I would have to say that I’m fortunate that I came across Irene’s website one evening almost a year ago. Her philosophy on creating “Harmony” in Love, Work & Life caught my attention. Until then, I would always hear and read about how we must achieve Work & Life “Balance”, and although I thought “Sure, it would be nice to balance my work and private life,” at times I would feel overwhelmed and pressured as if I would have to somehow juggle these components of my life.
Being a single mother, and running several establishments with over 200 employees, I feel that it’s essential that I am always “at a good place”. Attending her group seminar and now being coached by her, has been one of the best investments I’ve ever made- I feel much more at peace, centered and grounded with my life. If you ask me who Irene Tomoe Cooper is, I would have to say that she is my “oasis”.
Like Irene has said, I hope her new book, “The 7 Secrets to Love, Work & Life Harmony for the Busy Professional Woman” will also help you like it has helped me, and we can join forces to ultimately create “ Harmony” all over the world!
Even though my friends and family would describe me as attractive, smart, social and fun, for many years I was going through a series of short-lived relationships with nobody really sticking around for real, which left me to wonder, is there really “The One” out there for me, or is it something about me?
Since meeting Irene, the relationship guru, she has helped me change my relationship beliefs and behaviours, and totally turn around my love life. Whenever I felt lost, confused and emotionally drained, I sought out to her, and her relationship coaching would help me see things from a different perspective which was always insightful and eye-opening. Her advice is simple yet profound and immediately applicable for me to make a change. With her personal success in her career and interracial marriage, she advises with conviction, honesty, and relevance, like a loving sister who puts me at ease to open up and allows me to take in her tips with no hesitation.
And her coaching worked for me! I have been in a loving relationship with my boyfriend, Tom, for 9 months now. When I first met Tom, I followed exactly what Irene had advised me to do, which helped me know clearly what I want, date the right type of guys, and turn the initial attraction into a meaningful and long lasting relationship.
Irene’s wisdom has helped me be more self-aware, complementary to another wonderful human being, while staying true to who I am. I consider Irene a sister, a real friend, and the master at the top of her profession.
I have known Irene for years and have been 100% blown away by her integrity, insight, and commitment to excellence. She is someone who does what she says…and that alone says a lot! As a friend and colleague, I’ve seen her help so many people. So don’t hesitate. If you get a chance to work with Irene, do it!!
Approaching my mid-thirties, divorced, and without any kids, I was looking for a way to date without opening myself up to the hurt that marked the end of my marriage.
Irene, with her down-to-earth, positive energy, openness and bright personality, made it easy to share my thoughts and concerns. She has a natural talent at assessing someone’s situation and then suggesting a fresh approach; one that might have been overlooked. I walked away from our talk with a newfound optimism.
With Coach Irene, you not only get the comfort you need, but she guides you to face the “real problem” that’s hidden inside of you, so that you can realise yourself, why the relationship is not going well and do something about it.”
Coach Irene may not solve the problem for you because she knows that you have the strength to do that yourself. She is there to give you that extra push so that you can jump over the obstacle yourself to reach your happiness. Thanks Coach Irene!
This is a letter of gratitude from your biggest fan.
I found out about your existence by coming across your blog. I just broke up with my boyfriend whom I dated for 3 years and was looking for ways to develop myself and find someone who is better suited for me when I found your blog. I read every one of your post and did all the action items you suggested to find out who would be my Mr. Right. After doing all the exercise you suggested, I actually met the man of my dreams! I am usually someone who takes time to fall in love but I fell for this guy instantly. I can’t even describe in words how much this guy meant to me but I was the only one in the relationship who thought that way and he broke up with me without even telling me the reason why he wanted to break up.
I was so devastated by this and it took months for me to recover from the pain. In the past, it was easy for me to get over breakups but this time it was different. I lost all my confidence and no longer knew who I was. I never had such a painful experience in my life. It was when I was at the pits like this that I learned about one of the seminars you were going to be conducting. All I wanted to do at that time was to survive so I didn’t have any will to change or the energy to even do so. I decided to attend your seminar only because I wanted to be exposed to your energy you emit from your love.
That is the time when I saw how you and your husband were so in love and that actually gave me hope and the motivation to find the love of my life and have a fabulous relationship like the one you have with your husband.
I was always told from when I was a youngster that “Mariko, you are always so strong” so it has always been so difficult for me to show my vulnerable side. But the first time I met you, you accepted me for who I was and even gave me a hug to encourage me. You hugged me tightly and gave me so much energy to believe in myself again. I really think your love helped me get out of my rut and mend my broken heart. I am so grateful for that – thank you so much.
