Join me in the convergence of spiritual and active people

Alexia Communication, Happiness, Leadership, Personal Branding, Personal Development, Women in Business Leave a Comment

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 …

Want to dress for success on stage?

Alexia Personal Branding, Public Speaking, Women's Issues Leave a Comment

I’ve anticipated this week for a loooooooong time. The 10 women in the inaugural cohort of the Spotlight Speakers Collective are heading to Las Vegas to spend several days with me developing their speaking skills, masterminding around their speaking and business goals, and developing their speaking reels. 1 of the 10 reasons I’m overjoyed to be pouring all of myself …

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

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Personal Branding, Public Speaking, Women's Issues Leave a Comment

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 …

Why I Give It All Away (my reasons and my results)

Alexia Communication, Marketing and PR, Personal Branding, Teaching, Women in Business 2 Comments

I gave away A LOT of free content this summer. To be specific, 3 Workshops That Wow video trainings, 4 live master classes, 2 webinars, 6 podcasts, 3 video interviews, 3 articles, and countless group and one-on-one Q+A calls and Periscopes. I poured my everything into giving new and existing members of my tribe complimentary access to me and to …

The Danger of Getting Too Close to Our Role Models

Alexia Communication, Leadership, Personal Branding

One of my Influencer Academy women wrote me the most exquisite thank you note this week. In it she talked about the impact the program has made on her and called me her role model. And I gasped. For I immediately worried that this was the beginning of her losing the voice she was finally owning and using in a …

My Coolest Piece of Press Yet…And I’m Not Puffing

Alexia Career Advice, Communication, Marketing and PR, Personal Branding

Today another dream comes off my vision board because it’s been realized – an article about me and Influencer Academy in Vegas Seven magazine (for those not in Las Vegas, our version of the Village Voice or L.A. Weekly). For years, getting press felt about as easy for me as sustaining a 100 bowling average (my typical score is usually somewhere between 50-60 I’m embarrassed to admit). …

Is It Time for You to Tell a Better Story?

Alexia Happiness, Marketing and PR, Personal Branding, Uncategorized

One of the greatest obstacles I had for the first 5/6 of my life was that I replayed the “busted” moments over and over in my head. On public transportation. In line for my old chai lattes. And especially when I lay in bed at night and habitually got in my own way of going to sleep. My parents’ divorce. …

Leveraging Your Strengths: An Interview with Personal Branding Expert Dan Schawbel

Alexia Career Advice, Gen-Y, Marketing and PR, Personal Branding

Strengths are the specific, task-based activities that we excel in and that make us feel strong. Awakening to and capitalizing on one’s strengths is a lifelong process. As Jenifer Fox says in her outstanding book, Your Child’s Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them, it necessitates “peeling back the layers of preferences until you arrive at an understanding.” But of …