What if the Declaration of Independence got it wrong? What if we’re supposed to replace the Pursuit of Happiness with the Presence of Happiness? Bristol Baughan is Professional Leadership Coach, Speaker, and Executive Producer of Emmy-winning and Oscar-Nominated films. She founded Inner Astronauts to support people in shifting out of the relentless pursuit for "more" and into presence and authentic service. She works with leaders from Hollywood to Silicon Valley and around the world through rigorous 1:1 coaching and a playful, brave talk (she sings!), revealing surprising insights into how we aim this drive for "more" (money, power, love) in the direction of a new presence of being with ourselves, each other, and this planet.
After a decade of starting companies and making award-winning films she spent ten years studying behavior and consciousness around the world including a Master's Degree in Spiritual Psychology and hundreds of hours of one-on-one and group coaching. She has gone on pilgrimage with Tibetan Monks in Nepal, studied Tantra in Thailand, and traveling around the world learning from Sir Ken Robinson.
Bristol started her career in the film and media business making relevant stories entertaining through film at GOOD for HBO, Paramount, and Showtime (WHICH WAY HOME, BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA, RACING DREAMS, SON OF RAMBOW, THE OTHER SHORE: THE DIANA NYAD STORY). She is a TED Fellow and served as a delegate for the State Department Documentary Showcase in China. Bristol holds a B.A. in International Studies from the American University School of International Service and an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.