Author Archive for: Dave Cooke
Dave Cooke is an accomplished author, international speaker, and an inspirational sales trainer. For over 25 years he leveraged his sales and marketing experience to design and implement growth strategies and educational programs to re-energize chaotic, under-performing organizations. With significant experience corporate turnaround projects and post merger transitions, Dave professionally understood challenging and difficult times.
In 2009, Dave embarked on a different path, embracing a new more challenging experience. Dave found himself on a unique journey with his youngest son’s heroin addiction. His obsessive commitment to rescue his son from his addiction nearly destroyed his own world. Realizing the impact of his son’s addiction on his own life, Dave made a commitment to his own recovery program and reclaim health and balance in his life.
This commitment began with a challenge to ride his bike for one hour a day for one hundred consecutive days. From this successful journey, Dave discovered a path through the chaos that completely changed his life.
Today, Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission - to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. Dave is committed to helping parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if active addiction is still part of their child's journey. As Dave teaches, "we cannot be a healer until we have healed what it broken within us. It is from our place of healthy balance where we can love others where they, for who they are; while offering our love and acceptance at a time and in a manner they need most."
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Entries by Dave Cooke
Over the past few years, every one of us has been through some form of adversity. In fact, many of us have been hit by more than one serious, disruptive challenge. In this “perfect storm”, everything that we have come to trust and believe about ourselves and our lives has come under some form of attack. Whether it is an illness, loss of job, erosion of wealth, divorce, or a death in the family, it seems as though the path on our journey has gotten a little more difficult. As we stand here looking into the future, looking for answers,… Read more.
It is far too easy to get caught up in all the noise, chatter and distractions that come our way. Maintaining focus in the chaos is often a mighty challenge. In times of our greatest crises the power of doubt, fear, stress and anxiety has enormous force. As this adversity grips us, something as simple as finding peace and maintaining confidence can be incredibly difficult. As I lived through the early experiences of my youngest son’s addiction, I found myself completely distracted by his every move, thought, action, and decision. I became uncontrollably focused on saving him from his illness… Read more.
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