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Dr. Alexandra Solomon

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Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Assistant Professor and Author.

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At an event with nearly 1,000 members of our graduating class, Professor Solomon found the perfect balance between informative and entertaining through her lecture on our post-college relationships. She provided us with just the advice and reassurance we needed as we began the transitions into the next phase of our lives. Our cheers and complete engrossment in her speech were indicative of how well Professor Solomon was able to read the needs and wants of her audience.

Kiran Kaur, President, North Western University Senior Year Committee See all references
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Speaker Alexandra Solomon is a psychologist, author, and clinical professor who taps into audience members' deep-rooted questions and fears.  Alexandra demonstrates how relational self-awareness enhances relationships with work, your spouse, and, most importantly, the relationship with yourself. Alexandra further assists audience members in challenging and overcoming their fears by shamelessly living in their desires in relationships, sex, and self-care.

Why book speaker Alexandra Solomon?

  • She is an expert in her craft. Speaker Alexandra Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, and adjunct faculty in the School of Education and Social Policy, all at Northwestern University. Since Alexandra is so dedicated to her career, she gives audience members hands-on insight on how to cultivate healthier relationships and bonds through their personal efforts.
  • Her topics are diverse. Alexandra excels in her career in couple and family therapy, but her topics extend way beyond that. Her keynotes reach many different organizations to deepen knowledge and expand self-awareness.
  • Alexandra received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and a graduate certificate in Gender Studies from Northwestern University. She was awarded the Dr. John J.B. Morgan Fellowship and works at The Family Institute at Northwestern University as a research and clinical fellow, where she treats individuals and couples.

Speaker Alexandra Solomon on how to make decisions exclusive to your life:

” Learn how the energy of love and the energy of fear feel inside of your body and cultivate relationships that are rich with heart-felt yeses and loving no’s.”

Alexandra has expertise in the areas of couples therapy, individual therapy, and group relations/group dynamics. Alexandra is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists. In addition to her clinical work, Alexandra teaches two courses, “Intimate Relations”,
a graduate course at Northwestern University’s MSMFT program that teaches first-year graduate students about love, intimacy, and commitment, while preparing them to work competently with couples in the treatment room. She also teaches the internationally renowned course, “Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101” which helps students develop the skills and perspectives they need to create a happy and healthy intimate relationship.

Alexandra has published in peer-reviewed academic journals, serves as an ad hoc reviewer for leading journals like Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy (JMFT) and Family Process, and writes professional
and lay pieces, as well.  Dr. Solomon presents nationally and internationally to corporate, military, professional, and general audiences, including The United States Military Academy at West Point, Microsoft, and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

Alexandra is a TEDx speaker, writer of a column for Psychology Today, and she is frequently requested to consult with the media on topics related to love, sex, and marriage. These media outlets include the O Magazine, Oprah Winfrey Network (#OWNshow), The Today Show, CBS Early Show, The Atlantic, NPR, Huffington Post, Scientific American, The Economist, Vogue, and Real Simple Magazine. Alexandra is the author of Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want (New Harbinger, February 2017) and Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want (New Harbinger, February 2020).

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Keynote by speaker Alexandra Solomon

Relational Self-Awareness: The Key to Navigating Modern Love

Modern romantic relationships are not “plug and play” like they were for our grandparents. Cultural shifts shape what we want, need and expect from an intimate partner. Relational self- awareness is a meta-tool that helps us create intimate partnerships that will nurture, elevate, and heal us.

Key takeaways:

  •  How our relationship with ourselves impacts our romantic relationships
  •  How to navigate the inevitable challenges that arise when finding and nurturing love
  •  How approach your past with curiosity and treat yourself with compassion
Keynote by speaker Alexandra Solomon

Leading Bravely: Authenticity from the Inside-Out

Like it or not we take our whole selves with us to work. Yes, we have a role, but in order to lead and thrive, we must be willing to understand what our roles evoke in us. In this ground-breaking talk, Dr. Solomon brings her decades of relationship expertise to the realm of leadership and provides tools you can use to ensure that you are leading with authenticity and integrity.

Key takeaways:

  • Relational self-awareness is the essential meta-skill for the 21 st century
  • Who we are as leaders has been shaped by messages we have internalized from family, media, school, and religious institutions
  •  Work relationships stir us deeply and by understanding what gets activated in us in those roles, we are better able to connect, collaborate, and succeed
Keynote by speaker Alexandra Solomon

Dating 101

Dr. Alexandra Solomon addresses the challenges and opportunities of modern dating, including apps, hookup culture, and shifting gender scripts so participants can better understand their relationship goals, improve their communication, and create the relationships they want.

Key takeaways:

  • How to set an intention for online dating and get more out of the experience.
  • How to define and communicate sexual boundaries.
  • How to discern when and how to deepen into commitment.
  • How to break unhealthy patterns and heal old relationship wounds.
Keynote by speaker Alexandra Solomon

Self-Care

Understanding the dual roles of parent and spouse/intimate partner, and the many challenges that arise.

Key takeaways:

  • What Relational Self-Awareness is and how it works in intimate and familial relationships.
  • Opting for self-care activities that are nourishing not numbing.
  • Exploring how unhealthy boundaries fuel burnout and how to set boundaries that work.
Keynote by speaker Alexandra Solomon

Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want

Dr. Alexandra Solomon offers a powerful and holistic approach to help you reclaim your sexuality, communicate your desires, draw boundaries, be safe, and build the satisfying relationships you truly want.

Key takeaways:

  •  A better understanding of how our society has shaped or views on sex and sexuality
  •  How our relationship with ourselves and our own sexuality impacts our romantic
    relationships
  •  How to move through feelings of shame or inadequacy so that you can connect in ways
    that feel healing, elevating, and joyful
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I have observed many, many speakers and workshop leaders over my years at my organization, Omega Institute. I’m always on the lookout for presenters who combine useful knowledge and powerful communication skills with wit, warmth, authenticity and humility. A tall order! It’s always a thrill when I meet someone who has all the ingredients of a great teacher. Alexandra Solomon is one of them.

Elizabeth Lesser

Co-Founder Omega Institute

Taking Sexy Back is going directly on my top list of recommended sexuality readings. Not only did I learn a lot but I so enjoyed the ease, directness and warmth with which Solomon guides us to deeper sexual and relational self-awareness. An offer we can’t refuse!

Esther Perel

LMFT, New York Times bestselling author
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5 out of 5 stars

At an event with nearly 1,000 members of our graduating class, Professor Solomon found the perfect balance between informative and entertaining through her lecture on our post-college relationships. She provided us with just the advice and reassurance we needed as we began the transitions into the next phase of our lives. Our cheers and complete engrossment in her speech were indicative of how well Professor Solomon was able to read the needs and wants of her audience.

Kiran Kaur, President, North Western University Senior Year Committee See all references

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