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To Possess High Ideals and Attain Somewhat Unto Them

Last week, I was lucky enough to speak with the women of Alpha Gamma Delta at their Golden Convention in San Antonio, Texas. To say I was excited to be there would be an understatement. Being able to speak to others is a privilege  I don't…
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Eleven Rules for Confident Communication

  I have two daughters, Carmen and Kayla, and a son, Phillip.  I want the world for them.  I'm constantly thinking about how my behavior shapes their behavior and what lessons I can teach that will have a lasting impact on their lives. One…

Are You Competing or Adding?

A couple of weeks ago, I attended DisruptHR Indy, a TED talk-inspired event focused on disrupting the world of human resources. I was there to support one of my clients and to cheer on all the other speakers, several who are good friends of…

You're Just so... EFFUSIVE

Words have hurt me many times in my life. It was supposed to be my dream job, and I wanted to do my best.  I was about forty days in when I got the chance to meet my boss's favorite client.  She (my boss) couldn't say enough positive things…

The Six Failures I will make in 2018

I know what you're thinking. "We are 5 blog-posts in with Alex, and she's gone off the deep end already!  Somebody grab the popcorn...I can't wait to watch this!" Hang on to your bowl...and read on a bit. You see, 2017 didn't turn out at…

I'm Sorry if the Real World Bothers You

It's Sunday morning, and I'm scrolling through Facebook when I come across a post from a Public Speaking group that I follow.  In bold black and white, a woman asked for help in finding places to speak.  There wasn't anything special about…

Dear Pretty Perfect Woman

I struggle with perfectionism. I can't remember a time when I haven't. Here's my letter to those who have struggled too. It's not something I could've shared before...but I can now. Because of the beautiful strong women who've shared their struggles with me.