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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. As Alexandra excels in her career in family therapy, but her topics extend way beyond that. Her keynotes can be used to reach many different organizations for knowledge and 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 worked 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.

Alexandra has published in peer-reviewed academic journals and 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 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

Stop Hooking Up, Start Loving Bravely

Dr. Alexandra Solomon addresses the challenges of online dating and today’s hookup culture so participants can better understand their relationship goals, improve their communication, and create the relationships they want.

Key takeaways:

  • Hooking up isn’t inherently wrong, it’s just not right for everyone
  •  How to better communicate wants and needs in a new relationship
  •  Consent is sexy! Why anything short of a “Hell yes!” should be a no.
  •  How to set an intention for online dating and get more out of the experience
Keynote by speaker Alexandra Solomon

Self-Care for Moms: Beyond Manicures & Netflix

Self-Care for Moms: Beyond Manicures & Netflix The term “self-care” is thrown around frequently, especially in relation to mothers. But self-care isn’t about numbing stress and hard feelings with chardonnay and Netflix binges, it’s about nurturing ourselves with care and compassion. Dr. Alexandra Solomon explores how mothers can use relational self-awareness to better care for themselves, their children, and their intimate partners.

Key takeaways:

  •  Understanding the dual role of parent and spouse/intimate partner, and the many challenges that arise
  •  What is Relational Self-Awareness and how it works in intimate and familial relationships
  •  Opting for self-care activities that are nourishing over numbing
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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    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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