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Alexia Vernon

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

6835 Followers

Executive (and Women's) Leadership, Public Speaking, Sales, and Talent Development Author, Speaker, Coach, and Trainer

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Las Vegas, NV
Speaking Topics: High-Stakes Communication, Executive Presence, Women's Leadership

Speaking Fee $10,000

Alexia VernonPoints
Academic60
Author124
Influencer68
Speaker6
Entrepreneur40
Total298

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Areas of Expertise

Business Strategy 30.35
Change Management
Culture
Design Thinking 32.01
Diversity and Inclusion 47.41
Entrepreneurship 33.77
HR 34.12
Leadership 37.16
COVID19 31.49
Legal and IP
Social 33.82
Marketing 35.31
Public Relations 47.25
Innovation 31.58
Management 35.57

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Publications

2 Adjunct Instructors
College of Southern Nevada
LinkedIn
August 20, 2009
I teach multiple Introduction to Women's Studies classes for the college.

The College of Southern Nevada is the state’s largest and most ethnically diverse higher education institution, while also being a major economic engine for the region with an estimated annual economic impact of nearly $1 billion.
CSN, founded in 1971, is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and specializes in two-year degrees and workforce development that lead directly to high-demand careers or transfer to a university.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership

John Jay College (CUNY)
LinkedIn
October 10, 2006
I teach a variety of Speech, Theatre, Improv, and Sociodrama courses for the Department of Speech, Theatre, and Media.

An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law.

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Tags: Social, Management, Leadership

1 Adjunct Professor
New Jersey City University
LinkedIn
October 18, 2005
I teach a variety of courses for NJCU's Women's Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies Departments.

Situated on a beautifully landscaped campus in a vibrant urban community, NJCU provides top-quality education to over 8,500 students who reflect the dynamism of the University’s metropolitan Jersey City location.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Management, Leadership

7 Article/Blogs
Integrate Social Justice with Self-Improvement
Alexia Vernon
June 08, 2020
I believe we, as a society, must dismantle the white supremacy that is entrenched in our institutions and in our conscious and unconscious beliefs and behaviors.

We must elect and promote leaders who will lead us in this charge.

And we must also use our voices to become the leaders we are waiting for.

How we choose to use our voices, as coaches, consultants and business leaders, however, need not look the same for each of us if we want to play to our strengths and have lasting impact.

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Tags: Leadership, Entrepreneurship

Privilege and the COVID-19 Pandemic
LinkedIn
April 12, 2020
I’ve been thinking a lot today about how this pandemic is magnifying existing privileges (and giving rise to new ones) – particularly in the United States.

I love how many of us want to share inspiring messages and provide updates about how we are passing this time with our families. But as I think about many of the messages I’ve read and images I’ve seen this Easter and Passover weekend, it’s hard not to feel like many of us (and I’m definitely including myself in this category) are bypassing many of the hardships those a few homes or zip codes away are confronting.

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Tags: Leadership, COVID19

Why coronavirus isn’t permanent doom and gloom for speakers, trainers, and live event leaders
LinkedIn
March 26, 2020
This is a hard time for those of us who speak live. I have to remind myself several times a day that while I don’t know when this (when any of this) will end, it will NOT always be this way.

In the last week, I’ve worked on several client keynote speeches that are still slated to be delivered between March and June 2020 - albeit virtually.

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Tags: Leadership, Public Relations, COVID19

How to Stop Prospects from Ghosting You as a Coach, Trainer or Speaker
Alexia Vernon
February 06, 2020
There are certain times of the year when it can feel like as a coach, trainer or speaker that all prospects are ghosting you.

Like the week before Christmas, the first days of a new year or during a Mercury Retrograde.

But if you find that prospective clients, organizational decision makers and speaking bookers are consistently not responsive, it’s likely that your pitches, proposals and submissions are lacking something.

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Tags: Leadership, Entrepreneurship

Get Paid for Speaking As An Entrepreneur
Alexia Vernon
January 09, 2020
I have the pleasure of demystifying how to get paid for speaking and make more money as an entrepreneur – and showing coaches, consultants and experts how to stop making common mistakes as speakers.

I’ve been doing this speaking thing for 20+ years (since winning the Miss Junior America competition in college).

And, when I first started out (and, to be completely honest, for probably the next 10 years), I thought when you want to get paid for speaking, the Holy Grail was the high-paid keynote.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Entrepreneurship

How Body Shaming Online Will Amplify My Voice
Alexia Vernon
December 05, 2019
During the two-weeks I ran Facebook ads for a recent launch, I experienced body shaming online so intense that I wanted to shove my six-year-old daughter back into my womb! For I fear what she, as a young woman growing up in a culture that has no problem weaponizing women’s bodies, is likely to encounter as she and her peers come online over the next few years

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Tags: Leadership, Business Strategy

Make an Audience Fall in Love with You in Your Speaker Bio – and On Stage
Alexia Vernon
October 09, 2019
The short answer is by quickly creating an environment for audiences to connect with you and your message.

