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Our Founder’s Journey

From dealing with the devastating effects of childhood trauma to struggling with chronic anxiety, Blue Ocean Life Company’s founder Mike Coughlin’s pursuit to live a happier and healthier life has been relentless. Whether in life or in his career, Mike was forced to adapt to difficult circumstances all in pursuit of a better tomorrow for himself and others while keeping the memory of his deceased older brother as his driving force.

After quitting his job to form a digital agency and a bitter business break up, Mike found himself low on funds and begrudgingly moving in with his parents, who had just moved near the serene beaches of Cape Cod. While spending time on Cape Cod, Mike would go to the beach during periods of high stress and anxiety not realizing that getting closer to nature would prove to be the solution to many of his problems. As a child, Mike recalls that his father once told him that salt water heals all wounds, and as an adult, Mike would learn that that old wives’ tale was, in fact, backed by science.

 

Four-year-old Mike Coughlin (left) with deceased older brother, Brian. 

As Mike started to feel the mental health benefits of a location independent lifestyle and a non-corporate way of thinking first hand, Mike was inspired by his life events and nomadic travels to form a company whose sole purpose was to promote positive mental health, especially for those who need it most. In forming the Blue Ocean Life Co. Mike believes that his way of thinking and unique perspective on life - running contrary to many in modern day society - can inspire people to find happiness and overcome their own struggles no how insurmountable they may seem.

Mike paving a new path at his favorite beach, Chapin Beach, 30 years after his brother's tragic death. 

 

To learn more, read Mike's full interview on Thrive Global