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

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The Truth about Change and Your Career

August 22, 2016

  I recently changed my computer. #excited This change has been mostly free and easy, except for an hour I spent one morning trying to resize a photo. Nobody really likes change, unless you’re getting upgraded to First Class. As if on cue, the priest at the USC Catholic student center, Fr. Marcin (dropping off […]

Drama is expensive.

Drama, anyone? It’s rather expensive.

August 8, 2016

I just heard about the coolest approach to make technical training more effective – by far. I wish I had come up with this. Amy Bandy-Taylor is the training lead for implementation of a new scheduling software from Avantas at MUSC. She just went through a full day training to learn the new software functionality and she […]

Latrines in Lesotho

A Good Reason to Love those Constraints

July 25, 2016

Isn’t it insane how the most wonderful things always want to happen on the same day? Like when your brother and your best friend decide to get married on the same week-end (and not to each other!) Thursday I was over-the-moon excited to attend Global South Metro Exchange in Greenville, S.C – about making the southeast more competitive for international business. […]