About Me

Hey! I’m Alia Poonawala and I’m delighted you are here.

One of my favourite places in the world.

One of my favourite places in the world.

Do you ever watch a kissing scene in a movie and think “Umm yeah, they had NO chemistry” or find yourself getting twisted in knots because it’s so delicious, you feel like you’re almost in it yourself? (Meryl & Stanley still have my vote for Julie & Julia, by the way.)

Stanley Tucci as ‘Paul Child’ and Meryl Streep as ‘Julia Child’ in Columbia Pictures’ JULIE & JULIA. Photo By: Jonathan Wenk. 2009 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

Stanley Tucci as ‘Paul Child’ and Meryl Streep as ‘Julia Child’ in Columbia Pictures’ JULIE & JULIA. Photo By: Jonathan Wenk. 2009 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

I love dissecting and analyzing communication. How do you communicate? And what are your greatest strengths? Do you effectively harness your special sauce, or do you blend in trying to become some conglomerate of what you’ve learned you should be?

Have you ever noticed how ONE idea can be conveyed in 2 different ways, each with drastically different results ? How can we motivate, guide, lead, and inspire with the most effective words and body language?

This is the kind of stuff I hunger for! Especially when it comes to our relationships. And sweet Cupid! I’m not just talking about love. I’m talking about our relationships with our bosses, our bodies, the world.

I’ve lived all over and studied people globally. I’ve worked in restaurants, retail, academia, the corporate world, medical centers, etc. You name it, I’ve probably tried it. I’m 50% scientist, 50% artist, love acting like my life is a wondrous movie, and spend most of my money on food and books. So, welcome! Grab a cup of tea and let’s talk.

Professional Bio:

Alia Poonawala is a beginner entrepreneur and communications expert. Competing in national speech and debate tournaments, she received more than 20 awards and honors over the course of 4 years. Alia studied Directing at the CMU School of Drama and was later selected as the student commencement speaker for her graduation ceremony at Carnegie Mellon University, with more than 5,000 viewers.

Since graduating in 2011, she has worked with over 150 high school students, entrepreneurs, MBA students, & business executives in the realm of managerial communications and public speaking.

Alia holds a BSA (Bachelor of Science & Arts) from Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied Biology and Drama. She has travelled independently to 12 countries, speaks Spanish and English, and has lived on 4 continents.

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