I'M COLE BAKER-BAGWELL!
I’m a kind soul with a curious mind, compassionate heart and fierce intuition. I navigated divorce and struggled as a single Mom. I hustled in a demanding corporate job, lost myself, and forgot what mattered most. I had a front row seat to the damaging effects of workplace burnout, stress, and fear. Then, I made the bold decision to step into my power and really live.
Courage, mindfulness, and practice helped me discover my best self and create my best life. I know what’s possible. That’s what led me to my work as a life coach and to you.
My resume will tell you…
I am a Master Certified Professional Coach, Certified MBSR Workplace Facilitator, and a passionate entrepreneur. I am a proud member of the International Coaching Federation, and Changing Work. My long standing knowledge of mindfulness science and practice underpin my approach to coaching women.
I worked in key corporate sales and strategy roles with award-winning, high-performing Tech teams. I had the privilege of working with many of the world’s most notable companies. I built a strong reputation for thinking outside of the box, bringing people together, leading them forward, and helping my clients achieve transformational results.
I left corporate life as a Chief Experience Architect for Red Hat to pursue my deep passion for coaching women to be their best and create their best lives. Google will tell you that I have become a valued voice on mindfulness, kindness, personal growth, transformational leadership, organizational strategy, and culture optimization.
MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
IS JUST ONE DIMENSION OF MY STORY.
My life is about instigating positive impact. Doing what I can to create a kinder and more mindful world is the legacy I’m building.
And, I’m a soulful human, proud Mom, pup butler and serious plant fanatic. I love to feed people, sing to my plants, wander in the woods, read, and travel. I traded the big city of Raleigh for the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where I live with my amazing husband Andrew and our two hilarious pups, June Bug and Marty Byrd.
MY PERSONAL STORY GOES
SOMETHING LIKE THIS...
I’m Cole Baker-Bagwell. I’ve hustled, compromised, worn golden handcuffs, and been the only woman in the room. I’ve struggled, settled, and trusted people who hurt me. I’ve put myself last. I’ve navigated divorce, single motherhood, grief, and corporate detox. I’ve failed. I’ve made choices for the wrong reasons. I’ve felt imposter syndrome, fear, doubt, stress, and loneliness. I’ve been sad, lost, and depleted. I almost lost my life.
I’ve also stepped into my power, overcome big ass obstacles, and created the life I always wanted. I’ve been courageous, persistent, and relentless about joy. I’ve found true love, and I’ve raised an amazing son. I’ve written my own rules and trusted myself. I’ve learned that failure, self love and forgiveness are essential. I’ve taken bold leaps, reimagined my career, and been audacious enough to use my voice to inspire change. I’ve been an entrepreneur, a disruptor for good, and written letters to world leaders to be part of the solution. I’ve learned what it means to be present, whole, and content. I’ve made the choice to live powerfully.
I was born intuitive. I’ve always been able to see the greatness in other women, even when I couldn’t see it in myself. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by what makes us ‘tick’: what causes some of us to suffer, and allows others of us to thrive. I stumbled on mindfulness during a dark time in my 20’s. It opened a portal of curiosity that changed my life. It led me to study communications, sociology, anatomy, positive psychology, learn about neuroscience and understand the power of optimizing the health of our mind-body connection.
I’ve been practicing mindfulness and meditation ever since. I’ve attended workshops and lectures that have blown my mind. I’ve run quiet social experiments. All of this in an effort to understand what causes some of us to suffer, and others of us to thrive. So far, I’ve learned a few important things
– We are all born with greatness- our pure potential. Tuning into our greatness takes courage.
– We are not static unless we allow ourselves to be.
– Our brains are constantly changing and growing.
– We have incredible agency over how we think, feel, and experience every single minute of our lives.
– Mindfulness catalyzes all of these.
And, I AM here still studying and living it to the best of my ability. I AM sharing it far and wide and integrating the science that I’ve learned into my work to empower women. I know there will always be more to learn. I AM here for it because I AM a woman who has learned that living powerfully isn’t only possible. It’s our birthright.
“We are only limited by what we believe is impossible.” Cole Baker-Bagwell