Size Matters (get your head out of the gutter, important content awaits!)

Alexia Career Advice, Marketing and PR, Money, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Throughout the nearly 10 years I’ve had my consulting business, I’ve heard 1 of 2 theories when it comes to email list size. The size of your list is everything. Once you hit 5000 subscribers you can easily build and sustain a 6-figure plus business. Then, the second theory. List size is rubbish. It’s all about how engaged your audience …

I’m on fire (literally!) – my $100K speech + my biggest podcast interview

Alexia Career Advice, Coaching, Happiness, Public Speaking, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

One of the questions I often pose in my Spotlight Speakers Salon Facebook group is, “What’s your dream opportunity?” For I know that whenever I declare a media outlet or stage where I aspire to speak (and then release my attachment to it), said media outlet or stage (or one even better) shows up. 2016 is the Year of the …

Say “Heck Yeah” to Retrograde

Alexia Personal Development, Uncategorized, Work-Life Balance Leave a Comment

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 …

The Virus That Changed My Life…for the Better

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Some days my professional life looks like this. More often than not, my daughter and I are sprawled out on her playmat between my coaching sessions and events. And other days, I find myself crying in bed during one of the precious moments when she’s sleeping or napping, and I surrender to frustration over something related to the backend of …

I Got Schooled During My Pedicure

Alexia Communication, Culture, Uncategorized

Last minute appointment cancellations used to drive me bonkers. As a new mom, they now are my excuse for impromptu self-care. During one such incident last week when I was already on the road, I decided to use Yelp to identify the closest nail salon. Within 15 minutes my feet were soaking in a foot spa. The man performing my …

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 …

Honesty is Our Influencing Ace in the Hole

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Have you ever told someone something you knew she needed to hear but you weren’t sure she was going to like? When I was starting out as a coach, the answer for me was “no.” I had a natural affinity for the question-asking and the empowering pieces of coaching, but I really struggled with delivering feedback I knew would be …

An Important Lesson from Christopher Columbus on “Rediscovery”

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For a lot of years, the fact that Americans celebrate Columbus Day the second Monday of October has puzzled me. Despite what we were taught in school, we all know Columbus did not discover America. We know that Columbus’ arrival brought war, slavery, disease – among other forms of strife – for our Native Americans. So what gives? While I …