Colleen H. Cole
Co-Host Umoja Journey 2016 | Author | Speaker
Colleen’s commitment as co-host of the 2015 Million Dollar Umoja Journey arose from the profoundly transformational nature of her experience on the inaugural Umoja Journey in 2012. As a participant on that journey—the only female— Colleen had the opportunity to disconnect from all the demanding roles in her life and view her life purpose from a new perspective, through the lens of legacy, and take the step from success to significance.
Colleen Cole started PERMACRETE® Systems Limited, a concrete restoration and waterproofing business, and franchised the PERMA-DRY® brand with her husband Bill, in 1978 and expanded it into a successful international enterprise. The death of her husband and her daring decision to join the Umoja Journey has consolidated Colleen’s success, and were the triggers to reinvent herself as an effective advocate for women on an international scale, travelling around the world to support women & children’s health and education projects.
Colleen H. Cole is the author of the award winning book, GUILT – The Secret War of Successful Women and co-author of UMOJA – A Journey From Success to Significance. As an international speaker, Colleen inspires and motivates people from all walks of life and cultures to pursue their dreams and achieve their potential. In addition to her role as businesswoman, author and philanthropist, Colleen is a mother of 3 and an active, inspiring grandmother to 11. She is determined to make international missions and sustainable development initiatives in Africa and beyond, an indelible aspect of her life legacy.