Laura Miller, PhD, PC, is a dedicated professional with a rich background in personal and career development, and she is committed to fostering growth, success, and fulfillment for all whom she works with.

Laura holds a PhD in Medical Neurobiology from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed Duquesne University's Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Professional Coaching Program, which is ICF-accredited, to become a professional coach (PC). She also obtained training in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC), a comprehensive coaching model grounded in contemporary systems thinking to foster positive change, one relationship system at a time. Her commitment to continuous learning and pursuit of excellence is a constant theme in her personal journey.  

Laura integrates her passion, educational background, and extensive experience to create transformative experiences at work and for her coaching clients. 

Navigating Life Transitions

Laura brings a wealth of personal experience to her coaching practice, having adeptly navigated diverse life transitions. Transitioning from roles as a wife and mother to an empty-nester, as well as progressing from a graduate student and postdoctoral researcher to carving out a fulfilling niche in the workforce, to now pondering what the future holds in retirement, she possesses firsthand knowledge of multifaceted life changes. Laura is passionate about assisting individuals undergoing transitions and she is committed to helping them realize their fullest potential. She offers empathetic and insightful coaching to empower individuals during these pivotal moments of change, ensuring they navigate transitions with resilience and purpose.

Experience in Higher Ed & Driving Career Success

Laura has over two decades of experience in higher education, and she excels in supporting the success of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty in a multitude of ways including in the development and execution of career development programs, workshops and special events. In this capacity, she plays a pivotal role in cultivating leaders and driving career excellence within the academic community. Laura is recognized for her collaborative approach, actively engaging with researchers, academic personnel, and thought leaders across the campus. Her goal as a coach is to support those at the forefront of academic research in succeeding in all that they do. 

Laura and her husband, who are both originally from the Midwest, have lived on the north side of Pittsburgh for over ten years. Their two sons are now young adults, navigating their own careers and transitions. Laura enjoys gardening, genealogy, weight lifting, and experimenting with acrylic pour painting (thank you, Pinterest!) in her spare time.

Why walk when you can soar?