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!
[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:
The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman
Jacquette Timmonson TCGS
Brene Brown on “Big Strong Magic”, from Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert