Local life coach sets inspiring example
Sabrina Cohen plans to graduate from the University of Miami in February as a Certified Professional Life Coach. She is a regular visitor at area schools, invited to encourage students to be themselves and to “trust their gut.”
“I’ve spent 20 years telling students not to get caught up in an image. And no matter what the disability, or the challenge, we should never let our fears stop us,” Cohen said. “Kids need to be proud of who they are. I’m passionate about spreading the message to do what you believe in and then go for it. This chair has never stopped me.”
Cohen, 34, lives in Miami Beach where she was born and raised. She conducts her busy life from a wheelchair since a car accident at age 14 resulted in a C3-5 spinal cord injury and paralysis. The motivated, and motivating, Cohen is the founder and president of the Sabrina Cohen Foundation for Stem Cell Research.
On Sept. 12 she will travel to New York to be honored by SELF Magazine as a 2012 recipient in the annual “Women Doing Good” contest.
“I am thrilled for multiple reasons,” she said. “This award puts a national spotlight on my foundation and the exposure is really great.”