Bridget Cook Burch by Emily London PortraitsBridget Cook-Burch

New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Activist

Known for her riveting tales of transformation, M. Bridget Cook-Burch (Bridget) is a New York Times Bestselling Author, a Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author & Transformational Speaker/Trainer and Human Potential Expert.

Her books have been showcased on Oprah, Dateline, Good Morning America, Today Show, and in People Magazine, among others. As a single mother, she owned and operated several successful businesses throughout Utah and Colorado, including PR, publishing and trucking companies.

Bridget is delighted to use her abilities as an extraordinary trainer to “Wake people up to their possibilities” and how to use every experience as a stepping stone to their most glorious life.  Bridget’s most recent NYT and Wall Street Journal bestseller is called <I>The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife That Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice.<I> Bridget also wrote <I>Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer’s Daughter,<I> and <I>Skinhead Confessions: From Hate to Hope<I>.  Bridget rocks audiences around the world with powerful stories of transformation, conscious business, writing to connect with readers, and how to leave the footprints of a powerful legacy for generations to come.

Bridget had a powerful, near-death experience in her 20s that set her on a unique road and allowed her to work with gang kids and multi-millionaires alike — and love them all. She is a serial entrepreneur who has owned and operated several businesses in various industries, and most loves to take what she has learned and mentor others to success.

That she heard a quote by Mother Teresa and has been forever touched.  “I am a pen in the hand of a God, writing a love-letter to the world.”  Bridget feels that is precisely her calling in life and love and relationships and work: she absolutely loves the uniqueness of every single soul and seeks to empower each woman, man and child to powerfully express their own unique gifts.

An advocate and human rights activist, Bridget is a founding member and director of SHEROES United, a non-profit organization that highlights the stories of Female Super-Role Models (those who give back to their community).

 

The Witness Wore Red:  The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice

Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family’s polygamous lifestyle from the “dangerous” outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people’s prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren’s father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family.The church, however, had a way of pulling her back in-and by 2007, Rebecca had no choice but to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages. The following year, Rebecca and the rest of the world watched as a team of Texas Rangers raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS. Rebecca’s subsequent testimony would reveal the horrific secrets taking place behind closed doors of the temple, sending their leaders to prison for years, and Warren Jeffs for life.

THE WITNESS WORE RED is a gripping account of one woman’s struggle to escape the perverse embrace of religious fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a courageous story of hope and transformation.


Shattered Silence:  The Untold Story of a Serial Killer’s Daughter

Melissa always knew that her family wasn’t perfect, but she never suspected the shocking truth

What would you do if, as a teenager, you found out that someone you loved had committed the most horrific of acts? Worse, what if he had done it again and again? Could you ever learn to forgive him? Would you even want to?

In Shattered Silence Melissa Moore shares the true story of her life as the daughter of the notorious Happy Face serial killer. In this inspiring story, Melissa grows from a confused child to an outraged adolescent to an accepting adult. As she slowly connects the dots and realizes the full extent of the terrifying and gruesome crimes her father has committed, Melissa also begins to realize that she cannot change her father all she has control over is her own life and deciding how she will react to everything that has happened.

Told with heartbreaking sincerity, this uplifting story of optimism and discovering joy, even in the face of overwhelming adversity, will inspire you to face your own challenges with a similar attitude of hope.


Skinhead Confessions:  From Hate to Hope

A background in hate. A life of violence. A love for power. But all he needed was a moment of truth. I heard the gasp of horror and knew I’d been caught. “What are those?” she cried, pointing at my body, which was covered from neck to waist in graphic, sinister tattoos. No way was I going to tell her what they meant – the hate crimes I’d committed, the people I’d stabbed and maimed to earn those tattoos. No way was I going to tell her about the hundreds of kids I’d initiated to follow me into the White Power movement and the things they did for me every day. From his youth, TJ Leyden was taught to fight, to hurt, and to hate. Cunningly brilliant and deceptively clean-cut, TJ found that life with the Skinheads was exactly what he – and they – needed. Quickly rising to the top, TJ recruited members for the Skins, and in return he earned a name and a reputation as one of the most powerful men in the White Power movement.

With a skill for fanning the fires of hatred and an ability to elude the law, it seemed that nothing would stop TJ – that is, until he became a father. As his own children grew, so did TJ’s uncertainty about the cause he’d endorsed for so long. One fact finally emerged from all the racist propaganda: white power wasn’t about being white; it was simply about having someone to hate. And once he realized this truth, TJ knew his life could never been the same. Skinhead Confessions takes you on an unbelievable ride through a dark world of violence to one of openness and faith in the future. TJ’s honesty and courage – even in the face of death – have inspired people across America to take action against gang violence and hate crimes. A book unlike any other, this is the amazing true story of one person’s journey from hatred to hope.


My Husband Wears the Short Shorts in This Family:  Parenting with Humor, Courage and a whole lot of Love

Being a parent takes a lot of courage. Being married to Scott Mackintosh requires a generous amount of both courage and humor – in fact it must run rampant in our home! My kids and I never know what to expect. Still, it makes the adventure of raising seven children in this day and age – – four girls and three boys – – less stressful of a challenge and more joy filled… at least most of the time.

You know, as a conscious and loving parent, you are always looking for teaching opportunities. Those opportunities often arise just in everyday life. Sometimes they come at times and in places where you least expect them… And sometimes they require more than a hefty dose of courage. But when you love your kids, you’ll do just about anything for them, right?

Right?

Well….maybe.