Highlights of This Episode:
- How Alexia got her start as a motivational speaker despite her terror of public speaking
- How both Alexia and sex offenders were changed when she sought to understand them through face-to-face interviews
- How fear of public speaking differs between men and women
- What financial obstacles Alexia struggled with in getting to where she is today, and how she overcame them
- How Alexia rewrote her story about her business savvy
- Why Alexia’s goal hasn’t been to be liked
Being ‘liked’ is boring, forgettable, and rarely impactful. The words I speak come from beliefs deeply rooted.” -Alexia Vernon (Tweet this)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Alexia’s Step Into Your Moxie platform
- The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman
- The Woodhull Institute
- A Punch in the Face to Fear
- Episode 1: Your Body of Work with Pam Slim
- Fear is the Highest Common Denominator
- Toshia Shaw’s TED Talk, “The Pact”
- Tune Out the Experts and Discover Your Own Voice
- Episode 46: Make Your Mission Match Your Message with Brigitte Lyons
About Alexia Vernon:
Branded a “Moxie Maven” by the White House Office of Public Engagement for her unique and effective approach to leadership development, 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. She has connected with hundreds of corporate, conference, and college audiences through her keynote speeches and interactive trainings, and she has contributed to various media, including CNN, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Forbes, and Women’s Health magazine.
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