Step into Your Moxie® Training Solutions

Every time an employee fails to speak up in the workplace, it costs a company approximately $7500 USD. (Crucial Learning)


If every employee, from entry-level to executive, could speak up and influence?

Our Step into Your Moxie® vocal empowerment system is at the root of our training programs because we want each of your employees to be able to walk into any room, into any conversation, and onto any stage and speak up for themselves, the ideas and issues that matter to your company, and call people to take action.

While many communication development programs look at confidence, presence, and what to say in various communication contexts, Step into Your Moxie® training experiences support participants to develop their inner and outer voices.

Your employees will leave our training not only understanding what they are supposed to say but with the ability to navigate through the discomfort that often arises during high-stakes speaking situations.

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We give participants the opportunity to use improv, role play, and other experiential activities to practice and solidify their communication skills.

Participants are consistently up on their feet developing the mindset, behaviors, and habits to speak up and influence.

Our training is trauma-sensitive and incorporates somatic awareness.

Little “t” and big “T” traumas shape people’s relationships with their voices and contribute to discomfort with speaking up. All of our facilitators are trauma-sensitive and help participants identify how trauma may show up in their communication.

We center and elevate people with marginalized identities

– and support participants to do the same.

Our programs are fun AND get results.

That’s why 75% of our clients rehire us after an initial training!


Our signature Step into Your Moxie® training is our 2-day Speak Up and Influence.


Who It’s For:

Senior Business Leaders, Managers, Sales Professionals, Female Leaders, and R&D, Innovation, DEI, and Other Critical Teams

In the 2-day, in-person or virtual program, participants will strengthen their inner and outer voice so that they can speak up for themselves and the ideas and issues that matter most to your company. Through a mix of coaching, training, improvisation, real-world simulation, provocative conversations, and actionable communication templates, participants develop the mindset, skill set, and habits to speak with power and impact and move people to take action on their ideas whenever they speak.

The holistic curriculum focuses on setting participants up for multi-layered success. Through mastering their own self-leadership and practicing the nuanced skills of high-impact interpersonal communication, persuasion, and negotiation, program participants dive deep into their own thinking and behavioral patterns and role play different types of relevant communication and leadership scenarios. They emerge more cohesive as co-workers and eager to bring their new learning and habits to their roles within your company.

Top takeaways include:

  • Navigate real and self-imposed barriers to speaking and leadership presence
  • Compile and practice using words, phrases, and gestures that heighten persuasiveness and demonstrate personal leadership
  • Develop key presentation skills including storytelling, creating a compelling persuasive case, vocal variety, business humor, and making scientific/factual information come to life
  • Practice calling people to take action on your ideas, products, and services in low and high stakes speaking situations (e.g., team meetings, product or project pitches, or negotiations)
  • Discover how to present yourself as likable, credible, and trustworthy in verbal, nonverbal, and video communication
  • Develop tools to manage fear, self-defeating thoughts, and uncomfortable bodily sensations and feelings that emerge in connection with communicating your ideas to team members, clients, and colleagues
  • Weed out vocalized thinking, diminishing words and phrases, and find your authentic leadership style for influence
  • Possess a clear understanding of your speaking style and leverage it when speaking to more senior leaders, colleagues, clients, and important stakeholders
  • Cultivate the ability to address impromptu questions and challenges, and be flexible, charismatic, and on message when unanticipated questions emerge
  • Discover the top gender components of how presence and leadership are viewed in women and men – and develop actionable tools to navigate experiences of overt and unconscious gender bias
  • Master the ability to listen keenly to what is and isn’t being said in high-stakes communication moments, how to make others feel seen and validated when conflict emerges, and learn how to heal from negative feedback experiences
  • Utilize a coaching conversation framework in feedback conversations as both the giver and receiver
  • Explore how to transition from a fixed or growth mindset to an innovation mindset – and uncover how doing so allows you to use communication to solve problems and sell timely solutions

Depending on your goals, Speak Up and Influence can be adapted for:

Executive Teams

Departmental or Emerging Leader Training

Teambuilding Experiences

Presentation Skills or Pitch Preparation

Patient Safety and Healthcare Staff Retention

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Innovation Accelerators

Women’s Leadership Intensives

Employee Engagement and Wellbeing Initiatives

“As someone who has done frequent public speaking throughout the course of my career, I have never been intimidated by the idea of public speaking, but Alexia enabled me to up my game and was also great support for many leaders in our organization. She gave me a framework to organize my thoughts and the freedom to adapt her lessons to my own style and needs. I highly recommend Alexia's programs and coaching if you're looking to unlock your own potential or the potential of others. Your expectations will be exceeded!”
Rebecca Weaver
Founder and CEO, HRuprise


There is abundant evidence that companies with multiple women in senior leadership and board positions are more successful than those with mainly men. However, in the wake of movements like Me Too and Time’s Up, it’s tempting for companies to make preventing sexual misconduct a top priority. While this is not wrong, it can place more emphasis on women’s protection than women’s empowerment and companies cannot achieve the former without the latter.

What if your company focused on creating (or shoring up) a workplace culture that develops and champions its high potential women?

