Mike Hansen

Mike Hansen

Rockville, MD & Chicago, IL


  • US Mid-West

Michael G. Hansen is an executive coach and executive and senior team consultant and coach with global commercial, IT, engineering and other knowledge organizations, non-profits, and federal government agencies. He specializes in leadership development and strategic change management with senior executives and executive teams, organizational change and cultural alignment in disruptive, volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environments. Dr. Hansen has been a corporate executive, served on non-profit boards—chairman of one, the executive committee of two, and the Presidents Council of another, and senior executive in the US Federal government.

Engagements include Paramount, Panasonic, T Rowe Price, Fidelity, Cisco, General Dynamics, World Bank, British Telecom, Saudi ARAMCO, Johnson and Johnson, Novartis, Astellas Pharmaceutical, Vertex Pharmaceutical, Discover, US Foods, Wal-Mart, Marsh, Mercer, PwC, KPMG, Lutron, Arup, IPG, TTX, CF Industries, Raytheon, SAIC, BAE Systems, Converged Security Solutions, ICF, Univar, and International Paper. Non-profit consulting includes Smith College, National University Continuing Education Association, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Washington Performing Arts Society, Chicago Opera Theater, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Federal Agency consulting includes the Executive Office of the President, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and U.S. Departments of the Interior, Defense, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services.

Until September, 2003, Dr. Hansen was Senior Vice President, Organizational Capability, a corporate officer and member of the Veridian Corporation Executive Committee, responsible for aligning corporate systems and processes in support of the corporate mission and achieving its business goals and objectives. Responsibilities included executive coaching and leadership development, change management, merger and acquisition cultural integration, executive development and succession management, organization development, strategic human resources, and strategic, process, and performance consulting, training and development. Veridian was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Prior to joining Veridian in 1998, Dr. Hansen was Director of the MITRE Institute, the MITRE Corporation where his responsibilities included: executive coaching; corporate training and education; organizational development; performance and learning policy, initiatives and programs. He was on the faculty of the American University and ran the graduate-level Key Executive Program from 1980-87. From 1987 to 1992, Dr. Hansen was a member of the Senior Executive Service serving as Director of the Federal Executive Institute, the U.S. Government’s premier executive development center, in Charlottesville, Virginia. From 1990 to 1992, Dr. Hansen was also Assistant Director, Office of Executive and Management Development, U. S. Office of Personnel Management. He received his BA from St Olaf College, Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois and MPA and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He lived and worked in Chile, Argentina and Brazil and is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Hansen is a member of the Presidents Council of Global Refuge (formerly Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service) and a board member of Chicago Opera Theater. He has been a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Training and Development (now Association for Talent Development), Chairman of the ASTD National Nominating Committee, Chairman of the ASTD National Awards Committee and was a member of the ASTD Board of Governors. In 2003, Dr. Hansen received the Gordon M. Bliss Memorial Award from ASTD for the significance of his lifelong contribution to the field, his work, and community.


  • Benchmarks 360 (CCL)
  • Country Navigator Cultural Profile
  • CPI 260
  • FIRO-B Psychometrics
  • Hogan Assessments
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
  • PDI 360 Executive Profilor
  • The Healthy Leader Assessment
  • Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI)
  • Thunderbird Global Mindset Inventory


  • Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Master of Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Arts, St Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

Practice Areas

  • 360-Degree Feedback
  • Business Consulting
  • Change Management
  • Coaching For Results
  • Cross-Cultural Coaching
  • Culture Alignment & Change Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Team Coaching & Development
  • High-Potential Executive
  • IT
  • Leadership Development
  • Management
  • Non-Profits
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Strategic HR & Organizational Consulting
  • Team Coaching & Facilitation
  • Team Intervention