“Eighty Percent of Success Is Showing Up.”
Laura Miolla helps professionals successfully navigate and use DISRUPTIVE CHANGE as a springboard into POSITIVE TRANSFORMATION. This can be change that is thrust upon you … divorce, illness, job transition. Or it can be change that you want … starting a business, career advancement or business growth. Please visit moxielifeleadership.com for leadership and brand development coaching programs and resources.
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.
My purpose is to help professionals successfully navigate DISRUPTIVE CHANGE, such as divorce, 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. I also hosted a radio show – Divorce Sucks: A Smart Girls’ Guide To Doing It Better – on VoiceAmerica in early 2015.
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.
I am also divorced with two young children. My divorce process took two and a half years and a huge bite out of my bank account. I worked all those years in Corporate America … climbing the corporate ladder … only to lose half of my retirement money AND pay my ex child support (even with 50/50 custody). I learned the hard way how rigged the system really is for professional women. Yet, it also brought me here … to my new life … doing what I love. It also changed how I live and work and play. I live better, with a dedicated focus on balance and health. I work smarter, with perspective and purpose. And I play harder, with joy and a huge amount of gratitude.
I created MoxieLife with 4 key cornerstones or beliefs:
1. Divorce is a gift … to you and your partner. It’s a gift to leave an unfulfilling relationship and create the life you want. It’s a gift to allow and embrace pure freedom to walk the path you choose for yourself. And it’s a gift to know that you are naturally creative, resourceful and whole. You can grow and evolve from this experience and create the life you want. And so can your partner. Not doing so would deny your partner of that opportunity.
2. Divorce is the dissolution of a legal contract, not your family. You can preserve and even enrich your family relationships during and after divorce. You just need clarity and intention to create what you want.
3. Our jobs as parents is not to shield our children from change … it’s to teach them resilience in the face of change. Remember, you are teaching them how to live life based on how you live yours.
4. Divorce is an opportunity to step into your power and leadership. To truly be successful in this process, you need to own it by taking charge in this process and in your life. Using your leadership skills here will help you create the personal and professional opportunities you want.
The bumps in the road aren’t meant to stop you. They’re there to help you learn something you need … to get to the next step. And they’re there to help you appreciate that you are walking (running, jumping, leaping) on your the path at all.
Moxie Gets Results!
“It’s much easier taking the high road when you are living for yourself and not allowing someone to make you feel a certain way because of their actions. It’s liberating. You’ve taught me some valuable lessons and made me realize what’s important to me and how to be happy again! Thank you! You helped me off the ground when I was down… Words can’t describe….” — Noha
“It’s never too late to make changes and to find the path that is right for you. Life coaching with Laura helped me find places in my life and my thinking where I had become stuck. Her perceptive questions and assignments challenged me to re-examine how I viewed myself, my experiences, and my world. Some discoveries shocked me. The new perspectives I gained through Laura’s coaching have led me to make some amazing changes in my life. Be warned though, participating in life coaching is not for the faint-of-heart—you will have to take a hard look at yourself and recognize what you have been doing that isn’t working for you and then you will need to have a good amount of courage to start doing something different. Life coaching helped me discover facets of myself that I didn’t even knew existed. I am now venturing into new things that reflect the passions and life purpose that had been buried inside me all these years and were only able to be uncovered, recognized, and appreciated through the insights gained from Laura’s coaching.” — Merrilee
“Talking to you in our consultation really gave me the validation that it was OK to feel the way that I did about getting a divorce. And you also showed me a strength that I didn’t realize I had. Thank you again for reminding me of the empowerment I have inside. You are truly a blessing to me.” — Omeshia
“Coaching through MoxieLife has given me ways to be the best version of myself in my personal and professional life. Instead of living in fear of negative perceptions, I have chosen to see the positive outcomes of my making good choices about my goals” — The Honey-Colored Light, Encouraging Others to Be Their Best
“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, I have discovered that this is one of the best investments I have made for myself in a long time. I was surprised how deeply emotional it is. And it is better than therapy or counseling for me because there are requests and accountability that has helped me push through the hard stuff and arrive at the place I wanted to be. I am more connected to my emotions and not always in my head in “thinking mode.” It has helped me move past the things that were holding me back, things I wasn’t even aware of. Laura helped me identify these and guided me to a better place where I am ready for even more success and happiness. I am daring greatly!” — Kristine
“Since moving back home at the end of July, I can’t even tell you how great things have been. I never in my wildest dreams would have imagined that our situation could turn around like it has. We are really enjoying spending time together, going on vacation, just COMMUNICATING. It’s really amazing. When people ask me what changed to allow us to reconcile, I have to tell them that we BOTH changed. Wow! People at work have commented on my new-found sense of confidence, and how I handle things differently than in the past. I think I say this every time I reach out to you, but I really can’t thank you enough for guiding me and giving me the tools to turn my life around. I sing the praises of life coaching (and specifically YOU!) often!” — Lisa
“I found my time spent with Laura some of the most useful and productive things I have done for myself. It was a gift to myself to invest in coaching with Laura. My issues and problems didn’t change but yet I found new answers and new approaches to my lifelong struggles. I am certainly not done but enjoy living a more authentic life than I ever have.” — Joann
“Working with Laura, I saved $18,000 on legal fees and didn’t even know that was possible before.” — Amy
“My life and mind were in total chaos when I happened across Laura’s website. I had no idea she was exactly what I needed! She worked me through some of my most difficult times ever and provided me with the tools and wisdom I needed to move forward. With her help I’ve discovered an incredible sense of personal peace, and am feeling more confident in my future than I have in a very long time.” — Lisa
“I lived in a state of confusion for years. A few sessions with Laura & my world starting seeing clarity. You owe it to yourself to be coached; no reason to go through it alone.” — Liz