Alexa Carlin

Alexa Carlin is on a mission to make a difference in at least one persons life every single day. Through her authentic energy and impactful stories, Alexa empowers students to push through obstacles, develop a positive mindset, and build unwavering courage and confidence.


  • Authenticity
  • Character Development
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Leadership
  • Motivation & Inspiration
  • Personal Growth
  • Recruitment
  • Self Esteem
  • Women’s Empowerment


Alexa Carlin, empowering students to push through their obstacles.

Getting to know

Alexa Carlin

Alexa Carlin is a nationally-renowned public speaker, Founder & CEO of the Women Empower X, and author of the book Adaptable. Inspired by her own entrepreneurial pursuits, Alexa founded WEX with the mission to help more women pursue their passions and get to the next level in their career and life.

Alexa founded her first business in high school becoming the sole licensee to design jewelry for an L.A. based fashion company. This entrepreneurial spirit led her to starting a blog in college, Hello Perfect, which served the purpose of helping young women gain confidence in themselves and attracted the likes of Mark Cuban, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Madden, Marc Jacobs and other influential celebrities.

In college, only months before graduation, Alexa found herself in a coma with a 1% chance of living. This near-death experience led to a number of health issues but today, Alexa sees this experience as something to be grateful for as it has been her prime motivation and inspiration to share her story authentically with audiences all over the world.

Alexa was featured on the cover of Meetings & Conventions Magazine as 1 of 15 “Young Millennial Go-Getters To Watch” and named one of the “Most Powerful Women In Fort Lauderdale” by Gold Coast’s Fort Lauderdale Daily.

She has also been featured on Cheddar TV, FOX, ABC, CBS, OWN and in Entrepreneur, Glamour Magazine, Mashable, and TEDx among others. With a following that reaches over a million people on and offline, Alexa’s mission is to make a difference in at least one person’s life every day.


Life’s obstacles offer two distinct directions: They can push you backward or fuel you forward. The choice is up to you.

At 17, Alexa Carlin became CEO of her first company, designing jewelry that made a difference, one bracelet at a time. But at 21, she was induced into a medical coma and given a one-percent chance to live. In Adaptable, she shares the stories of her journey, offering powerful insights into hope, courage, and life’s challenges.

Written in a heartfelt and authentic tone, Adaptable invites readers to develop a new perspective on their past and current obstacles. The stories, lessons, and action steps that fill each chapter gently guide readers back to their true selves, allowing them to connect deeply to their inner light and shine brightly with their true purpose.

Alexa encourages and inspires readers to use their own challenges not as a reason to abandon dreams, but as a springboard from which to thrive.


To help you promote your event with Alexa, CAMPUSPEAK has created promotional templates you can use. In this folder, you will find resources for social media, a promotional poster for printing, and press photos you can use for your event.
Link to Promotional Materials


Below you will find logistical resources for the day of your event with Alexa.
In-Person Event AV Needs (PDF)
Speaking Introduction (PDF)

Connect with Alexa
One of my New Year's Resolutions is to organize every room in my house... and that also was a resolution of mine last year. The reason I never got to it was each time the task came up, something for work got booked over it. 

This year, I found a solution - #GalaxyBuds2Pro ! Now, I can seamlessly transfer calls from my #GalaxyTabS8 Ultra to my #GalaxyZFlip4 so I can walk away from my desk to get things done without having to pause or stop the meeting. 

I've been able to achieve so much more personally around my house while still growing my business! I can't wait to show you the finished office (and share that I closed a big speaking gig while I was organizing!) 😎 @SamsungMobileUSA #SamsungPartner #TeamGalaxy
No one can do it for you. You have to take responsibility for your own life and make the necessary changes to create the life you want.⁠
Comment YES if you agree!⁠
#motivationalvideo #responsibility #changes #mindsetforsuccess #inspirationalquotes #femalecoaches #confidenceiskey #confidentinme #opinions
The power of your reality is always in your control simply by understanding the power of your thoughts, the power in how you perceive the world.⁠
That’s what I hope this book will teach you; how to shift your perception so regardless of the obstacles and challenges you experience, you have the knowledge, strength, and understanding of how to adapt so you can then thrive.⁠
Link to the book is in my bio 💜⁠
#bookrecommendation #motivationalbook #womenempowerment #femalebusinessowners #successmotivation #publicspeakersnetwork #femalebusinesscoach #femalebusinessleaders
Joining Samsung's #TeamGalaxy has been one of the best decisions I've made for my business and brand but I'll be completely honest here, in the beginning I was nervous how it would impact my business moving to their ecosystem. I was so surprised at how simple the process was and since then, I've been able to double my business working more efficiently and effectively. 

As a creator, I think it's important to be open and honest about the brands I choose to work with, sharing why I work with them so you get a better understanding. 

And I'd love to know, how do you feel about brands investing and supporting creators? Leave a YES! if you gain a greater affinity to a brand when you see them supporting you or the creators you love!

@samsungmobileusa #SamsungPartner #WhyILoveGalaxy
There's a big difference between being an expert, an influencer or a thought leader. An expert has knowledge in their field for ex) a medical expert. 

An Influencer has a large following and people who listen to them for ex) when a beauty influencer shares their fav lip gloss they may influence others to purchase it. 

A Thought Leader though is both. They have the expertise of the knowledge in their industry as well as influence. For ex) Emily Weiss who is Founder of @glossier she has the beauty expertise plus the influence. Or @grantcardone he is an expert in real estate and has influence. 

Thought leaders are more powerful in persuading public opinion and driving change because people respect their opinions. 

Ask your questions in the comments! 

P.S. Want to build your thought leadership brand? ⁠DM me “IMPACT” and I'll send you the details how we can work together. 

#Influential #thoughtleader #publicspeakersnetwork #femalebusinesscoach #femalebusinessleaders #confidenceiskey
always remember to celebrate the small wins, they add up to big success.⁠
If you find this perspective and kind of trainings helpful, you should consider joining my mastermind group! We meet weekly to discuss shifts in business, brainstorm together and so you can pick my brain on whatever you’d like! — to get more information comment or DM “IMPACT” 💟⁠
#motivationoftheday #makeadifference #socialdifference #socialmediatraining
Hear me out! Having this energy with you is a good way to become the person you are meant to be.⁠
Save if you found this helpful.⁠
#adviceforentrepreneurs #standoutfromthecrowd #motivationalvideo #branding101 #passionproject #branding #brandingstrategy
The only way to get what you want is to take action. ⁠

Comment if you AGREE!👇🏻
#takeaction #motivationalspeakers #confidenceiskey #confidentinme #opinions #mindsetforsuccess
It can be REALLY hard to rise above the noise, but I know that I can help you find and tell your story in a very powerful way 🤝⁠
Check the link on my bio to learn more about increasing your reach, growing your brand, and getting booked to speak on stage! ⁠
Here for any questions you have!! ⁠
#pitchtemplate #speakingopportunities #howtospeakconfidently #speakingconfidently #speechesforsucces #publicspeakingcoach #gettingpaidtotalk #publicspeaking101 #tellyourstory
Work smarter, not harder —  strike a balance between your career and personal life.⁠
Comment or DM “GROW” if you want to learn how to reach your target market.⁠
#businesstips #passionproject #branding #brandingstrategy #authenticself #contentwriting #liveauthentic #contentcreatortips #growyourbrand
Don't wait for someone else to give you permission, buy your own dang flowers and make it happen for yourself! 🌹🌻🌷

Want support and guidance for those 4 steps? Message me 'IMPACT' and I'll share exactly how I went from being rejected 60 times to making over 6-figures from speaking gigs last year. 🎤

#speaker #publicspeaking #inspired #flowers #mileycryus #trendingaudio


Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

You have a goal in mind, an idea you’re passion about, a job to do in your organization, but now what? Where do you start? How do you overcome daily obstacles from performing well in school, being involved, making an impact and having a social life?

