Educator, Marketer, Nature Lover CEO Dr. Randall Hansen

Welcome!! I am Dr. Randall Hansen, an empowering educator and entrepreneur -- CEO/CMO and Publisher of as well as founder (and former CEO) of Quintessential Careers, which I sold to LiveCareer in 2015.

I have been empowering people my entire adult life -- focused on helping them lead better lives. In fact, empowerment is a key part of my professional philosophy statement.

My current three areas of passion center around educating, marketing, and nature/conservation.

In terms of educating, my focus is helping people with college success and health and wellness. I currently do so through teaching undergraduate marketing classes at the California State University San Marcos, publishing articles on a variety of Websites, some of which are listed below, as well as speaking engagements at high schools and college throughout the U.S.

My love of marketing is openly shared with others through my teaching, work on the Web, and consulting with clients interested in improving their marketing efforts.

I have loved nature and conservation my entire life, including traveling to state and national parks, improving the health of my Ponderosa Pine forest, serving on the board of a Conservation District, and volunteering with other organizations that promote good stewardship of our open spaces.

I am currently in the planning stages of a long, crisscrossing nationwide trip in which my wife Jenny and I will visit, photograph, and blog about national wonders (parks, forests, monuments, and the like), organic and natural farms and ranches, wonderful small cities and towns... with our final goal to find the ideal place to live, teach, work.

Finally, I am a published author, with several books, chapters in books, and hundreds of articles, both academic and practical.

You can read more about me here.