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Rick Hansen, MA

Adjunct/Lecturer - MBA

Email: rhansen@callutheran.edu
Office: Virtual
Website: www.compatriotsnowboards.com

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Rick Hansen is president/owner, adjunct professor, business leader, and entrepreneur that impacts  people and the organization whether in the classroom or in business.  Whatever the role, he teaches people to become influential and impact the space they live beyond mere function and title.  He builds, rallies, and leads teams to dynamic outcomes.

Prior to his current role in senior management as Director of Operations, he served as General Manager and minority partner with an automotive brand, new car franchise in a major metro market for 10 years.  There he acted as a hands-on, senior leader with job progression across a combination of business units.

Currently, he is “moonlighting” as President / Owner of an independent snowboard, start-up brand called Compatriot Snowboards Company in the dynamic Snow Sport Action Space.   With a team of professionals and partners, Compatriot is slowly drawing attention to the “indy” start-ups carving a new line in an industry disillusioned by major brand dominance.  He is also an adjunct professor teaching Organizational Development and Theory in the MBA program at California Lutheran University.

Before he became a leader in business, he was a public educator for 5 years in secondary education where he taught English Literature.  There he also served as Director of the Soccer Program and Varsity Head Coach.  He founded the school’s first ever Surf Team and Surf Club where they competed successfully against other high school surf teams.   He was nominated by parents and colleagues 3 consecutive years for the prestigious Amgen Teacher of the Year Award.

He has over 15 years experience in leadership developing and mentoring teams, building organizational infrastructure, and positively influencing change.   

Rick has an MA in Organizational Development and Management from Fielding Graduate University, Teaching Credential from California Lutheran Unviersity, and a BA in English Literature from Westmont College.  He is a catalyst that understands people and business, but more important he knows how to put them together and get results. 

Education

Master of Arts, Organizational Management and Development
     Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA  (2006)
Post-Graduate Research, Christian Theology
     Oxford University, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, England, (1997)
California State Teaching Credential, Secondary Education
     California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA (1995)
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature
     Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA (1994)

Expertise

Rick Hansen is president/owner, adjunct professor, business leader, and entrepreneur that impacts  people and the organization whether in the classroom or in business.  Whatever the role, he teaches people to become influential and impact the space they live beyond mere function and title.  He builds, rallies, and leads teams to dynamic outcomes. He is a catalyst that understands people and business, but more important he knows how to put them together and get results.

Publications


Leadership and the Art of Surfing. Move your team out of the box and into the wave. Teaching the power of open systems adn random relationships.

by Rick Hansen

Xulon Press. 2012

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