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Business Coach
Author & Speaker
Farm Founder


Howdy Darlin', so glad you're here. I am an entrepreneur and children's author, passionate about helping women succeed  through coaching and speaking. Jesus follower, wife of 13 years and fur mom to many farm critters, I travel Michigan visiting senior centers and special events with my pygmy goats through the Jump for JOY Program™ and operate Parkside Farm in Byron Center, MI. I am an AgVocate for agriculture, agritourism and farm education and I am proud to sit on the Kent County Farm Bureau board and currently serve as Young Farmer Committee Co-chair. Always remember to spread joy!

Life & Biz Coach
for Women

Samson's Book
for Children

Farm Education
for Families

About Nicole Zaagman (Cowgirl Cole)
Bestselling author, business coach, entrepreneur and speaker, Nicole Zaagman grew up showing and breeding pygmy goats in 4-H. A 2009 graduate of Spring Arbor University holding a BA in graphic design, she worked corporately before starting her full-time creative agency in 2014. During that time Nicole opened a photography studio with her mother in Grand Rapids and also became a certified dog therapy handler team with West MI Therapy Dogs. In the years following, Nicole volunteered doing art assisted activities with Artist Creating Together and later spent two years working in equine therapy with Equine Assisted Development. In 2021, Nicole founded Parkside Farm and restarted her pygmy goat herd and witnessed the JOY that the pygmy goats provided local families. In December 2022, Nicole wrote, photo-illustrated and published a children's storybook called, Samson the Baby Pygmy GoatIn early 2023, Nicole created the Jump for JOY Program™ a Michigan farm education program utilizing pygmy goats for senior centers and special events. Nicole is a member of American Goat SocietyNational Pygmy Goat Association, Michigan Agritourism Association, International Organization of Professional Life Coaches and MI Farm Bureau and is also a board member of Kent County Farm Bureau and is currently serving as the Kent County Young Farmer Committee Co-chair.  

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