noun. One who facilitates leadership experiences for Ariel. synonyms; thought leader, guide, guru.

Hope Miller

Hope Miller

Cincinnati, OH


  • US Mid-West


Hope brings a broad range of experience in business, education, and the arts to her role as an Ariel facilitator. Prior to joining Ariel, Hope taught literature and writing at an applied arts college where students knew her as an engaging, approachable, and rigorous teacher. In keeping with Ariel’s philosophy, Hope sees the classroom as a laboratory where students — or clients — can try out new ideas and new ways of doing things.

Training Experience

Hope has worked extensively with a wide range of business segments, including higher education and the financial industry. Select clients include:, Harvard Executive Education, Harvard Business School, Darden Business School, American Express, Citigroup, Capital One, HSBC (Duke), BNY Mellon, Abbott Labs, Oliver Wyman

Business Experience

Prior to joining Ariel, Hope started her career as a professional writer, editor, and project manager in the technology industry. Working in both corporate and client-services environments, Hope wrote, edited, and proofed content, managed resources, and produced final deliverables on both document development and Web application projects. Clients included small, regional start-ups as well as multi-national corporations such as Deloitte and Raytheon.

Theater Experience

  • Wrote, directed, and performed a one-woman show at a Chicago salon, entitled An Invincible Summer. Currently working on taking the show on tour at regional Fringe Festivals.
  • Member of Cincinnati’s “Dinner Detective” ensemble which performs a weekly improv-based murder mystery for a captive dinner audience.
  • Former Artistic Director of Yale Children’s Theater, Inc., a non-profit organization that engages New Haven children and youth in theater through drama workshops, performances, and a play writing contest. Also taught/facilitated theater workshops for children ranging in age from 4-17 in San Francisco and New Haven.

Education and Credentials

  • Master of Arts (MA) in English from the University of Utah
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Agnes Scott College
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Literature from Yale University