TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials 2018-06-18T12:16:57+00:00

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“I highly recommend Fia Fasbinder and the work she does. The City re-introduced management academies so as to better prepare…” Read More

Scott Chadwick

Chief Operating Officer at City of San Diego

“Fia Fasbinder and The Moxie Institute helped me turn presentations, that were as boring as eating chalk, into something so eye-catching…” Read More

David Graham

Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Neighborhood Services, City of San Diego

“Everyone really enjoyed the session and I have heard them reference it in multiple ways over the past few months since the training. Home run on the teaching! Thanks again for spending time with us!”

TRACY WRIGHT

Director of Content Operations at Netflix

“My keynote went extremely well, thanks to Fia and her team at MOXiE. I have never been so prepared and had such a tight coherent…” Read More

CHRIS (NELSON) sTOKES

Jamaican Bobsleigh Team Member and inspiration for the movie “Cool Runnings”

“Moxie’s Media Trainer, Katy Temple, is the best… Thanks so much for sharing your insight and improving my delivery. And thank you for…” Read More

THOMAS DADMUN

Founder & CEO, Point Focal

“The speech went fantastic! Deloitte was happy, and I had several people come talk to me afterward about how much they connected…” Read More

GRETCHEN BLADEK

Google Fiber, Curriculum

“Thank you so much for your help in preparing me for my presentation. I really appreciate the thoughtful and personal feedback. Your…” Read More

JOSEPH SANDERS

Senior Director, Testing and Personalization, Comcast

 

“Thank you!! Before I started to work with Fia, one of my biggest fears after spending a month in the hospital was losing a part of my…” Read More

ART BARTER

Founder and CEO at Servant Leadership Institute

“It is truly incredible how effective your insights are in helping me have an impactful presentation. Thank you for another great…” Read More

NIRANJAN RAM

UST Global, Vice President

“Although I thought I was a decent public speaker, the coaching I received from Fia opened my eyes to so many different aspects of…” Read More

THOMAS MALONE

Dean of Tufts University Medical School

“I can definitely say because of your media training, I performed better on my interviews. I asked …” Read More

John Simpson

CEO, Patra Corp

 

“So grateful for you, Fia! You have an amazing gift and an incredible ability to put stories together. I can’t wait to get to the TEDx…” Read More

Brandon Steppe

Founder and Executive Director, The David’s Harp Foundation

“Fia and her team at the Moxie Institute are fantastic. Fia Fasbinder’s coaching and guidance helped me…” Read More

Greg Hammond

Wealth impact and personal legacy advisor

“I had a great experience with MOXiE. Fia taught the group so much about how to overcome nervousness, speak with confidence, captivate…” Read More

Javier Crespo

Global Creative Marketing, Netflix

“My panel discussion went great and it was super fun. Roughly 1,200 people in the audience and I got the closing…” Read More

Konstantin (Kosta) Elchev

CMO at Stashimi

“Although we had spent 3 years in Toastmasters, it was nothing at all like sessions with Fia. Fia’s sessions and her supportive techniques…” Read More

Richard and Diane Nares

CNN Hero Awards Winners and Founders of The Emilio Nares Foundation

“My keynote was definitely the best I’ve ever given! I did fantastic and I felt strong, confident and clear…” Read More

Julia Carlson

CEO and Wealth Advisor

“Fia is amazing as a person and outstanding as a coach. I had the privilege of working with Fia on…” Read More

Ellen Goodwin

Productivity Expert, Speaker, Coach

“Thank you for the wonderful talk on Tuesday. It was chock full of excellent advice. It was exactly…” Read More

Stephanie Allen

Biomedical & Stem Cell Scientist: entrepreneur, product developer, business strategist, and thought leader.

“I felt that the skills we worked on during our training with Fia are often over-looked and so most people aren’t…” Read More

Kelsey Dale

Experienced Fundraiser, Operations Manager, Database Administrator, Event Manager, and Outreach Coordinator

“Fia, it was a pleasure meeting you today. You bring a fresh and engaging style through your training…” Read More

Maroun El-Hage

Senior Civil Engineer, Eastern Municipal Water District

“I spent a wonderful hour reading your Moxie Techniques. I will strongly recommend SPEAK WITH MOXIE to colleagues, friends and…” Read More

Pascale Dang

Decorator and Designer

“My master speaker coach came prepared to the session, had great critical feedback on my workshop plan and…” Read More

