Hannah Hancock is the newest addition to the ConvergenceCoaching team and is responsible for coordinating our sales and marketing functions and is focused on driving growth. She is passionate about identifying innovative ways to leverage social media in corporate communications and marketing, a result of which is evident by our new Instagram profile.
Prior to joining ConvergenceCoaching, Hannah provided comprehensive support to C-level executives in the homebuilding industry. In addition to her duties at ConvergenceCoaching, Hannah is a dedicated member of her church and is involved in worship and food service ministries. She is an accomplished vocalist, a lover of cooking (and eating!) good food, and also enjoys acting as a coach and judge for local beauty and scholarship pageants. Her absolute favorite hobby is spending time with her husband, daughter and extended family.
We love having Hannah’s fun personality on our team and her drive for innovation. We are pleased to feature her in this month’s ConvergenceCoaching, LLC leadership spotlight.
ConvergenceCoaching: Whose leadership style do you admire most and why?
HH: David Jeremiah, founder of Turning Point radio and television ministries and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California. Besides my parents, no one has impacted my life more than Dr. Jeremiah. Through his engaging teaching and transparent lifestyle, he has sparked a passion in my heart for the irreplaceable wisdom found only in the Bible and life of Jesus Christ.
ConvergenceCoaching: What is it about a leader that you believe makes others genuinely want to follow them?
HH: In my opinion, history’s greatest leaders have inspired a following through empathy, passion, courage, and vision. Add in a healthy dose of humility, discipline, and persistence and you have the makings of a powerful force.
ConvergenceCoaching: What is the most challenging part of being a leader?
HH: I believe remaining true to your convictions when they aren’t popular opinion is the most challenging part of being a leader. Furthermore, the ability to communicate such unpopular convictions with tact and grace while still commanding the respect of your peers and subordinates is essential to leading effectively.
ConvergenceCoaching: What is your advice for successfully overcoming this challenge?
HH: Surrounding yourself with people who share your values and will commit to praying for you, encouraging you, and holding you accountable is vital to making sound leadership decisions in the midst of challenging circumstances.
ConvergenceCoaching: Do you believe that great leaders are born or made? Why?
HH: Although many great leaders share certain personality traits or behavioral tendencies, I believe that great leaders are made. We’ve all heard rags to riches stories such as those of Ralph Lauren, Oprah Winfrey, and Larry Ellison. These billionaires, among many others, were born into less fortunate circumstances, but through perseverance, passion, years of hard work, and perhaps a bit of luck along the way, they transformed their lives and have influenced millions in the process.
ConvergenceCoaching: Do you have a favorite movie or book that you feel exemplifies what it means to be a great leader?
HH: In college, I was challenged by a favorite professor to read a book on leadership and journal about its principles. Not knowing anything about the author or the book, I chose Choices by Mary Farrar and it turned out to be an incredibly applicable and impactful book for me. I have always known that my primary calling in life is to be a wife and mother, but I also really love working with a team to achieve a common goal. This book of 12 lessons helped to prepare me to make wise decisions in the most important areas of my life: family, career, and personal growth.
ConvergenceCoaching: What would you like ConvergenceCoaching blog readers to know about you?
HH: I am a huge believer in daring to dream. Maybe it’s my American audacity, but I believe that we have each been designed with a unique personality and set of talents, and those are our gift to the world. At best, we each have 100 years to share our gift. So yes, dare to dream, but don’t stop there: make a plan and work hard to reach your goals.
Everyone’s dreams are unique and important to them in their own ways. When it comes to my own dreams, they include the following: I want to worship, serve, and know my God. I want to be a loving and supportive wife. I want to raise kind, generous, and hardworking children. I want to work hard and love my work, and I want to maintain a healthy body so that I can give my gift to the world for as long as possible. Then, when I’m gone, I hope the world will be better because God gave me a dream and a gift and I shared that gift until I had nothing left to give.
Hannah points to a driving force that many credit toward successful leadership and the pursuit of goals: faith. Whether you express faith through prayer, visualization or meditation, the ability to center yourself and focus your thoughts is crucial for developing a path toward what you most desire. Having faith means that you place complete trust in whatever your mission and it’s also what carries you forward when you experience roadblocks. How do you stay centered? What helps you maintain faith in achieving the goals you set?
We hope that you have the chance to interact with Hannah in the near future if you haven’t already. We know that she would love for you to connect with ConvergenceCoaching in social media, too, so that we can share relevant news, information and events with you. We hope to see you on our various platforms: