Create The Meaningful Life You Desire

“All life is meaningful, but not everyone brings meaning to their life.” ~ Steve Hanson ~

Each of us is unique. We all have something to offer this world, that no one else can. But all too often, we fail to connect with what makes us special. We deny our worth, or underestimate our gifts.
This happens for a variety of reasons…
Fear, Guilt, Shame, and Self-doubt, to name just a few. The truth is that it can be uncomfortable, or even scary, to admit what might be holding us back. But it’s when we summon the courage to be honest; to be vulnerable, that we are most likely to learn, thereby giving us greater opportunity to find joy, peace, happiness, and ultimately, success.

You are capable of amazing things, but YOU have to believe it, and YOU have to be willing to put in the work. It takes time, it takes effort, and above all else, it takes the right tools for the job.

Steve Hanson can provide you with those tools. With a lifetime of very relatable real world experience, Steve is the perfect professional Wellness Speaker, Team Trainer, and Coach to work with your audience or organization. Whatever you’re seeking; leadership development, a healthier corporate environment, student engagement, or a reliable partner who brings the energy and experience to help turn your dreams into reality…
Steve is the ideal choice to make it happen.

Hire Steve Hanson to speak in-person or virtually – your audience will thank you for it.

Steve holds a special place in his heart for the students of today, because they are the leaders of tomorrow. That’s why he’s founded the STUDENT SUCCESS INITIATIVE, where the goal is student retention through student development. If your campus is ready to engage with an honest, thoughtful, empowering speaker, contact Steve Hanson today. He’s waiting to hear from you!

What You Can Expect

Keynote Addresses

Average Length of Time: 45 Minutes
Available In Person or Virtually


1. Your Time Is Now:

Time; it’s your most valuable asset, and your most precious commodity. The question is, how will you choose to spend it? This presentation is a not so subtle reminder that each of us has the power to effect positive change, and to make a difference. We have a responsibility, not only to ourselves, but to one another. It’s never too late, or too soon, to live a life of meaning; a life that creates a lasting impact, and leaves a legacy that you can be proud of. It’s a matter of time, and your time is NOW.
2. We’re On The Same Team:

This keynote address examines the role of meaningful leadership in the workplace, and answers the following questions: What is meaningful leadership? What are its effects on organizational morale, relationships, and productivity? Who can be a meaningful leader, and how can those skills be developed? This presentation is a rare opportunity for you to learn how you can shine brighter, lift others higher, and affect your team for the better. Let’s Go!  

From the moment that Steve steps onto the stage, you’ll understand that this is something different. As a member of the audience, you’ll smile easily and often. You’ll laugh a bit, and learn a lot. Through the use of storytelling, and with a message that is insightful, educational, relatable, and powerful, Steve helps others take the necessary steps toward becoming the best, most authentic versions of themselves.

Steve’s driven to make a difference in the lives of others, and his experiences allow him to assist in creating inclusive environments in which people are free to be themselves, can contribute with confidence, and trust that their efforts will be valued and appreciated.

Whether speaking for students, social groups, or business and community leaders, what Steve has to offer is far more than just a speech or presentation. It’s an experience; one not to be missed. 

Workshops & Trainings

Average Length of Time: Half Day-Full Day
Available In Person or Virtually

The Right Tools For The Job / 6 Skills That Will Change Your Life

1. Learn & Let Go Releasing what no longer serves you.
2. Manage Your Self-Talk Conquering your inner critic.
3. Overcome Adversity Mental and emotional grit.
4. Ignite Your Purpose Turning passion into action.
5. Clear Communication Being seen, heard, and understood.
6. Better With Boundaries Building success that feels good. 

Through these interactive personal and professional development sessions, people learn to engage, implement, and lead with the new tools that they have gained. Those in attendance are encouraged to ask questions, exchange ideas, and participate in role play activities. This is an ideal opportunity for students, employees, and organizational members alike, to share what they know, and to acquire some new and exciting skills that will keep them moving forward. It’s not all talk here; it’s time to take action!

Guest Speaker

As a master of healthy conversation, and with a teacher’s heart, Steve is the ideal guest speaker for your podcast or vlog. Additionally, he is available to take part in roundtable or panel discussions. By sharing hard-fought lessons learned, and relying on his wealth of wellness wisdom, Steve just may be the voice that your audience needs to hear.

Stories That Connect


Self-talk. We all engage in it. It’s normal. It’s necessary. But what happens when our inner voice becomes our worst, and most constant critic?

It stops us from reaching our true potential. It steals our confidence, our joy, and even our dreams.

Sound familiar? If so, I can help, by providing you the necessary fuel for growth. It’s more than just a few frilly words; it’s relatable, real world experience, accompanied by surprisingly simple solutions.

Identify your passions, get out of your own way, and start living the life you deserve.

Are YOU ready?


How we treat one another says a lot about who we are. Even small acts of kindness can have a tremendous impact in the life of someone else. 

Without even realizing it, we might be…

  • A friend to the lonely
  • The words of encouragement that someone needs to hear
  • The reason someone tries again, and SUCCEEDS

When we bring out the best in others, it reveals the best in us. Change a life. Change the WORLD.

YOU have the power. 


Developing a strong and inclusive culture is vital to the success of any organization.

When a company’s core values can be seen and felt in the day to day operations of its leadership, it establishes trust and goodwill with the workforce, and creates opportunities for everyone.

By fostering an environment that prioritizes employee strengths, we give ourselves the ability to more readily identify potential challenges. From there, we can adapt quickly, and meet those challenges head-on.

We win as a team…

And it begins with YOU.