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 …

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 …

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 …

Does Somebody’s Success and Privilege Make You Trust Her Less?

Alexia Career Advice, Women's Issues

I doubt I’m surprising anybody when I say that I’m a big fan of Sheryl Sandberg and her bestselling book, Lean In. Not only am I a practitioner for and advocate of developing female leaders, but I’m also passionate about many of the subjects Sandberg talks about: teaching women how to effectively negotiate in all areas of their professional and …

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 …

Will You Help Me Dial-Up My Impact?

Alexia Communication, Women's Issues

“If you want to know what you do best in the world, start taking note of what you most get complimented for,” advised one of my very first coaches. This is why when I launched my coaching business I initially developed a niche in career development. I had always been told I crafted bang-up resumes and cover letters and had …

Does Drinking Wine Make You a Better Communicator?

Alexia Career Advice, Communication, Happiness, Personal Development

I’m not sure about your answer, but I’m pretty sure wine makes me a better communicator. And here’s why. When I have a gorgeous glass of a Bordeaux or an after dinner sip or two of a Moscato, I enhance my ability to speak to myself and others. With respect to my communication with myself, I do a whole lot …