The only constant is change...
Michelle Cook, LCSW, BCC
Life Transition Coach
I began my journey into the helping profession in 1998 when my life started to unravel. I had graduated from college but was uncertain what my next step would be. I had freedom to go in any direction and yet, it all felt scary and overwhelming. By 1999, I found my own rock bottom and realized I was at a critical crossroads. Stepping into life would require a great deal of vulnerability and it would challenge me to have to ask others for help and support. Admitting that I needed help felt defeating but this critical step opened me up to so many opportunities. My family and the individuals who supported me though this time inspired me to live bigger. They showed me how important connection and process are and how crucial it is to honor our own journeys regardless of how messy they can sometimes be.
I received my Masters in Social work in 2003 from The State University of New York at Albany and worked as a therapist for several years. My transition into motherhood shifted my energies and although I loved the deeper work I did as a therapist, it was at times very emotionally draining. In 2006, I discovered Life Coaching and began pursuing training to become a coach through the Institute of Life Coach Training. Life Coaching married all the things I loved about being a therapist but the starting point with individuals is like that of an architect (building, visioning, creating) rather than an archeologist (digging up past hurts and exploring their impact on the current).
Life coaching honors our individual process but also focuses on building a more intentional path forward. I am passionate about supporting women experiencing personal, life and relationship changes to go through their transition in a more purposeful way. I am humbled and learn so much from each of my clients as they grow and evolve. If you are going through a life transition, need support in rediscovering or clarifying life purpose or if you would like a holistic approach to taking inventory of your life and setting goals and intentions to help you live bigger, please contact me to learn more.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." - Lao Tzu
“Honor the space between no longer and not yet. ”
I believe it is important to find a coach who is a good fit for you so I offer a complimentary 40 minute exploratory session. Please call or email to set up your session.