I’m an old soul with a big brain, compassionate heart and fierce intuition. The twists and turns I’ve taken across my life as a woman have taught me three BIG things. Creating the life I want is 100% up to me. Doing the work to make it real is a courageous choice. Optimizing my mind-body connection made it possible. Experiencing the truth of those lessons across my own journey led me right here.
I empower professional women to reset from toxicity, tune into their gold and live powerfully because we were born to thrive! It’s soulwork and I consider it a big ass privilege.
Here’s what my resume will tell you…
I am a Master Certified Professional Life Coach, Mindful Business Consultant, Certified Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator, and a passionate entrepreneur. I am a proud member of the International Coaching Federation, and Changing Work. My long standing mindfulness practice, deep knowledge of the science behind it, and my lived experience underpin my approach to coaching women and consulting with companies.
In my past life, I worked in key corporate sales and strategy roles with award-winning, high-performing Tech teams, where I had the privilege of supporting some 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 and consulting with mindful leaders. Across my collective body of work, I am told that I’ve become a valued voice on mindfulness, kindness, personal growth, transformational leadership, organizational strategy, and culture optimization.
MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
IS JUST A TINY SLICE 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.
And, I AM here- studying it all, living it to the best of my ability, breathing it in, shouting it from the mountain tops, and integrating what I’ve learned into my work to empower women. I know there will always be more to learn and I am here for it because I AM one woman who has learned that living powerfully isn’t only possible. It’s our birthright.
“Living powerfully is our birthright.”