Don’t Choke When You Speak

Alexia Communication, Happiness, Women's Issues

“I’m so excited. I’m so excited. I’m so excited. I’m so….scared.” I have always loved the Saved by the Bell episode when Elizabeth Berkley utters these words mid-meltdown. Fortunately, unlike Berkley’s character Jessie Spano, I’ve never had an addiction to caffeine pills; but I have unsuccessfully dated perfectionism most of my life. And there is nowhere a perfectionist’s anxiety surfaces …

THIS is what you were born to talk about

Alexia Communication, Culture

It’s been exactly a month since I started working one-on-one with my final group, at least for the foreseeable future, of individual entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, professionals, and thought leaders on their spotlight talks. It’s been a wild and truly awesome ride. Through their collective passion, experience, and expertise I’ve had the opportunity to learn about everything from bodybuilding, health insurance, …

I Got Schooled During My Pedicure

Alexia Communication, Culture, Uncategorized

Last minute appointment cancellations used to drive me bonkers. As a new mom, they now are my excuse for impromptu self-care. During one such incident last week when I was already on the road, I decided to use Yelp to identify the closest nail salon. Within 15 minutes my feet were soaking in a foot spa. The man performing my …

Are You Fumbling in Your Communication with the Opposite Sex?

Alexia Career Advice, Communication, Marketing and PR

This week’s title is not intended to be misleading. While I’m not sharing any dating advice (although I guarantee if you apply the following tips, whether you are on the hunt for a mate of the opposite sex or want to dynamize any of your cross-sex relationships – professional or personal – you’ll have the strategies to do it), I …

It’s Time to Fall in Love with the Pause

Alexia Communication

As a culture, we tend to get our panties in a bunch whenever the subject of a pause comes up. Words like aeropause, diapause or menopause all connote problems and are too frequently used in fear-based conversations. Yet knowing when and how to pause, particularly with respect to our communication, is vital if we are committed to being heart-centered and …

Do You Feel the Urge to Vomit in Your Mouth When You Speak?

Alexia Communication

As I rose from my chair, I could feel sweat collecting at my temples and in my armpits. My chest thumped so quickly I was sure the room of my colleagues could hear it. As I uttered, “Welcome,” my voice began to quaver and I tried to put my attention equally on suppressing my desire to cry and reviewing everything …

Stop Subsisting on Fast Food Communication

Alexia Adult Learning, Communication, Personal Development

One of my least favorite things to hear from a client is, “What’s the point in having the conversation? We’re never going to get anywhere.” And in most cases, the client is right. Most of us have the same conversation again and again because we show up to our verbal communication with a fast food mindset. And as a result, …