Make a Living.
Make a Life.
Make a Difference.
Revolutionize how you share your creative gifts, skills, and work with the world. Fulfill your goals of a having a creative life AND a thriving livelihood.
Ready to thrive at the intersection of creativity and social change?
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From passion to profit…
At Inner Fire, Outer Light, we believe artists, writers, musicians, and other creatives are an invaluable part of social and environmental change for good — if they can step away from the current exploitative, insecure, and stressful ways of working, and step into sustainable ways of making a living, making a life they enjoy, and making a real difference in the world.
That’s where we come in. We train, coach, support, and facilitate creative change-makers to build creative businesses and organizations with sustainable models that are life-giving to the people who work within them as well as the communities they serve — all while supporting their creative projects and practices. We and our clients share a triple bottom line: income, quality of life, and social impact.
We’ve been doing this work for over a decade and it is built on a lifetime of experience. (In fact, our founder, Leona Morrison, is literally writing the book on it!) During that time, we’ve helped hundreds of creatives build a thriving creative life and livelihood.
Stable income from my art
“A year ago, I was just starting to earn from my art. Now I have stable income from art sales, teaching, and sponsorships. At first, I didn’t think the coaching would be that helpful, but I have found it invaluable.”
—Deb Van Poolen, Fine Artist
Streamlined my systems
“My brain and schedule are much less cluttered with the ‘to-dos’ of scheduling and payment, and with clearer avenues to support my students’ goals.”
— Steve Eulberg, Musician & Teacher
A life that affirms my creativity
“In just a few months, Leona helped me turn my part-time gig into a profitable business. Best of all, she understands the way my artist mind works, and has helped me build a life that affirms my creativity.”
— Meg Hayertz, author
No longer stuck
“Leona helped me see the value in the work I do, offered guidance in shaking off negative self talk, and helped me shape the vision for my workshops and teaching. She helped me see that I can shape my professional life and no longer have to be stuck.”
— Brigit Boyle, musician
Inner Fire, Outer Light is designed to help:
Creative & wellness professionals tired of only serving others’ visions
Overwhelmed, undervalued working artists, writers, musicians, wellness or fitness professionals
Visionary changemakers ready to shine — and make a difference
Leona Morrison is the founder of Inner Fire, Outer Light, which helps overwhelmed and undervalued artists, creatives, and wellness professionals to make a living, make a life, and make a difference with their gifts.
Trained in visual art, writing, music, peace and global studies, education, facilitation, creative business and life coaching, Leona has worked as an activist, toured nationally as a folk singer/songwriter, and spent more than a decade as a coach helping people thrive at the intersection of creativity and social good.
In addition to the work of Inner Fire, Outer Light, she runs her family wellness products business, co-runs a nonprofit farm animal sanctuary, and spends as much time as possible writing, walking in nature, petting cats, baking, hanging out and relaxing with her family, friends, and herself.
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