How Not to React

Our brains are hardwired to react. A reaction is the automatic response driven by biases, survival and prejudices of the unconscious mind. This sometimes works for animals in the wild (a wilder beast spies a lion and flees). Or when humans have to take fast action (pulling someone from a burning car). Yesterday, I facilitated a training on Unconscious Bias for private college in Los Angeles. A participant shared how it’s hard to respond when […]

#Yes I Will Talk: Google Employees Walked, Now It’s Time to Talk (and Take New Action)

(Note: the following article was co-authored by Raye Mitchell Esq. and Alicia Dunams. It has been abbreviated. You can find the entire post here.) On November 1, 2018, over 20,000 Google employees and contractors staged a worldwide, high-profile, but peaceful disruption of the status quo manner in which Google handles sexual harassment and other workplace matters. Despite its belief that Google fostered an environment and culture of openness and trust to stimulate robust communications and […]

Michelle Obama (6 lessons)

This weekend I dove headfirst into Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming,” which now, after selling 1.4 million copies in all formats during the first seven days since it hit shelves on November 13, is a New York Times Bestseller. After supporting thousands of thought leaders write books over the past dozen years, and facilitating leadership trainings for Fortune 1000s and non-profits, I thought it was appropriate to use Michelle Obama as a lesson in leadership. Why? […]

How Do You Eat an Elephant?

… one conversation at a time. Yesterday, I facilitated a corporate training in Silicon Beach (the Silicon Valley of Los Angeles) on “Addressing the Elephant in the Room.” What’s an elephant in the room? A problem/controversial issue that is obviously present yet avoided as a subject for discussion as the discussion would be uncomfortable, painful or awkward. Examples would be: Taboo subjects; like suicide, racism or drug/alcohol addiction Grief; such as a woman returning to […]

Alicia Dunams Interviewed on Good Morning LaLa Land

Alicia Dunams, author of I Get To: How Using The Right Words Can Radically Transform Your Life, Relationships and Business, appeared on Good Morning LaLa Land, and shared the power of using intentional communication for transformational results.

Bestseller in a Weekend featured in the news!

Local Author Fosters Passion With New Book Port Washington resident and founder of both Foster, Inc. and FosterWomen Hayley Foster decided it was finally time to curate all of her insights and write the book she had always wanted to write, Foster Your Passion: A Guide To Finding Your Passion And The Tools You Need To Foster It. While Foster had always dreamed of writing a book, the idea and book itself came together in just […]

PODCASTS: Alicia and her bestselling book “I Get To” Featured

In the last few weeks I have been featured on the following blogs for my new book I Get To: How Using The Right Words Can Radically Transform Your Life, Relationships & Business.  Episode: https://AreYouBeingReal.com/170 On this episode, we get real about: The value in sweaty-palm conversations. The difference between calling someone out and calling someone forth. Why pause. The power of tone. Get to vs. Have to. Scripts for relationships and the workplace. How to shift […]

Being Sexually Harassed?

When someone says or does something to you – on purpose or inadvertently – that crosses the line…it can be hard to know how to respond. In this important episode, I am a guest expert on the Careers By Jenn Podcast shares her exact script of what to say so that both you and the person who has offended can move forward with dignity. Here’s the interview Click Here to Listen to the episode on Careers […]

GoDeep with Dr. Neeta Bhushan

In this week’s episode, I go deep with Dr. Neeta Bhushan, author of Emotional Grit.I’ve known Neeta’s husband Ajit Nawalkha, co-Founder of Mind Valley, for a few years, but this is the first time I’ve meet Neeta, who also co-authored The Book of Coaching with her husband.It was a great pleasure to connect with Neeta after seeing her images and videos on social media for the last few years. This fact spurred our conversation about:How […]

I dropped the ball…

Earlier in 2017, I dropped the ball on a YouTube show I conceived and hosted called Go Deep: Intimate Interviews with Today’s Influencers. Even though I attracted interviews with bestselling authors and influencers like Navy Seal/Author Mark Divine, Dr. Mark Goulston, and celebrity chef Devin Alexander, I didn’t quite have the fortitude to continue the show after some logistical “bumps in the road.” Fast forward to today, and after several clients and colleagues encouraged me […]

The Wealthy Girl Show Episode 1 With Caterina Rando

Caterina Rando serves women on a mission. She coaches women on how to build influence, expand their reach, and multiply their impact thru speaking events and retreats. She’s a women’s business mentor extraordinaire, sought after speaker, and author of the bestseller Learn to Think Differently now published abroad in 11 languages. Her latest book, The ABCs of Public Speaking, has recently been released and is already an Amazon Bestseller. Caterina hosts over 70 days of […]

Want to write a Fiction Book?

  Ever dreamed about writing a novel, or piece of literary fiction? I’m writing this email to my entire newsletter list, as I know there are some burgeoning fiction writers in the mix (and if you aren’t one, I’m sure a colleague, friend or client may be, so please forward). For the next 4 days, we are offering the Fiction in a Weekend™ eCourse for $100 off. As my partner, manuscript consultant, Disney® treatment writer, […]

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