Fia and Gregg Fasbinder

About Fia and Gregg Fasbinder

Fia Fasbinder arms speakers with the tools to deliver killer presentations. With over 15 years of experience in public speaking, classroom instruction, and presentation skill development, Fia teaches speakers to communicate with confidence, clarity and credibility. With a theater degree from NYU and a Masters in Education, Fia is uniquely positioned to render and teach dramatic arts concepts to adult learners. Her unique approach to keynoting utilizes theatrical techniques and performing arts skills in addition to practical, real world knowledge culled from coaching clients at TEDX, UCSD, Qualcomm, Intel and numerous Fortune 500 companies. Fia has implemented and taught award-winning arts education programs for the Playwrights Project, the La Jolla Playhouse and the Institute for Arts Education, and has taught those programs in over 50 schools in San Diego County. Fia’s methodology helps speakers capture the hearts and minds of their listeners, ignite their communication skills to win results and take their next talk from boring to bravo.

What I Learned from Working with Fia Fasbinder and The Moxie Institute

I want to thank you for being a wonderful coach. Since Wednesday, I have received so many compliments from the audience.  At least 20-30 people came to talk to me after the speech to tell me how much they liked the phoenix story and my presentation was engaging, powerful and impressive.  Someone even asked me if [...]

Use These 3 Insider Tips from a TEDx Coach to Master Public Speaking

It's that time of year again: TEDx events commenced worldwide throughout mid-October. And, after the excitement and spectacle of TEDx, many audience members think to themselves, "I should do that--can I do that?" But there is much more to a TEDx talk than meets the eye. As a TEDx speaker coach, I've seen it. Even "what meets the eye" takes careful consideration. [...]

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The Best Kept Secret to Confident Speaking? You’re Already Doing It

Industry leaders, great speakers, influencers--some people just do things differently, whether it's innovating, plan or breathe. No, seriously--I literally mean breathe. You would think that everyone knows how to breathe, right? Or, at least, everyone thinks they do. But, in reality, most people are taking shallow breaths instead of using their diaphragms. Diaphragmatic breathing is a calming, centering and [...]

Dress to Impress for Your Next Presentation

What do TED speaker Amy Cuddy, image consultant Marian Rothschild and market researcher, real estate investor and style advisor Scott Dunstall have in common? Answer: They all think you should dress better. How an audience perceives you is half the battle when you walk out on stage. People make an assumption within the first 15 seconds of meeting a [...]

Make Each Talk a Call to Adventure That Your Audience Can’t Wait to Take.

A confident speaker steps onto the stage and gives the most persuasive speech you've ever heard. Credible, informative and engaging--the crowd loves it. Where did that come from? How did they pull it off? It wasn't just a miraculous improvisation--trust me. Actually giving your presentation is just the final step of a much longer journey. "wing it" A great [...]

Oscar Fonseca

“I want to share with you that the presentation in the contest I participated in was a success! We won the prize! People kept talking about our presentation! I can’t believe I presented in front of 200+ people last night and I was not nervous at all. The best part of it all [...]

How to Train Your Mind For Confidence Onstage When Hard Work Alone Isn’t Enough

You may have heard of an abundance or a growth mindset. You may have even adopted some tactics of business leaders with strong mindsets, such as exercising or working with coaches. But what mindsets combat the fears associated with performances in front of an audience? Similarly to speakers, athletes must bring their 'A' game to [...]


"I did it! I not only survived both speeches, but the interest has generated is way beyond my expectations. I can't thank you enough for all you did to teach me and help me prepare. You guys are fantastic and I can't imagine what it would have been like without you all. [...]

Tara Shirvani

"Julia has been just hands-down wonderful. I have learned so much and my speech and the delivery of the talk really reached a completely different level thanks to her help. I also learned a lot of things that will be very useful for all the future presentations and speeches that I will [...]

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Russ Lange- Partner, CMG Partners LLC

“My master speaker coach came prepared to the session, had great critical feedback on my workshop plan and followed-up with me in the morning to confirm my understanding of next steps. I appreciate his positive energy and consistent drive to keep me grounded. My only ask is that our future sessions are as [...]

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