welcome to cookie taylor coaching!
“I help people who don’t feel good enough to change their lives using a simple, realistic plan of action; once that’s done, I help them to go for their dreams!”
Hi, I’m Cookie. I haven’t written a best-selling book, I’m not internationally renowned and I haven’t worked with celebrities – yet. What I have done is screwed up my life to the point of breakdown (twice) and have struggled to build any sense of self-worth and self-belief. Stress, depression, anxiety, addiction and agoraphobia ruled my world for decades but I’ve worked hard to overcome them all. I’m now at the stage where I can use my experience to help others.
The point is, I’ve ‘been there’. I know the strength it takes to pick yourself up from rock bottom, to muster up enthusiasm when you feel lost and to keep sight of your dreams, no matter how tough things get. I know what it is to be your own driving force, to find a level of motivation that takes you beyond what you think you’re capable of. I know what it’s like to overcome fears, to stop caring so much about what people think, to build your own self-worth and to finally live what’s truly in your core.
I know what it’s like to create a life you love and to pursue your dreams with passion and determination.
I’ve done it the hard way. You don’t have to.
My coaching program, The Cookie Code is based on my own experience. Each step is exactly that which I took to rebuild my own life from rock bottom. It took me twenty years and many sorry mistakes before I finally figured it out, joined the dots and stopped the endless cycle of self-sabotage that held me back in every area of my life. The Cookie Code shares those steps.
I’m never going to be an airy-fairy ‘hold this crystal and feel the power’ type of a coach; it’s not me. I have a big, welcoming smile on my face but I’m all about straight talking, forward planning, go-getting action from the outset. That said, small steps, big steps – the pace you work at – none of that matters. The amount of progress you make every week or month doesn’t matter and you’re not going to be yelled at if you’re not coming on in giant leaps; in my opinion, and from my experience, small steps lead to the exact same place as big steps and it doesn’t matter what pace you work at, so long as you work.
This isn’t counselling or mentoring. I’m not going to give you the answers and we’re not going to dwell on the past for too long. Once you have me as your coach you’re going to get what you’ve come for: RESULTS!
There’ll be no fooling yourself, no putting it off until tomorrow, no back-tracking and no getting out of it. It won’t be easy, there are no quick fixes, and you’re going to have to do an awful lot of work over a long period of time to make change a permanent happen – from this point the hard work starts. But let me promise you one thing: it’ll be exciting, motivating and worth every step when you’re living your dream/s. How do I know? Because I’ve done it myself. Everyone’s different. Everyone’s story is unique. I’m not here to give you the answers; we’re going to find them together. I’m not going to let you get away with selling yourself short; I’m going to help you find strength in your own abilities. I’m not going to let you get away with dragging your feet; I’m going to push you every step of the way.
Nothing you can say will cause me to judge you or frown upon any decisions you might have made; trust me, I’ve lived a life so off-the-wall it would make you quiver in your boots!
“We’re going to look at every single area of your life and then we’re going to sort it, change it, fine-tune it and live the hell out of it!”
life won’t change if you don’t change
you can change
That seems simple enough, doesn’t it?
Well, it is simple but it’s also flippin’ hard while you’re trapped in a cycle of self-sabotage. Why are you stuck? Because you’re over-complicating things. You haven’t joined the dots yet.
How do I know?
Because your story is my story.
For almost 30 years I lived a life of self-destruction that would make even the bravest of people quiver in their boots. Every decision I made was a deliberate attempt to destroy my self-worth, to keep myself down, even though I knew I had potential. One too many knocks had crippled my self-esteem and I convinced myself that I couldn’t change life for the better long-term. I’d try, only to fall back into old habits and spiral back down. There are some valid reasons why I did that, but it took me almost 15 years to understand why – to join the dots – and truly come out of the other side of self-sabotage.
I’m not going to let you get away with selling yourself short anymore. If there’s
I chose a life of self-destruction that would make even the bravest person quiver in their boots. Every decision I made was a deliberate attempt to keep myself down, even though I knew I had potential. One too many knocks had crippled my self-esteem and I convinced myself that I was worthless, that I didn’t deserve better in life, that I couldn’t change long-term. It took me almost fifteen years of hard work to understand why I did that to myself. Over that time I was able to join the dots and truly come out of the other side of self-sabotage. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that:
I realise now that if I’d focused on 5 simple things, life would have been a lot easier. I’ll take you through the exact steps I took to change my own life. Don’t get me wrong – I still struggle, slip backwards and have to take stock often – but I’ve done the hard work, figured out what works and what doesn’t, and now it’s my time to help other people.
I know exactly what it’s like to struggle. I also know how to change it.