This interview will make you belly laugh!  Cookie is one of the most audacious women you will ever meet.  With a name like Cookie ~ of course she is! And, she’s from Texas, for Heaven’s Sake.  For Cookie, tall and sexy was on her list of “must be,” but she found herself with “functional and steamy.”  Mind you, those two qualities come equally tied for second. Her Number One Must Have was, “Neck deep in Transformation.”  And, THAT is EXACTLY what the marriage of Dennis and Cookie is steeped in: Transformation. Imagine finding transformation sexy?  Well, it is, indeed!  As they say, “behind a great woman is a great man.”  Dennis is, indeed, just that:  Unassuming, kind, and eternally supportive.  Bless his 5’10 heart!

I love how these two strong, powerful people live their life.  Admittedly, NOT like a steamy romance novel. Rather, finding their romance inside making the world a better place and supporting others to see a better life is possible.

Cookie and Dennis share how healthy communication provides access to “working it out,” spelling out the difference between sex and romance, being honest with one another, and accepting of each other’s strong personalities.  Oh, yes….and then there is knowing when not to say anything! 🙂

This show is funny!  It’s serious at times. And, we get real. I know you’re going to love it!!



Cookie is a Partner and Senior Consultant with Mark Kamin & Associates.  Since 1983, Mark Kamin & Associates has been on the forefront of organizational transformation, providing a unique methodology for creating high performing cultures and training business people to be extraordinarily successful.  MK & Assoc. Offers a wide range of consulting, coaching and training services with a specific focus on the relationship between integrity and performance.

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Dennis is about the only man in business I know without a website.  At least, as far as I am able to determine. Yet, I have run into him around the city, always with a smile, while off to look after another client.  His business is Smart Merchant Service. You will find more information at (941) 746-4919


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