Carrie Morris Gaithersburg, Maryland
Career Coach, Performance Coach, ADD ADHD Coach
BS, Certified MBTI Practitioner, PHR, ACC
If you sense, there’s more to you than meets the naked eye
The notion "grow where you’re planted" no longer suits you –
and unless you’re a garnish on a platter, why should it?
That your career is in need of a reboot
And your best personal and professional storyline has yet to be written
That your genetic predisposition needs an attitude adjustment
And your most joyful and energetic days lie ahead of you – not behind you...
Carrie Morris has been passionate about her work partnering with corporations and individuals throughout her 20+ years as a personal growth and professional development coach and maintains that we’re all at our best and most alive when we meet life’s holy shift moments with clarity, flexibility, grace, and demonstrate effective command over our choices. An approach and philosophy she models with her clients irrespective of their age and station in life.
Formerly, Ms. Morris represented the Department of Defense, Discovery Health Online, Walt Disney Company, Marriott International, among Fortune 500’s leading hospitality and leisure brands in their search and acquisition of executive talent. With two decades of practice, she offers a range of career design and talent assessments, including The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), models job-search techniques, interview strategies, and insights for college graduates, professionals in the midst of a career transition, as well as those who desire greater satisfaction and impact in their personal and professional lives.
Ms. Morris is also a freelance writer; her articles have appeared in DC Magazine, Washington Post, Bethesda Magazine, More Magazine, among other local and national publications.
Her specialized training in a variety of coaching methodologies, including positive psychology, somatic coaching and ADHD coaching, makes her uniquely suited to be of service to clients from a variety of backgrounds.
8 reviews (5.0)
"Carrie is one of the most thorough and professional recruiters I've met. She asks the tough questions and challenges you, which is not only effective in screening but is great in guiding your thinking when interviewing with other team members. She always ensured I knew exactly what was ahead and the expectations I would face in interviewing. It was a pleasure going through the interview process with her."Jim Dominey - Co-Founder - Curative Consulting
"Carrie was recently engaged to assist a colleague of mine who was in the midst of a protracted job search and career transition. I witnessed how caring and thoughtful she was in her support, consultative approach, and expertise in showcasing the client's unique skill sets, professional profile, while offering intensive interview coaching. She adopted a collaborative approach while applying her expertise as needed to help the client progress with his job search. She is able to look at the whole person and apply her skills, supports as needed, and is adaptive to different personalities!"Karen Marangi - Principal at The Raben Group
"Carrie is an exceptional and a very detail oriented professional. I worked with Carrie on several candidate searches and she always demonstrated and produced strong and qualified individuals. Carrie will go over and beyond the task at hand and has a genuine talent of human connection. A '"nose" of prospecting the best of the best! She is a strategic and out of the box thinker and works with high integrity and purpose. She will add tremendous value and support to any company, you can't go wrong with Carrie...trust me!"SVP Spa Operations and Strategic Retail Development Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas
"As a recent college grad our daughter has really benefitted from a strong coaching relationship with Carrie Morris. Carrie has a great depth of experience as a life/career coach combined with a keen understanding of young adults with learning challenges and ADD/ADHD. Carrie is a great communicator and an excellent listener. She is skilled at reflecting back while moving her client’s thinking forward. Carrie was extremely well-prepared for our first session. We had sent her a report from a prior vocational assessment and she had read it thru more than once, had highlighted various things, pulled from it appropriately in getting to know our daughter. Carrie is upbeat and encouraging, and brings with her energy a very grounded and solid presence. Carrie is flexible. She has worked on a variety of things with our daughter, ranging from resume re-write to interview presentation and practice etc. She quickly helped our daughter identify and prepare to interview for a substantive volunteer position (which our daughter was chosen for). Over the summer Carrie was also able to support our daughter in an upper level online course she took at the University of Maryland. Our daughter has a great relationship with Carrie, and I can highly recommend her as a life/career coach."Barbara Platt
"Carrie has been coaching my college aged son this semester and she is awesome! He has ADHD and very poor executive functioning skills. Carrie has worked with him to organize and is teaching him to be proactive and avoid procrastination. She is very hands on and caring and has helped my son immensely. In addition, she is very skilled at assisting her clients with english and writing which is one of his weaknesses. I highly recommend."Debbie Brown
"I first went to Carrie with an existing job, looking for a new job, when I was unexpectedly laid off. Carrie has been invaluable to me during my career search, providing sound advice beyond what the multitude of “How to Interview” books cover. I’m confident that I will find a job suited for me. After that time, I intend to get Carrie’s help to improve my performance and find better fulfillment in my work."Shannon Burke, Sustainability & Disaster Risk Reduction Consultant, Washington D.C
"An excellent coach and extremely accommodating to your specific needs. She makes me want to try new things that I'd avoided like the plague in the past, and she has a genuinuely upbeat persona that always improves my mood. Bonus points for Murph the dog! He should be your mascot!"Laura Butler, Age 26
"Since I began working with Carrie in January 2016, I have witnessed marked improvement to my self-esteem, organizational skills, and professional relationships. I attribute these improvements to the high-caliber guidance Carrie provides. Carrie is observant, responsive, thoughtful, and hard-nosed when I need her to be. A meeting with Carrie may last between 30 minutes to one and a half hours, depending on the content and the meeting’s goals. Her organization is evident. She is able to pick up from our last meeting quickly and also work our current discussion into the larger narrative of what I want to achieve in life. Always thoughtful and kind, Carrie knows that I want to make a positive difference in the world, and she invests herself in helping me generate ideas to find out where I might do that. She holds me accountable every week through text messages and emails, preceding our video calls. As per our arrangement, I fill out and email to her a pre-call form and action plan. These documents help with goal setting and self-reflection, and they allow her to make sure that I am progressing toward the goals I laid out. This level of attention to my progress increases my confidence in her. Ever encouraging and challenging at the same time, she often guides me to adopt an investigatory mindset, to see myself and my behavior more objectively, without judgment. I am often super hard on myself for not attaining a more meaningful and important career since I graduated college (in 2013), a theme that surfaces frequently during our coaching calls. She recently encouraged me to recognize when the self-deprecating patterns surface, notice them, and then move on, taking positive and thoughtful action toward the accomplishment of my present goals. She also coaches me on my tendency to compare myself with others, shifting that mindset to compare myself to who I presently am with my unique gifts and competencies. She encourages me to honor myself and have faith that I will find a more rewarding career path and my creative expression if I stay focused on being the best version of me each day. Her wisdom is extremely valuable, and she has introduced methods for meditation, relaxation, and acceptance of myself in the present. The best way to find success when meeting with Carrie is to be receptive to her feedback, be focused, and goal-oriented. Carrie wants you to find what you want in life. She also has tools available to help you find self-direction and ideas, including her suggestions for taking control of your next moves and a specialized personality test. I strongly recommend anyone wanting to improve career performance, make a career change, advance a professional relationship, polish a resume, or form stronger organizational habits, seek out meeting with Carrie and most of all…enjoy the ride!"Jeff Fromuth, Optician at Warby Parker, Washington D.C. Age 27
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