There will always be obstacles and challenges that come our way and for our entire lives we are taught on how to “overcome obstacles”, but Alexa has found a better solution. In this impactful keynote Alexa not only empowers students to get started, but she challenges their way of thinking and provides actionable tools and steps to turn any idea into reality- regardless of the obstacles they face.

Our obstacles can do one of two things, they can either stop us or propel us- Alexa wants to ensure you choose the latter. Audiences will learn the framework on how to push through challenges, develop a positive mindset, and create a customized action plan to achieve any goal whether that’s planning a fundraiser for their organization, getting the job of their dreams, or pursuing an entrepreneurial idea.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • the three elements to push through obstacles and challenges,
  • how to develop a positive and healthy mindset for growth,
  • how a perception of circumstances often dictates reality,
  • how to identify their strengths and challenge their way of thinking,
  • how limiting-beliefs influence academic and extra-curricular choices and how to switch those beliefs to positive ones,
  • how to focus and create an action plan for success,
  • the importance of focusing on meaningful work and making an impact in the lives of their peers and their community,
  • how to feel empowered to turn their passion into purpose,
  • the importance of their own stories and why we need to share those stories with others
The Confidence Spectrum

Let’s be honest, being confident is hard. Think back to the last time you felt most confident. What were you doing, who were you with, what do you think impacted your level of confidence?

In today’s society, it’s so easy to fall into the comparison mindset. Women are inundated with messages and the pressure to be perfect that it can become paralyzing and create an unhealthy competitive environment.

As the Founder of the largest event for female entrepreneurs and change leaders, Alexa has discovered that the key to success is empowering women to collaborate versus compete. In order to achieve this students must first develop their own self-confidence and understand their worth.

In this empowering and inspiring keynote,  Alexa helps students connect and collaborate while offering tools to develop their own self-confidence, learning how to break through the fear holding them back from becoming an authentic leader.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • strategies on how to build unwavering confidence,
  • how to identify when they feel most confident and how they can build upon it when put in new situations,
  • how to overcome the need for outside validation,
  • techniques to break through the fear of judgement, failure, and feeling unworthy,
  • how to create an inclusive and supportive community,
  • why women need to support one another and how collaboration drives positive change,
  • the importance of vulnerability and how to practice it,
  • how to create stronger relationships and the importance of building real connections in their personal and professional life.
Confidence: The Key to Recruitment Success

It’s time for recruitment and members, new and active, can already feel the pressure and stress. Why is this? Why does an exciting process like becoming part of a sorority or adding new members to your organization who may become a friend for life cause so much stress? It should be an exciting time but instead, the pressures of society have allowed women to feel doubtful, fearful and insecure. Recruitment has been a process of putting on a “face” to impress other women, instead of opening up authentically and vulnerably to find your true new home.

You get asked the same questions like if you watched the latest season of the Bachelor or what are you majoring in, but how does this really determine if someone is right for your chapter? Unfortunately, pressures from society and greek life have caused many women to go into recruitment putting on a front they think will impress others instead of being their true selves. They dress a certain way, speak a certain way and ask questions that are common to fit in. But isn’t the goal of rush, whether you are an active member or potential new member, to find a group of women who will support you, become your friends and help you become the best version of you possible? If we continue focusing on the system of the way things have always been done, we will continue to run into the same problems.

It’s time for a change and to achieve this change you must focus on two things, connection and confidence. For true connection to occur, we must change the narrative and begin asking people who they are versus just what they do or like. The other side of this equation is confidence, we must not only be confident in ourselves but we must help other women feel confident when around us. When you can achieve these two things during the recruitment process, you won’t only enjoy the process but you will be able to recruit members that truly fit your chapter and create an environment of true sisterhood.

In this keynote, Alexa shares how to achieve connection and confidence during recruitment and shows how to implement small but impactful changes in your chapter to achieve true recruitment success.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • how to gain confidence in themselves during the recruitment process
  • how to create authentic and meaningful conversations
  • how to identify values of their chapter and how to stand by those values during recruitment
  • ways to create a positive environment during the recruitment process to help achieve true sisterhood with current and potential new members


The following are past entries Alexa has written for the CAMPUSPEAK Speaker’s Voice Blog