Confidence and leadership coaching for high-achieving corporate mothers who are ready to say yes to themselves.
Hi! I'm Morgan; a respected corporate leader, speaker and certified master life coach. I specialize in helping high-achieving mothers in the corporate world reclaim their confidence and start saying yes to themselves again. Through this process, we let go of self-doubt, imposter syndrome and guilt, and find our authentic selves. With a passion for motherhood and mothers in the workforce, I believe that working makes me a better mom, and being a mom makes me a better leader.
As a mother of two children under 10, I have missed important meetings with sick kids at home; missed school events for big presentations; lived through loss; and celebrated every little milestone.
I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Whittier College and spent the last 17 years as a leader in the clinical research industry. In that time, I was promoted through the ranks from Research Associate to Director - leading global teams and multi-million-dollar clinical trials. I utilize various coaching methodologies, leadership techniques, and draw from my personal experience to deliver life-changing information, perspectives and strategies to my clients.
When I'm not working with clients, you can find me enjoying a run, snuggling on the couch with my family for a movie night, or watching reruns of the original Beverly Hills 90210. I have a real soft-spot in my heart for sappy comedies and the shows of my youth!
Can you remember the moment you started believing that you didn’t have time to take care of yourself? Let’s take a walk down memory lane… I thought for sure it was after I had kids. Kids change everything right? Well, the more I thought about it, the further back I could go. And before I knew it, I was finding examples from well before having kids…
At first, I thought it had to be when I went back to work after having my first daughter. Even though I was crying in my office almost every day, I decided that I didn’t have time to research the list of counselors that my doctor gave me. That wasn’t it.
Maybe it was the time I continued working while I was in labor. When I was counting contractions through calls with clients, sending that One. Last. Email. (that really turned out to be like 20 last emails). That had to be it! At that point in time, I didn’t have many work friends who were also moms, and those who were worked up until the day before their babies were born. I figured that’s how I needed to do it too. The logic being, I’m only going to have 12 weeks off, so I need to spend all of that with my baby because I will never get those days back! Nope, that wasn’t it either.
Maybe it was the time I went back to the office an hour after learning that my pregnancy was no longer viable. I left work mid-morning for what I thought would be the most joyous doctor’s appointment – I was 11 weeks pregnant. I left my doctor’s appointment in a fog. My husband and I had driven separately because we both left work to meet at the appointment. I didn’t really know what to do next. I was so incredibly sad. I called my mom and my sister, and then I drove back to work. Nobody at my office knew that I was pregnant, so I thought that I needed to go back. I put myself back together and quietly walked to my desk. I stared at the computer screen with tears streaming down my face. I knew that I couldn’t be there. I wish I could tell you that was the first time, but that would be a lie.
I kept going back in time. I went all the way back to the time I went to work the day after I was in a car accident that left both cars totaled. I knew that I had a really important event at work the next day. I was hosting a webinar that had taken months of planning. So, I told myself that I needed to be at work. I told myself that this was my fault and that I had to be there for the webinar. So, I went to work the next day, bruised, burned and scared shitless.
I used to be the kind of woman who didn’t believe that she had time to take care of herself. The kind of woman who thought her only choice was to keep going. That woman used to be me. Today, she is part of me, but she does not define me. Today, I have a knowing in my core that I have time to take care of myself, and I believe that I am worth my time.
After 16 years as a leader in the clinical research industry, being close to the edge of burnout many times, and finally taking the time to talk with a counselor and work with a coach, I realized that I could listen to that voice in the back of my head that was telling me to listen to my heart and pursue my desire to help women and mothers who were struggling like I had. Women who started believing that they don’t have time to take care of themselves. Women who say “yes” to everyone and everything except themselves.
I shifted my focus from how to make my current career work for me to how to start a business. I worked with a business coach and completed an intensive coaching certification program to create This Empowered Mom Coaching and Consulting. Today, I combine my training, experience in the corporate sector, and my personal journey to provide life-changing strategies to my clients.
Committing to finding yourself again is just that: a commitment. It's going to take heart, soul, and curiosity. My commitment is to hold space for you, listen to you, help you discover a new perspective, identify patterns and beliefs that may be holding you back, and provide you with accountability, understanding and support.