About Laura Miolla

I Want Women To Be Personally, Professionally + Financially Empowered.

Be Truthful, Gentle, And Fearless

I founded MoxieLife Coach in 2012 + have since worked with hundreds of clients across a range of topics including leadership, brand development, business development + growth, career advancement + transition, personal + professional relationships, marriage + divorce.  While this seems like a pretty diverse list, the core of my coaching has always been focused on using meaningful internal + external communication to create powerful positioning for successful negotiation. You are always in communication and always in negotiation through every interaction you have with yourself + the world around you. I primarily work with female business owners, executives + entrepreneurs to give women the tools to define + create their own success on a playing field that wasn't designed for them. I also offer CTI certification supervision to new coaches in training. All boats rise together.

In 2020, I founded Smart Divorce Strategy as a separate, stand-alone division of MoxieLife Coach, to make the divorce process faster, more efficient + less costly for my clients. Divorce is one of the most stressful negotiations anyone can endure, especially given how much is at stake. And it is a clear example of how better positioning, especially in this kind of complex emotional, financial + legal negotiation, results in better outcomes for my clients + their children.

I Want Women To Own, Communicate + Monetize Their Value

There is tremendous inequity in our world related to the immense responsiblity + expectation that is placed on women's shoulders without acknowledgement, appreciation or financial reward. We are wives, mothers, employees, business owners + caregivers ... the list goes on and on. These roles are minimizing labels that reduce our value to only what we do for others. We are not inherently valued for who we are. And the responsibilities + expectations that come with those labels place us in a position of having to make hard choices. Every. Minute. Of. Every. Single. Day. We are also bombarded, consciously + unconsciously, by social conditioning + media messages telling us our value is solely determined by our bodies ... how we look + how we function as wives + mothers. And it's never enough. You're never enough. We've been conditioned to think external validation is the only kind that exists. So, already at a disadvantage, we cannot afford to minimize ourselves. it is even more important for us to define our own value, communicate with meaning + negotiate from a powerful position to create personal, professional + financial empowerment.

Speaking from my experience in the U.S. ... women earn less money than a man in the same job. There are more women in the workforce than ever before and yet, we still have primary responsibility for family care, child care + caregiving. Pregnancy, + the subsequent time we take off from work to give birth, reduces our probability of getting hired or promoted. Without a legal requirement in the U.S. to provide paid maternity leave, new mothers have to choose between caring for their newborns or earning an income. And during their unpaid leave, women aren't contributing to their retirement accounts, which is a major reason why women have a lower earning potential over their lifetime. And with longer life spans, women can't rely on their husbands or partners (if they have one) to adequately provide for them until death, as tradition wants us to believe. And in the case of divorce, professional women who earn more than their husbands pay child support, even with 50/50 physical custody, + even though we've had to work a whole lot harder for the same buck. Priority-juggling. Sacrifice. Hard choices. As women, we can't be it all or do it all. And yet, when our many roles + responsibilities conflict with each other, what happens? Guilt. Shame. Judgment.

It's a zero-sum game until we individually + collectively reject external labels and define our value for ourselves. I want you to show up, stand out, play by your own rules + make bank. This is how we support each other in owning our power and claiming our rights. This is why I do what I do.

SPEAK YOUR TRUTH ... EVEN IF YOUR VOICE SHAKES.

My Professional Background

Laura Miolla

My professional background includes 20+ years in management, leadership, strategy + business development in roles such as Vice President of Business Development, Consultant + Advisory Board member. I have an M.A. + professional certifications through the International Coaching Federation (PCC) + the Coaches Training Institute (CPCC). I am also a certified Parentology coach + Mediator. In 2021, I was listed as one of 17 Best Business Consultants in Boston.

I'm a speaker + writer with publications in Huffington Post, Medium, Fox News, Parents Magazine, Thought Catalog, Working Mother, Babble, YourTango + Solo Parent Magazine among others. Links can be found on my Speaking Engagements, MediaPress pages. In 2015, I hosted a national radio show called Divorce Sucks: The Smart Girl's Guide To Doing It Better. I also have a series of videos you can access through my blog or YouTube Channel.

What Really Matters About Me

Corporate America. Acquisitions. Layoffs. Living abroad (+ almost being deported). Marriage. Motherhood. Divorce. Co-Parenting. Finding my passion in coaching. Multiple Sclerosis. Entrepreneurship. Business growth. Meeting the love of my life. And now, living my best life ... being my best self + defining it for myself every day. 

My experiences don’t define me. I own them, learn from them + evolve along the way. They inform my choices, but don't tell me who I am. I'm the only one who can do that. 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 + feel confident in myself. BE my best self. It took a long time to get here, but my journey is valuable + central to my purpose in helping you define YOU.

Though She Be But Little ....

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.

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 ...

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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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