anxiety

How to break-up with speaking anxiety (check-out my interview with Corinne Zupko)

AlexiaHappiness, Public Speaking

The first time I gave a speech, back in the third grade, I began my lengthy, dysfunctional relationship with anxiety. As you may know if you’ve gone through my Hotshot Speaker video training, my classmates laughed at me, I cried, and I made a pact (that I honored) to play safe and small. Do whatever it took never to feel …

COO

Meet my hunky COO (big announcement)

AlexiaCoaching, Happiness, Public Speaking, Work-Life Balance

In some capacity, I’ve envisioned making the kind of announcement I’m about to make for the last four years, even if it wasn’t until this summer that I felt certain it was time to make the following decision. Drumroll please… I’m excited to introduce you to my new COO, my husband, Stephen. While both Steve and I are a little …

How to align with spirit to call in speaking opportunities beyond your wildest dreams

AlexiaCoaching, Happiness, Public Speaking

One of my clients, “Joyce”, had been in a 60-day email exchange with a Fortune 500 company. After choosing not to follow-up anymore, the company emailed confirming a date for her presentation and agreed to her full speaker fee. Another client, “Alice”, with zero corporate consulting experience, received a call for a full-day consulting opportunity. In less than a week …

MY WISH FOR YOU THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

AlexiaCoaching, Happiness, Public Speaking, Work-Life Balance

Happy International Women’s Day! If you are not familiar with what that means, for over a century March 8 has been celebrated around the world as a day to shine a light and honor global women’s achievements, and identify ongoing priorities for working towards gender equality. In case you didn’t know, the theme of 2017 is #BeBoldForChange. Apropos to stepping …

Join me in the convergence of spiritual and active people

AlexiaCommunication, Happiness, Leadership, Personal Branding, Personal Development, Women in Business

Political commentator and social activist Van Jones has said, “It’s in the convergence of spiritual people becoming active and active people becoming spiritual that the hope of humanity now rests.” I don’t believe these big words are over stated – even if they were initially articulated before the current times they describe. There has never been, nor do I suspect …

Who (and what) are you hiding behind?

AlexiaCoaching, Communication, Happiness, Public Speaking

Over the last few months, multiple friends from my pre-business life have re-emerged. And in each case, the person has said something along the lines of— Lex, it’s so great to see you claim your voice and step into the spotlight. Hearing such words is incredibly validating. For while I’m one of the lucky ones (I had parents and teachers …

How much spotlight can you stand? (join me for a FREE event)

AlexiaCoaching, Communication, Happiness, Public Speaking

Last week I did something very uncharacteristically Lex. I bought a purse. A name brand purse. A purse that totalled more than my last three or four purses combined. And it made me deeply uncomfortable. I first saw the purse a few months ago during what happened to be one of my highest earning months of the year, and I …