M. Bridget Cook is a national bestselling author, transformational speaker, and success coach who has been writing stories of the magic of human transformation since she was young. Always curious and awed by the extremes of human behavior, she co-authored national best-selling Shattered Silence, the Untold Story of a Serial Killer’s Daughter (Sweetwater Books, Cedar Fort 2009) with Melissa G. Moore, daughter of the infamous Happy Face serial murderer. The book has been inspiring millions of people and has been featured on Oprah, Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, 20/20, People Magazine, and in other prominent news leaders throughout the world.
Also the co-author of Skinhead Confessions: From Hate to Hope (Sweetwater Books, Cedar Fort 2009) with former high-ranking, neo-Nazi skinhead leader TJ Leyden, the book now turns thousands of teens away from gangs as TJ works together with law enforcement and US Military to assist kids and adults to get out and stay out of gangs and extremist groups. TJ and their book, Skinhead Confessions has recently appeared on Dr. Phil, The History Channel’s Gangland Series, and TJ makes appearances several times a year on CNN and NPR.
Bridget's latest release, a "Chicken Soup for the Soul" type anthology is entitled, Living Proof: Celebrating the Gifts that Come Wrapped in Sandpaper. Written about several ordinary people who have lived through and been transformed by extraordinary circumstances and sharing their adventures and inspiration with the world. For the first time, Bridget writes a bit of her own story -- Learning to Dance in the Rain - a beautiful tribute to life and to the joys of finding the dynamic possibilities in every single soul.
Bridget is a motivational, keynote speaker and workshop instructor. She has spoken to as many as 300-400 people at a time. Her favorite audiences include women, business, and social change groups. Some of her speaking engagements have included: Women in Leadership, Illuminated Woman Ignite Your Spark Conference, Council of Real Estate Professionals, Council of Women Realtors, Annual Professional Coders Conference, universities, human services and more.
In her writing, Bridget loves to inspire and be inspired by people from all walks of life. Aside from authoring published books and countless other written materials, she has worked as a youth program director in Utah, as well as a publicist, mentor and tracker for troubled and gang-related youth in Colorado. Having served on numerous boards, Bridget has owned six businesses, including the four she owns and operates now in Utah: a public relations and consulting firm, a trucking company, a national trucking brokerage firm, and a directory publishing company.
The delighted mother of three creative children, her other greatest passion lies in discovering and sharing the dynamic possibilities of each human soul. Bridget teaches that whether it is in your work, your passion, or your personal life, you have the ability to create miracles through the magic of gratitude and contribution – by living your life ON Purpose.