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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 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 […]


Find Your Best Voice -and- An Exercise

February 6, 2017

Sounding like a Mad Hatter when I tell you this, but nonetheless it’s true. You don’t actually find your best voice; it’s not lost. You create it. #mythbusters That’s why George Bernard Shaw famously claimed: Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. Yes, your “voice” is something you actually create — not […]


The Google Effect and the Luxe Brand You Opportunity

January 23, 2017

Google changed everything. After the Internet changed everything. Back in 2008, when I was teaching at ECU, I had this light bulb moment that my students could now Google everything, or almost everything that was being taught in higher ed except knowledge gained by personal experience. Never before has infinite information and knowledge been so […]