Kristen Hansen

Kristen Hansen

Neuroscience of Leadership
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About Kristen

“Kristen Hansen is the founder of EnHansen Performance providing executive, leadership and sales coaching and training utilising the latest neuroscience research. Following 20 years as a Sales ...”

Kristen Hansen is the founder of EnHansen Performance providing executive, leadership and sales coaching and training utilising the latest neuroscience research. Following 20 years as a Sales Manager for major Australian companies, Kristen now develops executives from companies such as Google, Allianz, Westpac, ANZ Bank as well as from various state and local government organisations and international clients.

Her focus on leadership emerged from holding leadership positions for over 20 years in large Australian corporations including Bonds, News Ltd and Fairfax. Early in her career, at 23, she was seconded to be the Project Manager, working with the Managing Director for the Sydney 2000 Olympic bid – the successful tender worth $45 million.

Her leadership and coaching skills were forged as Sales Manager for the Herald & Weekly Times in Melbourne, managing a team of 18 sales executives ranging dramatically in age and experience. After this and a role as Advertising Manager with Fairfax, Kristen trained as a coach because she recognised the powerful benefits of coaching people rather than purely managing them. She returned to News Limited as Training Manager and Coach to 140 sales executives and managers.

EnHansen Performance now provides leadership, sales and performance related training and coaching utilising the latest neuroscience and emotional intelligence research. These proven strategies enhance performance in areas such as coaching, motivation, influence, resilience, adaptability and problem solving.

Kristen has a Bachelor of Business with Marketing Major, a Diploma of Human Resource Management Consulting, is accredited in DiSC and Emotional Intelligence testing, and is currently studying for a Masters in Neuroscience of Leadership with Middlesex Uni, UK.

Kristen lives in Pymble, Sydney with her family and travels throughout Australia and Asia with her business.

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What people say about Kristen

Thank you for your presentation at our Executive / Manager Workshop, it was excellent! As you are aware, I believe that this field offers the prospect of substantial improvement in organisational (and personal) performance. Your presentation conveyed this potential in a very effective and informative way. As the workshop continued the following day, the concepts you outlined where repeatedly raised and discussed by a range of Managers. One of the key outcomes of our workshop is to consider ways in which we can utilise this field in our organisation.

– Deputy General Manager - Wollondilly Shire Council

Kristen Hansen; dynamic, engaging and relevant. In presenting her neuroleadership session to the State Trustees managers, Kristen unlocked a response from the whole group that I’ve not been seen before. Every person took away strategies to help them be better leaders and they are still talking about the session months later.

– General Manager - Strategy, Innovation & Transformation

I worked with Kristen recently and she presented an intricate and thought-provoking session on “Neuroscience of Talent Management and Leadership” at the 3rd Annual Global HR Excellence Conference 2014, Singapore. The session was very well received and it gave the audience an in-depth understanding on how to manage talent and capabilities from a HR perspective. Kudos to the excellent sharing and I do hope to work with you in the near future!

– Conference Producer at Marcus Evans Management Consulting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Engaging and passionate, the highlight of the day. Very important for leadership development programs. Absolutely amazing presentation. So engaging and interesting. Fantastic topic and fantastic presenter style. This is a very interesting topic and makes so much sense. Excellent presentation. Would like to have her present again and expand on her topic.

– Australian Human Resources Forum - Townsville, QLD

The presentation on the neuroscience of emotional intelligence was a powerful experience for my sales team. You got them thinking about how they can be more resilient, effective and connected with their customers – great result.

– General Manager, Sales & Marketing, Rockend

Kristen was an awesome facilitator. I would recommend her to any company.

– Team Leader - Orica

Kristen was an exceptional facilitator, and I am a hard assessor. She has a great knowledge of the subject matter, presents in a professional and easy-going manner, and responds stunningly well to all manner of questions. Her acting without notice was also fantastic. Don’t lose her from your team.

– Peter McCleary - Managing Director

I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation – and I’m using elements of it on a daily basis!

– Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics & Campus Recreation

I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and am hoping that some Department of Treasury and Finance staff will be able to attend one of the presentations you are doing on the 18th.

– Revenue Director, Department of  Treasury and Finance - Government of South Australia

Ms Hansen gave us a fascinating insight into this emerging science and gave particular focus on ensuring employees work to their fullest potential by ensuring they are in a ‘reward state’.  Ms Hansen was passionate and engaging and the general consensus of the audience was that they would have like more time to explore the concepts she presented to us.

– Deputy Commissioner - South Australia Police

Kristen’s presentation on how to approach staff to get the best out of them was powerful. She struck just the right balance of science, humour and pragmatic suggestions. Understanding how to approach difficult conversations can be a lifetime’s work, so having the frame of neuroscience in which to practice this provides for a very practical and useful approach.

