Focusing on Mistakes is a Good Thing

Alexia Adult Learning, Coaching, Leadership

One of the best things about being a learning and development professional is…wait for it…learning and developing. I’ve been tweaking my curriculum on persuasion for my Influencer Academy and Step Into Your Moxie Mastery women and to do so have been reviewing my notes in one of my favorite books, Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive. One of the 50 ways …

The Bullied Can Bully Too

Alexia Communication

Have you ever had the experience of a book flying off a bookstore shelf and landing in your hands…literally? This is what happened with Katherine Preston’s Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice. As someone who lived through a childhood and adolescence with various orthodontic devices and extreme embarrassment over the impact these devices had on her …

Why Saying ‘No’ to Your Biggest Opportunity May Be Your Biggest Opportunity

Alexia Career Advice, Communication, Happiness

I am back! I don’t use these three words lightly. While I am still navigating the unfamiliar territory of integrating my professional life into my personal one since the birth of my daughter, I know that the storm clouds that settled over me during the first few months of her life have lifted. Many factors have played a role in …

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 …