"I learned more about myself in a few hours with Eric than I did in 30 years of therapy."
"Thanks so much, Eric. Your coaching was a life-enhancing experience for us. I was able to see my role in our discord and realize that the potential for changing our relationship was within me. On some level I always thought I had a right to be annoyed with Michael since he often didn’t understand what I was talking about. But now I know how “smart” we are is not the measure of our ability to be a good spouse and I’m able to be infinitely more patient. I realized with your help that I’m not an easy person to live with and I’m lucky to have a partner who does his best for me. As I’ve said, our home atmosphere is now so positive that when I get up in the morning I look forward to showing my love to Michael. I really got in touch with that.
As for Michael, he felt you supported him but is also now aware of his responsibility to listen and he hasn’t talked over me since we started coming to you and is trying harder to really listen. We feel confident that we learned the tools to deal with our inevitable small conflicts without poisoning the air, and if we do run into a serious problem, we know that you’re there for us."
-Harriet and Michael
"After 32 years of marriage and (almost) as many counselors later, we met Eric Michael Cohen. His techniques are not mainstream, not just talk therapy...they're behaviorally based, logical, and actually work. Eric is invested and highly dedicated to those he works with. Our advice to you: Save your marriage, sanity and time by going directly to Eric!
Thanks again for everything, Eric, you came along when we needed you and we're eternally grateful!"
-Don & Ann
"After years of a tumultuous marriage we sought counseling and tried two separate "traditional" marriage counselors to find they caused more damage than good. We'd have just enough time to air our grievances, rip open emotional wounds and leave feeling worse than before we arrived. Then we found Eric Cohen.
Not only does Eric's structure make sense (one hour is not enough time to dig in), but he offered actual solutions. Everything from emotional coping strategies, to weekly guidelines to follow at home (which diffused otherwise negative encounters), to answers to practical problems (i.e. he referred us to a financial advisor). Eric is also clearly emotionally invested in the well being of the couple as a family (as well as individuals). I can't speak highly enough about our experience and would recommend him to anyone looking to better their relationship (or as an individual life coach - enhance their life)."
"My wife and I probably felt like a lot of couples... desperate for a way to be happy. There's no magic trick, it requires tools and work, and most importantly someone to guide you. Eric taught us about ourselves, and worked to find what we wanted out of our marriage. He gave us the tools, and left it to work at making our marriage successful. It changes the way you think, takes the resentment out of the relationship and makes you realize that you can be right... or remain married."
"My wife and I had been struggling for several years and had reached a breaking point. In just a few sessions, Eric helped us take important steps toward repairing our marriage. He gave us powerful tools and strategies that improved our relationship. Thanks to Eric’s help, we are looking toward a bright future."
"For the first time in 5 years, we both feel like we're on the same team. We've really turned a corner."
"Through our work with Eric, my husband and I have learned to communicate in a much more loving and understanding way. Our arguments are not nearly at the level that they used to be. We work together as a team, more than we used to. We continue to learn each other's specific "languages," and Eric often helps us "decode" what the other one is really trying to say."
"We spent the last year separated as we mediated our way to divorce. We we able to do what most couples cannot, we found our way back to each other. While we were apart, we both grew in different ways, but found that we still wanted to be happily married to each other. We always had good communication together, but not always the means to work through breakdowns. We started to work with Eric because we needed new tools in order to communicate more respectfully and effectively. His methods helped us to see the triggers that cause hardship and emotion and to work through them. We also learned more about what our partner’s needs are and to be able to identify how our own behavior impacts those needs. We find his methods to be very practical and smart. Eric delivers them in a way that is concise and simple; no need for long drawn out talk therapy. This may sound odd, but we find that we fight better. That our arguments are shorter and more productive. Conflict leads to understanding and more compassion. If communicating with your significant other is ineffective and troubling, we highly recommend working with Eric."
