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From Breakdown
to Breakthrough

Tragedy struck in 2016 when at 33, my health started failing me. I had been ignoring the wake-up calls life was sending me until finally, I ended up in the hospital.

Soon after, I started having panic attacks so severe that I lost my ability to even drive, leaving me feeling completely broken.

My blood pressure was through the roof and my doctor started me on medication. I lived in constant fear that at any moment, my life could end by cardiac arrest. I was so scared about my health that I became depressed and worried I might end up harming myself, and by 2019, I was certain I’d not live to see my 40th birthday.

In 2019, at 36 years old, I embarked on a journey to heal myself and uncovered that buried beneath all my physical health problems, I had unresolved childhood trauma.

As I let “Little Matt” finally admit to “Adult Matt” what had happened that caused so much pain, I was able to start the repairing process.

Gradually, I started feeling more joy, less anxiety, and less depression, until one day, I realized I wasn’t hurting the way I once was.

I started establishing boundaries and listening to myself, and little by little my blood pressure improved. I started sleeping well, and I no longer had to rely on alcohol the way I once did to feel better. Since healing, my anxiety and depression have all but dissipated, and when worry comes for me, I can handle it. 

Now, I feel better than ever and as healthy as can be, living an abundant life beyond my wildest dreams over here in Hancock Park, Los Angeles. I want to help you do the same.

Matt Gerlach

From Self-Hatred to Self-Love

Back when I broke down, on the outside, life was perfect—after seven years in New York City, I’d just moved to LA with my partner David and was in a healthy, committed relationship. A few months prior, I said goodbye to corporate America to start my own business, which in its first year, did well over six figures. Everything was going well, but my nervous system wasn’t strong enough to handle the business stress, the growth needed to thrive in a relationship, and the boundaries needed to be set both personally and professionally. On the inside, I was crumbling. I got myself into therapy and coaching and learned how to keep my relationship and business alive while figuring out what was happening inside me. 

What I learned through my healing was that deep down, I hated myself and wasn’t living an authentic life; I actually had no idea who I was, what I needed, or what I even wanted.

Matt Gerlach and his partner

From Self-Hatred to Self-Love

Back when I broke down, on the outside, life was perfect—after seven years in New York City, I’d just moved to LA with my partner David and was in a healthy, committed relationship. A few months prior, I said goodbye to corporate America to start my own business, which in its first year, did well over six figures. Everything was going well, but my nervous system wasn’t strong enough to handle the business stress, the growth needed to thrive in a relationship, and the boundaries needed to be set both personally and professionally. On the inside, I was crumbling. I got myself into therapy and coaching and learned how to keep my relationship and business alive while figuring out what was happening inside me. 

What I learned through my healing was that deep down, I hated myself and wasn’t living an authentic life; I actually had no idea who I was, what I needed, or what I even wanted.

Matt Gerlach cooking

Finding Joy

In my 20s and early 30s, I couldn’t identify anything I enjoyed or had an interest in, other than drinking with friends. I would lie awake at night, ruminating, convinced that I was broken. I realized I’d spent most of my life performing services for others and never prioritized things that brought me joy.

Now, after healing, I read, write, cook, workout, hike, practice yoga, and travel all the time. I love being at home—tending to it, gardening, and entertaining. Also, I’ve realized I’m quite the animal lover, and my best pal, Bruno, and I hang out all the time.

Matt Gerlach and his french bulldog

Learning to Listen to Myself

Everything changed when I discovered that I was unable to ask for what I needed—in fact, I couldn’t even recognize or pinpoint what it was that I needed, let alone wanted. I’ve found that as I’ve learned to be in my body and listen, my feelings hold profound wisdom. It’s no wonder I felt so broken; I looked outwardly for answers and did what I thought I should be doing instead of what I actually wanted for myself. 

Learning to listen to myself was the most critical step towards healing my feelings of brokenness and allowing me to steer my life straight into fulfillment and abundance.

Enjoying the Ride

We’ve all heard that life’s joys are in the journey, but for me, I always had too much anxiety to enjoy the ride. There was always some goal to hit or problem to solve that caused me to worry. Thinking about the future was always taking me away from the present, and don’t get me started about the past—ruminating about it was my favorite pastime.

To enjoy the journey, I’ve had to learn to love myself for who I am today rather than berating myself for who I’m not. I’ll never be perfect, and each day, I’m trying to love myself, trust myself, and forgive myself for being less than the man I hope that one day I’ll be. For now, I try (and it’s effing hard) to love myself for who I am today. And it’s worth it.

