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


Help Your Team Manage Stress … Without Valium

November 28, 2016

It’s that time of the year again. Fun fun and holiday stress city all rolled up into 5 exciting weeks! One of the Mixonian’s most popular blog posts of all time is Stress + Communication and When to Hire a Mariachi Band.  It’s about how stress is really bad for communication and things you can do […]

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Deal with Difficult People and Unpleasant Feedback without Losing Your Mind

November 14, 2016

Be yourself. Align with others. That’s persuasion in a tiny nutshell of 5 words. This especially applies to diffusing difficult people (who incidentally, consider you to be the difficult one.) It’s paradoxical, like other really important things in life: Eat healthy. Enjoy food. Do what you love. Pay the bills. Love your kids. Teach your kids […]


Your Customer Just Got Even More Unreasonable

October 31, 2016

It matters not if your key customer is in the department on the floor above you, if you’re in retail or B2B: today your customer expects even more from you. Last week I took Mixonian’s Social Media Person and token Millennial, Miranda, with me to Philadelphia to help with a Critical Conversations workshop for Medtronic […]