Rick Hansen Leadership

Transforming Leaders and The Teams They Lead


About Rick Hansen

I've spent 10 years as a teacher and professor and nearly 2 decades in executive leadership. Originally from Southern CA, I am an avid surfer who is focused on teaching leaders how to motivate and inspire the teams they lead. 

With a diverse industry background in domestic and global markets, I'm a senior executive organizational leader that understands how to move business forward where motivation and inspiration become the competitive edge. My background is diverse. I've transformed the business of for-for-profits and non-profits in both P&L and organizational change, led organizational transformation for both independent and global businesses, and acted in a senior executive role in a top 5 global consulting firm. Whether it’s the companies I've owned or the ones I've helped transform, I've developed a framework that creates high levels of engagement and change. I use the spirit of a startup, the practices and disciplines of general management, and principles from surfing and teaching to help create highly functioning teams. 

Of my work, one CEO of a multimillion, dollar global organization said, “He’s built, motivated, and lead this team to be the most dynamic unit in the company’s 30 year history in morale and overall potential.”

After a brief stint as an English Literature teacher, I transitioned to business where I became fascinated with how leaders engage their teams. I struggled with how to transfer – or even if I can I transfer – the more soft skills of teaching over to the more hard world of business, profits, and P&L. However, over time I realized the difference between the classroom and business was very slight.

I'm a published author (Leadership and the Art of Surfing), adjunct professor in Organizational Development and Theory, and an online instructor on techable.com (The Rick Hansen School of Leadership).

I have an MA in Organizational Development and Management, 1 year of post graduate work from Oxford University (England), CA Teaching Credential, and a BA in English Literature. I've competed in over 50 triathlons, 2 marathons, 10 half marathons, 10 centuries, a Kona Ironman Qualifier, and I'm a proud husband and father.

Services by Rick Hansen Leadership

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Keynote Speaking

As a highly experienced and respected leadership practitioner and coach, I understand and know how to put together content that will motivate and inspire your audience so that it will help them reimagine how to build, motivate, and lead their teams.


One on One Coaching

Committed to teaching leaders how to unleash potential in themselves and their teams in order to drive measurable outcomes, I am ready to help you see a new way forward in an unprecedented era. Book your Executive Coaching Session today.


Group Coaching

I work with each client to find the most effective means to unlock new potential by understanding the hurdles. This interactive experience will transform your team and impact the bottom line. To learn more, book your Team Coaching Introduction.


Authentic Testimonials

Founder/Owner/Technology Philosopher

"Rick Hansen has consulted on numerous projects with which I have been involved and I find his insights to be effective and impactful. Beyond his exceptional discernment, Rick's follow through is what sets him head and shoulders above his competition."

Founder/Owner/Creative Director

"Rick Hansen has proven to be a truthful and determined leader who successfully motivates the team and empowers the group by allowing them to focus on what they do best. Friendly and talented, Rick seems to develop and inspire new skills instantaneously."


"Rick Hansen has built, motivated, and lead this team to be the most dynamic unit in the company’s 30 year history in morale and spirit. He has not only transformed the team and turned the business around but he has elevated the overall growth and potential exponentially more so than any of those before him."

Global Operations Senior Executive

"Rick successfully worked with a fused team of experts to define the model, which was inclusive of many recent acquisitions. Rick was great at communicating timeline and pushing the teams to hit key milestones. He effectively coordinated and enabled collaborative and iterative input to achieve the desired outcome."

Senior Learning Executive

"Rick has provided great leadership to help launch with speed, clarity and velocity. He quickly built relationships with people in every region, level and work-stream area and became a powerful influencer to create momentum. He was patient and yet set clear action dates to keep things moving in the right direction. Excited to keep learning from and working with Rick in the months and years ahead!"

Senior Strategy Executive

"Rick has been a great in building our practice, helping establish a model to bring all of this together. His experience has been valuable in looking for the right things to watch out for or clarify as we become a unified team. Rick has had to deal with many different parties and voices and high degrees of ambiguity throughout the project and has handled it with ease".



Austin, TX United States


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