What It Means to “Do You” as a Speaker

Alexia Public Speaking Comments

Just do you. You’ve likely heard the phrase before. It might have made you laugh. Or roll your eyes. Or both! As a speaking coach, much of my work is showing entrepreneurs and visionary leaders how to be themselves when they speak. And lately, just do you has come out of my mouth. A lot. For I see so many …

Speakers Need to Master the Pause – Here’s Why

Alexia Coaching, Happiness, Public Speaking Comments

Your program sounds great, but I’m pausing until the fall so that I can… My team and I received many emails with some version of this line last summer during one of our program launches. Now, while it was crushing to read these words again and again given how much head, heart, soul and hustle we had poured into said …

We are ALL impostors (plus, a big announcement)

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Happiness, Public Speaking, Women's Issues Comments

When Sheryl Sandberg talked about the “impostor syndrome” in Lean In, she brought into mainstream discourse a condition most of us have experienced even if we didn’t previously have a name for it. In the last 5 years since Sandberg’s book, there have been hundreds of articles, books, podcasts, training programs, etc. discussing the prevalence of high achieving women (and …

‘Tis the Season for Pruning

Alexia Healthcare, Women in Business Comments

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 …