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


One Safety Tactic for an Office Ambush and 3 Ways to Exit a Conversation

October 17, 2016

Some of the most important life events play out through our critical conversations. That’s how we get married (or divorced), get the job or get the green light for an innovative project. Here’s what to do when someone wants a critical conversation with you….at just the wrong moment! That’s a special kind of interruption or […]


5 Small Actions that Build Trust … and Your Fan Club

October 3, 2016

Trust is the glue of the of the global economy. With a hyper-mobile and scattered work force, to build trust is to build your own personal fan base that supports you in any job, anywhere. The word “fan” comes to us from the Latin word “fanaticus,” meaning “insane, mad or possessed by the gods.” Those […]


Make Your Message Stick… Like Sap, a Sappy Song or even Super Glue

September 19, 2016

Yep, the iOS upgrade 10 has raised the bar on text messaging and can help you get through an extended corporate drone presentation. Now is also a fabulous moment to upgrade your conversation…(even if your phone is Android.) Like GIFs and new emoticons, if done properly creative comparisons help people to tune in, understand and remember […]