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The Secret of the Slight Edge

  • 06 Oct 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 4220 6th Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503


  • We invite for-profit and government employees to join us at a full-price rate
  • If you work or volunteer as a board member for a local non-profit, you qualify for this discounted rate.

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Dr. Hacker, a five-time Olympic Coach who has worked with the best athletes in the world, will provide stories, insights, skills and strategies that you can adopt regardless of your career path or life circumstance.

The Secret of the Slight Edge will help you enrich every part of your being from relationships to parenting as well as life place success and satisfaction.

Hearing the four elements of a winning mindset can help unlock your own potential in both life and work.

Dr. Colleen Hacker has served as a member of the United States coaching staff for five Olympic Games as a Mental Skills Coach and Performance Psychology Specialist. Dr. Hacker began her National Team service in 1995 working with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. During her tenure, the National Team won the first Gold Medal awarded in women’s soccer at the 1996 Olympic Games followed by a dramatic overtime victory over China in the 1999 World Cup to win the United States its second World Cup title.  Named as an Assistant Coach in 2000, the National Team won a Silver Medal at the Sydney Olympic Games and a second Gold Medal in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.  In the most watched Olympics in history, the Team won their third Gold Medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing China.  Hacker also served as the Mental Skills Coach for the Olympic Field Hockey Team at the 2008 Olympic Games in China her fourth Olympic Games Coaching Staff selection. Serving as the Mental Skills Coach for USA Hockey (reigning World Champions), Dr. Hacker was a member of her fifth Olympic Coaching Staff as Team USA won a Silver medal in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

In addition to her work with National Teams, Dr. Hacker serves as the mental skills coach to professional, international and Olympic athletes in a variety of sports including Major League Baseball, the NFL, MLS, NWPS (professional soccer), USA swimming, crew, speed skating, track and field, and tennis to name a few. Her strategies for peak performance are sought by corporations, business groups, professional sport teams, civic organizations and both print and television media.  With more than 30 years experience in higher education, she is currently a Professor in Kinesiology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.  Dr. Hacker has conducted extensive, applied research in the field of sport psychology with particular emphasis on peak performance, team building, leadership, mental toughness and psychological skills training for excellence.

Dr. Hacker’s insights into topics such as the psychology of excellence, leadership, the power of choice, team building, performance psychology, mental toughness, and “The secret of the slight edge” strike a chord with organizations and corporate audiences both nationally and internationally.

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