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Derek Hansen

Derek Hansen

Derek Hansen founded Brightfire Impact in 2018 to help direct impact investors develop clarity and strategy, grow their impact through leadership and have more fun and fulfillment through a leadership coaching program. Since 2004, Derek has provided executive coaching, professional life coaching and organization development consulting under his Intrepid Leadership brand. In this capacity, he has worked with individuals and organizations in industries ranging from mission-driven NGOs to financial services, including incarcerated individuals at Rikers Island correctional facility. Since 2012, Derek has also been an Associate Consultant with Bridge Partnership, a global organization development consultancy. In this capacity, he facilitates leadership development, culture change and team effectiveness interventions for Fortune 500 companies. He has lead multi-month leadership and team effectiveness programs for leadership teams with $1 billion+ P&L responsibility. Prior to focusing on leadership and organizational transformation, Derek spent 10 years in strategy consulting, leveraged buyouts and investment banking, having worked with HighQuest Partners, American Capital and Broadview International (acquired by Jeffries). Derek received his Bachelor of Science in Economics summa cum laude from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of The Coaches Training Institute’s Co-Active Coach Training and Co-Active Leadership programs.