Sue Hasker ~ Certified Wellness Coach
Helping You Heal Your Best
Sue Hasker’s passion and purpose is to help people to find healthy ways of coping with the emotional pain caused by a physical injury using tools from sport psychology, life coaching, stress management, and grief recovery. Having experienced a traumatic injury herself, along with a complicated recovery, Sue feels drawn to help others during this difficult process.
- M.S. Psychology -Thesis: “A Wellness Coaching Approach to Enhanced Healing of Orthopaedic Injury”
- B.A. Psychology -Thesis: “The Psychological Effects of Traumatic Injury”
- Certified Performing Edge® Professional, Level 2 - Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter
- Certified New Life Story® Wellness Coach - David Krueger, MD
- Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® - The Grief Recovery Institute
- Certified Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™ Facilitator – Peggy Huddleston
- Certified Stress Management Coach -h The Spencer Institute/NESTA
- Certified Uniquely You® DiSC Human Behavior & Wellness Motivation Consultant - Dr. Mels Carbonell
- Certified Biblical Health Coach – Jordan Rubin
- Clinical Applications for Deep Imagination Levels 1 & 2 – Leslie Davenport at JFK University
- Fundamentals of Interactive Guided Imagerysm – AGI
Sue’s studies have allowed her to blend the theories and practical applications of wellness coaching, grief counseling, and sport psychology for the benefit of people from all walks of life. Her motto is, “Sport psychology is not just for athletes anymore.”
Sue is also a wife, mom, office administrator and communications coordinator for a local non-profit, researcher/blogger, and community volunteer. In her spare time she loves walking in nature, traveling, rubber stamping, learning about the mind/body/spirit connection, nutrition, fitness, natural remedies, and pretty much anything to do with health. Sue tells her story about how she came to find her passion and purpose…
Recently, I have been recovering from a stubborn broken ankle – a souvenir from my trip to the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica in 2007. It just so happened that I was in the middle of working on my bachelor’s degree in psychology when I fell, so my senior thesis topic became, naturally, the psychological effects of traumatic injury. These are some photos from my trip…”
“Spending countless hours researching about traumatic injury and other losses has shown me that there are many mind/body/spirit effects that happen when a person suffers an injury, unexpected surgery, sudden illness, or other life transition.
I am passionately drawn to this topic and will be studying it further in my Master’s program. Because I feel an urgent desire to help others who are struggling and simply cannot wait to finish years of education in order to get started, I am also studying under some amazing professional coaching mentors in order to learn how to coach – guide, encourage, and gently nudge – people to be able to not just “get better” but actually thrive and grow during the healing process.
I look forward to meeting and helping people who have experienced a sudden change in life and may have become stuck, or just need a hand to move forward. If you think this is something you would like to know more about, just contact me and we will see if there is way we can work together.”
Here’s a photo of my hubby and me standing on a glacier in Alaska just 2 1/2 years after my adventure in Costa Rica… proof that it IS possible to thrive following a traumatic injury and difficult recovery.
Contact Sue for a free introductory consultation.
I am extremely impressed with her work, and I would highly recommend Sue Hasker to any college or to any of my colleagues or clients. Our work together involved education and rigorous training around the Your Performing Edge Coaching method and general coaching techniques for working with a variety of complex client issues.
As a performance coach to Olympians and CEO’s, who has been on the medical staff of Stanford University Medical Center for 10 years, Sue was absolutely one of the most advanced and creative students I’ve had the opportunity to train.”
Sue has reminded me what it means to accept life, with all of its challenges, and get up and do it all again the next day. Sue’s difficulties with her leg—from the initial accident, and through the current state of repair—are daunting to hear about. I can’t imagine living through it, and I hope I’ll never have to know what it’s truly like. But, in my wildest imagination, I can’t think that a harrowing medical saga would inspire me to help other people in a similar situation. Luckily, for the rest of us, there are people like Sue, who turn adversity into opportunity.”
Sue did a really good job of making us feel comfortable with the whole [coaching] process. Very patient with us if we needed more guidance.”
B.M., Group Coaching Client
Sue was tremendously helpful for me in recovering emotionally from injury. A lifelong athlete, I felt devastated after a knee injury which prevented me from participating in my favorite activities. Sue helped me identify the deeper issues behind this loss, which was critical for my being able to address them and begin the emotional healing process. Sue is an excellent listener and was able to gently guide and encourage me along this path.”
K.S., Private Coaching Client