Riley Cook is one of the coaches that we found this month and we did a little interview with him. He impressed us with his passion and dedication.
He brings a unique blend of resilience and wisdom to the coaching arena, forged through a journey that began in the Australian Army at 18. Serving for 7.5 years, he initially found solace in a medically enforced retirement at 26. Little did he know that his true battles were yet to come.
He confronted a haunting resurgence of childhood trauma, an ordeal lasting 3.5 years (28 till 32) that delved into the depths of despair. Determined to emerge stronger, he embarked on a personal odyssey, seeking wisdom from the likes of Tony Robbins, Peter Crone, Real Social Dynamics, Teal Swan, and more. His mission was to unravel the layers of suppressed emotions and find healing.
He was transformed by the process and turned this profound self discovery into a coaching business, launching his childhood trauma Mentoring venture in late 2023. His unique approach combines the best techniques acquired from the world’s foremost psychologists. He brings a transformative experience for his clients, often unlocking buried emotions in just 2 to 4 sessions. The best part is that he facilitates a permanent, not just a temporary, transformation. Here is what he said.
Meet Life Coach Riley Cook:
Name: Riley Cook
Pillar: The Spirit, The Mind, The Heart
Who is this coach for: Anyone who wants to release suppressed emotions and heal past traumas that are holding them back from being the freest version of themselves.
How they can help: By establishing an environment of love and acceptance and by using various tools and techniques like questionnaires, asking shadow questions, using the triad of physiology, focus exercises, and language to assist them in feeling better, just to name a few.
First of all, how are you and your family doing after these Pandemic times?
My family and I are all doing well post pandemic, it didn’t overly affect my family and I.
How did the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
The pandemic did not affect me at all since I am financially retired.
I’m not sure how it affected my clients specifically, as I started my business after the pandemic.
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
The biggest lessons I learned during this pandemic is how affected we are as a society in general by “social conditioning,” and how as mammals we like to “follow the heard (pack)” because our brain is designed to make us survive as the #1 prerogative.
People in general have a lot of fear (and other emotions) supressed within themselves.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
I’m 32 years old.
I joined the Australian Army after high school, at age 18.
I served for 7.5 years, beginning in Artillery and then transferring into Fitness (Physical Training Instructor).
After 7.5 years, at around the age of 26, I was medically discharged for a knee injury.
Initially I loved it because I was compensated and became financially retired.
However, at around age 28 my supressed and repressed childhood trauma resurfaced from my subconscious.
It was horrific.
It lasted around 3.5 years.
I know where the mind of a homeless person (and beyond, all the way to the bottom) goes.
Because I’m highly conscientious I found a way to keep it together and decided to find answers from the best psychologists on Earth… Tony Robbins, Peter Crone, Real Social Dynamics, Teal Swan, and more.
And I was able to “let go” of (or release, or integrate) those suppressed and repressed emotions, sensations, personalities and parts of myself.
I figured it out and healed myself with their guidance (+ hiring my own childhood trauma coach as well).
Then, I started my childhood trauma Mentoring (+ Author, I have a professionally edited eBook) business towards the end of 2023.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
Healing my childhood trauma (age 28 to 32) through sheer work ethic and education, never giving up, and some guidance from above.
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
I innovate with Mentoring my clients by using the techniques, tools, and strategies (e.g., sending them an initial questionnaire, asking shadow questions, using the triad of physiology, focus, and language to assist them in feeling better, and also by having an undertone of love and acceptance for all my clients, which they can feel and sense) from the individuals mentioned above: Tony Robbins, Peter Crone, Real Social Dynamics, Teal Swan, and more.
I have been able to help some clients bring up emotions and sensations from their subconscious in as little as 2 to 4 sessions.
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
What’s unique about my Mentoring approach is that I’ve studied the best psychologists on Earth, plus I have had the experience of “going through it” myself, and so I have a high level of compassion and empathy as well as knowing what actually works to help people.
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
My clients get the benefit of having a free soul, spirit, mind, and body.
Their body feels lighter and their internal dialogue and thoughts are more empowering and positive.
It is also a permanent solution, not a band aid solution.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
Yes, the tools I’ve learned from the world’s best psychologists.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
It’s okay, it’s safe, you can “let go.”
On the other side you will find inner peace and freedom.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
The greatest lesson I have learned in life is how to “let go” physiologically and emotionally.
Following this, it may be the 3 years I put into studying finance in my late 20’s, specifically Billionaires and how they invest.
I apply Ray Dalio’s “All Weather Portfolio”, which is how to compound money (without losing it) over the long term, and it works.
Your final thoughts?
I believe this is what the world needs the most, to learn about emotions and behaviors and to learn how to “let go.”
We are often unaware of our subconscious or shadow (hence its name), and (or) we are too scared to “face it.”
My final thought is, “face it” because what you really want is on the other side of it, I promise!
Where Can You Find Riley Cook?
If you liked this interview and you would love to free your soul from all the baggage that is holding you back, go here and schedule a free discovery session with Riley.
If you want to dive deeper into his coaching, you can always get his book.
And if you’d like to connect with him more personally, you can do that through Facebook or by sending him a dirrect message on his Email [email protected]. It was an honor having this interview with him.