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IMPACT.

IMPACT.

I shared time yesterday with the @triphazard.usa Team. Invited as their speaker to share my “The Heart of Inclusion” message.TripHazard a concrete/asphalt company with many offerings, one being ADA projects by way of ramps, accessible parking, curved curbs & way more than I can intelligently speak too. Please check them out!

I realized when preparing for this session I had a rare opportunity to speak to a group that is literally “paving” the way into access of life for so many. I found myself emotionally connected deeply for so many reasons related to my past, present and future.

#ADA oftentimes salted with #adversity,seen as punitive & stigmatized.But what is missed is the #purpose and #GOODNESS and #BEAUTY of what it brings to #everyone. Which is the #ability to live life no matter what happens to us.

A huge compliment from TripHazards CEO, Phil Rogacki “What an inspiration she was to the team today. Her message has changed the purpose of why we are in business.”

This WHY I speak to companies. To #IMPACT lens we see through. To open minds & hearts believing in #possible then widening the doors of #opportunity for everyone. Im fired up & #grateful#inclusion#diversity#equality#seemeforme#heartofinclusion#inclusiveleadership#changemaker#inclusionsuperwoman#mulitfamily

Love-Overcomes-Virtually-Everything

Every human being hopes to leave a positive mark on the world, no matter how big or small. In sharing my story, I am called to help broaden the lens in which we see and believe through. Providing a peek for those that are curious about how it is to live a life like mine, to show what is possible and that inclusion works! It all starts with caring about someone else.

Love-Overcomes-Virtually-Everything

Happy LOVE weekend!

#heartofinclusion#seemeforme#inclusionsuperwoman

#inclusion#diversity#equality#love#progression

“The LifeLong Customer”

Coming soon! I had a fun interview today with Brad Hammond on his new PodCast #lifelongcustomer We explored the art of building long lasting partner relationships! A topic close to my heart and why I love what I do so much! Making connections with YOU! And a BIG cherry on top, I got to share all the amazing things we all love about Knock ! A company I’m so happy and proud to be a part of ♥️

ASU ShapingEDU Winter Games-Virtual Event

“Thank you so much for sharing your story Alycia! I laughed. I cried. I am so moved and inspired by you.” #ASU #grateful

Thank you so much Arizona State University, Shaping EDU Winter Games virtual event for having me as your keynote! Im literally in awe and so thankful that I have the honor to speak and share. This virtual event “calling all dreamers, doers and drivers” to join their international community of changemakers! I am SO obsessed with this positivity extremely proud to be to have a role in effecting change. What a great way to start 2021!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and a great wish of positivity and power and confidence and health and safety and amazing things for our future together in 2021! Im so proud of everyone for doing the very best that we could this year! Love and light and hugs from us to you! ♥️ Happy 2021!

Happy Holiday Season!

On a year that we have all faced so many unknowns and wild uncertain days in our own personal ways. There have been for me and I would assume for a lot of us, a sliver lining that has propelled change, adapting, growth, belief and understanding in someone else. Where we maybe decide to shoot for the stars what ever that is for each of us and we do it while we have the time, energy and will to do so. Because if not now, then when? This Christmas a reminder that chipping away at your dreams no matter what you think might limit you, works if you just try and believe. And suddenly you are then propelled. And the real beauty in this is, you also see those around you believe in you more than maybe you ever have believed in yourself… like ever. Thank you for all of these amazing gifts of support and love from so many in my life all year long. Thank you for seeing and believing in me and what I’m trying to do and share. Which is simple …to believe in everyone and to be seen for me! A very Merry Christmas to all!

#seemeforme#inclusion💪🏻❤️#believe

ICO Companies – “Adapting to Change Event”

Being invited to speak at ICO Companies end of year summit with a theme of “Adapting to change” I love this. It ties in so well with my message on inclusion and is something that  I have had to do and overcome my entire life which is adapt to an ever changing world.   And when I think of those two words adapting and change. I think of flexibility, agility, willingness, and openness to experience new things in life. I think of the opportunity of progression. I think of personal growth and also the collective growth we will find together if we try. I think being in a transitional stage where we are in motion rather than stagnant where we are in a transitional stage of understanding. Where we are open to learn something new and find new ways to adapt, experience, accept and see. Where we are open to understand and believe in things in life we may not have prior. I love this and I can relate to it fully in my messaging. This event a great way to end a year of massive change which required adapting daily.

FPI Management -Virtual HEART Summit

Yesterday was awesome! I was invited to speak in front my multifamily family at FPI Management, Virtual Heart Summit, where I delivered my “Heart of Inclusion” speech for the first time! Grateful for the opportunity and so beyond grateful for literally each one of them! The LOVE is real! ❤️ It was truly an honor to give a speech in front of my peers and I am so thankful for all of the positive feedback. Thank your so much for giving me a place to have my message heard! #WeAreTeamFPI

Looking forward to the next one! ☺️

“I have always worked”

I have always worked My first job, the first waitress in a wheelchair. An experiment on inclusion WAY before inclusion was a thing. It took an openminded forward thinking company to embark on such a journey and a huge part, my willingness to try. I would stun my guests carrying 15 margaritas on my lap as I weaved through tables delivering them. Every day I chose to go to work I had the massive opportunity to show the public “possible.” This story proves that people with disabilities could do any type of job even the jobs no one ever thought we could. Inclusion in the workplace is collaborative, it’s creative, it’s something we do together. It takes communication, adaptability and believing 100% in what we think is “impossible” to be “possible.” From waitress to VP of Sales at Knock to Motivational Speaker. Always proving to be a valued part of the team as a woman and more importantly a woman with a disability who can get the job done. We can’t assume what someone can or cannot do unless they say. These types of moments empower the workplace where inclusion and diversity lend itself to be valuable and hopefully widen the doors of opportunities for those that follow me are some my proudest moments. This post in honor of National Disability Employment Month!

 #nationaldisabilityemploymentawarenessmonth