A guest interview with Morgan Fitchett
Meet Morgan Fitchett, Vegan Life and Wellness Coach. She is the second guest for my Inspiring a Healthy Lifestyle Series. I felt inspired just by reading her story and I hope my readers are inspired as well.
Tell me about yourself.
Hi, I’m Morgan Fitchett. I’m a Vegan Life & Wellness Coach. I help women adopt a vegan lifestyle with confidence. People often worry about what they are giving up or leaving behind. They can’t imagine fitting veganism into their social, home, family or work life. So I work with women to find ways to fit veganism in without losing or compromising what is important to them.
What is your background and how does that impact what you do now?
I have a background in law, administrative and clerking work. After the birth of my son (he is now 2), I decided that I didn’t want to return to that life.
I’ve been vegan for nearly 7 years, and I wanted to reach others and help them connect and make the swap. I started blogging as a way to reach more people. That then evolved into mentoring for Challenge 22(a free Facebook support group for those looking to transition).
I found that I wanted to be more involved and get one-on-one with people. I had considered mentoring, and through exploring that idea, I discovered coaching!
I then dove in and took some certification programs on both life and wellness coaching. I added in a vegan nutritionist diploma program for good measure!
Honestly, I am always learning. I am currently taking even more programs on coaching methods to further expand my knowledge and help others more effectively!
What drives you? Where do you get your passion?
Well, veganism transformed my life in a lot of ways. It helped me take control of my health and weight and find a cause that was bigger than myself. I see a lot of people struggling in life with things a plant-based diet could help better or even eliminate.
Plus, there are all the environmental, ethical and personal benefits to veganism. I think spreading the word and showing veganism is practical, fulfilling, and affordable is important!
What is the defining moment that set you on this course of interest?
I knew that I wanted to be my own boss and work at something I loved. I took the first plunge with my blog, and then I joined Challenge 22. I enjoyed interacting with the Facebook group and the environment they created, but I felt like it wasn’t enough for me or others.
I kept thinking I would move into something more “one day,” and then I realized there is no such thing as “one day” – I needed to take action now. That shift in mindset really propelled me. Once I discovered the benefits of coaching, I knew I wanted to apply this to veganism. There are so many people that can benefit from working with someone one-on-one.
Who or what inspired you?
Seeing other strong women being visible and confident in themselves and their veganism has been very inspiring. I started following more women online and really loved the way they used their platform to shatter stereotypes and myths.
I also joined a plant-based dragon boat team last year, and being a part of a bigger cause and connecting with so many like-minded people was really inspiring. It was a combination of both those things that pushed me to get outside of my comfort zone and start something!
What are your goals in life?
Wow, big question! I think my goals are always changing and evolving. They shift and become more clear with time.
But right now, my main goals are:
- To support women who are interested in starting a vegan lifestyle but just don’t know-how or have beliefs they are holding back
- To help others no matter where they are in life or their financial constraints. I’ve been trying to make sure that help is available in my blog posts and other free content in addition to my paid coaching.
- Create a successful business, so I can stay at home with the kids and be my own boss!
- Continue learning, evolving and exploring new things!
What message would you like the world to hear?
Eat more plants! Your body will thank you, the earth will thank you, and the animals will thank you. It’s easier than you think.
In your opinion, what does the world need now that would improve it?
More plant-based eaters! So many of the world’s problems could be improved or solved with the adoption of a plant-based diet.
You won’t need fad diets to stay thin, or pills to control your blood pressure (though, don’t stop taking them unless you get an okay from your doctor!). Our environmental impact on the planet will be slashed, and the animals will no longer have to live in the worst conditions for food that’s making you sick.
You don’t have to give up anything, you just have to make a shift. All your favourite items and comfort foods are available in plant form.
Morgan can be followed on her website The Veg Query, and social media: