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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

Communication Skills Solve 3 Annoying “People” Problems

September 24, 2018

If you prefer you can listen to this post: Communication problems often masquerade as people problems. It’s all too easy to hide behind the problems of “difficult” people, rather than courageously improving your own communication skills. Communication skills can’t solve EVERYTHING, but they are as necessary to success in life as speed is to a racer. Soft […]


The One Thing You Can Do to Help Your Team Manage Stress … Without Xanax

September 17, 2018

  Thankfully, Mt. Pleasant, SC remains pleasant despite a week of dire warnings about Hurricane Florence. At first, Mixonian paid careful attention and mentally made prudent plans for all  “what  if” scenarios. We battened down the hatches,  packed up the dogs and evacuated to higher ground in Georgia. But once we had recovered from the […]


Don’t Let Data to Seduce You! Tell a Compelling Story

September 10, 2018

Here’s the audio version: Russian novelists are among the finest in the world. That’s why literature professors and self-styled intellectuals enjoy assigning them for papers or quoting from Tolstoy, Solzhenitsyn or Dostoevsky. Because their novels are nearly always 957+ pages long, most American students rely on the Cliff Notes version (I’m sure you NEVER did that!) Sadly, […]