The best professionals often come from a background of irony. A successful young Ford Model, Rose Cole was literally pulled into the nutrition arena as a means to save her own hide after being diagnosed with whole body psoriasis. When Cole found a way to cure her condition naturally, she turned it into a wildly successful e-marketing business. From there, she was invited to co-author a book with Deepak Chopra, titled “Audacious Aging.” It wasn’t long before Cole realized her unique gift was something larger and she began to mentor women helping to connect their work to their ultimate purpose.
It’s no secret that adversity is one of life’s greatest teachers. It’s the odd man out (in this case, the odd woman out) who flourishes past the inspiration of an original wound and, in Cole’s case, into a true Oprah-like light in the world. We all have gifts and if we are lucky, we make a good living from it. Cole has a super hero-like x-ray vision that instantly unearths a person’s life pathology to unlock career blockages. A purpose-driven blind spot navigation system, Cole’s proclivity to help women is nothing short of profound – yet, very simple. Her vocation to this has opened a floodgate of women flocking to her for what has become titled “High Priestess Training.”
Rose’s High Priestess training attunes a person’s vibrancy and physical frequency to meet pure potential, something she has done for thousands of women throughout the world. “Every human sets up obstacle courses for their soul to leap through. At some point, we have to stop seeking, put the past behind us, and really explode into our birthright of brilliance. All of us have a light, but life experiences really just muck it up with limiting beliefs, self sabotage, and living in comfort zones.” Cole uses radically unconventional approaches, one of which taps into a part of the brain called the Gaba Center to retool homeostasis. “This part of the brain is a storehouse for a chemical that is rarely activated, yet connects a human with the consciousness of the universe. This is where real change can occur,” she explains.
What most don’t know is that, up until her 20’s, this stunning beauty lived with hypoglycemia so severe that she’d faint at the drop of a hat. Her career as a fashion model was cut short as a result of an out of control case of a skin condition called psoriasis. While in school, her addiction to sugar lured her to the candy machine over being on time to class. The vicious cycles of food cravings ignited a depression. Coming from an obese family, no one thought seriously about Rose’s issues and nor did the doctor. After a fainting episode in a bagel shop, Rose forced her parents to take her to the doctor and instead of checking her hormones or considering what she was putting into her body to cause these reactions, they prescribed, of all things, birth control pills and anti-depressants.
“Oddly enough, my mom was a hippy who never allowed us to eat candy or drink sodas, and we grew up eating from her organic garden,” says the tall brunette. “But, she didn’t know how to cook. So for dinner we often got a package of Hamburger Helper with a side of an iceberg lettuce salad and one lonely organic tomato slice on top.”
As Rose’s metabolism changed, she began to pack on the pounds, which of course worsened the young models’ mental state and a furthered a helpless slip into depression. Her ill health was affecting her very livelihood. “After showing up to a job in Hawaii covered in welts that would cost the magazine thousands of dollars to cover in airbrushing,” she painfully admits, “I could see that my modeling days might be over.”
Then the biggest blow of all came from the mouth of her boyfriend who confessed that he was no longer attracted to her. A momentous downward spiral pulled at Rose; it touched every part of her life from the ability to make a living, to the emotional capability of having a relationship.
Then, she met someone who opened her mind to a completely new thought pattern that not only healed her body, but became her career.
“I met a naturopath who recommended fumeric acid, which then was the #1 European holistic approach to psoriasis,” Rose explains. “She also took blood panels and hormone tests and gave me a list of foods I was to add and avoid. There were no medicines involved. She insisted that I get off the birth control pills. I figured I couldn’t lose and tried it. “
Two weeks into her new diet, Rose’s psoriasis cleared completely for the first time in her life. Five pounds slipped off her body without trying. Her brain fog lifted and her confidence soared. The depression began to lift.
“It didn’t take long for me to realize that this was the first time that I was getting to the root cause of every symptom I was experiencing,” Rose smiles. “I sensed this would become my path and eventually it became an entrée to help other women find their vocations by clearing and aligning the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of themselves.”
Rose’s life took a left turn. Her career catapulted when Ford Models signed her. She landed a gig on the box of Special K cereal and a role in a network TV movie. Though the modeling jobs were now paying the bills, she began to turn her attention to what was healing her and she returned to school, first in San Diego and then at the University of Illinois’ nutrition program.
“I had stopped eating wheat completely,” she says. “My face had changed so much that I had to reshoot my modeling photos. I wanted to soak up as much knowledge as possible and share it with others. There was not one program out there to learn everything needed, so I pursued a myriad of certifications and took wisdom from different places. My mission was to get to the root cause of body reactions. I eventually puzzled in the emotional and spiritual aspects to connect to a bigger picture.”
Rose became a Certified Natural Health Professional, a Certified Nutrition Consultant, and certified in blood nutrition at the Institute of Human Individuality. In 2006, she established Wellness With Rose Inc and the High Priestess programs were birthed in 2010. She also created Wellness With Rose, a resource of thousands of free videos, articles, and audio downloads on holistic living. She created a very unique virtual business model which allows her to share her knowledge with more people than she could personally see in a day. She began to write books, develop products and speak on her approach to a life of vitality and connected purpose. Today, she combines her knowledge about the physical, emotional and spiritual body to help women connect to the core vitality that spurs truly remarkable careers. Her work is based on the intersection of where the human body meets past emotional trauma and shows how each individual’s spiritual self is really the final frontier – a place of unencumbered and joyful existence.
Rose lives with her husband Nat, alongside the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, California. She has devoted her life full time to advising clients all over the world on how to achieve optimum life purpose and vibrancy including luminaries such as Jesse Jackson and international tennis pro, Mark Philippoussis.