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January 19, 2014

After leap of faith, Cook finds his niche empowering others

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NORMAN —

“I discovered a lot about myself at OU. I loved my bosses and my job but what I really loved was watching people succeed. Seeing them come in as shy freshmen and leave with all the confidence in the world,” he said. “Empowering people is really powerful.”

He sees so many people afflicted by “recliner rot” with a shelf full of dreams nearby that they dust off every few years but never embrace.

“I tell people to focus on living a life of significance. That’s what I’m all about and what I want for others.”

Andy Rieger

editor@normantranscript.com

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