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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

When to Work for Less Money

June 12, 2017

If you haven’t seen the German film, The Lives of Others, stop what you’re doing and go rent it on Amazon. It’s set in 1984 East Germany and tells a surprising story of Stasi (“secret” police) surveillance of artists in their private lives. Many of the props used are actual remnants from the former police state. […]


For More Light-Bulb Moments When You’re Crazy Busy

May 30, 2017

  Do any of these sound familiar? You know that high-performer on your team, the one who’s leaving? Sorry, due to budget issues we’re not filling that position. You know those complex programs you’re building, the ones that break your brain every day? We need you to get them done faster. You know that juicy […]


Why We Say That We Can’t Do Something (a very short read!)

May 21, 2017

This is a direct quote from Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way and it’s so true! I want to emblazon this into each brain of every student (and child) I’ve ever had:

Usually, when we say we can’t do something, what we mean is that we won’t do something unless we can guarantee that we’ll do it perfectly (121).

She suggests completing this sentence: If I didn’t have to do it perfectly, I would try……