Laura Miolla

A Heart-Centered + Science-Minded Approach To Power Your (R)EVOLUTION

Do you remember being on a roller coaster when you were a kid? Remember the ups and downs, surprise twists and turns, never knowing what comes next and a feeling of both excitement and fear all at the same time? That's life, in constant motion, never the same, the very definition of change. The natural world teaches us there is no stillness. Everything is in movement all the time. The Earth's cycles around the Sun. The ebb and flow of the ocean. And you ... with the beat of your heart and the rhythm of your breath.

The Universe was designed with change at its core. It is a fundamental truth. And yet, people hate change. The universal reaction is to control it, resist it, reject it. That reaction comes at a very high price. So, what is YOUR relationship with change?

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.

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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 stay 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 the Fear-Stress 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.

If you've read my bio, it's clear 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 frameworks from neuroscience, neurobiology and philosophy, 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 creates diamonds ... and I want to see YOUR shine!

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Let’s Find YOUR Moxie!

Schedule your confidential strategy call to experience how coaching can power your success … regardless of the seismic change going on around you.

Client Love

Kristine Merz

“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
Shreelakha Mandal

“Laura has been instrumental in my career development from the day we met. She pushed me to discover my strengths early in my career, allowing me to excel beyond my expectations. Where there are many winding career paths, 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 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 highly recommend Laura as a leadership coach at any stage of your career!”

Shree Mandal

Marketing Manager, Roche
Andrea Tolman

“Laura is, by far, a remarkable coach. I have had an amazing and empowering experience working with her. I can 1000% attribute my success to Laura's coaching, guidance and love. Her passion for what she does resonates in her work, and she clearly cares deeply for her clients. There isn't anyone else besides Laura I'd rather have by my side to navigate this journey we call life. I am beyond grateful to have found her 5 years ago. THANK YOU, LAURA! YOU. ARE. REMARKABLE!”

Andrea Tolman

Assistant Vice President & Project Manager, State Street Corporation, Global Technology Services
Leslie Rezgui

“Laura was invaluable in helping me through my divorce in a graceful and amicable way. I was terrified of the process, but Laura helped me break it down into manageable "next steps" to be accomplished one by one. She also gave me infinite support in loving myself through it all. After my divorce, I was let go from my job of eight years. We created a vision of my ideal position, and a few months later, that job literally found me! AND in that same week, I met my current partner. Today, my life, job and relationship have never been better.”

Leslie Rezgui

Senior Manager, Technical Accounting & Financial Reporting, Experis Finance

As Seen In ...

Thought Catalog media
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Yahoo News media
Divorce Angels media
Your Tango media
Care2 media
Working Mother press
DuJour Magazine press

Moxie Means ...

Self-possessed confidence

An attitude of fearlessness in everyday circumstances

The capacity to stand alone in favor of an unpopular opinion or course of action with a casual demeanor

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