• Sarah E. Brown

Speak with Moxie: High Impact Communication Strategies for Work with Alexia Vernon


Are you (or your organization) ready to step into your moxie and use speaking to move people to take action on your important ideas?


Why not do it now, get your message across and be heard and let the other person take action?


Alexia Vernon is an 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 communication style make her a sought-after speaking and executive presence coach, consultant, and trainer. 


Alexia has presented transformational keynotes and corporate training at the intersections of public speaking, getting people to yes and women's leadership 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. 


In this episode, Alexia describes the two most common paradigms that female leaders often fall into.  She then gives us the archetype we should all strive for as we refine our own authentic communications.  Most importantly, she gives us a simple, practical tip for doing just that.


What you will learn from this episode:

  • Learn how to amplify your speaking, create game-changing speaking content and advance your thought leadership

  • Discover the right mindset and skillset to step up and speak up about what you truly want to get across at work or any area of your life

  • Find out about the strategies that will help you overcome the challenges of persuasive communication and let you truly articulate what is inside your mind and heart


"Ensure that everything you say and every question you ask is in service of moving your audience to take a particular action.  Whether that’s to shift their thinking or to pass policy, whatever it is, serve that goal. That’s what you walk and talk."

- Alexia Vernon

Valuable Free Resource: 


Join  Alexia’s virtual community and get her FREE AUDIO TRAINING: 

Master the Five Communication Behaviors to Move Any Audience to Take Action at AlexiaVernon.com.




Topics Covered:


01:52 - On women failing to step into their moxie

04:19 - The bunny versus the dragon paradigms of leadership

07:23 - The cheetah type of leadership

10:48 - Why you need" to walk and talk" your communication

14:08 - Alexia's valuable free resource to help you understand better the challenges of communication

14:40 - All about Alexia's LinkedIn training

Key Takeaways: 

"I recommend people rehearse any communication that they're going to do, do it out loud and that rather than planning out every single word and trying to memorize it, get up from behind our desks, out from behind our computer screens and we walk and talk. When we walk into the room or when we get on stage, it's so in our bones, we're not searching for the words, it just flows. Our communication flows right out of us. " - Alexia Vernon


"You're going to find the color, you're going to find your point of view by saying it out loud, over and over again without attachment to your notes. " - Alexia Vernon



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