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 …

I will NOT apologize for this (and I hope you won’t either)

Alexia Coaching, Personal Development, Public Speaking Comments

I have spent a lot of time crying over the last couple of weeks. Immediately after the opening weekend of my Influencer Academy women’s leadership program, my husband and I tragically and unexpectedly lost someone close to us. And then, the next day, I embarked on my five-day storytelling challenge for speakers. During the challenge, I witnessed women from four …

The source of my ninjalike productivity (plus free offer to increase yours)

Alexia Career Advice, Coaching, Personal Development Comments

If a ninja is defined as someone who “excels in a particular skill or activity,” I feel very comfortable proclaiming myself not only a ninja speaking coach but also a ninja when it comes to my entrepreneurial productivity. For example, in September the week before leading a 3-day retreat, I knocked out all of the emails comprising my Find Your …

Haters, Copycats and Raving Fans (why they have everything and nothing to do with you)

Alexia Communication, Happiness, Personal Development, Public Speaking, Work-Life Balance Comments

I’m finally experiencing the post-launch afterglow I’ve heard online business friends and colleagues mention which has thus far eluded me. My insides feel as soft and fluffy as marshmallows. I wake up and my first thought is, “thank you,” rather than, “What do I need to attend to first?” I laugh and cuddle with my family during non-work hours without …

The danger of taking advice from people like me

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Happiness, Personal Development, Public Speaking, Teaching Comments

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 …

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 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 …

Say “Heck Yeah” to Retrograde

Alexia Personal Development, Uncategorized, Work-Life Balance Comments

I don’t know about you, but I am SUPER SENSITIVE to a Mercury Retrograde, a time when the planet Mercury slows down and appears to (although it does not) actually move backwards. During the three to four times when this period happens each year, people often experience a range of “retrograding” symptoms. Because the planet Mercury rules communication, people often …

I’m Finally Telling the Truth + Your Spotlight Talk has arrived!

Alexia Adult Learning, Communication, Leadership, Personal Development

Half-truths. They feel benign enough until too many of them stack-up and then are served back to us at the most inopportune moment. “I will have that email to you within the hour.” It seems harmless, even when we know we really won’t fire it off until the next morning, until we get passed over for a promotion because of …

Musings from the 4th Trimester: The Message in the Mess

Alexia Family, Happiness, Personal Development

It’s good to temporarily interrupt my newsletter/blog leave of absence to offer you fresh content this week. Wow, has 2014 given me a lot—the greatest joy I have ever experienced in the form of my daughter, Kaia, and…a big kick in the tuchus (as my dad would say). I wish I could report that my first weeks as a mom …

Opening the Door…and Saying Good-Bye

Alexia Happiness, Personal Development

Once a month I have to take the padlock off the gate to my backyard in order for my landscaping company to come back and perform their routine maintenance. Lately, this has become an increasingly difficult task. When it rains, the lock often rusts making it hard to unfasten. And with just over a week to go until my daughter’s …