"Your commitment to our welfare and the success of our marriage has been a blessing to me. I want to thank you for your 'all-in' attitude. The care and concern that you bring to your work, along with your skill, has made a difference in my life. Thank you for caring so much about people you've really only just met. "
"Working with Eric helped me and my husband refresh our relationship by bringing it front and center. Throughout our time working with Eric, we learned about ourselves and our relationship and were able to get “back on track”. He shared tips and tools that we were able to put into action after just one session; tactics that were honed over time and continue in our lives. I’m grateful that my husband and I took time out of our already over-booked schedules to prioritize our relationship and for Eric’s patience with us."
"Eric is a relationship Jedi Master."
"Thank you for providing a safe space for us to connect and share. For myself to put the guard down a bit and get in touch with my vulnerable, loving self - for my husband to start looking inside and discovering the love he nurtured for me, for us, for our family and our home, but could never fully express. I think we both loved the low-key, honest, open communication. We also loved the longer sessions, where we could really get in depth on one issue and come up with strategies we could actually implement and follow up on. It was not always easy, in fact, most conversations were confronting, difficult, challenging - but this is something I liked, something I was looking forward to. And, what I liked was also the fact that we always left with some hope - with some solutions, with a better understanding and accepting of who the other person was. I don't know which part of this coaching made the difference, but what I know is that we walked in day one ready to divorce... and today, we are building a beautiful life together, and looking forward to growing old together. My husband picked up a Valentine for me one week early this year - because he couldn't wait... We've been on a fabulous vacation together for a week, and planning two more longer vacations this year. We go out on dates, we have fun together, and the blame and shame we used to throw on each other on a daily basis before, is completely gone. So, for all this, I am very grateful!"
-S. M. A.
"My work with Eric involved figuring out more about myself and what that means in regards to where my most productive relationships come from professionally and personally. While our time together has given me broad perspective for all of my relationships, he provided very specific help with branding myself in the business world. Starting my day is a pleasure now because there is vision - I know where I'm going, and better yet, who is incorporated in the process. Eric not only does an outstanding job of 'helping you look into the mirror', but also putting action around your discoveries together."
"Eric was a very energetic, inspiring and dynamic coach who offered us many pragmatic tools to communicating and building our relationship.... He was very professional and non invasive yet had a good rapport with us and a great sense of humor. "
"I started working with Eric and the Life Lab Coaching Studio because I was looking for some guidance to help me get my business to the next level. What I didn’t realize is that there were areas within my business that I needed to sort out even before we could talk about how to make it grow. The biggest “aha” moment for me was when I came to the realization, with Eric’s help, that my company name, mission, and positioning were not in line with where I envisioned the company going. I hadn’t anticipated a rebrand but that is exactly what I needed to do. Eric’s approach is unique and he has a way of helping his clients dig really deep. It is exactly what I needed to do and Eric made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. I looked forward to our weekly sessions and can honestly say that hiring Eric was the best investment I have made in business thus far."
"Eric’s Life Lab Coaching services came unexpectedly into my life when I couldn’t have screamed any louder for help! I’ve never been one who enjoys therapy. I go for tools, goals, and structure. Hold me accountable! That’s what Eric does. Personal coaching sounds self-indulgent, but it’s not with Eric. Sitting and crying over the same obstacles and old hurts is self-indulgent, when action is not part of the plan. Creating a plan of action is empowering.
We’ve worked on my business and personal challenges, and with both, he’s stopped me mid-vent, to help re-direct me towards a solution. With Eric’s help, I’ve begun to discover certain repetitive patterns that are unproductive, or self-destructive, and to replace them with methods that have brought me more clarity and success with my company as well as at home. He’s a game changer."
"Eric helped me out a ton! He helped me compartmentalize a couple decades worth of information, which ultimately lead me to have a clearer perspective on the direction in which I wanted to take in life."
"Family businesses are complex. Eric has helped us work as a team, while repairing and strengthening our family relationships."
"In working with Eric, I gained clarity around my mission and message as a business. He helped me navigate the fears that were keeping me from getting more clients. As a result of our work together, I feel more confident in myself personally and as an entrepreneur, and my business is profiting."
