tell the truth

If you want to be a changemaker, tell the truth

Alexia Communication, Public Speaking Comments

Every time there’s a whistle blowing moment covered by the media, particularly when it revolves around sexual abuse or sexual harassment, I lose my breath a bit. At four-years old, when I told my family I was being sexually abused by a loved one, the reactions were… mixed. (That’s the polite way of saying that while a few people sought …

Join me in the convergence of spiritual and active people

Alexia Communication, Happiness, Leadership, Personal Branding, Personal Development, Women in Business Comments

Political commentator and social activist Van Jones has said, “It’s in the convergence of spiritual people becoming active and active people becoming spiritual that the hope of humanity now rests.” I don’t believe these big words are over stated – even if they were initially articulated before the current times they describe. There has never been, nor do I suspect …

Who (and what) are you hiding behind?

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Happiness, Public Speaking Comments

Over the last few months, multiple friends from my pre-business life have re-emerged. And in each case, the person has said something along the lines of— Lex, it’s so great to see you claim your voice and step into the spotlight. Hearing such words is incredibly validating. For while I’m one of the lucky ones (I had parents and teachers …

How much spotlight can you stand? (join me for a FREE event)

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Happiness, Public Speaking Comments

Last week I did something very uncharacteristically Lex. I bought a purse. A name brand purse. A purse that totalled more than my last three or four purses combined. And it made me deeply uncomfortable. I first saw the purse a few months ago during what happened to be one of my highest earning months of the year, and I …

How to dynamize your webinars & live presentations

Alexia Communication, Public Speaking Comments

In my last blog post, I shared with you the importance of telling your story on stage, and invited you to join my free Find Your ‘Secret Sauce’ as a Storyteller Facebook Live Challenge to buff up the muscles to tell powerful (and high-converting) stories on stage. One of the stages where storytelling, unfortunately, is often at its weakest—webinars. When …

Unlock Your Storytelling Superpowers

Alexia Communication, Public Speaking Comments

One of my favorite compliments to receive as a speaker is, “you are an [insert flattering adjective of your choosing] storyteller.” Most speakers, myself included, spend a lot of attention and energy on unlocking our “signature story” – the story (or series of stories) that has given rise to our current work in the world. However, it’s equally important to …

How I’m Celebrating My Birthday (stepping into Melinda Gates’ shoes and channeling Brené Brown)

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Public Speaking, Women's Issues Comments

Half my lifetime ago, almost to the day, I sat in the pews at the St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic Church listening to Melinda Gates address my senior class during our graduation. Now, on what will definitely be my most exciting birthday, I’m traveling back to my alma mater to deliver the high school commencement address. I was brought to deep, …

We are ALL impostors (plus, a big announcement)

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Happiness, Public Speaking, Women's Issues Comments

When Sheryl Sandberg talked about the “impostor syndrome” in Lean In, she brought into mainstream discourse a condition most of us have experienced even if we didn’t previously have a name for it. In the last 5 years since Sandberg’s book, there have been hundreds of articles, books, podcasts, training programs, etc. discussing the prevalence of high achieving women (and …

Getting Booked to Speak, My Melinda Gates Moment and a FREE Master Class Invite

Alexia Career Advice, Communication, Marketing and PR, Money, Public Speaking Comments

“It doesn’t have to be hard.” I uttered these words at least half a dozen times to the women who participated in my The Spotlight MasterTreat last weekend. From designing a profitable speaking funnel to integrating one’s stories with her “idea worth spreading” to crafting her speaking pitches, the 19 women did some divine work as they reprogrammed their mindset …