As an expert Business Strategist, Business Coach, Public Speaker and Advocate, Kathy develops and delivers engaging, thought provoking Speaking Engagements, Workshops and Business Series for a wide range of  industries, organizations and conferences. Here are a few examples of her ability to deliver on a variety of speaking topics, venues and audiences, showcasing her adaptability and collaborations. 



Type of Event         



Highest Performing Salon Owners, 12

Offsite Meeting 2014

Speaker: High Impact Leadership & Sales Series


Male, Female Managers, Specialists, C-suite, 100+

Inaugural Women’s Network Event Onsite  2014

Keynote Speaker: How to be Healthy, Wealthy & Wise in your Professional & Personal Life. 90 minutes,   Q & A


Managers, Specialists, 2

Offsite Series developed by Kathy Hanson

Professional Development Business Series. 90 minute classes, 7 classes in Series

General Mills

Women Across Finance,75

Quarterly Event onsite


Keynote Speaker: How to be Healthy, Wealthy & Wise in your Professional & Personal Life. 60 minutes, Q & A

Lurie, Besikof, Lapidus & Co, LLP

Women Entrepreneurs      50 attendees each event.   Six events. 90 minutes. 

Business Matters  Series. Evening events. Repeated Series in 2014. 

Collaborated & Co-Lectured Financial Matters Series with Beth Kieffer Leonard in 2013. Stacie Usem in 2014.

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Women Managers, diverse industries.60+ attendees each 60 minute session

Annual Women’s Leadership Conference 2013, 2014, 2015

Breakout Session Speaker: How to be Healthy, Wealthy & Wise in your personal & professional life.

Lean In Organization, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Diverse women of all         ages and professions, 75

Inaugural Saturday Retreat 2015


Breakout Session Speaker: Empowerment through Truth: 5 Lessons of Success through Authenticity            60 minutes

Backpocket Strategy Business Series developed by Kathy Hanson Spring 2014

Developed specifically for professional men & women of all industries.     25 professionals

Offsite                 90 minute classes, 7 evenings  @CoCo Uptown

Business Series for Busy Professionals. Professional Development Series.Seven workshops.90 minutes.           

National Creative Connection Conference

Women.Passion.Business. 2,000 attendees

3 day event

Panelist, Speaker, Pitch Coach

Coaching creative entrepreneurs how to price, pitch and sell their products. 60 and 90 minute sessions.

Executive Women International

Executive Women and Administrators, 10

Offsite Meeting September 2015

Speaker: Chunking! My secret to managing your time. 90 minutes.

Downtown Association, Chamber of Commerce Camas, WA Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, 38

Retail Space in Camas, WA


Speaker: How to be a successful Entrepreneur with a profitable business & a sustainable schedule

As a Business Strategist, Kathy has collaborated or worked privately with Executives, Directors, Managers within these organizations

Hewlett Packard -Managed 5 division Product Launch. Strategically aligned five different product teams of engineers, writers, designers, Project Managers to complete launch. 

Etsy– Asked to write entrepreneur business article for opt-in readers to Etsy blog 

HGTV– Featured segment of two HGTV shows as Kathy Hanson, Business Owner, Pickets. 

Smile Network International– Wrote $35,000 Grant for Cusco, Peru medical trip. Initiated, collaborated & developed first fundraiser involving Rotary International for Valentine’s Day event

SuperGraphics– private client 

Toro Industries– private client. Developed strategies for client to increase sales in their department and outperform goals

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage– resolved national hiring/retention issue through new on-boarding and training strategy

Xcel Energy– private client 

Business Owners – Project Managed, wrote, produced Shop Local Crave City guides in 7 cities. First and 2nd Editions in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Managed all interns, photographers, production staff and 125 featured women business owners in each edition. Created Buzz Parties, Launch Parties and strategy templates for all photographers, business owners, interns and production staff. 

250 Entrepreneur clients in Retail, Business to Business, Photography, Services, Online, Brick and Mortar businesses nationwide

As an Entrepreneur and Business Strategist Kathy has experience in these industries: