Susan Cook – Biography

Susan Cook - Biography

Susan Cook - coaching to connection

Susan was trained in counseling psychology and is an avid student of human relations and communication. Her passion is coaching people in applying their inner truth and knowledge to their “outer lives.” As a life coach, she enjoys supporting people to connect and activate the power and potential they hold inside. Her gift is helping people release obstacles and resistances that create unwanted limitations.

Susan Cook - coaching to connection
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1965

Bachelor of Science in Sociology, minor in psychology, Arizona State University

1965
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1971

Master of Counseling, counseling psychology, Arizona State University

Post graduate work, in various specialties, such as an in-depth workshop with Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, in death, dying and living, Imago Therapy, Hakomi Therapy and other modalities such as Feldenkrais, Connected Movement, and other body/mind types of continuing education.

1971
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1972 – 1974

Arizona State Department of Education: C.M.C. Project

Developed in-service trainings for primary through high school educators and community involvement in the classroom.

1972 – 1974
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1974 – 1976

Consultant at San Juan Board of Cooperative Services as Director of Career Education for seven school districts in and around Durango, Colorado.

Providing in-service training to educators regarding values clarification, and awareness work for their students and how they learn.

1974 – 1976
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1977 onward

Private practice doing one-on-one counseling, couples’ therapy, and group work for 15 years in professional settings, and now part-time life coaching.

1977 onward
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1989 – 1992

Consultant to the Regional Sales Manager for Amex Life Assurance Company, a long-term care insurance business, in sales and team development

1989 – 1992
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1992 – present

Co-Founder of Connected Riding/ Connected Enterprises, Inc., and the School of Connected Riding

A not-for-profit organization – a values-based school of horseback riding and transformational learning.

1992 – present
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2018 – present
Coaching to Connection

Officially launched the life coaching work with a specialty in empowerment coaching for women, including workshops and one on one coaching.

2018 – present
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2023 – present

Certified Professional Retirement Coaching

Workshops and one on one coaching for mid-life transitions and retirement preparation on all aspects of these life stages except financial planning.

2023 – present