The danger of taking advice from people like me

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While we are just a few days away from “falling back” and moving into Daylight Saving Time, the last few weeks there have been many moments where I’ve felt like I could just “fall down.” Although I’ve never felt more on purpose or happy, I’m simultaneously feeling wiped out. While to be fair having a series of 7-day workweeks and …

How I negotiated my way into my dream vehicle

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As I drove off to the opening weekend of this year’s Influencer Academy last Friday, enjoying the sweet smell of new car leather, my hair blowing in the breeze coming through my sunroof, while rocking out to my favorite 90’s jams on satellite radio, I felt a deep sense of satisfaction as I enjoyed my first ride out in my …

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!

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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

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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 …