What would be the impact if your organization established a robust pipeline of skilled and confident women leaders who were ready, as opportunities arose, to move your company forward?

If your company is not championing women to lead and live into their highest potential as leaders, your emerging women leaders are probably not advancing within your organization the way they and you want.

This is simple to rectify. Your high potential women can immediately amplify their communication and leadership skills, and you don’t have to send them off-site to do it.

We offer a yearlong women’s leadership experience, just for your high potential women, where they will receive hands-on, practical, holistic leadership skill development that translates into real-world application.

Plus, we can help you create and execute a Corporate Gender Responsibility™ (CGR) plan. (CGR is a company’s ability to create and sustain a culture and brand that protects and empowers employees, board members, customers, and community members of all gender identities.)

Organizations committed to CGR look at women and non-binary employees’ experiences and how to improve them from recruitment, hiring, and onboarding through management, ongoing development, and advancement.

Curious to discover where your organization is succeeding (and has room to grow) in its support of women in the workplace?


In addition to our Speak Up and Influence and CGR and Women’s Leadership training, we can support your leaders, team members, and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in the following key areas.


Many organizations have diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) plans and training. Yet too many employees don’t know how to show up as allies for employees with marginalized identities without centering their own voices and experiences in conversations and advocacy. Allyship, the practice of using one’s voice, power, and collective influence to draw attention to and address the needs of one or more oppressed groups, is the key to creating safety, belonging, and dignity for all employees.

Depending on your company’s existing programs and resources, we can support the creation of allyship in the workplace by:

*We partner with an international network of diverse consultants to lead dynamic, experiential virtual and in-person micro-training that brings awareness and understanding of the unmet needs of marginalized employee groups.


Daring Conversations for Workplace Success

For most people, navigating conversations where there is the possibility of disagreement or conflict is uncomfortable. And yet, shifting conversations from difficult to daring is one of the most important skills a person can possess. Employees who make a habit of facilitating daring conversations create and sustain better relationships, engender more trust, better manage stress, and prevent resentment and burnout. In this training, participants will develop the self-awareness and tools to avoid staying silent, ruminating, or winging high-stakes conversations. By the end of this experience, participants will be able to:

*Persuasive Communication: Calling In and Calling People to Take Action

Through a mix of experiential activities, practical training, role play, and self-reflection, in this training, participants cultivate the confidence, strategy, and communication skills to be dynamic persuasive communicators. They develop the ability to manage fear and self-defeating thoughts connected to persuasive communication, and they learn how to address impromptu challenges by staying flexible, listener-centered, and on message. By the end of this experience, participants will be able to:

*Note: Training can be designed specifically for sales professionals. This version of the training also includes how to tell relatable client success stories that show prospects your product or service will work for them, plus how to use compelling bonuses and limiters to prompt timely decision-making.

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Step into Your Moxie Thought Leader Workshop

From Subject Matter Expert to Trusted Thought Leader

For too many leaders and business professionals, thought leadership is something you aspire to after you’ve achieved a certain level of success rather than something you are actively pursuing once you know you have something to say and contribute. Giving presentations, moderating and serving on panels, and being interviewed on podcasts or TV segments are effective ways to make a more positive impact. Unfortunately, too many people are waiting until they are chosen rather than positioning themselves (and their companies) for these important opportunities.

In this training, participants will develop the confidence, clarity, and charisma to speak up as thought leaders – on behalf of themselves and their companies. They will develop their speaking presence, practice communicating in front of an audience, and develop a “Yes, And” attitude toward visibility opportunities. By the end of this experience, participants will be able to:

Improv for Design Thinking and Business Innovation

Design thinking is a common approach to addressing problems and surprising and delighting customers (or employees) by centering their voices in the creation and development of innovative solutions. It can be used to generate new products and services, identify and fix oversights in existing programs and offerings, and shape important written and verbal messaging. When improv is used in each stage of the design thinking process, as it is in this training, it accelerates idea generation, wards off perfectionism and groupthink, and heightens vocal empowerment.

In this unique design thinking training, through a mix of interactive improv exercises, experiential role play activities, provocative discussion, and rapid-fire prototyping and pitching, participants boost their communication skills and increase their ability to innovate irrespective of the constraints they face. By the end of this experience, participants will be able to:

Step into Your Moxie Thought Leader Workshop
Step into Your Moxie Thought Leader Workshop

Cultivate Employee Well-Being and Sustainable Performance

Employee stress is one of the greatest financial and human capital costs that companies face, and it’s also one of the most preventable. When employees possess the mindset, confidence, and communication skills to advocate for their well-being, they not only feel better, but statistically, they also perform better.
In this training, participants will explore individual and organizational barriers to their wellness and discover how to create and articulate boundaries to get their needs met. By the end of this experience, participants will be able to:

Your Next Steps

1. Submit an interest form.

2. We assess your training needs and share our recommendations.

3. Upskill your workforce and accelerate the achievement of business goals.

“A huge thank you to [Step into Your Moxie] for up-leveling our storytelling, presence, and for building confidence in our Comms Campers. The day was energetic and full of important learning - very valuable for all!”