Thank you for your interest in private speaker coaching. I work with a handful of private clients each year who are ready to jumpstart or significantly scale their speaking and corresponding thought leadership. Keynote Creation Jams begin at $2000, and VIP Days as well as Spotlight Speaker Mentorship are each multiple-four figure investments.

Keynote Creation Jam

Designed for leaders across industries and sectors who are comfortable presenting  but desire an experienced, skilled and creative speaking expert to generate material and rehearse with, Keynote Creation Jams begin with a 1 ½ hour Skype coaching session with me to deep dive into your goals, develop content strategy and curate the right fusion of ideas, stories, experiences and research. Then, depending on the level of support needed, you we will reconvene virtually 2-4 more times to refine material, incorporate interactive elements and dial-up your delivery. NYT and Amazon bestselling authors, executives and senior leaders, TED and TEDx speakers, entrepreneurs and business professionals have utilized KCJs to birth epic, game-changing presentations. All Keynote Creation Jams include complimentary access to my digital training program, Your Spotlight Talk ($750 value).

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Spotlight Speaker VIP Day

During our day together in one of the speaking capitals of the world, sunny Las Vegas, we can work intensively on creating your content for a keynote, workshop or corporate training. We can dive deep into your speaking career strategy. Or we can design an actionable and achievable 6-month or 1-year speaking career plan. VIP Days are best for those who possess a specific agenda, want to take massive action in one key area and who thrive from face-to-face learning.

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Spotlight Speaker Mentorship

Are you looking for more comprehensive and/or ongoing support in achieving your speaking goals?  

Have you been speaking for years and are ready–once and for all– to unlock more high quality opportunities and generate more revenue for your business?

Or perhaps you are brand-spankin’ new to speaking (and maybe you’re own biz). Do you want to come out of the gate strong and avoid the mistakes that too many new speakers make?

It’s also possible that you are somewhere in between. Have you recently booked some speaking gigs, want more, and just know that my passionate, playful and practical speaking coaching is a match for your personality and goals?

If any of these descriptions sound like you, let’s explore spotlight speaking collaboration.

While some of my clients make multiple 5 figures when they deliver a keynote and others exclusively speak at industry events where they present offers from the stage, most are doing a combination of keynotes, breakout sessions, interactive workshops, speaking sponsorship, corporate trainings, webinars and telesummits. They have built a robust network of fellow speakers who they share resources and opportunities with.

With Spotlight Speaker Mentorship you have a coach, cheerleader, champion, consultant (and strategist) by your side to support you in developing your speaking career. Based on your desired results, through mentorship we can:

  • Co-create a speaking vision that empowers you to achieve and sustain the life and career you desire.
  • Generate authentic, epic, on-brand speaking content for live and virtual events. From keynotes and seminars to workshops and retreats, we identify your best speaking formats and co-create every facet of what you need to be successful in each.
  • We select sticky titles and co-create jazzy descriptions for speaking topics to ensure you get booked to speak and dominate your niche.
  • Identify your target speaking events and put together a submissions calendar.
  • Sculpt powerful stage offers that enable you to stay classy and in your integrity as you convert audience members into clients.
  • Develop your speaking materials – from a speaker one-sheet to a speaking web page — and identify the content for a speaking reel and press kit.
  • Craft your pitches to event organizers, conference planners and corporate gatekeepers.
  • Establish and cultivate mutually-beneficial relationships with fellow authors, speakers and trainers, event planners and HR leaders.
  • Compile strategies and techniques to play nicely with the sensation that comes up when you think about being seen by an audience and inviting them to take bold action.
  • Create individual and group coaching programs, digital products and high-end mastermind or retreat experiences that seamlessly pick-up where your presentations leave off.

Spotlight Speaker Mentorship begins with a 1.5 Hour VIP Strategy Session, and then over an initial period of 6-12 months we meet via Skype for 12, 45-minute sessions. (Based on your specific goals, this timeline is flexible and in-person VIP Days can be added for intensive, face-to-face delivery work.) All Spotlight Speaker Mentees receive complimentary access to my digital training programs Your Spotlight Talk and Your Spotlight Workshop.