After attending the seminar, I felt so much love, hope, and lots of energy, so from that time on I worked on myself. The first thing I did was to change jobs and I was able to move to a position I always wanted. Then I was able to reflect back on the pain I endured in my previous relationship. As I as reflecting back on how I was in that relationship, I realised that I had some communication issues myself and that may have been one of the reasons why my boyfriend decided to leave me. That is why I decided to come to another one of your seminars to learn better communication skills.
I learned so much from the seminar and am very clear on what I need to do to improve on what I have now. Thank you so much for conducting these valuable seminars packed with great information. I am so looking forward to seeing you again.
Oh, by the way, I used to work for a travel agency and I have experience of working with over 30,000 clients in the past so I am really confident on assessing people and I sincerely can say that when I met you, I immediately sensed that you were authentic, had so much love you exuded from within, you really embrace people for who they are, and I can tell that you really work on yourself and are who you are because of all the challenges you have overcome in the past, and instead of being negative from your experiences, turned your challenges into positive ones to become who you are today. You are also open minded as well as a bit goofy and that is probably why so many people want to get involved to help you. You are such a wonderful person who I really look up to and love very much.
Thank you for being you and please do take good care of yourself.
After being coached for a year with Irene…
To my dearest coach Irene
One year passed so quickly since I started getting coached by you. I can’t believe how fast time flies. You taught me how to reflect back on who I am and to take good care of myself and I am truly grateful for that. I really want to make use of what you taught me this year so I can continue to grow in the coming years as well.
The reason why I decided to get coached by you is because I just broke up with my boyfriend and I noticed that I have a pattern in my relationships in that the guy always breaks up with me. I was really worried that I might be single forever, no one is going to love me, what is wrong with me, and I really lost my confidence.
The reason why I decided to get coached by you for a year despite the fact that I have never met you nor attended any of your seminars is because I felt so much love from you through your blog postings. I sincerely thought that you will be authentic and work honestly with me. I decided to get coached by you for a year from the beginning is because I knew that my mindset I developed all these years will not easily change just in 3 months time. I had a feeling that it would take some time to change my deep rooted beliefs I cultivated all these years that were no longer serving me.
I never got coached before so I was apprehensive at first. But first you coached me on finding out more about who I am. That meant I had to learn from what I have done in the past and it occasionally brought tears to my eyes. I thought I wasn’t loved by my parents. I thought I was not attractive. I also was so hard on myself and put myself down so often. These are the things you made me realise through your coaching sessions. In my mind I know how important it is to take good care of myself but I was always harsh on myself and was always worried more about what people think than focus on my own needs.
As I was getting coached, I can feel that I was starting to have a shift in my mind but my old self kept on pulling me back. One day I had a massive wake up cal. That is when you told me I was making it easy on myself. Later on I realised that you said that out of love but those words really depressed me for a moment. You are my coach and why would you say such harsh things to me? But that made me wake up and reflect back on all the coaching you have given me and took a hard look in the mirror. I used to always compare myself to others but instead of doing that this time I compared myself to my past and realised how much I have developed since then and that it was ok to be me. I finally was able to accept myself for who I am. It was as if I switched on a light. It’s an experience I cannot express in words but what you have been catching me struck right into my heart. You always taught me that this is what it takes to make a massive change but finally my head and heart connected. I will never forget that feeling I felt that day when I felt transformed.
After I accepted who I was, it freed me and I now know that I am a person who loves to enjoy herself. I was able to really be comfortable with who I am because of being coached by you for a year. Since I have accepted who I am, so many people started to recognise and acknowledge me. People started to tell me how attractive and beautiful I am. I don’t really realise the difference on my looks but maybe all this is coming from how I changed inside.
My next step is to find my soulmate. Now that you helped me figure out who is my Mr. Right, I feel I am now moving on with my life and getting closer to finding him. I believe I will find him someday. I will definitely let you know when I do so please be waiting for my note!
When I met my partner and fell in love, I was so excited to tell Irene about it…I am sure some of her tips helped lead me to my perfect man. Irene’s wise council certainly buoyed me along the way and helped me not to give up hope or lower my standards during dark times. Thank you, Irene!
Irene is one of the most professional, experienced, caring and dedicated person I have ever worked with. She has taken the passion to coach, mentor and guide her clients towards successful relationships and lifelong love. Not an easy task – not a given to anyone. But Irene through her dedication to the big picture and the small details combined, has given me – along with multiple others in the same situation – the crucial platform to succeed in life and love. I owe it to her!