“Alexia is a powerful example to the next generation of women.”
Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author
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After winning the Miss Junior America competition at nineteen, Alexia Vernon was thrust onto the speaking circuit. For approximately two decades, Alexia has wowed audiences across industries and sectors with her keen insights, heartfelt and moxieful storytelling, infectious humor and boundless optimism.
Wise, witty and with just the right amount of woo, Alexia Vernon’s keynotes don’t just inspire and educate, they radically shift thinking and behavior. Your audience will laugh, quite possibly cry, and above all, they will learn to speak and lead with unshakeable presence and undeniable impact - so they can speak with moxie and leave the legacy they were born to make.
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Step into Your Moxie®
In her signature keynote, award-winning author and transformational speaking expert, Alexia Vernon, presents a soul-stirring call-to-action to speak up and out – in your career, business and personal life. Alexia fuses hilarious and at turns heartbreaking stories of living and growing through abuse, postpartum depression, and thyroid cancer with mindful and actionable advice to slay diminishing self-talk and cultivate the mindset and behaviors to be able to walk into any room (or onto any stage) and use your words to speak up for yourself, the ideas and issues that matter to you (and your organization), and move people to action. A perfect fit for women’s leadership events for emerging and established female leaders, this keynote can also be delivered for mixed-gender audiences.
You Will Learn To:
- Reconcile your desire to claim visibility with the insecurity increased visibility often triggers, so you can move forward - fast.
- Reclaim the role of protagonist in your own story and lay the foundation for empowered self-talk and influential communication.
- Speak your truth and demystify key persuasive strategies to communicate what you want clearly - and with empathy and compassion - so others can act on your words.
- Adopt a growth mindset to experience setbacks as opportunities that allow you to cultivate resilience and grit.
Speak with Moxie: Persuasive Conversations That Inspire Action
Whether you are a senior leader, a sales professional, a manager or entrepreneur, few situations are more anxiety producing than those where you want your communication to drive people to take action. Whether you are seeking to persuade colleagues or team members to champion a new initiative, you want someone to respect a professional boundary, or you want to call an audience to take action on your ideas at the end of an important presentation, you want your communication to be persuasive – and you want to be in your full integrity as you communicate. In this bold and playful keynote, award-winning author and transformational speaker, Alexia Vernon, will show your audience member how to speak with moxie and sculpt persuasive communication so that people are eager to say yes to them and to their ideas.
You Will Learn To:
Create credibility, likeability and trust with any audience by speaking to the conversation in their heads.
Master a three-step storytelling process that facilitates breakthroughs and buy-in.
Integrate pain points and personal motivators into pitches, negotiations, daring conversations and other persuasive communication to move people through real and self-imposed resistance.
Make heart-centered, high impact persuasive communication your new norm – even if, especially if, you are an introvert or experience discomfort selling yourself, your business or your company’s products or services.
"Everything about Alexia’s style knocked my socks off, but what stands out most is her innate ability to meet each woman exactly where she is and move her toward achieving her goals."
Lynn Barboza | HR Manager, City of Las Vegas
We’re Listening: How Companies Champion Women Post #MeToo
As companies across industries and sectors strengthen their policies to prevent sexual misconduct, it’s easy for organizational leaders to focus on protecting their female employees rather than on creating a culture that truly empowers them to speak up and lead. For companies to retain (and, in many cases, earn back) the trust of their women, position themselves as brands high potential women want to work with, and attract female clients and consumers, it’s time for both male and female leaders to shift from sexual harassment prevention to corporate gender responsibility.
You Will Learn To:
- Discover the key components of an effective corporate gender responsibility initiative—and learn why having one benefits women and men.
- Create a company culture that makes it safe for all employees to have daring conversations about gender and power.
- Explore actionable strategies for restoring trust and addressing institutionalized and unconscious gender inequality.
Allyship: The Pathway to a Workplace That Works for All
Many organizations have diversity, equity and inclusion plans, yet too many employees don’t know how to show up as allies for employees with marginalized identities without centering their own voices and experiences in conversations and advocacy. Allyship, the practice of using your voice, power and influence to address the needs of one or more oppressed groups, is the key to creating safety, belonging and dignity for all employees. In this super timely keynote, audience members will clarify specific ways to engage in allyship. They will learn how to spot and address systemic and interpersonal conscious and unconscious bias. And depending on your organization's existing DEI programs and policies, this keynote can be centered around specific strategies to increase allyship for particular groups of employees or support allyship practices transferrable to many marginalized employee groups.
You Will Learn To:
- Use key terminology related to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and allyship plus identify specific areas where individual and collective allyship is needed
- Sculpt language to speak up individually and engage fellow coworkers in championing solutions that create equity and inclusion for all employees
- Create psychological safety for fellow employees to have daring conversations about race, class, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, religion, age and ability that center the experiences of those with marginalized identities
Alexia, your presentation was a sweeping success! Our franchisees raved about you and felt the material was highly relevant to their businesses. We are so grateful for having your talents.
Gena Segno | Director, Gymboree Play & Music Corp
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Alexia Vernon is the award-winning author of Step into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice, Visibility, and Influence in the World and the founder and president of the Step into Your Moxie vocal empowerment platform. Branded a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement for her unique and effective approach to empowering women’s career and leadership success, Alexia’s equal parts practical, poetic and playful delivery style make her a sought-after speaker, consultant and executive speaking coach. Alexia has presented transformational keynotes and corporate training for Fortune 500 companies, CEO forums and professional associations. She has spoken at the United Nations, delivered a TEDx talk and is a LinkedIn Learning course creator. She has contributed to and been featured by media including CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Forbes.com, Inc.com, European Business Review and Women’s Health Magazine. Alexia lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her partner in business and life, Stephen, and their young daughter.