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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

How To Disagree at Work without Making Too Many Enemies in the Process

August 9, 2019

It’s kind of weird following up a webinar on likability (SLIDES are here) with insight on how to say “no” at work. But even likable leaders have to say “no” and say it often.  Disagreeing with a decision, or direction (especially when coming from above), carries risk. If not done properly, your well-thought out arguments […]


3 Tips to Be a More Likable Leader

August 1, 2019

Leadership is clearly a useful career skill. It comes easier to some people than to others. Likability is also a useful career skill that is also easier for some people. Playing golf is another useful career skill…. oops I don’t know anything about golf. Leaders are thought to be decisive (and authoritarian) or likable (and […]


It’s National Talk in an Elevator Day!

July 26, 2019

Have a cheery conversation to celebrate. Make a new friend. Ask a different question. Happy National Talk in an Elevator Day is a communication holiday designed to encourage people to talk to each others, instead of getting lost in their devices. If you feel awkward meeting new people, contact Mixonian Institute and we can coach […]