About Mike

Mike Brooks (head)Applicable Counseling and Coaching Services was founded by Michael Brooks  Board Certified BCBC Counselor, LCI Certification, and Board Certified BCMLC Master Life Coach. Mike utilizes his coaching skills of 25 years in the areas of personal and marriage relationships.

Mike’s background is steeped in all kinds of endeavors: living in Europe as a child, raised in a alcoholic home, and being a army brat. He was a college athlete, a college football coach, a corporate business owner, a health practitioner (retired), a marriage and relationship counselor, a guest on radio and television shows, a writer, author and national requested seminar speaker. Mike has been instrumental in helping many of his clients, from coast to coast regain control of their lives and relationships. Mike is an great listener, very compassionate and understanding, and will help you set your goals that will get lasting results. Mike’s clients will tell you he is “the ultimate encourager” and will stand beside you through all your relationship battles.

Mike has used his counseling and coaching skills with Athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, Doctors, lawyers, and Health Care Professionals, and men and women of all ages and professions. If you would like to talk to Mike or have questions for him, you can e-mail him on the Contact page 

A few years ago I was fortunate to meet Dawne Baird, a very special, gifted and talented woman. The more we talked the more we realized how very much we thought and believed the same about God, marriage, goals and life. Dawne has an unique, God given ability to reach deep into a person’s pains, needs and core issues and really listen. I’m so blessed that Dawne and I are partnering together.

Some Thoughts from Mike

I think one of the hardest things that I have ever had to go through as an adult was when I was a health practitioner (retired), then became a patient from a serious accident. Until I was a patient, I’d never imagined the pain and struggles that my patients went through. I had to learn how to walk again after my accident. I went through months of surgeries and physical therapy. It was hard getting up and starting over each day. I think that’s where I best express mercy to others…I was able to encourage others while I was going through rehab myself. I know that I was making a difference in people’s lives. I wanted to make them laugh and focus on getting better. I love using humor as I work with clients. It’s a medicine all by itself!

What have we learned from working with all kinds of people? Personally, we can help you dig deep into struggles that you face everyday and show you that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Dawne and I know that if you have someone who can walk with you each and every step, the road is much easier to travel.

In my rehab clinic, I treated athletes and walk-in patients. I spent lots of time with my clients while treating them. We often talked about everyday problems they were facing: bad relationships, health issues, and business decisions. I felt for these people, and we would engage in problem-solving while they were being treated for specific injuries. That’s where my counseling and coaching began: 25 years ago with my patients. Listening to their needs, problem-solving, educating and helping them make a game plan that would work for them! Going to a university will get you the skills that you need to build a foundation for your career, but sitting down face-to-face or on the phone and getting to know that person you want to help, can’t be learned in a classroom. You get that by building relationships!

Dawne and I have seen several of our clients with little or no energy left to do the things they want to in life. They will say that there always seems to be a wall to climb (major problem), or for some, a wall (major disaster) to run head into. Does this sound familiar? Dawne and I want you to know that we really care about you our clients. We want you to succeed, to be happy, enjoy life and to be worry free. While at my clinic, I got to know most of my patients really well, it was sad to hear several say that most of their lives were filled with defeat and very few victories! Its an awful feeling to see very few successes in your life and feel that you have no victories to speak of. Do you feel that way at times? If you do and want to be successful in your goal setting, then we will help you to see the overall picture and what plans it takes to get you there. For example, you can’t be a starter for any NFL football team without going through the learning process. You have to learn the playbook, have lots of college experience, and have the heart and courage to play. Believe me, you get worked over pretty well in any NFL training camp. 

Life is the same way, you need to know how to get ready for life’s struggles, so you prepare for life’s challenges by mapping out what target areas that you want to work on. You must decide is it your relationships at home or work? You see, if you have a game plan to map out area’s that you want to concentrate on, or need help in figuring that out, Dawne and I can help you. There is no reason why anyone should try to figure out on how to handle relationships alone! We can help you with our experience and knowledge to put a working plan together. That’s why people hire us, we’re successful at what we do.

I have helped many professional athletes with their relationship goals, while being there for them during their careers. I have helped counsel and coach doctors and lawyers through bad relationships. We all have those days when nothing seems to go our way, its just one problem after another, day after day. I have spent many hours while treating patients listening to them talking about their life’s struggles. With an open heart, no judging or condemning, Dawne and I believe listening skills are honed by hearing and taking in what our clients and patients are saying.

I can recall a patient named Shirley, who was a waitress at a truck stop restaurant. She came to the clinic with a knee problem. I examined Shirley and had her make an appointment to have rehab and micro-current therapy for 3 sessions. I had lots of time to talk with Shirley during her treatment, usually 20 minutes of uninterrupted time. Shirley would share stories about her job, family, her failures, dreams and goals, and divorces. I would say little but listened to her, during each treatment session.