While I support the idea that “other people’s opinions of us are not our business” as a way to minimize people pleasing and self-judgment, when it comes to speaking, other people’s opinions absolutely need to be considered (before they can be released) if our goal is to move people to take action on our important ideas.

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Tags: Leadership, Business Strategy

1 Book
Step into Your Moxie
New World Library
October 13, 2020
Step into Your Moxie is a soul-stirring call to action to speak up for yourself and the ideas and issues that matter most to you. Dubbed a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement for her potent approach to women’s empowerment, Alexia Vernon has helped thousands of women (and men) slay diminishing self-talk and speak with moxie. She has created a timely, refreshingly playful guide for women to communicate with candor, clarity, compassion, and ease every time they open their mouths to speak — in their careers, communities, and homes. Step into Your Moxie is the book women want by their side as they have that daring conversation, give an important presentation, run for office, or simply tell the people closest to them to step back from the boundaries they’ve trespassed.

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Tags: HR, Leadership

1 Founder
Alexia Vernon Empowerment, LLC
Alexia Vernon
February 01, 2007
Alexia Vernon Empowerment, LLC is a family-led business, founded by Alexia Vernon in 2007, and co-run with her partner in business and in life, Stephen Oliveira.

Branded a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement for her unique and effective approach to empowering women’s professional success, Alexia is the author of Step into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice Visibility, and Influence in the World. A sought-after speaker, coach, consultant and media contributor, Alexia is the creator and leader of multiple speaker training programs and has delivered transformational keynotes and corporate trainings for Fortune 500 companies and professional associations, spoken at the United Nations, delivered a TEDx talk on the future of feminism, and been featured by media including CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., and Women’s Health.

A former biologist and environmental justice organizer with vast experience leading environmental consulting projects and teams, Stephen oversees client care, speaker bookings, corporate engagements, live training events and retreats.

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Tags: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Diversity and Inclusion

18 Podcasts
201: Create, Monetize, and Protect Your Intellectual Property with Jamie Lieberman
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October 13, 2020
Jamie Lieberman is not only a brilliant attorney, she also has saved my mind (and my bank account!) numerous times – including last year when I went through a trademark dispute. There is nobody more equipped to talk about intellectual property than her. She is the owner and founder of Hashtag Lega

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

200: Moxielicious Season 2 - Covid, Cancer & the Call to Thought Leadership
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October 13, 2020

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Episode 115: Amplify BIPOC Voices with Cher Hale
Alexia Vernon
July 21, 2020
In the final episode (115) of the first season of Moxielicious, I’m joined by Cher Hale, the founder and director of Ginkgo PR – a boutique agency that believes in using public relations as a force for good. Ginkgo specializes in boosting visibility for underrepresented or marginalized authors, experts, and entrepreneurs through comprehensive communication and media relations efforts.

During our rich conversation, we discuss Cher’s:

Advice to white folx who want to amplify BIPOC voices and minimize centering themselves during conversations on race and whiteness (especially when introducing BIPOC experts to their communities)
Top pitching advice for BIPOC listeners who want to connect their work to the racial uprising happening in the United States (and throughout much of the world) BUT also avoid being “the race expert”
Unorthodox tips for how all of us can do a better job of leveraging our publicity and media for business success (Hint: It’s all about creating mutually-beneficial relationships with podcast hosts)
Beliefs (which I share!) about how to use media and publicity as a vehicle for addressing social justice issues

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Tags: Social, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Diversity and Inclusion

114: Persuasive Presentations and Pitches with Connie Wilder
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July 14, 2020
In episode 114 on persuasive presentations and pitches, I (and you!) have the pleasure of hearing from executive and presentation skills coach, Connie Wilder. Connie Wilder is a bright, gifted, big hearted coach whose work is very synergistic with mine. She is the president and CEO of Wilder Coachin

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

113: The Future of Talent Development with Marcelle Fowler and Leslie Riley
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July 07, 2020
Whether you are a coach, consultant, trainer or facilitator who works with organizations – corporations, nonprofits, small businesses, schools or government agencies. OR You lead talent development internally for your organization. I’m betting that you are wondering about the future of talent de

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

112: Coach-the-Coach Episode with Anna Yen
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June 29, 2020
In the second coach the coach podcast episode of season one, I had the pleasure of speaking with financial coach, Anna Yen. Anna runs FamilyFI, a personal finance community dedicated to empowering and inspiring families to master a positive money mindset with confidence.  Her sweet spot is showing

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

111: Storytelling for Changemakers with Stephanie Forté
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June 23, 2020
Whether you self-identify as a coach, consultant, business or thought leader – or you lead change as a nonprofit, social justice, or educational leader, you will really enjoy episode 111 on storytelling for changemakers. For more than 20 years, Stephanie Forté has been helping socially conscious

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

110: Dr. Gertrude Lyons & Dr. Lynyetta G. Willis on Leading with Moxie in Our Families
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June 16, 2020
In episode 110, I’m joined by two extraordinary women, Dr. Gertrude Lyons and Dr. Lynyetta G. Willis, for a heart-opening, soul-shifting conversation on family leadership. If you’re anything like me, while you may be rocking leading with moxie in your professional life, you may find there are a

