You thought you had the job of your dreams
Traveling, a nice six-figure salary, and first class upgrades. Although you worked a lot, you didn’t mind because you had a bonus, a company car, and a corporate card.
Oh, but then you had a kid! (Or kids.). Even though you adore that angel face, it sure would be nice to reconnect with the person you are under all the chaos.
I’m Dr. Cori Cooper, pharmacist, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, nonprofit founder, and a working mom.
I help high-achieving women understand what they might be sacrificing for a paycheck so they can create thriving lives on their own terms.
We work together in my online program, The Great Corporate Letdown™, putting an end to the idea that the work you do at home and on the job is never enough. We do this with a tool I created to identify the continuum of emotions you experience daily, and a roadmap that teaches you how to manage them. At the end of the program, you’ll find peace and happiness among life’s imperfections.
But first, here’s my story. I had the fancy corporate title, the company car, the corporate card, an annual bonus, and a large six-figure salary.
This must be what a successful career feels like, I thought…
At least that was the case up until May 2013 when I realized I was a stressed-out workaholic barely enjoying my corporate job and frequent flier status.
That month, my first pregnancy ended in the loss of twin girls who were born early only to pass away shortly thereafter. We were devastated. I questioned everything, even my entire career. And even though this traumatic experience showed me I wanted more for my life, I went back to work shortly after, determined to continue performing at a high level. Oddly enough, I had my best year at work by ”proving” to my employer I could handle it all.
When I finally brought home my first child after my third pregnancy, I realized the paycheck and the platinum status were not nearly as important as I once thought. I was no longer willing to sacrifice my time with my family. Instantly, I had a bigger calling: I wanted to see every moment of my son’s life.
To change my life, I had to first acknowledge that I wasn’t in alignment with what I truly wanted.
I began to see that even though I wasn’t leaving my corporate job at that very moment, I could still create a life I loved.
I pursued my passions, starting a nonprofit program for diabetes prevention, sharing my message with women all over the world, and even embracing my love for yoga. Through my own exploration and in working with other high-achieving women, I dove deep into the reasons women struggle with perceived pressure, and created The Cycle of Proving™. I brought it all together in a program called The Great Corporate Letdown™, helping high-achieving corporate women reprioritize their lives post-motherhood.
Perhaps you would like to join me in this Workaholic Uprising movement? I’ll show you how to release yourself from the pressure to prove and reclaim your right to live a thriving life.
Let’s rise, release and reclaim
At some point you will have to rise up and take a stand against anything and anyone that doesn’t acknowledge that your time is valuable too.
From there, you’ll be ready to release yourself from external expectations that aren’t serving you and the pressures to say yes.
Finally, you can reclaim your time and the life you planned when your journey began.
I won’t lie, the journey has been hard and filled with mistakes, but that doesn’t have to be the case for you. Corporate America is still male-dominated; society still places women in the home. And while there is nothing wrong with being a stay-at-home mom, that’s not the world we live in. I have a hunch that you want more.
I created The Collaborative to empower women to create the peace we all desire despite the apparent chaos in our lives. Our experiences may not be quite the same, but we are stronger as women when we conquer them together.
Will you join me?
Dr. Cori Cooper is a pharmacist, women’s empowerment coach, professional speaker, and health education expert. She uses her personal and professional experience to ignite and encourage working moms to thrive from a place of self-care. Dr. Cori earned her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and her Master in Public Health (MPH) degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is certified through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and The Nutrition School with advanced training in nutrition, health coaching psychology, and hormone health. She is also board-certified in ambulatory care pharmacy and is a certified diabetes educator.
For over a decade, Dr. Cori has coached women in health, and worked with leading business coaches across multiple industries. Her company, The Cooper Collaborative, coaches women to understand that they alone are enough. It’s not about “doing” more, but instead “being” more. Dr. Cori reminds women that putting themselves first creates the inspiration and passion needed to win in their careers and at home.