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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

Why We Say That We Can’t Do Something (a very short read!)

May 21, 2017

This is a direct quote from Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way and it’s so true! I want to emblazon this into each brain of every student (and child) I’ve ever had:

Usually, when we say we can’t do something, what we mean is that we won’t do something unless we can guarantee that we’ll do it perfectly (121).

She suggests completing this sentence: If I didn’t have to do it perfectly, I would try……


What Do You Stand For? Use your POV to Move Forward

May 15, 2017

Strong points of view attract leaders like paparazzi to Kate Middleton. If you are ready to move up, to move forward in your career, it’s time to get ready to receive.  That is, to receive that promotion or job offer or juicy project. Think of it as preparing to catch the ball, but in a […]


The Most Persuasive Word Ever

May 1, 2017

Welcome to the “Age of Distraction”; we are all now officially distracted: from minions to Grand Poo-Bahs. For you that means less time to get your point of view across….or to get people on board. So, keep your presentations concise and focused. A reflector of our miniature attention spans: the average snap (Snapchat social media) lasts all […]