What if I told you that being in control of your fears when speaking or writing is possible? What if I told you that there are a lot of people like you out there who feel that communicating in a second language is a big confidence killer?
I've got your back! Become a member of a group where you will have direct access to live group coaching calls, monthly masterclasses and a private online community.
I will give you all the tools to knock down your mental walls and grow academically and professionally, without having to do it alone.
Sharing your communication fears with others is the best way to overcome them.
Drink from your Critical Thinking and Eat your Fears from day one!
Here's how I've been helping people
"My experience with Alicia has been excellent. I am much more confident as a speaker, I can now express myself with more clarity, I am more secure about myself and what I want to transmit. This is true in tarot readings, when I need to communicate clearly with the person who is looking for answers and, of course, while I am writing my project."
Medium and Tarotist
"The courses I have been doing with Alicia during the last 5 years have always been fun, interesting and creative. We go through a great variety of subjects and learn in a different and innovative way. We are also given the opportunity to express ourselves and write about things we like. We share our stories with our colleagues and we always end up laughing."
Alice in Gothic Land
Hello! My name is Alicia Domínguez and I am the thinking head behind the Alice in Gothic Land project. I help you overcome your communication fears by opening all the doors for you. There's a lot you can achieve!
Why some people still struggle with their oral and written communication
Communicating creates many mental blocks that stop people from moving on academically and professionally.
Despite what you might believe, this fear is not exclusive to non-native speakers of a language. This is a very common problem amongst people in general. Even the most confident speaker has to overcome certain fears on a daily basis.
The good news is that the new online revolution is creating opportunities that were not there before which means that being able to communicate with different speakers worldwide is now a fact and a luxury we didn't even think about a couple of years ago.
So why do people still struggle to communicate?
The main reason why people are still struggling to improve their communication skills is lack of exposure. Even though there are many online possibilities out there, people are still hiding behind their screens passively reading articles or watching videos, rather than taking action.
Is being confident an advantage?
Yes and no. You might be a confident person and not be getting the exposure required. Having a natural skill but not using it is as bad as not having it at all but trying your best to develop it.
The level of English proficiency is something people keep working on while trying to overcome their mental barriers.
The world can't wait to hear from you, so the best you can do is to start with what you have and improve as you go along.
There's a limit to the things you can learn
Whoever made you think this is completely wrong. You put the limits, in fact your own thoughts can be limiting. But the truth is, as research in neuroscience shows, the plasticity of the brain allows you to keep learning new things and creating new pathways throughout your life.
All you need is:
- Awareness of your strengths and weaknesses
- An action plan that suits your likes, timetable and personal needs
- Regular contact with people who share similar hobbies, jobs and interests
- A mentor who guides your steps and understands your struggles
It was never easy for me either, but I finally made it
As a child I was never at the top of my class, probably because I was always day dreaming. But also because as an extremely creative child, not all the teachers were the right fit for me.
I had many passions like dancing, which I was exceptionally good at, by the way. I loved writing and inventing stories and of course learning foreign languages. It fascinated me to see people on TV using different languages to mine and still be able to communicate. But since in life we are told we have to choose only one path, I went for the language option because at the time is seemed to be what had a greater future.
However, like Alice in Wonderland I always chose the small doors and the difficult challenges. When I should have been at Uni I was trying to find my identity by doing many jobs and living in the UK where I learnt about relationships the hard way, but also where I met my soul mate and future husband.
Once back in Spain I finally made it to Uni, had a couple of jobs that didn't quite fulfil me - I'm not the "having a boss" type -before deciding that I was going to open my own language school together with my husband.
Despite the impediments and some difficulties, we managed to sustain our little family with the physical business where I tried to give my students all the tools, techniques and good practices I had learnt by myself in my own learning process.
Communication has always been a huge part of who I am and challenging myself to get to where I wanted has allowed me to help others.
I know what it's like to try to communicate when your level of English is basic.
I know what it's like to be talked to in riddles.
I know what it's like to face cultural challenges and discrimination.
But all those are the experiences I bring to my sessions. My failures have become great lessons I use to help others; whether we are talking about language, grammar, mindset, timetables or your Critical Thinking.
Only when you go through the process yourself are you capable of teaching others. This is what creates empathy, triggers curiosity and keeps people motivated.