"Meeting with Eric Michael Cohen was a terrific experience for both my son and I. Eric exposed assumptions that we had about each other, opening our eyes and helping us understand each other better in a way that I wouldn't have thought was possible. It was exciting to see the two of us start to work together to have a much healthier relationship.
We continued working with Eric for career counseling for my son who was struggling with what direction to go in for college. This was one of the best investments I have ever spent. After talking with him for about an hour about what motivated him and what he enjoyed doing (math, video games, military to name a few), the two of them came up with a career path my son is thrilled and excited to move towards: forensic accounting! I never would have come up with that. Thank you, Eric!!"
"Eric always kept me focused on the subject at hand and was very efficient at giving me choices on which direction to head to next. He gave me examples on what something might look like or sound like so I could envision my own personal take on it. He showed great determination in his efforts to help me clarify what had been a sense of overwhelm. I left feeling like I had a plan, and that I believed I could actually do something about this issue. I would highly recommend his skills as a coach and think he would be a great asset to anyone."
"Working with Eric has changed how I live my life. He's strengthened my self-discipline and self-perception. He helps to keep me on the path to achieving both my business and personal goals."
"I couldn't be happier with my experiences with Eric. I honestly didn't know what to expect when entering into this process but I never would have guessed that it could have had such an impact on my business and personal life. Eric has a way of putting me at ease and asking just the right questions to help me discover a new perspective on issues that I've been stuck on for years. It's amazing how powerful simply having an insightful and thoughtful resource has been in helping to breath new life into problems that have tripped me up for so long. Eric's natural abilities combined with a systematic approach are truly transformative. I have been able to double my income in a short period of time and develop an entirely new outlook on some of my most important relationships. I'm am very happy with my decision to work with Eric and excited to see what more is to come!"
"Eric's small business coaching blew me away! I’m buzzing with energy right now and am so excited about all of the different strategies we implemented that were sitting right in front of my face and I just didn’t see them! Thank you so much Eric! I am so grateful!"
"He is not only very skilled, he genuinely cares. When you have that kind of empathy, you have trust. When you work with a life coach that you know genuinely cares about your well being, you realize it is a fundamental building block to achieving all the things possible in coaching. My life coaching sessions with Eric come up so often in my conversations, and I can't stop speaking so highly about him and about the process. I see a therapist, and that is great. But I also have Eric as my life coach, and it is a great compliment to my success. Eric can handle the emotional things that come up in a therapy session, and they do, but it's more than just to vent. There is always positive action identified by the end of the session, and it is such a catalyst for successes for the week ahead. Working with Eric has changed my life. I came to him unmanageable, now I am in control."
"After working in a host of temporary positions for several years, I decided to give the Life Lab a try. Eric helped me set short- and long-term goals and develop lasting strategies to make me a stronger candidate. In the process, I recognized new opportunities that I hadn’t even considered before. His advice and support has benefited me immensely."
"Eric is exceptionally skilled at helping people solve their most important problems. I think it’s very easy to forget the enormous value we can gain personally and professionally by having someone ask us the right questions. Eric can not only ask insightful questions, but he also offers nonjudgmental feedback so we can clarify our own points of view. I highly recommend Eric as a coach and trainer. I gained enormous insight from his coaching, and this insight will shape much of my company’s future."
"Eric possesses the rare quality of having laser-focused insight into emotional issues while finding tangible solutions at record speed. His abilities allow you to explore unforeseen elements of your character while providing practical steps in order to bring your best self into fruition. Thank you Eric for your many gifts and generosity of spirit."
"Since my first session with Eric, I have already accomplished my goal of being invited on an exclusive company trip, something I didn't actually believe was possible before and had started to give up hope. I can now see my path more clearly and I feel encouraged to tackle yet another goal."
"I learned valuable information about my business and I walked away with more motivation to get what I want and need out of my career, as well as ways in which I can make it more fun and enjoyable."
"You got me out of my rut. "