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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

3 Tips for Crafting a Compelling Data Story (CDS)

March 20, 2017

How much do we love thee, Data? Let me count the ways. Actually, this relationship reminds me of Count Vronsky and Anna Karenina. Like the tormented relationship between Vronsky and Anna, the love affair between business and data doesn’t always end well. For all the talk of “data-driven decisions,” having data is not the same as presenting an […]


5 Things La La Land Got Right

March 6, 2017

Films about the film industry win Oscars. Lots of them. La La Land is no exception (Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Song, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Production Design, Best Original Score.) There is so much to love about this movie, even if you hate the ending. Especially cool is it that Ryan Gosling […]


3 Minutes to Tell Your Story + a template

February 20, 2017

    At The Southern C Summit (a creative business owners confab) recently I got to watch some amazingly creative and smart small business owners pitch to leading magazines. By “pitch” I mean that terrifying experience where you both introduce yourself and explain what you do or propose. It’s the dreaded job interview equivalent of “So, tell […]