Chat with us, powered by LiveChat Skip to content

Academy of Achievement Mark Victor Hansen

Mark Victor Hansen

Inducted 2004

For more than 25 years, Mark Victor Hansen has focused solely on helping people and organizations reshape their personal vision of what’s possible. His powerful messages of possibility, opportunity, and action have helped create startling and powerful change in thousands of organizations and millions of individuals worldwide.

Mark is best known as one of the creators of Chicken Soup for the Soul. The last handful of years has seen Mark, and his business partner Jack Canfield, create what TIME magazine calls “the publishing phenomenon of the decade.”

But the Chicken Soup idea was just one of many that has propelled Mark into the worldwide spotlight as a sought-after keynote speaker, best-selling author and marketing maven. His credentials include a lifetime of entrepreneurial success, and an extensive academic background. He is a prolific writer with many popular books such as The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win and others. Mark has also had a profound influence through his extensive library of audio and video programs and enriching articles in the areas of big thinking, sales achievement, publishing success and personal and professional development.

Mark is a passionate philanthropist and humanitarian, working tirelessly for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, March of Dimes, Childhelp USA and many others. Mark’s extraordinary life achievements stand as a powerful example that the free enterprise system still offers opportunity to all.