Russ Lange

Partner, CMG Partners LLC

“I am so thankful for your help. I have received so many compliments on my speech, it felt unbelievable! This would not be possible…” Read More

Amy Yang

General Manager at Coca Cola

“I am so pumped right now about the messaging we worked out! I just shared it with my CEO, CFO and head of marketing and they LOVE it…” Read More

Yari Mitchell

VP of Global Medical Affairs, Accufocus

“Great job today in your presentation! Our docs absolutely agreed that you provided key takeaways in all aspects of public speaking. You did…” Read More

TODD LOVE

Director of Professional Strategy, Bausch&Lomb

“I had the privilege of working with Fia on my speech for TEDx San Diego. As a speaker coach, Fia doesn’t settle for anything less than the…” Read More

LEX GILLETTE

Paralympic Medalist, World Champion and World Record Holder

“Fia is an outstanding speaker coach. She worked with me on my recent TEDx talk, and I learned a huge amount. I have given hundreds…” Read More

MARIAN BARTLETT

Marian Bartlett, Research Scientist at Apple

“We thoroughly enjoyed Fia’s brown bag session for our women in the leadership team. I have been getting emails all day expressing how…” Read More

CHARLOTTE C. J. TSOU

Senior Vice President, HSBC, Regional Head of Analytics & CRM

“Thank you very much for all your support on making a good presentation. I learned many things from you and I am grateful…” Read More

PATRICIA MARQUEZ

Dean of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego

“As Maya Angelou would say, ‘When you know better, you do better.’ This time last year, at the start of preparing for my first TEDX talk, I…” Read More

JANINE DRIVER

CEO, Body Language Institute, NY Times Best-Selling author of YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK

“Within the course of a Moxie workshop, I genuinely gained more confidence in my public speaking capabilities. I strengthened my body…” Read More

MARCUS J. ANDREW

Global Creative Marketing: Docs & Unscripted, Netflix

“Fia Fasbinder is a true communications virtuoso and masterful executive public speaking coach. She is outstanding at helping executives and…” Read More

Jeremy Hirshberg

COO at Transitive Media & Specific Performance

“Our event was a success thanks to Fia and her guidance in preparing us for our speech. Man on man, we achieved our communication goals! We can’t wait to…” Read More

Matt Hoolehan

Director of Marketing, Patra corp

“Thank you for your workshop! We are so grateful for your guidance. I cannot wait…” Read More

Lauren Lek

Our Lead of Peace, Head of School

“Fia is SHARP! She’s a real pro and added very insightful, thoughtful and creative feedback and ideas to help…” Read More

Martin Grunburg

Entrepreneur, Author and full-time Philosurfer

“Hi, I’m Henry Evans, author of The Hour a Day Entrepreneur and I’ve had the fortune of being coached by Fia on public speaking. I’ve done a lot of…” Read More

Henry Evans

Entrepreneur & Vice President Of Channel Sales at PhoneBurner

“I want to say thank you for inspiring our staff through your training and tips, and also for providing the engagement needed to break down some…” Read More

Alyssa Muto

Deputy Director of Environment & Mobility Planning at City of San Diego

“Public speaking has never been my strong suit. And, after being asked to deliver three talks within a 30-day time…” Read More

Taylor Schulte

Financial Planner | Wealth Advisor | Define Financial

“Fia Fasbinder’s Effective Public Speaking presentation was invaluable to our organization. She helped us learn…” Read More

Dana Skarra

Senior Scientist, SenesTech Inc

“We cannot thank MOXiE’s media trainer Katy Temple enough for her EXPERT coaching and encouragement. We got such a kick out of working with…” Read More

Kate Kaiser

Universal Hospital Services, VP Communication and Investor Relations

“Fia spoke at an Athena event and I took home quite a few very valuable insights and tips about public…” Read More

Briana Tovey

Community Director at DeskHub San Diego

“With your help I went in with confidence and focus, feeling like I had prepared. I had a great time and received…” Read More

Wendy Hovland

Voice Over Actor/Communications

“Another successful Speaker Training with your participation! Once again…” Read More

Dr. Brian Rosenblatt

Optometric Physician at Rosenblatt Family Eye Care Associates

“Moxie’s trainer David Waggoner was amazing! We loved him. So many people wrote on the…” Read More

Elizabeth Barat

Succession Planning Manager, City of San Diego

“My speaker coach has been just hands-down wonderful. I have learned so much and my speech reached…” Read More

Tara Shirvani

“Thank you for a great day, Fia! The team was really energized and excited to use their new found public speaking tools and tactics. We’re…” Read More

