April Hansen Profile
For April, inspiration isn't something that's only found in incredible feats of an Olympic athlete or heroic wartime survival stories. It is found in everyday people who do their work well, face their human doubts, and find a way to thrive. April is inspired by these people because she is one of them.
Forging her way from a small farm town in Wisconsin to becoming one of the nation's foremost experts on workforce activation and hypergrowth leadership, April has carved a path of passion-oriented success fueled by curiosity and unapologetic courage. April's entrepreneurial zest has shaped her career journey from being a frustrated nurse to a high-powered business executive. April's accomplishments demonstrate that personal success and professional satisfaction are attainable for all.
In April's business of healthcare, the stakes are often life or death. Turnover, widespread chaos, and bureaucracy plagued our fragile healthcare ecosystem even before the pandemic. Today, as our nation recovers, the lessons learned in healthcare serve to inform businesses everywhere on how to pivot quickly amidst turmoil, build a foundation of hope and happiness to help workforces heal, and to create a magnetic culture that overcomes even the toughest circumstances.
Using lessons gleaned from high-stakes work, April shares impactful and inspiring strategies for leaders to extinguish stagnation, expunge competitive threats, and express new creativity. Leaders experience a renewed excitement and freedom to do what they do best – lead.
April's leadership insights have been called upon by CBS, CNBC, Forbes, NPR, New York Times Magazine, Modern Healthcare, Business Insider, The Daily, and a host of other organizations.
April was awarded the 2019 Wisconsin Nurse Leader of the Year, was named to Becker's List of Rising Healthcare Stars in 2018, Staffing Industry Analysts' "40 Under 40" list in 2019 and Staffing Industry Analysts' Global Power 150 –Women in Staffing in 2021 and 2020.
April is an active mom, snowmobiler, squeaky cheese curd aficionado, and can typically be found on the weekends slinging pizza with her husband in their family-owned pizzeria.