Nov 14, 2019
In this interview I sit down with
Brianna Morsa, known to most she works with as “Coach Bri”. Her
depth of knowledge and growth mindset is inspiring. When I seek out
guests for the podcast I have certain names I immediately think of
as great guests – because of their inspiring stories, depth of
knowledge, interesting lives and life changes, etc. Bri checks
every one of those boxes – just an inspiring person all around.
She's been transforming lives for many years. From personal
training she moved into mindset coaching as she realized that if
she helped her clients transform their minds, they could do more
than just change their bodies. They could change their whole
We talk about her difficult childhood and
her life in sports, how she almost became a nun (seriously), and
how many of those things led to eating disorders, discovery of
herself and interventions by her friends and family, and how that
turned her into the life coach she is today. Bri talks about her
training in MMA, background in Kempo and Karate and her high school
and college athletic background. She finds a lot of her inspiration
in the focus and dedication in others. One of the cool stories she
shares is how she relates to the Olympian Kerry Strug and how
despite adversity, Kerry overcame a serious situation.
Brianna shares how she handles some of
the emotional challenges people face in life and how being honest
with oneself provides a tremendous advantage.
Challenges and Honesty
- She is relentlessly honest about the more
painful moments in her life;
- Serious struggles with her relationship
- How her early goals to be a Nun
conflicted with her sexuality
- How bulimia took over a substantial
portion of her life, and discovery of just how bad it became (in
patient treatment and multiple interventions).
The concept of a life coach to some
creates an impression of someone who (in theory) has it all
together – one of the most insightful parts of this interview comes
at about the 33-minute mark. Bri clarifies how our past experiences
shape who we are, but even more that they are ongoing struggles.
And that being honest with others about those current struggles and
sharing what she’s learned are the most important part of being a
great example and teacher as a life coach.
She works with high level athletes, executives, and individuals
as a High Performance Mindset Coach. Whether it means staying
poised and focused in the peak of competition as an athlete,
leading a team with authenticity and confidence, or applying
discipline in life where it is most needed, she uses a combination
of many modalities, disciplines and NLP techniques to help her
Coach Bri is a Master Practitioner of NLP, speaker, writer and
is deeply passionate about her work in transformation. She is
currently working on creating new modalities to help her clients
breakthrough their old patterns and limiting beliefs to expand into
and beyond their potential.
To get more information about her, find
I hope you’ll listen to this carefully