About Sue


Sue Mersch, CNM

I am a certified nurse midwife who has been in health and wellness for 30 years, and provide wellness and relationship coaching for lasting lifestyle change.  My clients become aware of and choose the results they desire through education, illumination, and co-active coaching.  Whether you are working on your health, your weight, dating, or improving the quality of your relationships, I understand that the smallest steps can lead to the biggest results. 


Having a healthier body and healthier relationships creates more vitality and happiness, and I will support you with transforming your unexamined and limiting beliefs which are blocking you from being your best self. I understand that the perimenopause and menopause period is an especially tumultuous time for women, and I can guide you through this new stage of life with courage and integrity.


When training for my black belt in Hap Ki Do, I learned about the mind/body connection and recognized that our state of health, whether it is our physical health or relationship health, is a reflection of the sum total of our beliefs.  If we want to maximize our energy, vitality, and health, we must examine our current beliefs which are often developed unconsciously.  I examined my own beliefs around health and relationships decided to institute a number of principles to create an extraordinary life full of vitality and energy:


  1. Ran my first marathon 6 years ago, at age 57, and three more after that, including a 200 mile relay race from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL.

  2. At age 63, I am only 10 pounds heavier than I was when I was 20. (I gained 60 pounds in my pregnancy.)

  3. I experienced a smooth transition through menopause.

  4. I am healthy, full of vitality and having a lot of fun dancing, kayaking, hiking and exploring the sights of Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland

  5. Practicing the dating principles I’ve learned about men and am actively looking for my soulmate.

  6. Because of the shift in beliefs that I experienced, I had the courage to move from my lifetime home in Chicago to Virginia for a job opportunity.  My 32-year-old son, Eric, remains in Chicago. 


My mission is to inspire, educate, and empower you to enjoy better health and financial freedom so you can create the possibility of living an extraordinary life filled with vitality, passion, and love.  I am passionately committed to making a significant contribution to this world by creating healthier lives, relationships, and planet for generations to come.