YOU ARE EXPERIENCING …
MOMENTOUS LIFE-CHANGING, MAKE OR BREAK EVENTS.
You are in one of two places.
You WANT this change.
It HAS to happen to create the life you want. You are growing a business, starting a business, changing jobs or careers, getting a divorce or making your health a true priority. Staying in this place of non-action is unacceptable. And yet, you don’t know what the next steps are and you are afraid of all the terrible, unforeseen things that could happen with so much at stake. Blowing up your current situation is necessary to create what you want for yourself … but there is always high risk where there is high reward. And you are very much afraid of what happens if you DON’T SUCCEED now that you are in unknown territory and on shaky ground. OR …
You DON’T WANT this change.
It was thrust upon your seemingly happy, comfortable (perhaps too comfortable) life. You’ve been laid off or fired … or you are about to be. The company that employs you was acquired and you don’t know if you’ll have a job tomorrow. Your company has hit a wall and the ship is sinking unless you can turn it around fast. Your spouse wants a divorce and you are shattered without a clue as to what to do next. You’ve just been diagnosed with a disease.
Screeeech … on go the brakes! Full stop. Your world just exploded.
While all of these momentous events are different … THEY FEEL THE SAME.
They put you in the SAME PLACE of fear, uncertainty, confusion and doubt … regardless of whether you wanted it or not. You don’t know what’s around the corner. You don’t know what your next steps should be. You are starting from scratch. And the risk of not succeeding is unthinkable.
Fear … of not knowing, not controlling, not succeeding … WILL keep you stuck … immobile … paralyzed … and powerless.
How do I know?
Neuroscience tells us that our bodies automatically react to fear in predictable ways. The higher, executive functions of our brain are shut down in order to prepare our bodies for fight – flight – freeze. And the impact of staying in that place of fear is disastrous.
Your ability to access your creativity, process information, retain memory, regulate emotion, make intentional choices, reflect, observe and learn are all limited and impaired. And if you s tay in that place too long, chronic fear results in persistent anxiety and an inability to make rational versus impulsive decisions. You will create what you don’t want in your life.
The flood of the stress hormone, cortisol, in your body weakens your immune system, lowers bone density and increases weight gain, blood pressure and cholesterol. Once activated, cortisol needs to be physically released … or over time, it can cause cardiovascular damage, gastrointestinal issues, decreased fertility, fatigue, depression, PTSD, mental illness and premature death. Trauma lives in your body.
You are LITERALLY your own worst enemy at a truly critical time in your life.
You need a strategy for moving forward because the cost is not just time and opportunity, but YOU and your future.
AND you are mentally, physically and spiritually incapable of doing it on your own. You might think you can … but neuroscience tells us it isn’t true.
Moxie means “an attitude of fearlessness in everyday circumstances” … and my purpose is to help you short-circuit your automatic fear response, create positive mind-body-spirit alignment, learn to lead under pressure and be your best self regardless of the chaos around you. Your success can only be created from this foundation … and it is impossible to achieve alone, while you are still stuck in a fear cycle.
I’ve experienced ALL of these events on BOTH sides of the equation … from changes I knew I had to make to those that were thrust upon me.
I know that fear. I live with the impact of past stress. I know how disorienting it is … wanting to move forward … yet, completely overwhelmed with pressure from all sides and no sense of direction. Through coaching and the use of my own methodology, I’ve broken the cycle in my own life. For myself … and countless clients … I’ve turned catastrophe into clarity, obstacles into opportunities and setbacks into success.
I want to help you do that too.
Work with me to free yourself from the fear-stress cycle and transform that intense pressure into a powerful springboard for creating unlimited opportunity.
After all, pressure is what creates diamonds. And I want to see YOUR shine!
Schedule your confidential strategy call to experience how coaching can power your success … regardless of the seismic change going on around you.
Moxie Gets Results!
