Joshua Miller, Ph.D.

Inscape Co-Founder and Head of Education

Joshua's life mission is to help people become who they were created to be, especially youth and young adults and those who mentor them.

His first book, Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person and the accompanying workbook, Unrepeatable Life: An Eight Week Program for Discerning Personal Vocation (both co-authored with Luke Burgis) draw on his 25-year history as a father, coach, teacher and consultant.

Joshua comes from a family and organizational tradition that emphasizes discovery of each person's unique beauty through a narrative approach called the System for Identifying Motivated Abilities or SIMA® developed by his grandfather, Arthur Miller, Jr. in 1961. SIMA® is based on the phenomenon that people's stories of deeply fulfilling activities reveal in them distinct patterns of innate motivated behavior.

Joshua's father, Arthur Miller III, trained him patiently to use SIMA® for helping others recognize their own motivational patterns. Since then he has used SIMA® in various professional applications including executive search, organizational development, and talent management, especially in the faith based sector.

His long-standing desire to help people understand and flourish according to their unique motivational designs led to an MA (Franciscan University of Steubenville) & PhD (Duquesne University) in Philosophy of the Human Person.

Joshua is a coach and certified at the ACC level through the International Coach Federation. He has coached a variety of professionals to achieve personal and career objectives but especially emphasizes the coaching of young adults seeking their own unique callings.

In 2013 he drew on SIMA® to co-develop MCORE (now MCODE™), the first on-line assessment that blends a person's own achievement stories with established psychometric constructs.

Joshua helped build The Center for Leadership at Franciscan University of Steubenville where he currently serves as a vocation coach and vocation coach trainer for faculty and staff of the institution.

Joshua is Co-Founder of Inscape and Head of Education for the company, which is devoted to helping young people identify, embrace and fully live their unique personal vocations.

Joshua and his wife Brooke of 19 years are joyfully Catholic and have six dear children. Together they share an interest in theater, music, and literature. Joshua enjoys cultivating his orchard and has a special taste for fresh, homegrown blueberries if his kids do not get to them first!

November 16, 2021

Motivational Design and Personal Vocation (with Dr Joshua Miller PhD): Part 3

EPISODE 35 What is Motivational Design and how does it give us clues to the unique way we are called to live, work, love and serve? This is the last of three episodes featuring an interview with Dr. Joshua Miller (PhD), Found...

November 02, 2021

Motivational Design & Personal Vocation (with Dr Joshua Miller PhD): Part 2

EPISODE 34 What is Motivational Design and how does it give us clues to the unique way we are called to live, work, love and serve? This is the second of three episodes featuring an interview with Dr. Joshua Miller (PhD), Fou...

October 19, 2021

Motivational Design and Personal Vocation (with Dr. Joshua Miller PhD): Part 1

EPISODE 33 What is Motivational Design and how does it give us clues to the unique way we are called to live, work, love and serve? This is the first of three episodes featuring an interview with Dr. Joshua Miller (PhD), Foun...