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Dr. Colleen Hacker

Dr. Colleen Hacker

Keynote Speaker: Mental Skills Coach for the USA Women’s Olympic Soccer & Ice Hockey Teams

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Dr. Colleen Hacker Biography

Dr. Colleen Hacker has served as a member of the United States coaching staff for six 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 and most recently served on the Gold Medal staff for USA Ice Hockey in the 2018 Olympic Games. During her 12-year tenure with USA Soccer, 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 historic ‘99 World Cup securing USA’s second star. Dr. Hacker also served on the National team Staff for the 2003 and 2007 World Cups. 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. The National Team won their third Gold Medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing China where Dr. Hacker also served as the Mental Skills Coach for the Olympic Field Hockey Team. 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 followed by a dramatic shoot-out victory to win the United States first Gold Medal in 20 years during the 2018 Games in S. Korea. Dr. Hacker has served on the coaching staff for more than 10 World Championship events in soccer and ice hockey.

In addition to her work with National Teams, Dr. Hacker serves as the Mental Performance Consultant to professional, international and Olympic athletes in a variety of sports including MLB, the NFL, PGA, LPGA,MLS, NWSL, USA swimming, crew, speed skating, track and field, and tennis to name a few. She has also served as the Mental Skills Coach for the Under 16, Under 19 and the Under 21 United States Youth National Soccer Teams. 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 specializing in Sport and Exercise Psychology 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 has received numerous professional awards including the Distinguished Professional Practice Award from AASP (the first woman to do so), the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Citation, the American Psychological Foundation Bevan Lecturer in Psychology and Public Policy, the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award (the highest teaching honor awarded by the University), the NAGWS Pathfinder Award, the NASPE Inspiration Award, the Presidential Medal from PLU, the NSCAA Letter of Commendation and the National Award of Excellence, to name a few. She has been inducted into 7 Hall of Fames both as an athlete and a coach including the Pacific Lutheran University Hall of Fame as a coach and later as a member of 3 National Championships teams, the Pierce County Hall of Fame, the NAIA National Soccer Hall of Fame, the Lock Haven University Hall of Fame (as an athlete and coach), the Washington Youth Soccer Hall of Fame, and the United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame (the first female coach to be inducted). Dr. Hacker received the NAGWS Honor Award, the most prestigious award presented by that organization. ESPNW named Dr. Hacker as one of 30 women in the country who “change the way sports are played”. Dr. Hacker is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Positive Coaching Alliance and is a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice. She has served on the United States Olympic Committee Performance Enhancement Team, is certified by the US Center for SafeSport, is a member of the USOPC Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant.

Much in demand as a speaker and consultant, Dr. Hacker has delivered over 200 professional presentations and published more than 45 articles, chapters and a book. Dr. Hacker has worked with corporations such as Morgan Stanley, NIKE, Martha Stewart Living, Meredith Corporation, S.C. Johnson Company, Boeing, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, PitchBook, ESPNW Summit, FOX Sports Network, MTV Networks, Infinity Broadcasting, Wolfpack Endeavors, Verizon Media Group, Thrivent Insurance Company, The New Yorker Magazine, Citadel Broadcasting, Conde Nast, Million Dollar Round Table, Bankers Association, GLAMOUR, Parent’s Magazine, House and Garden, Franciscan Health Care Systems, Better Homes and Gardens, Westwood One, General Mills, Deloitte, and Equinox as well as civic groups and organizations. She has published widely in professional journals and books. Her work has been featured in Jere Longman’s book, Girls of Summer, Lauren Gregg’s The Champion Within, Michelle Akers’ book, The Game and The Glory, The Soccer Bible, Brandi Chastain’s It’s Not About the Bra and Tom Farry’s book Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children . Following the Rio Olympic Games (2016) The Olympic Channel featured Dr. Hacker’s work in an episode entitled Gold Medal Entourage: The mastermind behind Olympic success.

Dr. Hacker has delivered lectures and invited papers at such diverse groups as the Miller Humanities Lecture at the University of Arizona, the American Psychological Association, the National Institutes of Health, the Pan American Sports Organization, the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, SHAPE America and the United States Olympic Committee Coaching Summit. Articles about Dr. Hacker’s work have appeared in Newsweek, Olympic Magazine, PCA, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, The APA Monitor, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Time, Inc. among others. Dr. Hacker has been featured on national television outlets including CNN, NBC, FOXsports, ESPN, Discovery Channel, ESPN2 and Extra. Her publications and presentations have impacted audiences both academic and corporate. Dr. Hacker’s book, Catch Them Being Good (Penguin Books) co-authored with champion soccer coach Tony DiCicco, has been a mainstay in coaching education. Her insights into topics such as the psychology of excellence, leadership, 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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Dr. Colleen Hacker Videos

#SHEWINS2021 | Dr. Colleen Hacker - YouTube
You Are Always In Pursuit- Dr. Colleen Hacker - YouTube
The Leadership Experience | Dr. Colleen Hacker

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Who is the agent for Dr. Colleen Hacker?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dr. Colleen Hacker for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Colleen Hacker for your next private or corporate function.

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Dr. Colleen Hacker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Sports Motivation, Soccer and Peak Performance. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Colleen Hacker for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Dr. Colleen Hacker generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nancy Kerrigan, Lisa Leslie and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Colleen Hacker for an upcoming event.

Dr. Colleen Hacker Videos

#SHEWINS2021 | Dr. Colleen Hacker - YouTube
You Are Always In Pursuit- Dr. Colleen Hacker - YouTube
The Leadership Experience | Dr. Colleen Hacker
United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame: Colleen Hacker - YouTube
Brandi Chastain and Colleen Hacker on World Cup and Sport Psychology

How to book Dr. Colleen Hacker?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dr. Colleen Hacker for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dr. Colleen Hacker, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dr. Colleen Hacker or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Dr. Colleen Hacker?

Booking fees for Dr. Colleen Hacker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dr. Colleen Hacker, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Dr. Colleen Hacker?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dr. Colleen Hacker for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Colleen Hacker for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dr. Colleen Hacker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dr. Colleen Hacker or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Dr. Colleen Hacker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Sports Motivation, Soccer and Peak Performance. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Colleen Hacker for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Dr. Colleen Hacker generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nancy Kerrigan, Lisa Leslie and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Colleen Hacker for an upcoming event.

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