About Us

TOM HANSEN is a Corporate Trainer and Instructional Designer in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, and received his Master’s Degree in Education at Mt. St. Joseph University. Starting his career as a high school math teacher, Tom has always had a passion for helping individuals learn, grow, and reach their full potential. He is an avid runner, loves the outdoors, and enjoys adventures with his two children and wife Kat.

KAT HANSEN is the Director of content, marketing, and social media for the Hope and Courage platform, co-author of Hope and Courage: Six Life Lessons from the Parents of a Child with Congenital Heart Disease, co-host & producer of The Hope and Courage Podcast for CHD Parents, a public speaker, wife to Tom and mom to Audrey & Harding. She has volunteered as a parent contributor with multiple cardiology-related organizations such as the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and is passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of families affected by congenital heart disease.

Meet Team Hansen!

Tom and Kat Hansen got married in 2006, had their daughter Audrey in 2012, and their son Harding in 2014. Tom and Kat discovered Harding had multiple severe heart defects when he was 22 weeks gestation. Harding has undergone three open-heart surgeries, in addition to many other surgeries and procedures. We live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and we love going on adventures together. It is our family's mission to raise awareness for CHD families and get them the help and resources they need to live a fulfilling life in the midst of their child's battle with Congenital Heart Disease.

Speaking Engagements

Interested in having Kat Hansen speak at your hospital, church, or other group event? FILL OUT OUR CONTACT FORM! Kat has been motivational speaking since 2017 and has experience speaking about topics ranging from equipping and empowering CHD parents to persevering through radical hardship, and more!