And since evolution is my middle name, over time I have become my student's psychologist, confidant, second mum, mentoring guide, and Gothic entrepreneur, which is the genre I am fully devoted to in order to help you overcome your communication fears.
THE COACHING AND MENTORING JOURNEY
This is what I have been for many years, but what I have only recently discovered had a name.
At the end of the day we all have more than one ability that can help people in different ways. Knowing how to help others using all of those is what you truly master when you see yourself as a holistic mentor.
One of my strengths is to get you out of your shell by making you aware of your own abilities, helping you overcome your own fears and much more. The best part is that the language becomes secondary when you are having so much fun.
In my obssession to continue improving my services I find patterns, techniques and new approaches that help me help grow as a person and as a consequence my students benefit directly from my new learnings and discoveries.
Because we human beings are complicated and unique in our ways and thoughts, we need to have different tools to overcome our daily difficulties.
Being out there, talking to others is such an easy thing to do nowadays that to not use it to your advantage would be missing out on huge life and job opportunities.
Overcoming my own fears, have brought me much joy, learnings, collaborators and new like-minded friends, aspects you will be able to benefit from when you become part of the Alice in Gothic Land family.
Welcome to my Membership
A format that gives you all you need to overcome your communication fears on a monthly basis, during all the time you consider necessary.
This is how I can help you
Fear can block your mental abilities.
Fear can stop you making the right decisions.
Fear can affect your communication with others.
Overcoming all those fears will open the doors to new professional opportunities, know your true potential and limits, and help you be in control of your oral and written communication.
Let me help you find your way out through the Gothic lens by:
- Bringing awareness
- Setting your mindset
- Helping you create a healthy routine that suits you
- Creating your own evergreen habits
Like you I’ve had to work on my confidence to see my true potential by creating the right scenario for me.
Like you I’ve had to learn to listen to my intuition, detect my abilities and weaknesses and use them to my advantage.
Like you I’ve had to create routines and habits where communicating with others has become a blessing and not a curse.
If you find yourself lost in all those fears and would like to see how I can help you overcome all of them, book your free assessment call now.
Take control of your own journey!
Areas where I will help you overcome your fears
Learn to ask the right questions can help you obtain tools directly connected to your communication skills. The six questions of Critical Thinking are your best allies to examine different possibilities and open your mind to detect opportunities. Good Critical Thinkers are in high demand because they know how to find solutions in times of crisis. The more efficient your Critical Thinking, the greater the communication skills you will develop.
Expressing your ideas clearly doesn't always mean you have to express them in an uncomprehensible way. It is important to be aware of aspects like register, voice or tone when speaking in public but also when writing. Analysing texts where interaction happens is crucial to understand all the different possibilities that verbal and non-verbal communication can offer. Learn how to avoid misinterpretations of the messages by concise analysis.
Become an expert at learning how to detect your communicative strengths and weaknesses by putting them in practice in real contexts. Having a scarcity mentality will only stop you from moving on and achieving your communication goals. Create a plan to overcome your communicative limitations. Learning to be constant and persistent will bring you great benefits. Be in control of your time and use it wisely to your benefit.
But where does the Gothic fit in all this?
The Gothic is more than a literary genre. The Gothic is described by many experts as a mode because it can be found in many different fiction and non-fiction spaces.
Gothic is where the unexplainable, the uncanny and otherness meet and find their home. Analysing Gothic texts or texts with Gothic elements can help you overcome all those communication fears that keep getting in the way.
You just need to learn where to find the Gothic and how to detect it. It is possible with the right help.
What will you get by becoming a member? (€240 value)
Becoming a member has many advantages:
- You can work at your own pace
- You can access all the content any time you want
- You have direct access to me in a group Q&A session once a month
- You will have access to worksheets, PDFs, videos and a lot more
- You will be part of a supportive closed group with similar problems as you
- You will be encouraged to put into practice everything you learn in real time and as you go along
Monthly Coaching (€480 value)
At the beginning of every month I upload new material: a video traning and an article based on a topic thought to help you overcome your communication fears to be in control of your life.
These masterclasses cover everything from working on your mindset to the creation of great presentations and emails, and how to improve your Critical Thinking by doing so.
