I will NOT apologize for this (and I hope you won’t either)

Alexia Coaching, Personal Development, Public Speaking 1 Comment

I have spent a lot of time crying over the last couple of weeks. Immediately after the opening weekend of my Influencer Academy women’s leadership program, my husband and I tragically and unexpectedly lost someone close to us. And then, the next day, I embarked on my five-day storytelling challenge for speakers. During the challenge, I witnessed women from four …

The source of my ninjalike productivity (plus free offer to increase yours)

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If a ninja is defined as someone who “excels in a particular skill or activity,” I feel very comfortable proclaiming myself not only a ninja speaking coach but also a ninja when it comes to my entrepreneurial productivity. For example, in September the week before leading a 3-day retreat, I knocked out all of the emails comprising my Find Your …

How to dynamize your webinars & live presentations

Alexia Communication, Public Speaking 1 Comment

In my last blog post, I shared with you the importance of telling your story on stage, and invited you to join my free Find Your ‘Secret Sauce’ as a Storyteller Facebook Live Challenge to buff up the muscles to tell powerful (and high-converting) stories on stage. One of the stages where storytelling, unfortunately, is often at its weakest—webinars. When …

THIS is what people want from you as a speaker

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Oh Lex, I could never share THAT story. This is a refrain I’ve heard hundreds of times from my clients and community members. In fact, at least 1/3 of the women in my Spotlight Speakers Collective said something like that while I helped them curate material for the speaker reels they filmed with me a few weeks back. I don’t …

Take a Stand with Fran Drescher, Lewis Howes, Deborah Kagan & ME!

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Personal Branding, Public Speaking, Women's Issues Leave a Comment

Last weekend I listened to a phenomenal conversation between Elizabeth Gilbert and Brené Brown on Liz’s Magic Lessons podcast. They addressed many topics at the intersections of creativity and personal narrative, including when it’s appropriate to share your stories. After all, Brené has become connected to her quote, “Shame cannot survive being spoken.” But… Brené is also unwavering in her …

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 …

My $1200 Oops…and Why I’m Celebrating It

Alexia Financial, Happiness, Personal Development

Greetings from Maui! In this week’s vlog, I’m sharing what on the surface could easily be interpreted as an expensive mistake, but (after some better storytelling!) has really been a wake-up call about the story of myself and my business I want to be living. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EyBOeZNELY[/youtube] What’s a recent situation where you immediately went to a self-defeating story? What are …

When Are You Going to Make Peace With Your Hypocrisy?

Alexia Adult Learning, Communication, Happiness, Personal Development

“You’ve got to be kidding me?” I thought to myself as I was driving home earlier this week. I was listening to a story on NPR about a young man who came home after serving in Iraq, started questioning the legitimacy of the war, became active in the anti-war movement and then…went on back to Iraq for another tour. What …

Lady, Are You Ready to Be an Influencer?

Alexia Coaching, Communication

“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” – Charlotte Whitton, Mayor of Ottawa (1951-1956, 1960-1964) But with all due respect to the now deceased Mayor Whitton, when it comes to listening to our voices, sculpting our messages, stepping into our power, and affecting change…sometimes it …