MOXIE IS ME
MoxieLife helps professionals successfully navigate and use the BIG CHANGE you want or need in your life as a springboard into POSITIVE TRANSFORMATION. This can be change that you want … starting a business, career advancement or business growth.
Self-limiting beliefs associate disruptive change with chaos. And yet, the only constant in life is change … meaning there will ALWAYS be chaos. Achieving personal and professional success requires you to step into LEADERSHIP and achieve true mastery over yourself and your actions … regardless of the chaos around you. Leadership equals resilience in the face of change. And from this place, you will impact the world around you … based on what you are creating from within. And THAT is the impact I want to help you create.
“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
My purpose is to help professionals successfully navigate DISRUPTIVE CHANGE through leadership and brand development. My clients embrace their authenticity from new perspectives and achieve their potential with vision, clarity, purpose and passion. The far-reaching impact of my work is nothing less than the positive transformation of clients’ personal lives, professional careers and overall health.
Based in the United States, I have coached individuals all over the world including the United States, Canada, Spain, Kenya, Colombia, Singapore and the UK. I earned an MA from Tufts University and am a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation, a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute and a certified Mediator in Massachusetts.
My professional background includes 20+ years in management, leadership, strategy and business development serving the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries, in specific roles such as Vice President Business Development, Consultant and Advisory Board member. I’m also a writer, with articles published in Huffington Post, Fox News Magazine, Parents Magazine, Thought Catalog, Care2, Working Mother Magazine, Babble, Unlocked Magazine and Solo Parent Magazine.
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Moxie Gets Results!
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Laura distilled my high-level vision into a differentiated brand and marketing/messaging strategy to make a more immediate impact.” – Andrew Young, NovusLife
“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
“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.
“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
“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
“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