– Executive Director, Strategic Policy - Government of South Australia

The Neuroscience was fantastic for understand more about the mind to better interact with and develop staff.

– National Sales Manager - Sony 

Kristen Hansen presented on the Neuroscience of Leadership to over 150 of our people leaders. Kristen’s presentation was engaging, informative and practical. Kristen was incredibly entertaining and full of energy. She was able to make complex theory simple and easy to understand whilst also applying it practically for our leaders to take back and use with their teams. The feedback from our people leaders has been exceptional with many stating that they have been able to apply much of what Kristen presented.

– Head of HRAFS Multibrand, Westpac Group

Thank you for your presentation at our Executive / Manager Workshop, it was excellent! As you are aware, I believe that this field offers the prospect of substantial improvement in organisational (and personal) performance. Your presentation conveyed this potential in a very effective and informative way.
As the workshop continued the following day, the concepts you outlined where repeatedly raised and discussed by a range of Managers. One of the key outcomes of our workshop is to consider ways in which we can utilise this field in our organisation.

– Deputy General ManagerWollondilly Shire Council

“Confident, open”; “Full of energy, very interesting”
Average of 4.7 out of 5 (5=Excellent) regarding Presentation Style
Average of 4.6 out of 5 (5=Extremely) regarding Usefulness of Understanding the Brain

– Neuroleadership and Resilience presentation at GoogleWollondilly Shire Council Leadership Conference, 2013

Many thanks for the great presentation last week at Clifton’s – thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to hearing you speak again in the future!

– Neuroleadership Presentation Clifton’s MasterclassAudit Change ManagerDeloitte

Kristen Hansen; dynamic, engaging and relevant. In presenting her neuroleadership session to the State Trustees managers, Kristen unlocked a response from the whole group that I’ve not been seen before. Every person took away strategies to help them be better leaders and they are still talking about the session months later.

– Neuroleadership Presentation at State Trustees Leadership ConferenceGeneral ManagerStrategy, Innovation & Transformation

Kristen Hansen presented at our Specialty Fashion Group Annual Leadership Conference to 85 leaders. The topic was The Neuroscience of Leadership (NeuroLeadership TREAD) and it was informative, entertaining and rich with practical strategies to lift engagement, improve decision making and stress regulation as well as develop and coach others. Kristen’s style was engaging, humorous and influential and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. We really benefited from understanding more about how the brain works and how we can be better leaders as a result. What impressed us was that she was able to relate to many different levels of management in the room all at the one time keeping pace with the fast thinkers and bringing those along who needed more assistance. During all of this she never lost the audience’s attention. Neuroleadership presentation at the Specialty Fashion Group Leadership Conference. Such was her impact, people are still referring to the material presented and using it in the daily work life (and personal lives).

– Neuroleadership presentation at the Specialty Fashion Group Leadership ConferenceCEOSpecialty Fashion Group

Kristen Hansen presented on the Neuroscience of Leadership to over 150 of our people leaders. Kristen’s presentation was engaging, informative and practical. Kristen was incredibly entertaining and full of energy. She was able to make complex theory simple and easy to understand whilst also applying it practically for our leaders to take back and use with their teams. The feedback from our people leaders has been exceptional with many stating that they have been able to apply much of what Kristen presented.

– Westpac Group Annual Leadership ConferenceHead of HR, AFS MultibrandWestpac Group

I worked with Kristen recently and she presented an intricate and thought-provoking session on “Neuroscience of Talent Management and Leadership” at the 3rd Annual Global HR Excellence Conference 2014, Singapore. The session was very well received and it gave the audience an in-depth understanding on how to manage talent and capabilities from a HR perspective. Kudos to the excellent sharing and I do hope to work with you in the near future!

– 3rd Annual Global HR Excellence Conference, SingaporeConference Producer Marcus Evans Management Consulting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kristen’s presentation was engaging, entertaining and highly educational. Our membership community of established business leaders had only exceptional feedback and would love to hear from Kristen again in the future.

– CUB

Great variety in presenters, really enjoyed each of the sections especially Kristen Hansen’s perspective of the Neuroscience and how it can be applied to performance management

– City of Charles Sturt

Kristen was an excellent speaker. I really enjoyed her delivery and content, particularly her analogies.

I enjoyed it, particularly Kristen, as it brought back memories of a previous role and colleagues. It was great meeting some key people in the public sector and I found all speakers excellent. I look forward to the next one.

– Office for the Public-Sector Conference – The Neuroscience of LeadershipTeamgage