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While there is no greater way to build a business—or share your ideas to make a big, positive impact and advance your thought leadership than through public speaking—I get that a lot of emotion, sensation and mental chatter may be coming up when you think about starting or scaling your speaking.

For years I was under valuing, and as a result under delivering, on my potential as a speaker and thought leader. Days and sometimes weeks before a speaking opportunity I’d be overcome with anxiety and insomnia. Then, when I would speak, my voice would quaver. I’d break out into sweats. I rarely if ever wowed an audience. And sometimes I actually paid more to get a speaking gig than I made from it. Many of my clients have been here too. This page features just some of the women I’ve supported form the self-doubt through to big-time success.

Some of My Clients

Check-out just a few of the women and men I’ve supported from the self-doubt (and at times, self-sabotage!) through to big-time success.

“As a 10-year Broadway veteran, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the top coaches in the world. Alexia Vernon has all of the qualities I look for in a coach: keen eyes and ears, the ability to give honest, constructive feedback, and a taste-level I can trust. I admire Lex not only for her talent as a coach, speaker, and leader, but because she is a woman who champions other women. Your success is her success. If you have the opportunity to work with Alexia, know that you’ll be getting much more than a coach; you’ll have a cheerleader, a sister, and a compassionate guide who genuinely cares about you and your goals.”

Sandra Joseph

Keynote Speaker, Singer, and Broadway’s Longest-Running Christine in The Phantom of the Opera


“Alexia is a master at bringing together an incredible group of women, pulling out their best, and helping them shape their speaking style. I was floored at the transformation she facilitated in one weekend and highly recommend her work. If you need help honing a talk, booking speaking gigs and making speaking profitable, work with her now. You can expect to be pushed to your edge and to grow both as a speaker and business owner.”

Nathalie Lussier

Founder, AmbitionAlly


“Alexia has this uncanny ability to see straight into your core talent, and help you bring that out in a way that is unique, special and feels amazing. She calls this your “secret sauce.”’ I’ve been coached by some “high end” coaches and had never seen this before. My business looked totally different after working with Lex to emphasize my speaking and the ideas I want to be known for in the world. Lex is the real deal. She cares more about her clients than any coach I’ve worked with, she’s bursting at the seams with knowledge about the speaking industry, and knows how to draw your best material out of you and help you shape it so you can put it out into the world in a way that connects with people (which drives results!). She’ll help you stretch into uncomfortable places—which is necessary if you truly want to operate within your zone of genius. I cannot emphasize enough how valuable and life changing the opportunity to work with her is.”

Stefanie Frank

Speaker, Trainer, and Co-Founder at Frankly Good Coffee


“Working with Alexia Vernon, attending her retreats, and using the techniques she shares in her courses have been game-changing for me. Seriously, she’s helped me grow my speaking career in ways I never thought were possible, and she is like no other teacher in this field. Most teachers are good at delivering information, but not many are skilled at facilitating transformation in their students. It takes a gifted teacher with a lot of heart… and Lex most certainly did that for me. Lex has been instrumental in helping me up my speaking game, and the leaps and bounds that my speaking has taken in the past year are truly astonishing.”

Gabriela Pereira

Author, Speaker, and Founder of DIY MFA


“Since working with Alexia I have been a beacon of hope for other sex violence survivors, seen an increase in my life-coaching business, and secured a top speaking agent!”

Toshia Shaw

Author, Speaker, and Transformational Life Coach


“I decided to join the Spotlight Speakers Collective and work with Alexia because even though I had been speaking and in business for myself for 10 years, I knew there was room for improvement. Through the Collective experience, I have realized that speaking is an art, a skill and a business – and that my soft-spoken style is needed and appreciated in the world. Through Lex’s masterful program, I can create a speaking outline, craft a powerful presentation, rehearse appropriately and deliver my material in a way that is clear, intentional and successful. Through the Collective, I have also refined my image consulting offerings, developed new service offerings to work with speakers and thought leaders, been an image consultant for a TEDx, learned how to book corporate trainings and created new business associations and friendships I never thought possible. I would not hesitate to work with Lex again. My speaking and presentation skills have improved beyond what I imagined they would. She is smart, savvy and an absolute joy to work with.”

