What drives you bonkers as a parent makes you an EXCELLENT public speaker!

Alexia Coaching, Public Speaking, Women's Issues Comments

A few weeks ago my daughter woke up one morning and asked me, “Mommy, what are we doing today?” I told her, “First, we’ll go to the potty.” And before I could get out, “And then…” she asked, “Why?” And, if you are a parent you know exactly where this is going, she’s asked me, “Why?” after almost everything I’ve …

How I negotiated my way into my dream vehicle

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Public Speaking Comments

As I drove off to the opening weekend of this year’s Influencer Academy last Friday, enjoying the sweet smell of new car leather, my hair blowing in the breeze coming through my sunroof, while rocking out to my favorite 90’s jams on satellite radio, I felt a deep sense of satisfaction as I enjoyed my first ride out in my …

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PowerPoint Mishaps, Keeping Secrets and other Lessons in Leadership

Alexia Leadership, Women in Business, Women's Issues Comments

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, …

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 …

Who are you shacking up with? And what it says about your communication

Alexia Communication, Leadership

You’ve likely encountered the idea, “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”. For a lot of us those 5 people, or at least the majority of them, are at work. For the first chapter of my life, that wasn’t such a good thing. I worked with smart, creative, generous professionals BUT the majority …

The Virus That Changed My Life…for the Better

Alexia Uncategorized

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’m Retiring, and Here’s One Last Chance to Work One-on-One Together

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Leadership, Women's Issues

Effective September 1, 2014, I will no longer be taking on one-on-one speaking and leadership clients. I intend be spending more time in Hawaii, as this picture suggests, AND I’ll be focusing on scaling my Influencer Academy here in Las Vegas as well as bringing it to companies around the country. I’ll also be launching a variety of virtual and …

Did He Really Just Call Me a ‘Slow, Stupid B*tch’?

Alexia Adult Learning, Coaching, Leadership, Women's Issues

That’s the question I kept asking myself as I drove out of the Whole Foods parking lot over the weekend. To be fair, I was definitely backing out of my parking spot slowly. (When you load your groceries on top of a stroller in the trunk of your Prius it blocks most of your visibility. So I had decided to …

Here’s Why You’re Not Closing

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Marketing and PR

There are two key reasons why smart people with good ideas, products, or services don’t close. The first–they don’t ask correctly. Or as is often the case, they don’t ask at all. After working with my Influencer Academy women on pitching, I have recently realized that the second problem is one that doesn’t get enough discussion. Until today. And it’s …

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 …