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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

Fun Things You Can Do with a Speakers Panel …and how to put it together

July 24, 2017

  Recently I moderated a speakers panel on innovation for MUSC Information Solutions meeting (of nearly 400 folk, in the room and remote.) Speakers panels are fabulous for shaking things up and spreading a core message. Panels are low-cost, high pay-off messaging catalysts. The first panel I moderated was at Dig South more than a year ago, […]


Ask Yourself This When Work Feels Like &*$%# … and other dreary moments

July 10, 2017

It all starts with how you talk to yourself. This is about when you feel nauseated about going to work, not (only) because there is so much to do but because the people there are… not your trusted favorites. It doesn’t look promising. The symptoms you feel may resemble those mentioned in disclaimers at the […]


Accelerate or Reassess? a Mid-Year Reflection on Fast Things

June 26, 2017

The fastest man in the world is Usain Bolt. In 2009, the Jamaican sprinter set record for the 100 meter dash with a time of 9.58 seconds. The fastest woman in the world is American Florence Griffith-Joyner; she ran the 100 meter dash in 10.49 seconds, a 1988 record yet to be broken. The fastest […]