Author Archives: Andrea Cole

About Andrea Cole

Four years ago, I followed my dreams and my heart by quitting my job, selling my home, and moving myself back to Seattle from Washington, DC. I didn't know how things would turn out, but I knew whatever life held in store for me, it was going to be in Seattle. And what a ride it has been! I now help others live their lives through rewarding career and meaningful retirement coaching. My website is www.colecoach.com Update: After 5 years of living in Seattle and experiencing the rapid growth and rapid degeneration of this city's charm, I made the decision to leave. I now reside in Orlando, Florida where I continue my work helping people find new jobs as well as active retirements.

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I Did It!

All my life, I have dreamed of the day I can retire. Seriously! It’s been my #1 priority throughout my career. Every time I earned a raise, or got a better paying job, I spent at the same level and … Continue reading

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Life Evolves. You Need to Remain Flexible.

Before you charge ahead into 2019, take a moment to appreciate all you achieved in 2018. Continue reading

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Life Throws Curves

It’s been some time since I’ve visited, and this post will explain why. In 2016, my 92 year old mother moved from Maryland to Seattle, WA to live with me. I thought it would be a joyous time that I … Continue reading

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How To Keep Moving Forward When All You Want To Do Is Stop!

It’s one of those periods in my life. You know, the ones where everything just seems too much. Drive my business forward. Be social. Write my blog. Cook nice dinners. Reach out to people I care about. Yes, all of … Continue reading

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Resilience

For some time now, nearly 5 years to be exact, I’ve been sharing my journey here. I haven’t been as active in recent years because my coaching business has been growing and thriving (yay!). Recently, I’ve been engaging in more … Continue reading

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Going For it in 2018!

2017 will go down on record as one of my most difficult years. In early April, my mother passed away here at home with me. The relationship I had been in ended. It’s a good thing, but still a loss … Continue reading

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