On top of that, from time to time I will be inviting writers, publishers and speakers from highly communicative areas to teach you all about their best communication tools.
Think of these masterclasses as mini online courses.
As an Overcome your Communication Fears member you will have access to all the videos any time you need to.
Basically, your membership value increases by the month!
Monthly ongoing Masterclass Trainings (€650 value)
Every month you will be getting new training, coaching and receiving content that you will be able to apply from day one. The following are the aspects you will be working on in order:
- Creating awareness through the presentation of a communication fear or pain point with a call to action
- Working on your language and expressions through examples: videos, articles, book fragments
- Learn how to create good regular habits in your timetable
- Q&A monthly call to talk about your struggles to the group and find solutions
At the beginning of every month, you will be presented with a topic or a communication problem that needs addressing. This will be done through a video and an article. The length of the content can vary depending on the aspect we are working on.
LANGUAGE AND EXPRESSION
I will be posting vocabulary and expressions to bear in mind when talking about the topic of the month. These will always consider spoken and written communication as well as verbal and non-verbal communication.
CREATION OF GOOD HABITS
The creation of good habits has a lot to do with your mindset and your predisposition to move on. I will help you change your idea of time to make the most of it. Creating certain healthy routines will help you see your progession.
The last week of the month is ideal to meet others. Come with your questions and interact in a productive way. This will set the basis to keep working during the following month with all the tools you need to become more confident.
I know you are now asking yourself how much does the Overcome Your Communication Fears Membership cost...
To have knowledge and experience working as a Personal Assistant I paid around €2,000
To get access to a curated, private community of like minded entrepreneurs I’ve paid over €2,300 a year
To be fully qualified as a philologist I spent over €4,000
On top of that I invest many hours attending conferences, buying specific books on Critical Thinking, the Gothic, Second Language acquisition and Neuroscience, worth minimum €500 a year
I also spend a numerous amount of hours interviewing authors, publishers and contacting professionals I bring to the sessions. Add to this another €500 a year
All the tools that I need to use to get this whole project working costs me around €5,000 a year
And my one-on-one coaching starts at €100 an hour
On top of that you have access to an ever growing library of relevant trainings worth a minimum of €90 each
As you can see the value of this community is very high, but I want you to make this a deal that works for you and you can access without difficulties.
You won’t pay €8,000.
You won’t even pay €1,000.
Enrol now before the membership closes in two weeks and access all this coaching and unique content for just €79 a month
Make the most of this crazy offer before it goes up again and become a more confident speaker and communicator using your Critical Thinking through the Gothic lens.
And if you are not happy after 30 days that's ok
I believe the Overcome Your Communication Fears Membership is a unique product with three main components that will help you overcome your Communication Fears in a way you have never seen before. You will be in charge of your exposure in a controlled and confident way, while you are learning all about the power of your brain and the multiple tools you already have but might have not necessarily used in a way that works for you, whether you are a manager, a writer, a teacher or a communicator.
During the coaching sessions we will be:
- Working through your Critical Thinking
- Being aware of the power of Effective Communication
- Showing you how the Gothic is your best ally to overcome your spoken and written fears
However, life happens and sometimes we have different expectations.
If you join and feel that after a month of being a member it’s just not a good fit for you I’m giving you a 30 day 100% money-back guarantee.
That’s right: Jump into the community, come to a live Q&A call, and watch some of the masterclasses, and if you don’t love it in the first 30 days of joining, send me an email and I’ll refund you immediately.
No questions asked, no hard feelings.
And since you are here... Get my "Mastering The Art of Speaking in Public" (€329 value)
This course ties in perfectly with the Membership, because it details step by step all you need to know about how to handle your communication fears to be in control and make the most of your oral presentations, small talk and much, much more.
So if you join the membership today I will give you a 50% discount when you purchase my course Mastering the Art of Speaking in Public.
Mastering the Art of Speaking in Public when English is your Second or Third Language is a practical and focused online video course designed to give you 5 powerful tools of negotiation when exposing clearly your ideas.
This programme walks you through not only the what but also the how to implement these steps in order to become a confident communicator mainly when English is not your mother tongue, but not exclusive to non-native speakers.
It’s all about making you aware of the challenges you encounter when communicating in your daily job or in your social time and help you put a plan into practice.