After Shirley was released to go back to work, I wondered how she was. I hadn’t seen her in two weeks. As I was checking my patient schedule that Thursday afternoon, there was Shirley’s name! This time she had an elbow injury, I repeated the same treatment program, and again Shirley just wanted to talk about her struggles with work and her husband. So for three weeks I worked on her physical problems, while she unburdened her relationship problems with me. Again, I listened and made a few suggestions that would help her. Again, I released her back to work.

Two weeks later, I saw Shirley’s name on my patient schedule with a low back problem. When I saw her on the treatment table, I looked her in the eyes and asked her in a soft and gentle voice, “what is the real reason you’re here at the office?” She looked up me with tears welling up in her eyes and said “My psychiatrist said I should be seeing you and not him, you are helping me with my problems and how I should deal with them”. Wow, do you see how important it is to have someone give you undivided attention and listen to you? That’s what Dawne and I can promise you, when you hire us as counselors or life coaches, we will listen and then we will help you make a game plan just for you.

You can do it, these people did!

“Mike talked to me on the phone and listened, I felt years of pent up frustrations and failures peel off my shoulders. He never jumped to any conclusions nor judged me. Mike said, ‘lets roll up our sleeves and get to work on this'” Helen G, Hazel Crest, Illinois

“Mike was so easy to talk over the phone, I was surprised how I could share my problems and struggles with him, he listened to me and asked me questions that got to the heart of the matter, I found that his questions very compelling and opened my eyes to my situations. God bless you for helping me”. Lisa H, Long Island, NY

“I called for the free consultation that Dr. Mike offers, we talked for twenty minutes, I was surprised at how quickly he could see my issues (lack of trust towards others) and helped me with some of his suggestions. I called back the next day and said that I wanted him to be my life coach, and I am so glad that I did. My life is on track and I am doing great, thanks Mike.” Doug S, Minneapolis, MN

“I was in a horrible relationship, lots of arguing, fighting, and calling each other names, seemed like our relationship was going nowhere fast, then I called Mike and set up an appointment to talk. Best thing I ever did, he helped me see that the lack of communication was our biggest problem, he walked me through the process of learning how to communicate with my girlfriend, and now we are doing great”. Carl S, Chicago, Illinois

“You ever feel like you have been beat up from a counselor? I did from the counselor I was seeing, she never seemed to listen to me or care. Then I had a friend of mine tell me to check out applicable coaching website for getting help from a life coach, that’s when I called Mike and we hit it off right away. He was a great listener, willing to ask difficult questions of me, and I knew this guy would help me. I had problems at my job, seemed like a dead end going nowhere. Not anymore, Mike has challenged me to go to college and get the education I need to start my own business. He pointed out my strengths and what weaknesses that I had to work on, no one has ever done that for me”. Sylvia S, Miami, FL

“As a professional football player, I have used Mike to help in planning for my future outside of football. Nothing is forever in the NFL, he encouraged me to look for a future that could help me and my family. I am now out of the NFL and enjoying a new career in public service. Thanks Mike.” Former Pro Player

These are just a few testimonies from people, just like you that we have helped. We can help you get control of your life. Do you need help? Are you having problems with a relationship, your job, marriage, your health? Whatever your concern is, we can work together and help you manage and take control of the problems you are facing. Call for an appointment today, and lets’ get started!

In addition, online/phone Counseling and Master Life Coaching is affordable, accessible, anonymous, and available by appointment, from the privacy of your own home. Avoid the travel and time it takes to get to our office. Since you never have to leave the comfort of your own home to meet with us, your anonymity and privacy is completely secured. We have many out-of-state clients. This is the most effective means for Counseling and Life Coaching for those of you who are out of the state of Colorado.


For more information about our Counseling and Life Coaching Programs call Mike Brooks or Dawne Baird to schedule an appointment.

Contact Mike Brooks:
to schedule an appointment with him.
Phone: office 303.456.0555 or cell 303.880.9878
e-mail address is mike@applicablecoaching.com.
All calls are confidential and your privacy is protected.

Contact Dawne Baird:
to schedule an appointment with her.
Phone: office 303.325.5419 or cell 406.580.0857
e-mail address is dawne@applicablecoaching.com.
All calls are confidential and your privacy is protected.

Please note

Online/phone Life Coaching is not appropriate for all kinds of problems. If you have suicidal thoughts, it’s important that you seek help immediately. You are not alone. If you are located in the US, call 1-800-784-2433 or 911 and ask for help.