Educator, Marketer, Nature Lover

EmpoweringSites.com CEO Dr. Randall Hansen

Welcome!

I am Dr. Randall Hansen, a psychedelic marketer and an advocate for healing, happiness, and wellness.

Big News! Check out my latest project -- a new book that focuses on a variety of healing stories through psychedelics. Read more about it here: Our Journeys of Healing Through Psychedelic Plant Medicines (and Other Psychedelics).

I am a passionate educator and entrepreneur -- I have taught at the college-level for most of my life and I am also the CEO/CMO and Publisher of EmpoweringSites.com, a collection of websites designed to empower people to lead more successful, happier lives. I am also the 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, richer, happier, and healthier lives. In fact, empowerment is a key part of my professional philosophy statement.

My current areas of passion center around healing: nature, food, wellness, love, and entheogenic plant medicine.

My new goal in life: Become a superhero for good health, love, well-being, and positivity.

In terms of educating, my focus is helping people with college success and living better lives. I currently do so through teaching undergraduate marketing classes at Colorado State University Global Campus and graduate marketing classes at Virginia Wesleyan University; 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 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 a 40-acre Ponderosa Pine forest, serving on the board of a Conservation District, and volunteering with other organizations that promote good stewardship of our open spaces.

Thanks to Jesse Gould of Heroic Hearts Project, I became aware of the healing potential of psychedelic and plant medicines. If you are unaware, we are finally discovering the unique properties of these psychedelics to help people suffering from a variety of conditions, including PTS, addiction, depression, anxiety, cluster headaches, and much more. (The research is so very promising, which is why I am writing the book on the subject.)

I recently finished a 2.5-year, criss-crossing nationwide trip in which my wife Jenny and I had two goals: First, we wanted to blog (JenRanAdventures.com) about national wonders (parks, forests, monuments, and the like), organic and natural farms and ranches, and wonderful small cities and towns. Second, we wanted to find the ideal place to live, teach, work -- a community that includes a college with a vibrant business/marketing program for me, a focus on veterans for Jenny, and rural enough so that we could own about 15-30 acres of land -- and we found that in NE Washington, just north of Spokane. We have recently finished building our dream home. (Yes, during the pandemic!)

Finally, I am a published author, with several books, chapters in books, and hundreds of articles, both academic and practical. (You can find some of these publications listed/linked here, but also on my EmpoweringSites.com network.

You can read more about me here.