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

109: The Online Course Junkie Epidemic
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June 02, 2020
In episode 109, I talk about something that really riles me up – the rise of the online course junkie epidemic. As I share in this episode, I DO NOT think that online courses are the Holy Grail – especially for coaches, consultants, learning and development professionals, and thought leaders. I

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

108: Tonya Twitchell on CEO Forums, Corporate Speaking Opportunities, and Cultivating Resilience
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May 26, 2020
In episode 108 on CEO Forums, corporate speaking opportunities, and cultivating resilience, I’m joined by Tonya Twitchell – a Vistage Worldwide Chair, Executive Coach, and Speaker. Tonya embodies what it means to be a champion of people and possibilities. Tonya believes each of us has the potent

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107: The Dos and Don’ts of Pandemic Pivots
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May 19, 2020
In episode 107, I share my recommendations for how to approach a pandemic pivot. And, you’ll have to excuse me, because, in this episode, I use phrases like “navigate these unprecedented times” a few too many times! Typically, we pivot when the pain of staying where we are is finally becoming

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106: Coach-the-Coach Episode with Amy Cunliffe
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May 12, 2020
In my first coach the coach podcast episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with design thinking expert, Amy Sekhon Cunliffe. Amy has a background in design thinking and consults with private and public sector organizations to create customer experiences that stick by leading groups, teams, and indi

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

105: Navigating Self-Worth Squalls
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May 07, 2020
In episode 105, we talk all about the importance of self-worth. What does it mean to have self-worth, and where does it come from? Whether we are an established thought leader or we are rising in our leadership and impact, one of our most important responsibilities to our people is helping them reme

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104: Juju Hook on Rebranding Midlife: Why Midlife is PrimeTime for Coaches and Consultants
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April 28, 2020
Juju Hook on Rebranding Midlife: Why Midlife is PrimeTime for Coaches and Consultants In episode 104, I’m joined by branding coach and strategist to midlife (PrimeTime) women, Juju Hook. After launching a successful online branding program and blog at 48 (and developing a following of more than 50

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

103: From Coach to Trusted Thought Leader
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April 21, 2020
In episode 103, we talk about all things thought leader – and thought leadership. How do you go from being a good coach to a trusted thought leader?  We grow our audiences and we expand our platforms by doing our work in as visible of a way as we can – WITHOUT doing the work because we measure

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

102: How to Find Your Voice and Be a Better Coach and Leader
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April 21, 2020
How do you find your voice and be a better coach?  As I share in this solo episode, so many of us are trying to find our voices. It’s beautiful. Yet tragic. Our voices shouldn’t be something we have to go outside of ourselves to discover. Plus, even if we find our voice – life won’t always

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

101: Welcome to Moxielicious. Are you my podcast listener?
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April 21, 2020
Are you my Moxielicious podcast listener?  If you are a coach, consultant or business leader who wants to unapologetically speak up for yourself, your company, and the ideas and issues that matter most to you, then the answer is YES! This podcast is also designed for industry leaders (like you?) wh

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

100: Moxielicious Season 1
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April 14, 2020
Moxielicious, hosted by Alexia Vernon, is the podcast for entrepreneurial and corporate leaders who want to unapologetically speak up for themselves, their companies, and the ideas and issues that matter most to them. It’s for industry leaders who have been called to develop the voices of their pe

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

2 Speaking Engagements
4 Common Mistakes Currently Happening in Talent Development
LinkedIn
October 12, 2020
Whether you are an external coach or trainer unclear about how to market and serve organizations in talent development. Or, as an internal coach, trainer, or team/ organizational leader you recognize that talent development has stalled (or is not serving the most pressing needs of your organization), in this short video I'll demystify some disturbing talent development trends and what to do about them.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

Avoid These Common Online Presenting and Engagement Mistakes
LinkedIn
September 15, 2020
Whether you are presenting online for the first time or you are an experienced virtual presenter looking to increase audience engagement, in this LinkedIn Live, learn simple tech and delivery tactics to maximize your online speaking success.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

1 Video
OFFICIAL BOOK TRAILER: Step into Your Moxie by Alexia Vernon & speak with moxie in all areas of life
YouTube
August 13, 2018
▼ ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY (and grab some juicy, and free, book bonuses at StepIntoYourMoxie.com).

Step into Your Moxie is a soul-stirring call to action to speak up for yourself and the ideas and issues that matter most to you. Dubbed a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement for her potent approach to women’s empowerment, Alexia Vernon has helped thousands of women (and men) slay diminishing self-talk and speak with moxie. She has created a timely, refreshingly playful guide for women to communicate with candor, clarity, compassion, and ease every time they open their mouths to speak — in their careers, communities, and homes. Step into Your Moxie is the book women want by their side as they have that daring conversation, give an important presentation, run for office, or simply tell the people closest to them to step back from the boundaries they’ve trespassed.

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