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Miranda Carls is an author, speaker, executive coach, consultant, and the Founder and Principal Consultant at Vertical. She has provided team and leader development solutions for start-ups, non-profits, churches, mid-size organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. Miranda's career started in the non-profit space, managing the training and professional development functions of a large non-profit organization. She then joined the team at a successful corporate learning strategy firm, where she led large scale employee development initiatives, built adult learning experiences, and served as leader of the firm's learning design function. Currently, Miranda spends much of her time providing executive coaching and team development experiences.

As a Christ-follower, Miranda enjoys writing and teaching on topics related to the integration of faith and work. Her aim is to support her fellow Christians in thriving professionally while living Biblically. Miranda's first book, The Word at Work (2022), unpacks ten biblical principles for Christian professionals. Her work has been featured through The Gospel Coalition, Moody Radio, Biblical Leadership, and others. On The Word at Work podcast, she interviews Christian business leaders, theologians, and thought leaders within the faith and work movement. In 2023, Miranda worked with a local group of Christians to launch Gateway Faith and Work. Their programs provide professional development, spiritual edification, fellowship and networking opportunities to marketplace Christians in the St. Louis area.

Miranda lives outside of St. Louis, Missouri with her husband and three sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, leading worship at her local church, cackling with friends, and getting immersed in a good book. 

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