Matt Gerlach on the yacht

Enjoying the Ride

We’ve all heard that life’s joys are in the journey, but for me, I always had too much anxiety to enjoy the ride. There was always some goal to hit or problem to solve that caused me to worry. Thinking about the future was always taking me away from the present, and don’t get me started about the past—ruminating about it was my favorite pastime.

To enjoy the journey, I’ve had to learn to love myself for who I am today rather than berating myself for who I’m not. I’ll never be perfect, and each day, I’m trying to love myself, trust myself, and forgive myself for being less than the man I hope that one day I’ll be. For now, I try (and it’s effing hard) to love myself for who I am today. And it’s worth it.

Matt Gerlach leaning on his Porsche

Entrepreneurship

Ever since I was a little boy, I could always spot an opportunity to make money. From performing chores for family and neighbors to helping Nanny (my grandma) with her bi-annual yard sale for 10% commission, I was a born entrepreneur.

Seven years ago, I founded a consulting firm that’s become a nearly 7-digit business. I can’t believe it, but I’m a self-made millionaire—actually, I can believe it—I’ve always accomplished anything I’ve set my mind to, and now, without anxiety at the wheel, professionally, I’ve never been stronger. And, I want to help you achieve the same degree of success and freedom.

Business Accomplishments:

I’m committed to growth
– it's my #1 value.

Like you, I’m far from perfect, and each day, each year, I’m trying to become a wiser, gentler, stronger, and more confident version of myself. I am on the journey of my life, and as I know better, I’m going to continue to do better.

Here’s a look at what’s on my horizon:

Life is a journey, and now, with anxiety and depression no longer holding me down, life is becoming more and more abundant, and my friend, that is what I want for you too!

A Look Back at My Journey
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New York City skyline
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Matt Gerlach and his partner jumping cheerfuly
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Matt Gerlach and his partner
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Matt Gerlach and his partner
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Matt Gerlach and his partner
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Matt Gerlach proposal
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Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.

Brene Brown

Matt Gerlach
Matt's Bio

Matt is a highly-accomplished entrepreneur and author who’s triumphed over extreme adversity, emerging as an expert in personal transformation and alignment.

Matt’s illustrious career embodies excellence as it does growth. In 2010 Matt relocated from Los Angeles to New York City to reinvent his career, immersing himself in entrepreneurship and becoming a leading expert in the baby product industry. He’s helped global brands like aden + anais, OXO, and Skip Hop explode beyond $100M in annual revenue, playing a pivotal role in establishing the global high-end baby product category while creating thousands of jobs. In 2016, Matt founded his own namesake consulting firm, and over the past seven years, has helped dozens of entrepreneurs build 7- and 8-digit companies while building his own almost 7-digit business.

Behind Matt’s remarkable achievements lies a compelling personal journey riddled with struggles. In 2017, he found himself battling crippling anxiety and depression and even contemplating self-harm, culminating in a harrowing night spent in a hospital under observation. His feelings of brokenness weighed heavily and forced him to confront his life’s trajectory and engage in a rigorous process of introspection and self-discovery through which he realized that his ability to listen to his own needs had been stifled due to childhood trauma, hindering his personal and emotional growth. He’s emerged triumphant with a life of profound clarity and extreme abundance.

Matt’s transformative insights have garnered significant recognition, and he possesses a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in personal growth. He’s putting the finishing touches on his first memoir, which vulnerably chronicles his healing journey over the past seven years, during which he’s completely turned his life from misalignment to alignment. Matt knows what it feels like to look “fine” on the outside but on the inside, feel like you’re about to die.

Residing in Los Angeles’ impeccably-preserved Hancock Park neighborhood, Matt has established a harmonious work-life balance, and despite previously believing himself to be incapable of parenthood due to his own perceived damaged state, he is now joyfully entering the realm of starting a family alongside his partner of 11 years. Driven by an ardent desire to give back to others, this unexpected journey has further fueled his hunger to share his story and provide guidance to those struggling to find their own path while grappling with feelings of brokenness and misalignment. Matt firmly believes that each person possesses profound wisdom within themselves, and he is dedicated to empowering his clients to access that wisdom and overcome the trauma that hinders their dreams from becoming reality.

Embark on a life-altering transformation as Matt guides you through the intricacies of self-discovery and teaches you how to learn to listen to yourself. With his unwavering support and mentorship, you can transcend the limitations that have held you back and experience the profound fulfillment you deserve.

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