Stephen Bruno

Vice President of Global Creative Marketing, Netflix

“Fia, I am so grateful for our work together. And I can’t wait to work together on the next talk. My speech today was earth shattering! The…” Read More

JACKIE HEINRICHER

Founder & President, Booshoot Technology and #57 Lamborghini Race Driver

“Work with Fia is an amazing experience. Her unique training approach, adapted specifically to my needs, has transformed the way…” Read More

ERIK CALDWELL

Economic Development Director, City of San Diego

“Senior level network engineers and their leaders had a blast during Fia’s Presentation Skills Workshop. They practiced things often forgotten…” Read More

CAROL STONE

Sr. Leadership Development Consultant at T-Mobile

“Fia is incredibly knowledgeable about public speaking and teaches from principals that are anchored in research and easily…” Read More

NINA FRANZONE

Diversity Specialist, Google Inc.

“I need to call out our amazing and talented speaker coach,Fia Fasbinder, for teaching our team the shakedown and courage call before…” Read More

CY WAKEMAN

President and Founder of Reality-Based Leadership, Keynote Speaker, Author

“2015 was truly a magical experience to have you for my TED talk. You rocked my world! Thank you for being who you are and for the work…” Read More

TERERAI TRENT

Founder, President Tererai Trent International

“Thank you for taking the time to come and talk with us last week. Your presentation was incredibly inspiring and I’m excited to put your…” Read More

KORENE REFSLAND

Creative Producer, Netflix

“We had the great privilege of having Fia Fasbinder as a keynote speaker at a UCSD HR leadership event. Fia was truly excellent,…” Read More

CLAUDIA SCHWARTZ

Director of UCSD HR Leadership Program

“Everything about working with MOXiE is great. The coaching sessions were a great balance feedback and the support and encouragement that I need. I’m so glad I’m doing this and I am so grateful that I took the plunge. Each session exposed some bad habits I wasn’t even aware of, and moreover, how to correct them…so I am very happy!”

AUBREY BERGAUER

Executive Director at California Symphony

“Thanks so much to Fia and The MOXiE Institute for the prep work for my TEDx talk! What a treat! I wouldn’t have been able to…” Read More

Edward Esquenazi

Founder and CEO, SirenasMD

“I had the good fortune to have Fia as my speech coach for TEDxAFC. While I’ve done hundreds of speeches, she helped me turn my presentation…” Read More

David Malmuth

Partner, IDEA District and TEDx Speaker

“Very helpful program-time and cost efficient as well. Fia customized the coaching to my needs and very busy schedule. This was…” Read More

Marc Treitler

Partner, General Counsel Conservice Utility Management and Billing

“Fia, I so treasure you and our time together! Your business is soaring to new heights…and thank you for…” Read More

Melissa Murray

Image Architect & Style Expert, Keynote Speaker, Podcast Host

“Our organization was focused on offering internal development for our team members, and as public speaking was top on the list of areas they…” Read More

Susan McKenna Penn

Leadership & Organizational Coach | VP Human Resources & Organizational Development

“We loved having you present today Fia! Thanks for teaching us all how to speak with MOXIE! 100% of all…” Read More

Jack Kelly

B2B Services Growth Expert | Delivering Insights & ROI with Net Promoter Score | Top Rated Speaker and Instructor

“What a great presentation with hands-on practice! I have always been challenged with speaking in front of…” Read More

Glory Stewart

“Fia was a Godsend to me in preparing for my conference. I enjoyed working with her so very much! She empowered…” Read More

Marlene Taylor

Work Advisory Board and Workforce Investment Board for San Diego Workforce Partnership

“I really enjoyed your presentation today for the Women in Technology crowd! I left feeling excited…” Read More

Alicia Niemeyer

Hostelling International Group Sales Manager

“Within a few minutes of meeting Fia I knew she was going to be a powerhouse! Fia provided an extremely…” Read More

Jasmin Zunzunia

MBA, Operations, Project, Program Management, Fashion, Entertainment, Technology

“Thank you for your amazing class today! Honestly one of the best leadership…” Read More

Kimberly Petz

Presentation Skills Workshop Participant

“I can’t thank you enough for leading workshops with us. The sessions were super helpful and really… Read More

Edwin Lewis

Creative Producer, Netflix

It’s Time You Learned to Speak With MOXiE

Shakespeare got it right when he said that all the world’s a stage. The trick to that stage is learning to command it. This (totally free) e-book shows you how.