Like you, I worked really hard my entire life. I grew up believing that hard work was the key to success. And yet, I was never where I wanted to be … or where I thought I should be. So, it meant more work … more effort … more STRESS … which only created more of what I didn’t want.
Isn’t it ironic that we think more stress will create the idyllic life we dream about … when, in fact, it creates the opposite?
I’ve been through it all.
The Corporate America roller coaster. Acquisitions. Layoffs. Living abroad. Marriage. Motherhood. Divorce. Co-Parenting. Finding my passion. An MS diagnosis. Entrepreneurship. Explosive business growth. Meeting the love of my life. NOW being my best self and living the life I create for myself every day.
My experiences don’t define me. I own them, learned from them and found ME along the way. Breaking the fear-stress cycle required me to release judgment … in order to embrace acceptance. And it was only from that place that I could truly access, know and feel love for myself … and BE my best self. It took a long time to get here … but my journey is valuable and central to my purpose in helping you achieve the success you want in your life.
My professional background includes 20+ years in management, leadership, strategy and business development in specific roles such as Vice President Business Development, Consultant and Advisory Board member. I have a Master’s degree and professional certifications through the International Coaching Federation (PCC) and the Coaches Training Institute (CPCC). I am also a certified Parentology coach and Mediator.
I also write and am published in Huffington Post, Medium, Fox News Magazine, Parents Magazine, Thought Catalog, Care2, Working Mother Magazine, Babble, YourTango, Unlocked Magazine and Solo Parent Magazine. And I send my perspective and knowledge into the world through short videos you can access through my blog or YouTube.
From my experiences, my journey … I can tell you this ….
The bumps in the road aren’t meant to stop you. They’re there to help you learn something about your situation … about yourself … to get to the next step. And they’re there to help you appreciate that you ARE powerful … and can move forward one small … or huge … step at a time.
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!
“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.
“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
“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
“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 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
“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
“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
“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