“Alexia is a powerful example to the next generation of women.”

Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author

Interested in a booking Alexia for a keynote or interview?

Las Vegas Keynote Speaker

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.

Las Vegas keynote speaker, Alexia Vernon, live on stage!
It’s not often I am moved beyond words… but you did it today. Thank you for kicking off the Career Services Conference with your keynote! You are certainly a master of your craft!
Robert Shindell, Ph.D. | President & CEO, Intern Bridge
Step into Your Moxie is a soul-stirring call-to-action for women to speak with moxie.


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. Alexis fuses hilarious and at turns heartbreaking stories 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. 
Step into Your Moxie is a soul-stirring call-to-action for women to speak with moxie.


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.

Top Takeaways:

  • 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.

Discover Your ‘Secret Sauce’
as a Speaker

Public speaking is one of the most effective ways to attract the right clients to your business, position yourself as a thought leader, and make big impact in the world. Unfortunately, most leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals who speak are following tired formulas for how to present (and sell) and are wildly disconnected from their own authentic voice and point of view. Alexia will show you how to navigate through the sensation that comes up when speaking (or thinking about speaking), shift from being an “expert” to being a transformational speaker, and invite your audiences to take immediate action on your big ideas.

You Will:

  • Slay self-doubt that keeps you playing small as a speaker, entrepreneur, or leader.
  • Illuminate the idea(s) you want to be known for so you can develop soul-stirring presentations that move audiences to action.
  • Discover how to curate stories and ask provocative questions that create deep transformation and facilitate buy-in from audiences.

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



Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image


Alexia Vernon is the award-winning author of Step into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice, Visibility, and Influence in the World. 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 speaking and leadership coach, consultant and trainer. 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.



“The feedback I have been receiving about your keynote (and workshop) is nothing short of glowing! I cannot thank you enough for sharing your stories, your wisdom, your energy and your voice with us. Your presence was truly a gift!”

Leandre Waldo | Director, Champlain College Marketing Department




Contact Stephen Oliveira at Speaking@AlexiaVernon.com

Alexia was an excellent choice of speaker for eWomenNetwork. Attendees told me Alexia was the most interesting presenter they’d heard!” Annie Gonni | Managing Director, eWomen Reno

Contact Cher Hale at Media@AlexiaVernon.com

Alexia always gives great advice on managing your career – or managing in the workplace. Tamsen Fadal | Emmy Award-Winning News Anchor