We ARE HardBeauty. #squadgoals

We empower people to create the lives they want for themselves, regardless of their circumstances.

We know it's possible because we've done it.  We have overcome and survived addiction, depression, homelessness, murder, adoption, mental health issues, sexual assault, domestic violence, divorce, absent/addicted parents, teen mom/dad, criminal backgrounds, and more. 

It was HARD work, but the BEAUTY that we have created is far greater than the destruction we lived through. We took responsibility for our lives, and that's our desire for you.

Welcome to HardBeauty, we're glad you're here.

Keep coming back!

What Are We About?


To live in a world where ALL people rise and thrive especially youth.   


Every day we serve those in challenging situations.


To bring hope, healing, and direction.


We create a safe community and culture through authentic connections and effective programming.


What is coaching?


Racquel Garcia
HardBeauty Creator & CEO
Coaching Professional/Mentor & Social Entrepreneur

    My story is BIG…my daddy drank too much, at 16 my friends were murdered at a Chuck E. Cheese, I was raped, lost my soccer career, and almost failed high school. I was a teenage bride, and I am also a recovered alcoholic. There’s more before and after I got sober in 2010, but I will spare you the details. The fact that I survived is a miracle. HardBeauty is HOW I’ve rebuilt myself, and now I am one of the best life coaches in Colorado, especially for youth!

In 2013 I graduated from ICDC college with a degree in addiction counseling. I was awarded Outstanding Graduate of the year by the ACCSC, presented to me by Mike Rowe.

    After college, I was the co-creator and director of Helping Everyone Recover, and Operation P.J was a recovery and item collecting non-profit for more than five years. Helping Everyone Recover is currently in transition to become the “Shanna Hope Scholarship Fund.” This will be a non-profit organization to help offset the cost of coaching for families and individuals. We want coaching and the tools necessary to change one's life trajectory to be available to all. 

(Announcement coming soon).

In July 2019, I graduated from YCI (Youth Coaching Institute). There I obtained my coaching and mentor certification for youth with an emphasis on those individuals who are considered high-risk and have suffered trauma. I am also certified in Youth Mental Health First-Aid. I work with Women and Men, and I specialize in Youth ages (14-24).

I have been coached as well as studied coaching, counseling, and humanity for ten years. It’s who I have become.

    I love God (not religion), tattoos, knitting, my family, and young people.  My husband Chris and I have been married for more than 22 years, and we have four amazing children.  The three oldest are teenagers and our youngest is 8.  I have also been a foster parent and mentor to many more.

I will challenge your thinking, encourage healing, and inspire you to make your next chapter, your best chapter.  My name is Racquel Garcia, I am the creator of HardBeauty, and I am here to help you do your work.

With Love,
Racquel Garcia


Our Gladiator Squad

Please get to know our coaches and corporate team.

Our team represents true professionalism and a dose of realness in everything we do.

Life, Youth and Recovery Coach
Level II Reiki Practitioner

Tiffany Kuhwede

My Mom always prayed but her frequency increased with my birth.  As a very young child I suffered multiple head injuries, sexual abuse, and the split of my family. Read more...

Email hardbeautylife@gmail.com   


Coach and Editor 

Robin Bennett (aka OG Robin)

Who am I? Well, that is a loaded question. The simple answer is that I’m NOT an alcoholic. Other than that, I don’t rightly know who I am. The good news is, and this news is truly new to me, that that’s okay! Read more...

Email - robin@hardbeauty.life

Phone - 719-257-3122

Coach and Mentor/In training

Mark Garland

Mark is studying to be a coach as this is being written. He and his lovely wife live in Arizona. 

He has an amazing gift with young people, especially young men. How he has transformed his life after being in the prison system is inspiring. Check back with us and we in turn will keep you posted on Coach Mark. Read More...

Email - mark@hardbeauty.life

Phone - 719-257-3122

Recovery Coach and Admin  

Jennifer Puryear

Being the product of two alcoholic addicts, I suffered and survived the foster care system until age 7. I’ve endured every type of abuse, because of which my mental health took a beating over the course of my life. Read more...

Email - jenn@hardbeauty.life

Phone - 719-257-3122

Recovery & Recidivism Coach

Ryan Morgan

I started my relationship with alcohol and drugs at 15 despite my parent’s rules or anyone's regulations. I first used illicit drugs at the age of 22. I can remember the first day I ever tried opiates. I was instantly hooked. Read More...

Email - ryan@hardbeauty.life   

Phone - 719-257-3122


Margot Lathan-Bean

I drank alcoholically since my mid-twenties, I thought it was my answer to the pain, struggles, irritability and restlessness.  Through the process of becoming a recovering alcoholic I had doors and windows opened about the connection between myself and a power greater than me! Read more...

Email - margot@hardbeauty.life

Phone - 719-257-3122

Yoga Instructor

Cortnie Watson

After many years  of practicing yoga, she became certified to teach.  Along with her 200 hour yoga certification, she is certified in trauma informed yoga teaching, and a Reiki practitioner. Yoga to her is "creating a space of healing.  No matter what we need... physical, emotional, mental, spiritual; we can quiet the mind and create that safe space when we come to our mats. Read more...


Phone - 719-257-3122