About Advocate to Win

Heather Hansen helps medical providers to advocate for their patients, their treatment plans, their teams and themselves.

Heather has defended healthcare providers in the courtroom for over 20 years. Heather’s clients win for two simple reasons. They learn to advocate for themselves in front of a jury, using stories, evidence and energy to change minds and hearts. And they learn to overcome the curse of knowledge, translating challenging medical concepts into stories the jury can understand.

Now she teaches providers how to use these skills outside of the courtroom to improve relationships and outcomes.

When providers can advocate for themselves, the patients become their advocates too.

Heather Hansen

About Heather Hansen

Heather is a trial attorney and partner at O’Brien and Ryan, and a Fellow in the American College of Trial Attorneys.

A renowned keynote speaker, she has been called to lecture at Harvard Business School, Stanford Law School, Berkeley and University of Pennsylvania.

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Medical Education

Heather is no stranger to the healthcare field.

  • She has contributed to two spinal surgery texts
  • Heather created three year residency programs to educate residents on the skills needed to be an advocate
  • She has given Grand Rounds across the United States
  • Also, she has spoken to medical audiences in Mexico, Kuwait, Ireland and across the U.S

TV Appearances

Heather has been asked to share her expertise on various television shows such as

  • The Today Show
  • CNN
  • CBS
  • Fox News Channel & Fox Business
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Heather Hansen

Published Material

  • She is author of the bestselling book “The Elegant Warrior-How to Win Life’s Trials Without Losing Yourself” which Publishers Weekly calls a template to achieving personal and career goals
  • Her most recent book is “Advocate to Win – 10 Tools to Ask for What You Want and Get It”
  • Heather has also been asked to contribute to multiple peer reviewed medical journals, Newsweek and KevinMD.

Heather Has Worked With

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Contact Heather today and learn how you can Advocate to Win