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 …

What Got You Here Will Likely Keep You Here – and That’s Not Always a Good Thing

Alexia Adult Learning, Career Advice, Happiness, Leadership

Greetings from beautiful Vancouver, BC, one of my favorite international cities. This last trip prior to my final trimester of pregnancy flying hiatus, I’m excited to share, is not explicitly work-related. I was chosen as a 2013 recipient of the International Women’s Forum Nevada Carolyn M. Sparks Founders Award, and I am enjoying every millisecond of my prize—a fully sponsored …

Do You Know How to Take Back Control When You Feel Powerless?

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Happiness, Personal Development, Uncategorized

I was not planning to write the post you are about to read this week, but it would have been disingenuous to have followed through with my writing schedule when a topic I was living – and that gets to the very heart of what so many of us struggle with – was at the forefront of my mind. How …

Mindfulness Can Heal Our Companies

Alexia Communication, Happiness, Healthcare, Work-Life Balance

In her new engaging and informative New York Times bestselling book, Mind Over Medicine, Dr. Lissa Rankin details the shocking truth about our health beliefs. Giving verifiable examples of healing placebos, fake surgeries that lead to cures, and spontaneous remissions, Dr. Lissa Rankin builds a compelling case for a major healthcare reset rooted in teaching people how to think themselves well. I believe …

My Month of 100 Percent Honesty Begins

Alexia Adult Learning, Coaching, Communication, Happiness, Personal Development

This month I agreed to be a part of Tech Cocktail writer Kira Newman’s ambitious project, The Honesty Experiment, where I have vowed to be 100 percent honest with myself and others for 30 days. Each week in April, 7 other participants and I will blog about our experiences. Less than 3 full days in I am already supercharged by the experience. …

Emily Bennington and I Gab “Who Says It’s a Man’s World”

Alexia Career Advice, Happiness, Leadership, Women in Business, Women's Issues

“Ambition gap, schmambition gap, ” begins Emily Bennington in her new, must-read book, Who Says It’s a Man’s World. “Women aren’t 16 percent of board directors and corporate officers because the other 84 percent don’t want the job. Obviously, there’s something else going on.” Emily has triggered a new and necessary conversation about how to best activate women’s career success-and …

What’s Intruding on You Owning Your Personal Power?

Alexia Happiness, Personal Development

Although I haven’t wanted to say it aloud, it’s undeniable. I’ve been feeling funky in 2013. I’ve been nourishing myself with great projects, juicy reading material, healthy plant-based food, a lot of echinacea, ginger, and throat coat tea through bouts of laryngitis, an upper respiratory infection, and the flu, and yet I’ve been a little, how do I say it, …

Gabrielle Bernstein is Sharing Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness

Alexia Career Advice, Happiness

Every once and a while somebody comes into your life and plants seeds that continue to grow for years to come. And so it’s been with Gabrielle Bernstein. I met Gabrielle or Gabby, as much of the world including Oprah (who recently interviewed her) now knows her, back in 2008 in New York City when we were paired together through …