I’m Jackie Brucker and I have always wanted to assist people in achieving what’s important to them. Now I want to help people live the rest of their lives on their own terms.
I started my career as an industrial/organizational psychologist wanting to help make people and organizations better.
I gained experience as a consultant to and employee of the Federal Government. These experiences allowed me to learn a great deal about people and how they behave.
I have really enjoyed working with my clients, and watching them improve their situations. However, the most rewarding part of my career thus far has been as a coach.
Helping People Face Life’s Most Difficult Challenges
Being an executive and leadership coach has allowed me to help people make themselves better, happier, and more productive. This work has been challenging and rewarding. Now, I want to use the skills I have developed to help those who are terminally ill and facing one of their most difficult life challenges — to have a well finished life.
If you are facing the end of your life, I want to help you to determine what is important to you at this time, aid you in finding the words to share your wishes and desires with your loved ones, and to help you figure this out in an accepting environment. I can’t tell you that everything will work out exactly as you hope it will, but I do believe I can help you make the decisions that are right for YOU, without judgment.
Personal Experience with Family and Terminal Illness
My own experience with the passing of those close to me began at a young age. At age 13, I watched my maternal grandfather die. I was sitting on the bed and held his hand as he took his last breath. In my 20’s my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. After major surgery to remove all the cancer possible, I sat down to talk with her about supporting her in any decision she made regarding her fight with cancer and her ultimate decision of when to stop fighting.
With this type and stage of cancer, my mother faced a 4% survival rate after 5 years. Given this knowledge, I knew this was a fight she was unlikely to win, and I wanted to support her the best way I knew how. That was to honor what she wanted as she fought her battle, and be there when she said it was time to let go.
Offering this type of support seems like the most natural thing in the world to me, but I have come to realize that this is not a gift that most people are given. Through these and other experiences I have seen the good and bad as loved ones attend to the dying.
I want a good experience for you so that you can have this gift, but I know that working through what is most important at the end of your life is very hard for most people. I want to help you figure it out.
We Can Find Joy and Peace as We Are Dying
Most people think dying is horrible, sad, and painful. It certainly can be, but it does not need to be that way. There are ways to find joy and peace during the remainder of your life.
It is my belief that one of the greatest gifts we can give our dying loved ones is to honor, hear, and respect what they want from their passing. In return, when we are dying, we can give our loved ones a gift by letting them know what we want as we pass. This gift takes the burden of guessing about our wishes and desires away, because our loved ones know what we want. Then our loved ones are not left with any guilt, wondering if they did the right thing, because they knew exactly what the right thing was for us.
Your Well Finished Life is the culmination of my beliefs and dreams for each of you.