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Episode 63 - Your Voice Can Be Transformational with Alexia Vernon
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Episode 63 - Your Voice Can Be Transformational with Alexia Vernon

Branded a "Moxie Maven" by The White House Office of Public Engagement for her unique and effective approach to leadership development, through her 'Step Into Your Moxie' platform, Alexia has become the go-to expert for helping entrepreneurs, executives, online experts, and other thought leaders create, pitch, and perform their spotlight talks and design and execute transformational events. Alexia is also the founder and director of Influencer Academy, a women's leadership development program. Alexia not only cultivates the voices of thought leaders, she is one! Alexia has scored FaceTime with hundreds of corporate, conference and college audiences; with her key note speeches and interactive trainings; and she has contributed to media including CNN, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Forbes, and Women's Health Magazine. I'm excited to have Alexia on the show, sharing her voice so that you can better use your voice!

Key Takeaways:

[02:28] Alexia shares her origin story on how she got started with public speaking?

[05:51] The powerful moment Alexia experienced at 4 years of age (aka Initial Act of Moxie)

[07:12] The power and fears associated with speaking out to say what needs to be said

[08:52] Alexia talks about gender differences in fear of public speaking

[10:48] Charlie's theory on how women & men have been socialized to respond to rejection

[11:39] Alexia’s 10 month program, rooted in leadership

[13:57] Alexia shares on learning that we don't need to be great in everything we do

[17:49] Charlie recommends The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman

[18:35] Alexia shares her journey to public speaking after getting her BA in Women's Studies

[21:37] Charlie wants to celebrate that Alexia hated being broke!

[23:36] How did she ‘unlearn’ the idea business is contradictory to what I'm doing - how did that manifest for her?

[27:12] Alexia talks on the different parts of their journey potential speakers might be facing

[29:52] Alexia shares some insight on talking about topics that are more difficult or unpopular

[33:48] What's most important is for people that need you to know that you are there for them!

[35:47] Alexia gives a shout out to Toshia Shaw

[38:14] How do people find their message? How do you get to "The idea"?

[40:17] What stories do you share?

[40:59] What do you do when your message starts changing?

[43:38] Do what makes sense based on your circumstances

[46:40] What's Alexia's big message today?

[48:06] What's the most unanticipated challenge that Alexia is currently facing?

[51:04] What does Alexa want people to remember about her & her body of work?

Mentioned in This Episode:

Influencer Academy  

Step Into Your Moxie

The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman

Jacquette Timmonson TCGS

Woodhull Institute

The pact by Toshia Shaw at TEDx

Brene Brown on “Big Strong Magic”, from Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

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Productive Flourishing

Productive Flourishing

Productive Flourishing (formerly the Creative Giant Show) explores how to do the work that matters to become your best self in the world. Host Charlie Gilkey and occasional co-host Angela Wheeler take listeners on a deep dive into the lives of leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are thriving in life and business by doing work that matters. Listen in to see how they cultivate meaning, success, and happiness as well as their approach to productivity, business, health, and the challenges (yes, even the deep, dark ones) that show up in their lives.