“Laura is an approachable, professional and passionate coach who helped me to reach new and insightful conclusions for my professional journey. She is a great listener, asks the right questions at the right time to make me feel inspired, guided, and ready to make it happen.” – Dorothee
“My experience with Laura is that she is both gifted and empathetic. She is also willing to take risks in order to create breakthroughs. My life is much better because of her, and I anticipate working with her for a long time to come.” — David
“Laura distilled my high-level vision into a differentiated brand and marketing/messaging strategy to make a more immediate impact.” – Andrew Young, NovusLife
“I always thought a coach wasn’t for me. However, after my first call with Laura I completely changed my mind! Laura’s coaching has helped me to understand how my own inner saboteurs are getting in the way and how to get rid of them. My calls with her are helping me reach not only personal goals but also helping me advance my career. I appreciate her honesty and willingness to listen to whatever is bothering me – work or personal – to help me figure out how to move forward. Her “homework” assignments have been interesting and have helped me gain a different perspective on things.” — Anna
“Laura has been instrumental in my career development from the day we met. She was one of my first managers, who pushed me to discover my strengths early in my career, allowing me to excel beyond my expectations. After our work relationship, she was always there as a guide and mentor to me. Post my MBA, I was looking for further development advice and Laura supported me immensely as a professional coach. In a global program where there are many paths and tempting options for one’s career, Laura’s methods let me look beyond the noise and focus on my internal priorities. She made me realize how to match what I enjoy doing to what I am doing, and never to be afraid of pursuing what my ambitions desire. Even after a move outside of the U.S., she finds time to mentor me and help me develop. I’d recommend Laura highly as a professional and executive coach at any stage in one’s career!” — Global Talent Development Program Candidate, Roche
“Although the time spent with Laura was not always comfortable or easy, the end result was a successful navigation of my work environment. She helped me understand that the environment I was navigating was not under my direct control. And, it was not a personal failure. Coaching helped me remember that I am a gifted, intelligent, motivated, awesome business woman and no one can diminish my accomplishments or potential. And now, my 5 year plan has a new-found directness that amuses me.” – Head, Global Pharmacovigilance Compliance, Top 10 Pharmaceutical Company
“As leaders, and particularly as women in leadership, we are challenged every day to make the best choices for our organizations, our families and our personal needs. Our best choices for each of our priorities can appear to interfere with one another, and often we are left making decisions in a vacuum. MoxieLife Coach is leadership coaching which understands the importance of finding the right balance. Laura does this not through instruction, but by asking the right questions to encourage looking beyond what seems to be the obvious and complex problem. She has been an important partner on my journey to understand and connect with my intent and my values. In so doing, the right choices come into focus and the solutions become obvious. We all have power within and ability to have control over our lives and our leadership potential – yet we often feel power and control are negative or unattainable. Laura has been a partner in helping me find deeper understanding of what true power and control is: believing I am truly capable, owning my responsibility and demonstrating authenticity through my daily actions. Through coaching, I have become a better decision maker and a better partner with my own teams, family and self.” — Lisa Marceau, Executive Director & Vice President, Digital Strategies, New England Research Institutes, Inc.
“What do people get when they go Moxie? They get straight talking, right-on-the-edge personal challenges, immense support through a process that works for the individual, all leading to a sense of transformation.” – Adjunct Fellow, American Security Project
“I was not sure what to expect from coaching. I wondered if it was going to be worth the investment in terms of both time and money. Working with Laura has been one of the best investments I have made in myself. It has allowed me to grow, find my leadership style and achieve my highest goals and aspirations both personally and professionally. It has helped me move past the things that were holding me back, things I wasn’t even aware of. The impact, transformation and clarity to my business has been tremendous.” — Kristine Merz, Founder & President, Orange Square
“I’ve owned a small consulting firm for 14 years and I recently started working with MoxieLife Coach and Laura Miolla to get individual leadership coaching. Though it’s early in the process, I have been extremely impressed by her approach, her professionalism, and her ability to help me get connected very quickly to what I should be focusing on and how I am investing my time and energy on things. I should have started sooner!” — Dwight McMillan, President, Basics Group