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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

Unusual Success Tip: Communicate Like A Luxury Brand

August 13, 2018

To listen click below.   I already know what it’s like to make $32K (no benefits) annually as an adjunct college faculty. #beentheredonethat But, what I want to know is how Hermes charges more than $70k for a ridiculous foosball table.  And manages to sell them at full price. It doesn’t play for you and it […]


Artfully Changing The Subject

August 6, 2018

This is most useful when you’re asked something you’d rather not answer at that particular moment. Or perhaps you want to ask a specific question, or you’re simply in a state of comatose boredom or that someone has asked you a question that’s completely none of their business. There are many interesting motives for wanting to change the subject of conversation. Your motive might be "just because." 🙂


It’s not that hard and usually people don’t mind a change in the subject. You might be doing everyone a favor. To begin this tactful conversation maneuver, make sure you’re listening closely. That is an inherent advantage introverts share: introverts are better listeners!


First, listen for your cue to segue (pronounced "seg way".)


Get Comfortable with Uncomfortable Conversations: 3 Tools

July 30, 2018

To listen click below. In a talk advising women how to multiply their earning power, self-made billionaire Anne McKevitt insisted that  “you have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” That was what motivated her to start jumping out of airplanes. For you and me, that may mean having an uncomfortable conversation. I actually heard that interview […]