Morgan Beard - Life Coach
 

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Does your life inspire you or are you just going through the motions?

I help people who are afraid they’re not living up to their potential discover what ignites them and build lives they’re excited to lead.

 

 You’ve got this.

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Tame your internal chaos so you can find your internal compass.

+ Start with the 5-Minute-Calm Guided Meditation to help you feel less overwhelmed and more in control.

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Identify what needs attention, so you can take informed action.

+ Take the Get Clear Self-Assessment to pinpoint areas of dissatisfaction and see where you need support.

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Take a step toward lasting change by enlisting support.

+ Schedule your FREE Get Into Action Strategy Session and let’s talk about getting you where you want to go.

 

What I do:

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I listen. I ask questions. I get insanely curious about who you are and what makes you tick. The process starts with YOU as the teacher.

Together, we discover what excites you, what terrifies you, what keeps you from reaching for your dreams and how to overcome it. We identify your goals, develop an individualized plan to work toward meeting them, and implement tools and strategies to support you along the way. Let's start the conversation!

You really can be the person you secretly dream of being.

It just takes a step in the right direction and a commitment to yourself.

Here’s what clients have said about working with me:


“We are so thrilled that we found Morgan.”

“Her gifts of empathy and approachable candor make her the perfect consultant when you find yourself a little lost in life.”

“I struggle with a lot of anxiety and negative self-talk that often gets in the way of meeting my goals, and working with Morgan has helped me immensely.”

“Morgan brought me enough confidence to start trusting what empowers my spirit.”

“Morgan is fantastic. She took the time to get to know me as a person and from there, unpack what's been holding me back - all in a way that has felt most authentic to myself.”

Read more testimonials, or, if you’re ready to get started, book your FREE Get Into Action Strategy Session to see how we would get you where you want to go.

 
 

About Morgan

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The short version:

Morgan received her BA in Visual and Media Studies from Duke University in 2012. She then moved to New York for a job in independent film, where she worked for clients like DirecTV and Patagonia to spotlight social issue documentaries. After three years, she realized she wanted to help people more intimately, and received her MPS in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts. As an art therapist, she worked in a variety of settings including a public elementary school in Queens, an adult inpatient psychiatric unit in Manhattan, and a 183-bed nursing home in New Rochelle. Now in Los Angeles, Morgan started her life coaching business, primarily working with young adults on creating holistically fulfilling lives, volunteers on the crisis line as a trained counselor for the Suicide Prevention Center, and makes music to inspire people to move.

The long version:

I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety since age 13. For as long as I could remember, the name of the game was staying afloat and making everyone think I was okay. I had no clue what I really wanted, and it didn’t seem to matter because I didn’t believe happiness was possible for me.

After graduating from Duke University in 2012, with a BA in Visual and Media Studies and an Rx for Prozac, I moved to New York City, where I got a job in independent film, because people told me I should. After three years, depression and anxiety humming along in the background, I had a major breakthrough in realizing that I wanted to help people on a deeper level. So I went for a masters in art therapy from the School of Visual Arts. After two years of intense coursework, self-discovery and fieldwork, I immediately started my first art therapy job at a large nursing home. I was totally drained by the day-to-day and rarely got to experience the depth and clinical progress I so craved. But hey, I had a job, I was making money and I was working toward getting licensed. Besides, what on Earth do I have to complain about? My life is fine.

BUT IT WASN'T. I was miserable. I was having consistent, worsening depressive episodes that left me not wondering if I would end my life, but when and how. I was constantly on the verge of tears, distancing myself from friends and using distractions and substances to drown out constant dread. I didn’t know how I would get through the next day…let alone the next YEAR until I had enough hours for licensure. And did I even want to stay in New York? It was too overwhelming to contemplate these bigger questions while gasping for air. It took months of this before convincing myself to prioritize my mental health. I felt so guilty about putting myself first when my clients needed so much help. But if I couldn’t keep myself alive and well, I certainly couldn’t help anyone else.

I wasn’t listening to that inner voice, begging me to stop and make a change. Listening to that voice meant that I had to grapple with underlying, unconscious convictions that I was too broken to be fixed and I didn’t deserve happiness anyway. It was the most difficult decision of my life, but I quit that job, parting with my identity as someone who “succeeds” at all costs, and moved across the country to pursue a mentally and physically healthier lifestyle in Los Angeles.

Taking this chance on myself and investing in my wellbeing sent a profound message to those unconscious doubts and fears: there is a better way, and I deserve to pursue it. Not only did these changes have a major impact on my mental health, but the better I felt, the more energy I had to help others. And I could trust my inner voice to guide me, rather than avoiding it or fearing what it had to say. Since then, I’ve started helping my fellow career-oriented overachievers listen to their inner voices, take chances on themselves, prioritize their mental health and build happier lives. My clients have quit toxic jobs, gotten new jobs that pay them what they’re worth, moved to new cities and stood up for their needs in relationships. It’s been an amazing ride.

I can’t wait to help you get where you want to go. Learn more about how or schedule your FREE Get into Action Strategy Session to get started.