About Us

TOM & KAT HANSEN 's book Hope and Courage: Six Life Lessons from the Parents of a Child with Congenital Heart Disease earned the Honorable Mention from Quill Hawk Publishing's Best Indie Choice Awards in Nonfiction and a 5-Star Review from Readers' Favorite. 

They've been featured in CHD Magazine by The Heart Community Collection, Voyage Ohio Magazine, on Game Faith by the Dahlborg HealthCARING Leadership Group, and on the Heart to Heart with Anna podcast by Anna Jaworski

Kat has appeared as a guest speaker at Camp Odayin for their Heart Mom Retreat, a special guest panelist on Stopping Bullying with Kim Crabill & Tom Dahlborg, on the Whole-Hearted with Jenny Muscatell show on Christian Mix 106 radio station, and on the Writers on Writers Over a Triple Espresso podcast by Patrick Greenwood.

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. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and love going on adventures together. It is their 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

Kat Hansen is an award-winning public speaker and has experience speaking about topics ranging from equipping and empowering CHD parents to persevering through radical hardship, and more! Interested in having Kat speak at your event? FILL OUT OUR CONTACT FORM.