Susan has been called upon as an expert forWomen's Ally and has published articles in Evolving Your Spirit Magazine. She has finished her first book Join Me at The Love Buffet: A Book About Ending Your War With Food and Loving Your Bodacious Body. Susan is also a co-author with NY Times best sellers, Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff and The Attwoods in Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Live Your Best Life Now.
Susan is a wife, mother, daughter and friend. She has been an employee, manager, teacher and entrepreneur working in the worlds of art, education, corporate America and healing.
She has loved her body and hated her body, been healthy and sick, lonely and connected, addicted and free, suicidal and loving life and everything in between. She has experienced abuse and loving kindness, victimization and her own power. She has felt impoverished and wealthy, utterly alone and one with all that is. She would tell you from first hand experience that we have the power to overcome what ever story we are playing out by changing our thinking, by accepting responsibility and then walking through our fear to the ultimate realization of just how powerful each and every one of us is.
Susan Loraine Barker is a Professional Empowerment Coach, trained and certified by The Institute of Professional Empowerment Coaches (IPEC) in Chicago. IPEC trained coaches are among the most esteemed and respected coaches in the world. Susan continued her education with the Hypnosis Practitioner Training Institute (HPTI) earning her Hypnosis Certification in medical hypnosis, regression, parts therapy, Smoking Cessation, contextual hypnosis, anatomy and physiology, neurology and pharmacology, practitioner law and ethics and Neural linguistic programing (NLP). Susan has also earned degrees in art therapy and education from Drake University and The University of Iowa.
Susan is an inspirational speaker, presenter and published author. She is a past president of The Palatine Toastmasters club where she has earned several speaking awards.