher, Lewis Howes, Deborah Kagan & ME!

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Last weekend I listened to a phenomenal conversation between Elizabeth Gilbert and Brené Brown on Liz’s Magic Lessons podcast. They addressed many topics at the intersections of creativity and personal narrative, including when it’s appropriate to share your stories. After all, Brené has become connected to her quote, “Shame cannot survive being spoken.” But… Brené is also unwavering in her …

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 …

Here’s Where the “Money” is At

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The “money” is in clarity. Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let me offer some context before I explain further. I’ve spent most of March steeped in speaking coaching the 15 women who are joining me at the end of this week for my MasterTreat. (This is the house we will be staying in. Gorgeous, right?) …

Now is your time to be seen

Alexia Career Advice, Coaching, Communication, Women's Issues

Just remember that the walls you face are not for you. They are for those who thought the path would be easy. For those who don’t want it bad enough. For those who feel their work isn’t important enough to help others step into their moxie. My husband wrote these words to me this passed Christmas. At the time I …

I’m Retiring, and Here’s One Last Chance to Work One-on-One Together

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Leadership, Women's Issues

Effective September 1, 2014, I will no longer be taking on one-on-one speaking and leadership clients. I intend be spending more time in Hawaii, as this picture suggests, AND I’ll be focusing on scaling my Influencer Academy here in Las Vegas as well as bringing it to companies around the country. I’ll also be launching a variety of virtual and …

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 …

Here’s Why You’re Not Closing

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Marketing and PR

There are two key reasons why smart people with good ideas, products, or services don’t close. The first–they don’t ask correctly. Or as is often the case, they don’t ask at all. After working with my Influencer Academy women on pitching, I have recently realized that the second problem is one that doesn’t get enough discussion. Until today. And it’s …

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 …

I Don’t Want to Be Responsible for That

Alexia Adult Learning, Career Advice, Coaching, Communication, Happiness, Leadership, Personal Development

There are few things I don’t like doing in my professional life. While as my husband Steve knows I’ll always take a pass on vacuuming or cleaning toilets, in my career whether it’s giving feedback to someone I’m collaborating with or coaching on a project — or coming up with the creative for a new program — I really relish …