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  1. 1. …continued… BENJAMIN COOK 107 Valleywood Drive  Forest, Virginia 24551 bdcook65@gmail.com  434-942-9082 ADULT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING PROFILE Current Doctor of Education in Pastoral Community Counseling candidate with a deep commitment to providing opportunities for inquiry and personal growth in an educational environment. Demonstrated expertise employing multiple learning strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners. Proven background in entrepreneurial endeavors and managing department activities to achieve organizational objectives. Able to leverage data and research results to improve operational capacity, garner support for mission and vision, and position organizations for sustainability and growth. Long-standing dedication to community engagement, holistic counseling, and the integration of spiritual and emotional support into program activities.  Interdisciplinary Collaboration  Organizational Capacity Building  Budget Development and Administration  Holistic Health and Wellness Programs  Data Collection and Analysis  Process Improvements  Adult Learning Methodologies  Facilitation and Instruction EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS Doctor of Education, Pastoral Community Counseling (In Progress) ARGOSY UNIVERSITY – Orange, CA Relevant Coursework: Integration of Psychology & Spirituality, Marriage & Family Therapy Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Counseling Clientele of Other Faiths, Introduction to Research Master of Arts and Religion: Discipleship Ministry, 2011 Liberty University – Lynchburg, VA Relevant Coursework: Ministry of Teaching, Christian Leadership, Small Group Ministries, Organizational Behavior Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science - Kinesiology, 2006 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY – Lynchburg, VA NCAA Personal Training Certification, American Council on Exercise CAREER EXPERIENCE BODY EVOLUTION WELLNESS, Lynchburg, VA CEO, 10/2012 – Present Founded personal training and wellness coaching company with limited capital, conceptualizing organizational vision and creating key systems and tools to generate revenue growth. Cultivate relationships with local community, business owners, and prospective clients to market services and progress toward shared goals. Consult with clients to identify health and wellness objectives and
  2. 2. BEN COOK  PAGE 2 potential barriers to success, creating a customized nutrition and fitness program and integrating ongoing support into model. Develop marketing collateral, branding tools, and client forms. Key Contributions:  Provide comprehensive counseling approach to programs and leverage Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and modified Psychodynamic Therapy to achieve 81% treatment adherence rate.  Increase revenue year-over-year while maintaining low overhead costs and maximizing repeat and return customers.  Develop and maintain fiscally sound business practices and build key relationships with vendors to obtain favorable product pricing. LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, Lynchburg, VA Associate Director of Fitness, 4/2005 – 10/2012 Delivered organizational leadership support to manage comprehensive fitness program within higher education. Oversaw operations and staffing for five internal departments with an overall budget of $500K. Managed all aspects of staffing for 40-member team of student employees to position department for success, including administration, scheduling, payroll, and performance management. Built and established systems and tools to drive consistency in instruction and delivery. Lent technical and motivational expertise to deliver personal training sessions. Identified areas for cost controls and crafted process improvements to generate additional revenue with limited resources. Key Contributions:  Developed and instituted training curriculum for personal trainers, leveraging knowledge of adult education methodologies to adapt material for multiple learning styles and support content retention.  Revamped payment system for personal trainers to implement commission-based structure.  Supported organizational capacity-building through data collection and analysis, needs assessments, and facility expansion recommendations. VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Big World Church, Lynchburg, VA Interim Pastor/Teacher/Instructor, 2014 – 2015 Lay Counselor, 2014 – 2015 Brentwood Church, Lynchburg, VA Small Group Leader, 2010 – 2014 Lay Counselor, 2010 – 2014 Baptism Class Instructor and Developer, 2012 – 2014 Heritage Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA Sunday School Class Instructor for Adults, 2007 – 2009 Lay Counselor and Guest Speaker for Youth Group, 2002 – 2007 Traveled to India to Teach Biblical Missiology, 2005

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