Let your people have their breakthroughs

Alexia Coaching, Happiness, Public Speaking Comments

One of my favorite lines in my Step into Your Moxie keynote is, “We teach what we have to learn. And remember.” I believe that most transformational speakers and entrepreneurs have been called to their work, and are sharing a message, that intimately relates to a lesson they have had to learn (sometimes over and over again). And this is …

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 …

4 Signs That Your Sales Process is Douchey

Alexia Career Advice, Communication, Marketing and PR

As I learned over the last week through a combination of watching various folks try to sell me, running the gamut from a pest control salesman to a graphic designer, there is a lot of funky sales training going on in the world. Or at the very least, there are a lot of folks employing some really unpleasant sales techniques–irrespective …

Do You Know How to Take Back Control When You Feel Powerless?

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Happiness, Personal Development, Uncategorized

I was not planning to write the post you are about to read this week, but it would have been disingenuous to have followed through with my writing schedule when a topic I was living – and that gets to the very heart of what so many of us struggle with – was at the forefront of my mind. How …

Do You Know When to Zip Your Lips?

Alexia Career Advice, Communication, Leadership

A couple of weeks ago, two girlfriends and I partnered to give another one of our friends a surprise party. While the idea of a surprise party to honor one of my besties for leading our women’s group sounded like a good idea, the experience unsettled me. I was charged with planning a fake dinner for my friend, and at …

3 Keys to Unlock Your Influence

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

Over the last week, as I have been entrenched in reviewing applications for my yearlong women’s leadership development experience, Influencer Academy, I’ve reflected on what most activates my ability to use my influence to bring about the results and solutions I seek. And while everything I teach and preach is about dialing-up one’s influence, I’ve found three overarching strategies or …

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 …

The Douchey Side of Making Impact

Alexia Adult Learning, Leadership, Personal Development

I was embarrassed. I had shown up as a sponsor to a local screening of Jennifer Siebel’s documentary, Miss Representation, and as I re-watched one of my favorite documentaries on the impact of the media on girls and women I realized I was part of the problem. Moments like this are uncomfortable. Especially when we realize that the area in which …

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 …

The Results are In…The Truth About Women and Senior Leadership

Alexia Coaching, Leadership, Women's Issues

A big, heartfelt thank you to the members of my tribe who took a few minutes out of their week to complete my Influencer Academy Design Survey. While I’ll keep the survey open for another few weeks to enable those who have yet to complete it to participate, even with approximately 30 percent of those on my e-newsletter list participating, …