Curious how we can jam together to amplify your speaking, create game changing speaking content and advance your thought leadership?
The Spotlight Speakers Collective is a high-level mastermind for female coaches, consultants and experts who want to create massive impact and profit through speaking and transformational events. Fusing individual and group coaching, multiple in-person MasterTreat™ weekends, monthly group coaching calls and the opportunity to film a speaker reel (and create speaker marketing materials), the Collective is a creative laboratory to test out ideas, cultivate new skills, develop a powerful peer network, receive actionable feedback and scale one’s speaking, thought leadership and business.
“Alexia is a master at bringing together an incredible group of women, pulling out their best, and helping them shape their speaking style. I was floored at the transformation she facilitated in one weekend and highly recommend her work. If you need help honing a talk, booking speaking gigs and making speaking profitable, work with her now. You can expect to be pushed to your edge and to grow both as a speaker and business owner.”
GROUP COACHING PROGRAM
The Spotlight Speaker Accelerator is a 90-day coaching experience designed to support new and experienced female and male speakers to transform stage fright into unshakeable stage presence, create high impact (and high converting) speaking content, and get booked to speak!
Through the experiential program, delivered via weekly coaching calls and online support materials, participants discover how to:
- Navigate Through “the Feels” to dramatically heighten their ability to connect with their audiences.
- Create Epic Speaking Content so their presentations become a tour de force.
- Win the Right Stages to make conference/association/event organizers, companies and colleges eager to book them.
The Spotlight Speaker Accelerator culminates with The Spotlight MasterTreat™, a LIVE, 3-day mastermind-meets-transformational speaking retreat where participants practice speaking, storytelling and negotiating, heighten their speaking presence and delivery, develop their speaker marketing plan and forge powerful relationships with fellow attendees.
“As a 10-year Broadway veteran, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the top coaches in the world. Alexia Vernon has all of the qualities I look for in a coach: keen eyes and ears, the ability to give honest, constructive feedback, and a taste-level I can trust. I admire Lex not only for her talent as a coach, speaker, and leader, but because she is a woman who champions other women. Your success is her success. If you have the opportunity to work with Alexia, know that you’ll be getting much more than a coach; you’ll have a cheerleader, a sister, and a compassionate guide who genuinely cares about you and your goals.”
Sandra Joseph, Keynote Speaker, Singer, and Broadway’s Longest-Running Christine in The Phantom of the Opera
GROUP COACHING PROGRAM
Your Spotlight Workshop is an eight-week virtual coaching and training program for aspiring (and seasoned) live event leaders who want to possess the mindset and skill set to lead experiential and transformational workshops (and corporate trainings and retreats). By the end of the program, participants will know how to design and deliver a dynamic participant experience for their people, hold space and facilitate events with aplomb, fill their workshops with their ideal participants, craft and be prepared to deliver classy offers to convert participants into long-term clients and adjust their workshops into lucrative corporate trainings.
“Alexia has this uncanny ability to see straight into your core talent, and help you bring that out in a way that is unique, special and feels amazing. I’ve been coached by some “high end” coaches and had never seen this before. She cares more about her clients than any coach I’ve worked with, she’s bursting at the seams with knowledge about the speaking industry, and knows how to draw your best material out of you and help you shape it so you can put it out into the world in a way that connects with people (which drives results!). I cannot emphasize enough how valuable and life changing the opportunity to work with her is.”
Speaker, Trainer and Co-Founder at Frankly Good Coffee
VIP Days are designed for senior leaders, entrepreneurs and professional speakers who possess a specific agenda, want to take massive action in one key area, and who thrive from face-to-face learning.
During a VIP Day, participants can:
- Generate authentic, epic, on-brand speaking content for live and virtual events. From keynotes and seminars to workshops and retreats, we identify a participant’s best speaking formats and co-create what is needed to be successful.
- Select hooky titles and co-create jazzy descriptions for speaking topics to ensure speakers get booked and dominate their industry.
