Pasha Cook is a native of Houston, Texas. She is a former basketball player for the University of Memphis. Shortly after graduating, Pasha sustained a career ending injury. After a 4-year career as an educator, she decided her return to sports would be to educate athletes on how to identify and develop their transferable skills. Pasha facilitates diversity & inclusion workshops, leadership trainings and empowerment seminar. Her background incorporates work in the sports community where she educates and consults collegiate and pro athletes on diversity and inclusion and intentional transiting. Pasha has partnered with non-profits, corporate sports organizations and collegiate institutions in creating workshops, seminars and lectures that focus on the challenges presented by race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, athletic identity and generational differences.
With an extensive background in sports, education and leadership development, Pasha brings to her training and facilitation a profound understanding of the need for diversity and inclusion in sports and corporate America, as well as the positive impact of intention leadership. As a highly sought-after public speaker, Pasha has a mission to empower others with her message of “Discovering Your Inner Champion.”
Pasha has worked with the WNBA, Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, WPA, Dress for Success, University of Memphis, Wells Fargo, Brownsville Academy High School and Women CEO Project. Her independent consulting business, Pasha Cook & Associates, LLC, also includes women’s empowerment speaking, and personal and professional development coaching. Pasha received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2002 from the University of Memphis. She been featured on MSNBC, in the Houston Business Journal, Black Enterprise Magazine, YSF Magazine, and her company was the 2015 recipient of the “Biggest Transformation,” award by Houston based company, Women CEO Project. Pasha is based in New York.