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 …

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 …

TEDx Alexia Hands in Pockets

PowerPoint Mishaps, Keeping Secrets and other Lessons in Leadership

Alexia Leadership, Women in Business, Women's Issues Leave a Comment

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of hosting Power of the Suit, a fashion show and women’s leadership panel, put on by Global Gaming Women and Cintas. It fell during the tail end of a 6-week period where my own leadership practice has been challenged (and strengthened) by opportunities where I did not know what to say, …

Choose the right mentor for this season (and meet mine!)

Alexia Adult Learning, Career Advice, Coaching, Marketing and PR, Media, Women in Business 1 Comment

When I was 7 months pregnant, one of my friends and colleagues sent me an email with details on an upcoming virtual program on how to plan and execute a successful online launch. I had been harboring the idea of creating an online TED-style talk development program (what ultimately became Your Spotlight Talk) for years, but I had dozens of excuses …

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 3 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 …

‘Tis the Season for Pruning

Alexia Healthcare, Women in Business Leave a Comment

When Racheal Cook invited me to be a part of her Business That Loves You Back Blog Tour, it was a no brainer decision to say, “heck yeah!” I knew that I would be in Costa Rica when my writing went live (which would nudge me to write early). And that as someone who loves pulling back the curtains on …

I Spoke This Dream Into Being

Alexia Career Advice, Happiness, Women in Business

Monday, March 17, 2014. It was just two weeks after I had begun my healing journey back from postpartum depression. While going on hormone replacement therapy a week earlier had enabled me to feel like I was close to being 100 percent back to me, the horrors of what I had felt, thought, and projected into the future were still …

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 …

Do You Know Your Blind Spots to Success? An Interview with Alexandra Levit

Alexia Career Advice, Women in Business

For any of my peeps who don’t know her, Alexandra Levit, is a top business and workplace author and speaker who is passionate about connecting great people to great careers. Alex has not only been an inspiration to me through her own pretty gosh darn awesome career trajectory, she also has been a tremendous advocate for me and my work. …

“Entrepreneurship is no longer a career field; it’s a way of being”: An Interview with Sarah Katyal, President of Impact Entrepreneurship Group

Alexia Activism, Gen-Y, Green Economy, Leadership, Women in Business

If it were not for youth entrepreneurship initiatives, I would never have had the means or strategy to launch a nonprofit girls’ leadership institute as a college sophomore. By winning the Independent Means National Youth Business Plan Competition, I connected with a community of business leaders who showed me that making a big difference and making a big living were …