Kathleen Audet

Image Consultant, Speaker, and Trainer


“I came to working with Alexia purely through serendipity, grace and intuition. I’m not one to believe passively in the idea that the “universe knows” but in this case it did, and the message came via a Facebook ad. Working with Lex, I critically examined and refined my speaking skills and learned to hone my abilities to successfully deliver my “idea worth spreading” into a variety of forms including a TEDx talk, workshops and keynotes I have facilitated locally, nationally and internationally for renowned professional associations and business groups. She also partnered with me as I created a book proposal which was promptly picked up by a literary agent. (And I was offered representation by multiple top agents in Canada, where I live!) Lex quickly developed a deep understanding of my message and jumped in fully to mentor and guide me as I moved it forward. Working with Lex is an adventure and a gift I would highly recommend you give yourself!”

Kathy Kortes-Miller

Professor, Speaker, and Author


“Working with Alexia was phenomenal. Even though I was comfortable teaching in front of groups, I definitely wasn’t fully comfortable speaking in front of an audience. I knew I wanted to “find my voice”, get cozy in my skin while on stage, and weave in the ability to tell stories for greater impact with my message. My time with Alexia provided me with that…and so much more.”

Christina Ambubuyog

Founder, ILoveIntuition.com and Speaker


“I’ve got one word for Alexia. “Masterful.” She is so talented and powerful in the most caring yet direct way. She sees right through our inner nonsense and calls us forward while calling us out on where we can grow. Watching Alexia facilitate The Spotlight MasterTreat gave me a ton of ideas for how to incorporate speaking, workshops and retreats in my future!!! More than any other experience for my professional or personal growth, working with Alexia in Your Spotlight Talk and The Spotlight MasterTreat has blown me away from start to finish. She is incredible at what she does and her unparalleled professionalism is both inspiring and completely genuine.”

Marcie Mauro

Mindset Expert, Speaker and Intuitive


“Alexia brings a unique blend of skill, knowledge and perception. She is brilliant at helping you find your voice and articulate your message, strategic in teaching you the “how to” of launching a speaking business, and wise and compassionate in coaching you through the inevitable mindset gremlins that want to keep you playing small. She inspires you to believe in yourself, turn setbacks into opportunities, and above all, keep going! When it comes to the many facets of speaking, she’s the real deal.”

Jean Haynes

Career and Leadership Speaker, Trainer, and Coach


“Within 2 months of our work together, I had applied and been selected to give a TEDxWomen talk. I’ve booked a variety of prestigious keynotes since. I have been featured on media including PBS, ABC, CBS, Parents.com, have built influential relationships with colleagues and corporations, and I’m enjoying freelance writing and consulting opportunities. Not only did Lex help me craft and deliver passionate, purposeful and persuasive presentations, but she has also brought focus and peace to my professional career (and to the rest of my life). Lex’s ability to give me honest and constructive feedback has transformed my life for the better. Today, I have more focus and my daily tasks align with my goals making my actions more purposeful. I am no longer concerned with being the best but rather focus on doing my best. And I’m accomplishing a whole lot more in the process.”

Clancy Cash Harrison, MS, RDN, FAND

Author, Speaker, Registered Dietician, and Food Justice Advocate


“Lex’s expanse of business knowledge is incredibly helpful – she is far more than a speaking coach.  I trust her with anything about my business from its site and marketing, to its outreach and ability to scale.  Our private coaching sessions were invaluable as I’d leave with clear actions to take that I knew would have a positive impact on my business.”

Shannon Elhart

Speaker, Author, Spiritual Teacher, and Founder of Green Heart