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How To Surrender Your Ego with Retired NFL Player Soul Cole

Meet Soul Cole

Brandon Coleman, or as he is more commonly referred to as SOUL COLE, is a retired NFL player for the New Orleans Saints. After suffering a career-ending injury in 2018, he transitioned into the health and wellness space, becoming a Certified Health & Wellness Coach. Dealing with physical pain, depression, and anxiety, Coleman found his way back to himself by utilizing tools such as therapy, meditation, yoga, breathwork, and sound healing. Coleman was able to reprogram his body, and SOUL COLE emerged with a different kind of strength from his newly garnered practices. 


His own personal experiences with injury and loss have given SOUL COLE a unique and profound respect for the value of not only physical but mental and emotional health.

Understanding the significance of the tools he received was a catalyst for him achieving a Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate at Georgetown University School of Continuing Study as well as completing the MBSR program from the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, School of Public Health. SOUL COLE is committed to helping others refine and redefine their lives by giving them tools to attain balance, intention, and wellness.


Soul Cole is now a Flow Facilitator, Mental Performance Coach, Certified Breath Coach, and Sound Healing Practitioner. He is intense, driven and places high value on faith, family, and morality. To learn more, go to 


You Need To Listen To Your Body

Soul was gearing up to put his 20 years of hard work into playing for the NFL until he suffered a traumatic injury to his neck and back. He continued to push himself and ended up with surgery that had him shut down on every level. Not knowing how to handle such trauma and up against the stigma of getting support, Soul found himself in a dark and lonely place that led to depression and despair. It was in his desperation that he says that God got his undivided attention, and he started to address the deeper trauma and grief. One of the biggest learnings that Soul talked about is the importance of listening and trusting your body. Everything is connected – the physical, mental, and emotional aspects are all part of a larger integrative body system. 


The Power of Surrendering Your Ego 

In his dark night of the soul, he finally chose to surrender his ego and saw firsthand how he was chasing validation, pride, and acceptance. While his ego was bruised, his spiritual connection began to deepen and grow. He realized that it’s ok not to be ok. How powerful is that, my friend? If you are struggling right now, know that it’s ok not to feel ok and that getting support can be the most loving thing you can do for yourself. 


How To Leave a Legacy 

One of the gifts of Soul’s greater healing and awakening starting in 2018 is that it gave him the momentum and habits of self-care and self-realization that he continued to tap into and share during the pandemic. He began to find his voice and was able to make a greater impact and bring diversity to those bringing mindfulness, meditation, and healing to the world. Since his accident, Soul has been nurturing his own connection to himself as well as his faith and spirituality, and that of many others. He’s been using his gifts and expertise in breathwork, sound healing, yoga, and coaching to help other individuals, especially in the African American community, come home to themselves. 




Looking To Help Others Know Who They Are and Design Their Best Life?


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