- Identify target speaking events and put together a submissions calendar.
- Sculpt powerful stage offers that enable speakers to stay classy and in their integrity as they convert audience members into clients.
- Develop speaking materials – from a speaker one-sheet to a speaking web page — and identify the content for a speaking reel and press kit.
- Create individual and group coaching programs, digital products and high-end mastermind or retreat experiences that seamlessly pick-up where presentations and live events leave off.
All VIP Days include 1, 60-minute virtual coaching session and 2, 60-minute, virtual follow-up sessions.
While there is no greater way to build a business or share your ideas (so that you can make a big, positive impact) than through public speaking, I understand that a lot of emotion, sensation and mental chatter may be coming up when you think about starting or scaling your speaking.
For years I was under valuing, and as a result under delivering, on my potential as a speaker and thought leader. Days and sometimes weeks before a speaking opportunity I’d be overcome with anxiety and insomnia. Then, when I would speak, my voice would quaver. I’d break out into sweats. I rarely if ever wowed an audience. And sometimes I actually paid more to get a speaking gig than I made from it. Many of my clients, irrespective of title or years on the speaking circuit, have been here too.
Check-out a few of the people I’ve supported from the self-doubt (and at times, self-sabotage!) through to big-time success.
“Since working with Lex, I’ve sharpened my speaking skills, clarified my niche and my audience, re-launched my website, developed an online course and learned how to pitch. Lex possesses the rare combination of business and marketing genius, emotional intelligence and intuitive knowing that she uses to push you beyond what you think is possible for yourself. She is inspiring, generous of heart and a writing and editing whiz… she’s real and the real deal.”
Avanti Kumar-Singh, MD
Speaker, Physician and Wellness Warrior
“Working with Alexia Vernon, attending her retreats, and using the techniques she shares in her courses have been game-changing for me. Seriously, she’s helped me grow my speaking career in ways I never thought were possible, and she is like no other teacher in this field. Most teachers are good at delivering information, but not many are skilled at facilitating transformation in their students. It takes a gifted teacher with a lot of heart… and Lex most certainly did that for me. Lex has been instrumental in helping me up my speaking game, and the leaps and bounds that my speaking has taken in the past year are truly astonishing.”
Author, Speaker, and Founder of DIY MFA
“Since working with Alexia I have been a beacon of hope for other sex violence survivors, seen an increase in my life-coaching business, and secured a top speaking agent!”
Author, Speaker, and Transformational Life Coach
“I decided to work with Alexia Vernon because I was looking to level up: my business, my mindset and my goals for how I could serve children, their families and other professionals in my industry. Lex has a way of combining solid business advice and mentorship with a sensitivity and a humanness to one’s personality and purpose. As an already successful and recognized childhood nutritionist, Lex helped me explore bigger dreams, including ways to advance my thought leadership, and helped me outline a proven path with the know-how to make those dreams a reality. Under her mentorship, I was able to speak on the TEDx stage, create and launch a 6-month mastermind program for pediatric nutritionists, revamp my website, land advisory board positions, and secure larger, lucrative speaking engagements outside of my industry. Working with Lex has been an amazing experience. She delightfully exceeded my expectations, and I highly recommend her as a speaking coach and business mentor!”
Childhood Nutrition and Feeding Expert, Author and Speaker
“I decided to join the Spotlight Speakers Collective and work with Alexia because even though I had been speaking and in business for myself for 10 years, I knew there was room for improvement. Through the Collective experience, I have realized that speaking is an art, a skill and a business – and that my soft-spoken style is needed and appreciated in the world. Through Lex’s masterful program, I can create a speaking outline, craft a powerful presentation, rehearse appropriately and deliver my material in a way that is clear, intentional and successful. Through the Collective, I have also refined my image consulting offerings, developed new service offerings to work with speakers and thought leaders, been an image consultant for a TEDx, learned how to book corporate trainings and created new business associations and friendships I never thought possible. I would not hesitate to work with Lex again. My speaking and presentation skills have improved beyond what I imagined they would. She is smart, savvy and an absolute joy to work with.”
