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Welcome to professional development training by Mixonian Institute (est. 2009.)

Training through Mixonian Institute cutting-edge programs is highly interactive and develops critical thinking and creativity, as well as improving communication skills.

Our programs, whether it’s Engage Any Audience or Leading Global Teams, are intense and fast-paced.

Mixonian Institute specializes in communication skills training and coaching for technical professionals and technically-trained executives who serve global teams and/or clients.

Our clients are experts in leading technical domains, including software development, pharmaceutical manufacturing, analytical testing and international taxation. Our students are industry and community leaders, who are adept and agile amid constant industry and market change.

Leaders of top brands affirm that communication skills make the difference between good and great professionals. Given our multicultural and global marketplace, the ability to establish good interpersonal relationships and engage diverse audiences is the most-valued leadership skill.

About our Founder


Laura Camacho, PhD, used to think the problem was other people's poor communication.

Turns out people with great speaking, interpreting and listening skills, are more liked and successful.

In 2009 she founded the training firm, Mixonian Institute, to share the secrets of excellent interpersonal and presentation skills with a global audience.

The Latest Mixonian News

Conversation Tip from Medici: Masters of Florence

April 17, 2017

There’s nothing like sharing an obsession to bring a couple closer. It was my handsome husband who got me hooked on Medici: Masters of Florence. Yes I watched all 8 episodes last week-end and remain obsessed with Cosimo and Contessina. This is not really a spoiler. In episode 3, or maybe 4, in a flashback young […]


25 Ways to Raise the Bar at Work …. on the Fun Metric!

April 4, 2017

Did you ever think if you had the right job, or the right business, you’d be engaged and enjoy each day? If you’re self employed, do you envy people who get regular paychecks? If you’re a cubicle inhabitant, do you envy entrepreneurs?


Don’t feel bad about the envy, it’s sending you a message. That message is not necessarily about changing your job; it’s about expanding your enjoyment at work. Seriously.


What is it about work that’s annoying? Let us list the ways:



Turn the Switch from Crankypants to Cheerful

April 3, 2017

My client, a physician, showed up an hour late to our training session. If you work with physicians, their work often makes them late for things. Yet it really ticked me off.  Yesterday I had an unpleasant meeting in which someone I had trusted disappointed me. Adding salt to the wound it’s Lent and I have done […]