On Sabbatical, returning November 2017

On June 2, 2017 Avancer Coaching turned 13. It has been an amazing thirteen year run! Now it is time to take a mini-sabbatical. I plan to work with existing clients as long as needed, yet not take on any new clients until November 1. I hope I will hear from you in November.

About Alix Miller of Richmond, VA
A certified life coach in Richmond


Alix Miller, Certified Coach in Richmond, VA

I came to coaching after enjoying a 27-year career in education. Starting out as an elementary teacher, my career path later led me to the Virginia Department of Education. Then in 1993 I started a consulting business focused on training workshops for elementary and preschool teachers.

In 2000, my book titled, Book Steps: Leveled Trade Books for Guided Reading, Independent Reading, and Authentic Assessment was published by Portage and Main Press. With this as a resource, I began meeting individually with teachers to create classroom libraries with their particular students in mind. This change in my delivery of professional training allowed me to work one-on-one with educators, helping them meet their specific goals. With this shift, the seeds were planted for my work as a coach. In 2004 I launched Avancer Coaching and with it, an exciting second career.

Because learning and professional preparation are two things that I value highly, I’ve worked hard to become an effective, certified coach. On the right you can see a list of my credentials. In addition to these influences, my coaching is also informed by my experience as a small business owner.

My office is located in Midlothian, VA just minutes from Richmond. I am a native Richmonder and share my life here with my husband of 37 years. My two grown children are now out on their own but continue to be a source of joy for me.




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