The course is broken up into six modules - each one covering powerful ways of making you more confident by creating awareness.
This course is valued at 350€ but it’s yours completely free when you join the Overcome Your Fears Membership today!
Here is a quick glance at what you will learn in this course:
MAIN CONCEPTS AND MINDSET - THE WHAT
- Definitions and terminology
- How do you feel when you speak in public?
- The challenge of speaking in a second language when you are naturally shy
- How your level of English determines your confidence
TOOLS FOR NEGOTIATION AND EXPOSING CLEARLY YOUR IDEAS - THE HOW
- How to prepare your presentation in your target language
- Why proof read
- The importance of rehearsal
- What to do during question time
- Create your own Lifelong Plan
So this is what you get today when you join the Overcome Your Fears Membership today:
Access to the exclusive Overcome Your Fears Membership (240€ value)
Monthly Q&A webinars with me (480€ value)
Monthly ongoing Masterclass Trainings (650€ value)
The Mastering the Art of Speaking in Public when english is your Second or Third Language that teaches you how to overcome your fears when doing oral presentations (329€ value)
Total value for all of this amazing training = 1.699€
Join the Overcome Your Communication Fears Membership
Choose one of the options and don't delay anymore your chances of mastering your communication skills through the Gothic lens while developing your Critical Thinking.
Almost there now
When you login to the private members area, you’ll be able to access the Overcome Your Fears Community and start watching video trainings immediately and interacting with me and the rest of the group.
You can access the community and content on any device you like: computer, tablet or phone.
As long as you have internet access, you will be able to start putting into practice your communication skills!
Most asked Questions and Answers
I'm not sure I'm interested in the Gothic, should I still join?
What level of English do I need to have to be able to follow and communicate?
I am very busy already, how long will it all take?
I'm already a native speaker of English, would I still benefit from this?
I just want to improve my speaking and one hour a week doesn't seem enough, how can this benefit me?
Can I join all year round?
Can you remind me of all the benefits of this membership?
Who is this Membership and Community for?
Alice in Gothic Land's Overcome your Fears of Communicating Coaching Membership and Community is right for you if:
- You feel you are stuck with your language fluency
- You want to become more confident when doing your oral presentations, when travelling or when communicating with worldwide speakers
- You don't have time to go to classes, do tons of exercises to improve your language and then do another course on communication skills
- You've considered one-to-one coaching but you find it too expensive for your budget
- You want the mentorship of someone who has been where you are and who will push you and help you with empathy, encouragement, and a holistic strategy that doesn't ask you to sacrifice your life and family for the sake of overcoming your language and communication fears.
If you can relate to any of the above this coaching community and membership will be a great fit for your professional and personal development!
Join the Overcome Your Communication Fears Membership
Choose one of the options and don't delay anymore your changes of mastering your communication skills through the Gothic lens while developing your Critical Thinking..
One last thought before you decide
There has never been a better time to work on overcoming your communication fears.
The tools and technology available to students and teachers allow us to learn more efficiently, saving us great amounts of time trying to find the best fit for us at a very good and reasonable price.
When you have a great mentor, the tools and the way to start putting into practice everything you have learnt, you will be able to move on not only on your communication fears, but also at a personal level, you will acquire a mentality of abundance that will boost your energy levels in everything you want to accomplish in life.
But sometimes it's not that simple.
Sometimes more "knowledge" and online courses aren't the thing we need to actually get results.
Coaching and community are usually the missing piece.
And from my experience with my students, this is so true. In our one-to-one-sessions, you are still in your comfort zone and never really jump to talking to others because you are shy or don't want to spend your time on the overwhelming social media.
That's why I created this membership: to hold your hand and help you along your journey. You don't have to overcome your communication fears alone!
And you shouldn't!
These next 12 months could be your best yet if you are willing to dive in with me and the rest of the Overcome Your Communication Fears Community.
We're here to help and learn from each other.
I hope to have you as my newest member!
P.S. Don’t forget that when you join Alice in Gothic Land's Overcome your Communications Fears Membership you are joining risk-free. You have an entire 30 days to dive into the community, come to a live Q&A call, watch all the included training content, and take action on all that you learned and THEN decide if it’s right for you.
See you in the Membership!