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Dr. Colleen M. Hacker

Professor, Sport and Exercise Psychology

Pacific Lutheran University

HQ Phone: (253) 531-6900

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Pacific Lutheran University

12180 Park Ave S

Tacoma, Washington 98447

United States

Company Description

Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., offers more than 3,500 students a unique blend of academically rigorous liberal arts and professional programs that prepare them for a lifetime of success - both in careers and in service to others. A full ran ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Mental Skills Coach

U.S. Women's National Team

Affiliations

Member of the Staff
NSCAA National Coaching

Board of Advisors Member
Alliance of Women Coaches

Member of the Coaching Staff
National Soccer Coaches Association of America

Collegiate Coach and Member
Team USA

Member of the Performance Enhancement Team
United States Olympic Committee

Member of Advisory Board
Kwik Goal Ltd

Board Member
Soccer

Member, Medical Advisory Board
Brandi's World Inc

Education

Bachelor of Science degree

Health and Physical Education

Lock Haven University

Ph.D.

Exercise and Movement Science

University of Oregon

Ph.D.'s Apps

PhD

Pacific Lutheran University

doctoral degree

master's degree

Exercise and Sports Science

University of Arizona

Web References (197 Total References)


2016 Annual Conference Wednesday Keynote

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Wednesday, May 4th Keynote Speaker: Colleen Hacker, Ph.D.

The 2016 annual conference will begin on Wednesday, May 4th with a keynote speech on the topic "The Secrets of the Slight Edge: What the Best of the Best do Better."
We are pleased and honored to welcome Dr. Colleen Hacker as the opening speaker for the 2016 WRPA Annual Conference.
Dr. Hacker has served as the U.S. Women's National Team's Mental Skills Coach since 2011. She is an internationally recognized authority on the psychology of peak performance and a sports psychology consultant. Dr. Hacker has served as the Sport Psychology Consultant to the Women's U.S. National Soccer Team since 1996. During her tenure, the National Team won a Gold Medal at the 1996 Olympic Games, the 1998 Goodwill Games and the 1999 World Cup. Named as an Assistant Coach in 2000, Dr. Hacker helped lead the National Team to a Silver Medal at the Sydney Olympic Games and a third place finish in the 2003 World Championships. The team also won a Gold Medal in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. The United States is the only country in the world to finish in the top three of every major world championship in soccer history.
In addition to her work with the National Soccer Team, Dr. Hacker works with professional, international and Olympic athletes in a variety of sports. 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 of 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.
We are certain this is a keynote presentation you won't want to miss!
The Secrets of the Slight Edge: What the best of the best do better
Dr. Hacker will share her insights for generating higher performance in yourself and in teams you manage.


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Wednesday, May 4th Keynote Speaker: ...

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Wednesday, May 4th Keynote Speaker: Colleen Hacker, Ph.D.

The 2016 annual conference will begin on Wednesday, May 4th with a keynote speech on the topic "The Secrets of the Slight Edge: What the Best of the Best do Better."
Dr. Colleen Hacker is a peak performance coach for 4 Olympics, coach of US Women's National Soccer Team and speaker to corporate athletes. Her insights on the psychology of peak performance, team-building, leadership, and how people collaborate, strike a chord around the world. She is the first female recipient of the International Applied Sport Psychology Award, and at Pacific Lutheran University she received the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, among many other accolades. Her results-driven principles are grounded in the latest research, delivered engagingly, and beneficial to people in the REAL world...whether professional athletes, corporate athletes or Olympians.
The Secrets of the Slight Edge: What the best of the best do better
Dr. Hacker will share her insights for generating higher performance in yourself and in teams you manage.


Amplify Speakers Bureau Seattle--Motivational & Comedic Speakers

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Dr. Colleen Hacker

Peak Performance Coach for 4 Olympics, Coach of US Women's Nat'l Soccer Team & Speaker to Corporate Athletes
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Dr. Hacker's insights into topics such as the psychology of peak performance, team building, leadership, as well as men and women working effectively in the workplace strike a chord around the world. he results-driven principles and perspectives that Dr. Hacker shares are grounded in the latest research, delivered in a user-friendly way, and beneficial to people in the REAL world...whether professional athletes, corporate athletes or Olympians.
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An Assistant Dean and Professor of Physical Education at Pacific Lutheran University, Dr. Colleen Hacker is currently the Sport Psychology Consultant for the United States Women's National Soccer Team, a member of the NSCAA National Soccer Coaching Staff, and a member of the USOC Performance Enhancement Team.
Her insights into the psychology of peak performance and performance enhancement techniques (in sport, business and life) make her a much in-demand speaker to corporations, business groups and civic organizations both nationally and internationally.
During Dr. Hacker's tenure with the US Women's National Soccer Team, they won a Gold Medal at the 1996 Olympic Games, the 1998 Goodwill Games and the 1999 World Cup. Recently named Assistant Coach of the team, Dr. Hacker helped lead the National Team to a Silver Medal at the 2000 Olympic Games. She has also served as the Sport Psychology Consultant for the Under 16, Under 19 and the Under 21 United States Youth National Soccer Teams.
She has served as coach for four Olympics, and will also coach Olympic staff for 2014 games in Sochi, Russia. In addition to her work with U.S. Soccer, Dr. Hacker works with professional, international and Olympic athletes in a variety of sports.
Dr. Hacker received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University (PA) in 1978, earned her master's degree in Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Arizona in 1979 and received her Ph.D. in Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Oregon in 1992. Dr. Hacker has conducted extensive, applied research in the field of sport psychology with particular emphasis on peak performance, cohesion and performance success and moral development in sport.
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Articles about Dr. Hacker's work have appeared in Newsweek, USA Today, Sports Illustrated for Women, The APA Monitor, The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others. Dr. Hacker has been featured on national television outlets including CNN, FOX, Discovery Channel and Extra.
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Under Coach Hacker, PLU's women's soccer team played for the NAIA national championship five consecutive years. Her club won NAIA titles in 1988, 1989 and 1991, and was runner-up in 1990 and 1992. In her 15 seasons (1981-95), Hacker guided PLU to an enviable 232-59-18 (.780 percentage) record.
The win total ranks her first among all coaches in NAIA women's soccer history. The Lutes' championship record under Hacker is impressive: 10 Northwest Conference titles and five straight NAIA District 1 and NAIA West Regional crowns (1988-92).
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Dr. Hacker served as the president of the NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches Association from 1989-1991, the first woman to hold that position, and was a member of the NAIA Women's Sport Development Committee. She also served as Northwest Conference Women's Soccer Chair, ISAA Scholar-Athlete West Region Coordinator, advisor to the NSCAA Women's Soccer Sub-Committee and as a member of the NSCAA All-America Committee. In 1994, she coached the West All-Stars in the first-ever NAIA Women's Senior Bowl soccer game. Coach Hacker is a seven-time NAIA District 1 Soccer Coach of the Year, a five-time Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges Coach of the Year, a four-time NAIA/NSCAA West Regional Coach of the Year and three-time NAIA/NSCAA National Coach of the Year.
Dr. Hacker earned special honor in January of 1994 as the first woman recipient of the NSCAA/NISOA Merit Award. The award recognizes coaches whose relationships with fellow coaches, soccer officials and players is reflective of the highest ethical ideals as set forth in the NSCAA/ISAA Code of Ethics. In 1995, she was the recipient of a special commendation from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for "a career of exceptional service to the sport of soccer. She is a member of the NSCAA Women's Soccer Development committee and a member of the Soccer Ethics committee. Dr. Hacker also serves as an expert panel member of the Center for Sport Parenting an educational component of the Institute for International Sport.
She has been the recipient of numerous professional and civic awards during her career. She was named Washington's Outstanding Young Woman in 1986, received a Lutheran Brotherhood Faculty Growth Award, numerous Regency Advancement Awards, and was named CASE Professor of the Year in the School of Physical Education.
Dr. Hacker has also been awarded the highest teaching honor presented at Pacific Lutheran University when named the recipient of the Faculty Achievement Award, given to the outstanding faculty member at the University. She received the Lock Haven Alumni Achievement Award and was the ELCA Higher Education Grant recipient.
Dr. Hacker was presented with the Pathfinder Award for Washington State, given by the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport, recognizing each state's leader in women's athletics. As part of a DOE Grant, she traveled to the famed Tahuichi Academy in Santa Cruz, Bolivia to study this organizations' soccer and humanitarian contributions. She was awarded the Presidential Medal from Pacific Lutheran University for her contributions to women's sports not only at the university but also to international sport. Most recently she has been awarded a Presidents' Citation from the American Psychological Association for her contributions to the Psychological Skills Training Program for the United States Olympic and World Cup Soccer Teams.
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