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Suzanne (Sue) Nicholson

Personal Health Coach and Nurse Practitioner


  • is the founder of Ideal You Health & Wellness, LLC
  • obtained a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Northern Illinois University (Summa Cum Laude)
  • obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Elmhurst College (With Honor)
  • is licensed in the state of Illinois as an advanced practice nurse and registered nurse
  • is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • has 15 years of experience in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Convenient Care, Retail Care, and University Health Care as an advanced practice nurse, and prior nursing experience in hospitals and outpatient care settings
  • is a Certified Health Coach
  • is a member of the National Society of Health Coaches (NSHC)
  • is a writer and published author of “The Effect of Cardiovascular Health Promotion on Health Behaviors in Elementary School Children”, Journal of Pediatric Nursing
  • is a speaker in the in the Chicago-Metro area
  • has lived and worked in the Western suburbs for over 20 years
  • interests – socializing with family and friends, travel, biking, hiking, swimming, gardening, cooking, and music

Sue is such a fantastic coach for health and wellness. She is one of the most respected, compassionate and knowledgeable in the area. If you want to lost weight and do it the healthy way, she is the one to see!

Connie Parr

“Sue helped me to manage my high blood pressure and weight, and helped me to think about myself and my lifestyle choices in a whole new way. I feel better than I have since I had my daughter ten years ago. I have recommended her to several of my friends. Thanks, Sue!”

Michelle V.

“What sets Sue Nicholson apart as a healthcare professional is her winning combination of humor, knowledge, empathy and communication.  She has helped me with numerous health concerns over the years by offering advice and solutions that I could really use. This can happen because she truly listens. Along the way she relays touching and funny stories, as well as outstanding recipes! Sue is a great teacher, coach and friend. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to improve their wellness.”

Sherry L.

“Sue is a very knowledgeable coach! I’m so grateful for all her help! I will always remember her words of wisdom which have changed my attitude about life!”

Betsy Guzman

“You are in good hands with Sue….She is knowledgeable ….passionate….and compassionate…….She is highly recommended!!!!!!!”

Jean Perle

“Sue is a wonderful health coach with a true commitment to healthy living and evidence based care. Her background as a Family Nurse Practitioner gives her an excellent foundation. She tells it like it is, but balances it all with compassion for her clients. Highly recommended!”

Sakina Shikari Bajowala

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