About Lia

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Lia V Mote

Lia immigrated to Houston, Texas from Athens, Greece in 1969.  English was her second language. Advocating and speaking on behalf of others was her calling from a young age.  Lia was the person who spoke and interpreted on behalf of her parents  to negotiate with clerks, service providers and vendors for routine situations that most adults typically handle.   She is a curious observer and thinker and finds joy and welcomes the challenge that each of her projects brings.  

Her hobbies include advocating for the arts, playwriting and directing theater as well as volleyball, basketball and strategic messaging. (really).

Professional Experience:
Leslie Advertising – Advertising, Marketing, Public Relation
Norrell Services – Human Resources, Client Services
Colleges and Universities as Public Speaking College Instructor/Consultant
Global Planning, Inc. – marketing, Seminar Creation, Seminar Presentation, Securities Sales and Investment Advising
Hines Interests Limited Partnership – Commercial Property Management
Grubb & Ellis Commercial Real Estate Brokerage – Client Services, Analysis, Public Relations
Hill Country Christian School – Marketing and Communications
Mosaic Arts Group – Non profit management and networking/marketing
LV Mote Consulting Group – Communications and Messaging Consulting
Lia Speaks, Inc. – Professional Speaker

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Speaking Experience: 

  • Lia has spoken on behalf of state and county officials
  • A surrogate speaker for State and Congressional candidates running for office
  • She is often the key speaker for Fund Raising Events,
  • She leads Board Retreats  and Strategy Sessions
  • She Speaks as a keynote speaker for organizations and associations
  • She is a conference and break out speaker
  • She has presented seminars on industry-specific topics as well as more general topics
  • She coaches executives and key leaders  to command respect and initiate belief change or action from their audiences

Education:

  • BA in Public Speaking
  • MA in Dramatic Production
  • Coursework towards MBA
  • Securities License
  • Insurance License
  • National Speakers Association Academy

In college Lia found her place as a member of  the nationally ranked inter-collegiate debate team.  Debate awakened her love of speaking and persuasion, and Lia switched  her degree plan from Accounting to Public Speaking.  Graduate school  fine-tuned her training in understanding human motivation and the craft of communicating through story by completing a Masters in Dramatic Production.  The combination of rhetoric, persuasion, and theater continues to provide Lia unique tools, insight and skill when working with her coaching clients.