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

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3 Truths about moving up at work I wish I knew years ago

May 31, 2016

With graduation season upon us, here are three things I wish I had known many, many years ago. Things like you should bring your dog to work and only eat quality dark chocolate: the things nobody tells you. Way back in 2008 I’ve just moved back from Caracas, Venezuela, just divorced, just finished my PhD […]


Speaking off the cuff and other brain freeze moments

May 16, 2016

Despite my reputation for on-demand sentence savvy, the unattractive truth is I am not naturally adept at thinking (or speaking) when caught by surprise. That does not stop people from asking my opinion as the “communication expert.” (And lack of feeling competent never stops me from answering.) I have learned to sound intelligent, even when feeling incoherent. This my perception/their perception disconnect is […]


The Essential Message from a Movie Producer at Dig South

May 2, 2016

The Dig South “Doing Business Around the World” panel last week was loads of fun. It was exciting to know one member of our audience was originally from South Africa (and hence would recognize some of the photos in our background visual montage.) That was Christy Ashkettle, Operations Manager of Next Greenville and a friend of […]