Formerly a professor at Harvard Business School and INSEAD (France), professor Hansen holds a PhD from Stanford Business School, where he was a Fulbright scholar. His academic research has won several prestigious awards, and he is ranked one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50.
Morten Hansen was also a manager at the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised corporate clients worldwide. Morten travels the world to give keynotes and help companies and people become great at work.
I released my first book First Job: A Personal Career Guide for College Graduates published with the help of Friesen Press. After a 27-year business career, I’ve collected my experiences of common mistakes made in business by young professionals, and provide advice on how to navigate the business world responsibly and successfully. If you want to personally advance your own career, visit www.hlpsum1.com, and follow the First Job link to order this helpful career guide for your graduate.
Joyce Jarek is the author of the blog Business World – Beyond the Classroom and CEO of Hlpsum1, Inc. – a consultancy focusing on career, community connection and a commitment to pursuing a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.
Val accumulated thousands of dollars in student loans in college because she thought that was the only option. She learned about compound interest the hard way then felt hopeless about ever getting rid of her pile of debt. When Val started learning more, she got fired up and embrace the challenge of eliminating her college debt as fast as possible. That’s when amazing things started to happen.
As a public-school counselor, Val proved you can get out of debt fast–even on a modest salary–if you create and stick to a plan. She shares the proven plan that helped her save nearly $30,000 in her book “Pay Your Student Loans Fast.”
Val wrote her book and started TheCommonCentsClub.com, a personal finance blog that helps people experience the life-changing freedom that can result from paying off your debt early. Because she quickly eliminated her loans, Val was able to leave her stressful 9-5 job to start her dream job as a work-from-home-mom, an online entrepreneur, editor, and author. She now embraces her “weird” debt-free lifestyle and shares how to start side hustles, destroy debt, and live simply At www.TheCommonCentsClub.com.
Val’s life transformation started with eliminating her student loans. Now she will show you how to ensure debt does not stand in the way of making your dreams your reality.
You can reach her by email at Val@TheCommonCentsClub.com
Al is a career and leadership coach, author, trainer, podcast host, and keynote speaker. He is also the Founder of CareerSchooled and MBASchooled, two online blogs that help people build successful careers, Through insights, interviews, and stories from industry professionals, Al provides readers with the insights and knowledge they need to start, transition, or grow their career.
Al is an expert in career development, workplace readiness, and career transitions, and his thinking and insights have been published in outlets such as Business Insider, The World Economic Forum, Inc and Time Magazine. He presents regularly on campus and has worked with thousands of students at campuses across the United States. Al currently works at Salesforce in Product Marketing, and previously worked as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he advised Fortune 500 companies on developing and executing digital transformation.
Al received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Theology from Boston College, and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill
Marge Feely is a consultant and expert on change enablement and people development with a background in retail, financial services, tech, real estate, HR outsourcing, and pharmaceutical industries. She is the author of
the upcoming book “Unleashing Your Inner GOAT – Get what you want by learning from these curious, agile, social risk-takers” with publication set for spring 2022.
Marge has extensive change enablement and talent development experience supporting integrations, organizational transformations, enterprise-wide system implementations, and cultural shifts. For the past decade, she has
concentrated her efforts on leadership development and coaching. She strongly believes that people at all levels should have access to coaching and development, especially given the new post-pandemic environment. Marge has always loved creative writing and thought it was the perfect time to combine her passion for developing people with writing a book with heart, humor, and creativity. She noticed that the goat (the animal) and “GOAT”
(Greatest of All Time) were becoming quite popular and decided that the time was right to capitalize on this growing trend.
Her hope is that the average person can benefit from her book by learning how to unleash their inner “GOAT” and take their careers to the next level. She also hopes that people will laugh, be inspired, and learn a little more about these amazing but often misunderstood animals in the process!
Marge is the founder of “GOAT People Solutions” and can be contacted through:
Gary W. Toyn was born in Huntsville, Utah to goodly parents. His early career was spent as a lead singer in a rock band, where he traveled the globe. On his final tour, he survived a helicopter crash in the jungles of Honduras. After graduating from Weber State University he worked as a writer and journalist, interviewing NBA superstars, world political leaders, Olympians, political dissidents, and heads of state.
He has authored four books including The Quiet Hero: The Untold Medal of Honor Story of George E. Wahlen at the Battle for Iwo Jima, with contributions from Senator Bob Dole and Orrin Hatch.
He is also the co-author of regional bestseller Life Lessons from Fathers of Faith, and author of Life Lessons from Mothers of Faith, both published by Covenant Communications. These full-color, hard-cover coffee table books feature intimate and inspiring stories from people like Senator Harry Reid, Mitt Romney, Academy Award-winning producer Gerald Molen (Schindler’s List), Hall of Fame Quarterback Steve Young, New York Times Bestselling author Stephen R. Covey, hotel magnate J.W. Marriott, Olympian Peter Vidmar, Harvard Business Professor Clayton Christensen and many other inspiring people.
His debut novel, For Malice and Mercy, is a World War II family saga inspired by true events. It
I am a thought leader who is immersed in growth opportunities, investment partnerships, organizational leadership, human capital development, emerging industries, and intra-continental socio-political and trade relations. As an impassioned author, leader, entrepreneur, advisor, and human, I have four guiding words: Creativity, Diversity, Mission, and vision.
I am a strong supporter of youth-led organizations. I am a social justice and peace advocate from issues of Gender Equality to Environmental Conservation and Racial Justice.
I am currently engaged in building network channels for intra-continental policy frameworks for trade relations both locally and internationally. I am interested in the building of sustainable systems of industrial manufacturing and eco-friendly production made in Africa. I am globally exposed to over 40 countries, speaking 5 languages, holding a bachelor’s degree in the study on how to improve industrial and organizational productivity and effectiveness. Masters and Ph.D. Prospects in Neuroscience and Technology.
Zara Miller studied diplomacy at Middlesex University London where she developed her artistic talents. Her work in London gave her the confidence to become an author, telling stories to encourage others to believe in themselves.
She is a monthly contributor to the worldwide online platform the Teen Magazine and one of the Creator Institute Authors. A vivacious blogger, book reviewer, and social media enthusiast, Miller’s young adult novel I am Cecilia was created to motivate teenagers to stay true to themselves, dream big and act bold. Her greatest inspiration for writing comes from her family, both from blood, and those she has chosen over the years.
My interest in healthcare consulting, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnological entrepreneurship has lead me to pursue a career focused on the intersection between the hard sciences and society.
Owen Mageau grew up in Duluth, Minnesota and studied political science and journalism at the University of Minnesota. He has worked as a sports reporter for the Minnesota Daily, a contributing writer for University of Minnesota Athletics, and a writer for the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. He also has experience as a tutor of many subjects and will be a social studies teacher after he completes his Master’s in Education at the University of Minnesota.
Growing up on the shores of Lake Superior helped Mageau develop a passion for the outdoors, where he enjoys camping, fishing, and hiking; in addition, Mageau is a sports enthusiast, having played both hockey and football in his youth.