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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.

The Latest Mixonian News

Survive Selective Hearing and Nobody Gets Hurt

October 16, 2017

Flashback to me living outside Dusseldorf and my 18-year-old sister (who is visiting) drops me off at an ATM. After completing my transaction, I’m waiting….and waiting…and waiting. Oh and btw, my 4-month-old son (in the photo) is in the back seat of the Golf she’s driving.  We were in a part of town, much like […]


Why Personal Branding Matters: No one’s doing this for you

October 2, 2017

Personal Branding and La La Land: Why You Need to Take Control of Your Career & Build Your Brand.   “No one can do what you do, exactly the way you do it.” ~ Alexandra Franzen    Did you know a company no longer invests as much in its workers?   In today’s global work […]


It’s Pro Time: Feedback and Extreme Ownership

September 18, 2017

After devoting years of my youth as a “bench-warmer” member of our local swim team, I returned to the pool in November, 2005, as therapy for a sad personal situation. I dragged myself to each master class and would return from each session too exhausted to ruminate on the injustice of it all. I stopped […]