Program Founder
Patricia S. Cook, Ph.D.

“My goal is to empower suddenly single women – helping them to reinvent and create joyful lives following divorce or the death of a spouse. When I was divorced after 29 years of marriage, I was shocked by the broad impacts of the change, and the blank slate that I perceived in front of me.”

B.S. Degree from Wheelock College

Developmental Psychologist
Ph.D. from Boston University

Social Science Researcher
Abt Associates

Management Consultant
Booz & Co.

Senior Market Research Executive
Louis Harris & Associates; Yankelovich, Skelly & White

First Female Senior Vice President
Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan)

Senior Partner and Director, Executive Search Firms
Heidrick & Struggles; A.T. Kearney; Egon Zehnder

Founder and CEO since 2000
Cook & Company

Certified Transition Coach