Josh Miller

Co-Founder & CEO of IDEAS xLab, 2x TEDx Speaker, Queer Changemaker, Soros Equality Fellow, Nonprofit Visionary Leader

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Josh Miller is a queer changemaker, nonprofit visionary leader and international public speaker who takes an insightful and ambitious approach to creating a more inclusive world. His values-based leadership is rooted in curiosity, creativity, courage, and connection.

Miller is the co-founder + CEO of IDEAS xLab and the co-founder of (Un)Known Project. From using the art of storytelling and community collaboration to impact public health to unearthing and honoring the names and stories of Black enslaved people in America and the global African diaspora, their work has been featured by The New York Times, The Aspen Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

He is a 2022 Soros Equality Fellow and received the 2022 Nonprofit Visionary Leader Award from Louisville Business First and was selected for Business Equality Magazine’s Forty LGBTQ+ Leaders under 40 and Louisville Business First's Forty under 40. Miller is a 2x TEDx speaker and has engaged audiences at Fortune 500 companies and international conferences from Kentucky to Salzburg.

As an artist, entrepreneur, and outdoor explorer he creates Wearable Photos™ through Josh Miller Ventures and ran the Gay Games Marathon in 2018. Miller has been described as a "force in our community,” having participated in fellowships including the Colorado Collective Leadership Initiative, CBCA Leadership Arts, and the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health.

Miller holds an MBA from Indiana University and an undergraduate degree in Art Administration and Business Administration from Bellarmine University. Previously, he served as an advisor to the Derby Diversity & Business Summit and co-chair for the Louisville Health Advisory Board’s Communications Committee, and a founding Board Member of Civitas: Regional LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce headquartered in Louisville, KY.

In addition to his outdoor explorations, Miller celebrates the brilliance and strength of LGBTQ+ and Black communities through photography and collaborative storytelling - challenging traditional notions of beauty, and working to make spaces inclusive for individuals who don’t drink alcohol. 

His work has been featured by The New York Times, the Aspen Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Louisville Business First, The Voice of Louisville, Business Equality Magazine, The Renewal Project, Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America, The Advocate, and more.

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Uncovering Our Value

LGBTQ+ Experiences, and the Role of Allyship at Work

Ventures into the Wild: How Outdoor Exploration Creates Transferable Leadership Skills

Role of Arts and Culture in Driving Change and Transformation

The Courage to Uncover | Josh Miller | DisruptHR Talks
Uncovering Belonging: Navigating Identity at Work with Josh Miller
Uncovering Your Value: Clips from Louisville SHRM event in February 2023
Josh Miller's TEDx Talk "Building through arts and culture, toward hope." | TEDxBellarmineU
Artist Innovation for Creating a Culture of Health | Josh Miller | TEDxUofL
Josh Miller - Co-Founder + CEO of IDEAS xLab V2
Josh Miller–Co-Fdr + CEO of IDEAS xLab-MoxieTalk

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“Josh’s research and experience demonstrated how by embracing uncovering and providing a safe and inclusive space for authentic self-expression, we can unlock the collective potential of our teams. Their insights have enhanced my thinking about cultivating inclusive workplace cultures and inspired and provoked thoughtful reflection.”

Rustin Tonn
Pitney Bowes

“Josh is a rare combination of authenticity, innovative thought leadership and relatability. He is a trailblazing voice that will continue to shape the intersection of people strategy, the leaders of the future and DEIA change initiatives.”

Laura Campbell
Inspirecorps + Culture First Denver

“Such important work and advocacy, Josh. Thank you for leading and modeling in such an extraordinarily impactful way.”

Barry Fleming
Actors Theatre Of Louisville

Not only does Josh’s work provide an accessible means for self discovery, it creates a safe and non-threatening space to learn about and empathize with the experiences of others. No matter what groups we identify with, we all experience the impacts of covering certain aspects of ourselves."

Jean Dolan

“His ability to connect with the audience, deliver a powerful message, and leave a lasting impact is truly remarkable. Thank you, Josh, for sharing your wisdom and inspiration with us."

Seda Röder
Sonophilia Foundation