Focused solely on helping people from all walks of life reshape their vision of what’s possible, no one is better respected in the area of human potential than Mark Victor Hansen. Creating powerful change in thousands of organizations and millions of individuals worldwide for over 30 years, Mark delivers proven messages of possibility, opportunity and action.
Hansen is extremely passionate about literacy, as his own father, a Danish immigrant, couldn’t read. Although his father always wanted Mark to be a part of their family-owned bakery, he had greater aspirations. At the tender age of 16, Mark had a life-defining vision, in which he saw himself talking to 80,000 people at one time. Mark commented, “I wasn’t frightened by this vision. I revel in front of an audience. I knew I wanted to be a person who made a difference–someone who could leave a legacy. I didn’t know how my vision would come to be, but I knew it would happen.”
Established as a cultural icon in 1990, Mark and his business partner Jack Canfield created what Time magazine called, “the publishing phenomenon of the decade,” with over 110 million Chicken Soup for the Soul books sold worldwide – one of the most successful publishing franchises of all time.
With his one-of-a-kind technique and masterful authority of his work, Mark receives high accolades from his audiences as one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers of our time. Having spoken in more than 60 countries, Mark has shared his message of opportunity and action, and created powerful transformation in thousands of organizations and millions of individuals worldwide.
On Thursday, September 27, 2012, Mr. Hansen will be featured as the keynote speaker at the Literacy Project Foundation’s (LPF) annual luncheon “What Dreams Are Made Of” to raise funds for LPF’s efforts to fight illiteracy in Orange County.