What Clients Are Saying...



The PQ experience has been fantastic. I have learned to not let my feelings and others hijack my mood and ruin my day. Sue helps reinforce this and work through your issues timely. You are able to feel in tune with who you are and who you want to be. Highly recommend.

Marie Q


I took the 7-week Mental Fitness (PQ) bootcamp with Coach Sue in January. I'm not exactly sure what I thought would happen, but the program exceeded my expectations. After a year in Quarantine, I was just stuck. Stuck in my thoughts and I couldn't seem to move forward. This program helped me get unstuck and create forward momentum towards my goals. I am now able to identify what is blocking me and by labeling those blocks it is easy to remove them. The program has helped me learn more about having conversations which may begin rooted in conflict, but I am more able to stay with those conversations and have better outcomes. The structure of the program was very well thought out and the App kept me on track every day. Working with a Pod of people helped with accountability and added an element of fun and encouragement. I absolutely recommend this program with Coach Sue, her compassion and cheerful advice brought all the new ideas into practice for me. Thanks!



The daily PQ reps were spread throughout the day. You don’t build body muscle by lifting heavy weights all at once. You start with lighter weights and more frequency and work your way up to the heavier weights bit by bit. The same goes for strengthening the sage side of the brain.

I think the Positive Intelligence program can save lives! I know that sounds dramatic, and I can be that way from time to time, but I feel that strongly about this program. For example, it isn't just about being in nature, it is about immersing yourself in the experience of nature, where nothing else matters and you are one with your environment. Whether that be taking a slow walk and feeling every footstep, rubbing your fingertips together while gazing at the moon, or enjoying the smell, taste of sensation of every bite of food you take. It is a complete and total surrender to something else for a very brief time (30 secs even) that gives your brain a bit of respite and takes you out of the flight or fight mode many of us spend much of our day in.

My ADHD brain doesn't stop without doing the PQ Reps, and I live my life exhausted much of the time because I do not give myself frequent enough mental breaks. This program is a must for those with fast brains and intense emotions. Those with ADHD.



I learned to be able to work with myself instead of against myself!

It was very useful to have contexts (saboteurs) for negative thought patterns and to focus on the sage skills. The accountability to the group and regularity of the coach challenges helped build mindful habits of detaching from my thoughts and getting grounded in my body. 

Sue is a warm, encouraging, and insightful coach! Her experience and skills, along with the framework and content that Shirzad has made into the Positive Intelligence curriculum was extremely transformative. It has become a foundational component to my mental wellness.



The PQ program came along at the perfect time in my life. I was going through a big life change and was dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety. The program helped me learn about the saboteurs that were at the root of my problems and learn to strengthen my sage powers to squelch those saboteurs.

Sue did an excellent job of leading our POD meetings, helping us share our stories
and explore our situations in a safe space. It was great having her there to be able to answer questions and talk through any aspects of the program that were unclear. I highly recommend this life-changing program!



It’s a really amazing journey of self-discovery just trust the process. 

Coach Sue is an amazing coach to go through the Positive Intelligence program with. She really helped me in understanding the process better. I would recommend Sue to anyone that needs help with life coaching. Thank you so much Sue you're the best. 




I started the PQ training program because my wife recommended it and was specially guided by Sue. I not only found all the material to be great, which provided very practical ways of dealing with my daily emotional situations in life, but Sue's coaching was the perfect weekly complement. This experience has led me to continue with the program as well as coaching sessions with Sue. Thank you!



I appreciate the space to help me acknowledge what I am doing. I appreciate the emphasis on inward reflection to influence your nursing practice, as there are very few things I can change about the environment I work in. Sue exemplifies patience, thoughtfulness, and grace. Coaching with her was enlightening and required me to reflect inward. I’m grateful for the experience of coaching to address burnout and help me identify barriers in my self-care and steps to attain my goals.

A nurse in burnout 


Sue is compassionate and a great listener; I felt that I was heard and challenged to grow in every call. Her intentional questions provided me with the space to ask the big questions and to articulate my why and my what next. By establishing my values with Sue I have clarity, and am energized and ready for new growth opportunities in my career.



Sue has made a significant difference in my life. She assisted me in navigating through the death of a loved one, helped me truly discover my needs and wants, and always gave me tools for my day to day life. The whole time, being thoughtful, lighthearted and willing to ask the important questions. She has truly helped me through some of the darkest and most challenging seasons of my life.  I am so thankful to have met her and be able to continue to come to her when needed. She is so genuine, she is so caring and that comes through even on a call. She is organized, professional and has a wonderfully calm and kind demeanor. 

I highly recommend Sue to anyone who wants to take stock of where they are, move forward deliberately, release old beliefs, get organized and just be the best version of themselves. 

Thank you Sue.

Amanda Stovall 


To all my nurse friends or friends in healthcare that are feeling burned out and want to go back to loving what you do...I highly recommend you reach out to Sue Trace for help! She is a good friend, a colleague and I worked with her to strengthen her coaching skills. I can tell you she is a natural and a master at what she does! Check her out!

Marla Williams, Practical Solutions Zone 



Hey Nurses! I know Sue Trace personally and recommend her as a dynamic and engaging coach with extensive healthcare recruitment and nursing experience. If you are considering a career movement or options, check out her free resources on her link, and give her a call.

Heidi A. Monroe, PhD, MSN, RN, CPN 



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