Image Consultant, Speaker, and Trainer
“Lex has a special way of helping you to see your potential - beyond what you believe is possible for yourself. And she knows how to push you past your fears and into inspired action. Through my work with Lex, I learned how to position myself for speaking bookings that I never thought possible. I discovered how to create brand partnership with companies and book organizational trainings. Plus, I learned how to create presentations that make genuine impact. If you are ready to take your business and message to the next level, I highly suggest having Lex help you do just that!”
Health and Fitness Coach, Speaker and Host of The Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous Podcast
“I came to working with Alexia purely through serendipity, grace and intuition. I’m not one to believe passively in the idea that the “universe knows” but in this case it did, and the message came via a Facebook ad. Working with Lex, I critically examined and refined my speaking skills and learned to hone my abilities to successfully deliver my “idea worth spreading” into a variety of forms including a TEDx talk, workshops and keynotes I have facilitated locally, nationally and internationally for renowned professional associations and business groups. She also partnered with me as I created a book proposal which was promptly picked up by a literary agent. (And I was offered representation by multiple top agents in Canada, where I live!) Lex quickly developed a deep understanding of my message and jumped in fully to mentor and guide me as I moved it forward. Working with Lex is an adventure and a gift I would highly recommend you give yourself!”
Professor, Speaker, and Author
“Working with Alexia was phenomenal. Even though I was comfortable teaching in front of groups, I definitely wasn’t fully comfortable speaking in front of an audience. I knew I wanted to “find my voice”, get cozy in my skin while on stage, and weave in the ability to tell stories for greater impact with my message. My time with Alexia provided me with that…and so much more.”
Founder, ILoveIntuition.com and Speaker
“I’ve got one word for Alexia. “Masterful.” She is so talented and powerful in the most caring yet direct way. She sees right through our inner nonsense and calls us forward while calling us out on where we can grow. Watching Alexia facilitate The Spotlight MasterTreat gave me a ton of ideas for how to incorporate speaking, workshops and retreats in my future!!! More than any other experience for my professional or personal growth, working with Alexia in Your Spotlight Talk and The Spotlight MasterTreat has blown me away from start to finish. She is incredible at what she does and her unparalleled professionalism is both inspiring and completely genuine.”
Mindset Expert, Speaker and Intuitive
“With Alexia's guidance and coaching, I was able to clarify the message that I am passionate about sharing with the world. Our work gave me the tools I need to turn my message into action - resulting in amazing speaking opportunities, booking workshops at influencer events, planning my own transformational retreat program, and launching a new high-level offering.”
Author, Speaker, Event Planner and Optimism Expert
“Within 2 months of our work together, I had applied and been selected to give a TEDxWomen talk. I’ve booked a variety of prestigious keynotes since. I have been featured on media including PBS, ABC, CBS, Parents.com, have built influential relationships with colleagues and corporations, and I’m enjoying freelance writing and consulting opportunities. Not only did Lex help me craft and deliver passionate, purposeful and persuasive presentations, but she has also brought focus and peace to my professional career (and to the rest of my life). Lex’s ability to give me honest and constructive feedback has transformed my life for the better. Today, I have more focus and my daily tasks align with my goals making my actions more purposeful. I am no longer concerned with being the best but rather focus on doing my best. And I’m accomplishing a whole lot more in the process.”
Clancy Cash Harrison, MS, RDN, FAND
Author, Speaker, Registered Dietician, and Food Justice Advocate
“Lex’s expanse of business knowledge is incredibly helpful – she is far more than a speaking coach. I trust her with anything about my business from its site and marketing, to its outreach and ability to scale. Our private coaching sessions were invaluable as I’d leave with clear actions to take that I knew would have a positive impact on my business.”
Speaker, Author, Spiritual Teacher, and Founder of Green Heart