In the area of human potential, no one is better known and more respected than Mark Victor Hansen. For more than 25 years, Mark Victor Hansen has focused solely on helping people and organizations, from all walks of life, 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.
With his endearing charismatic style, Mark Victor Hansen captures his audience's attention as well as their hearts. With his one of a kind technique and masterful authority of his work, time and again he continues to receive high accolades from his audiences as one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers of our time.
The last handful of years has seen Mark Victor Hansen, and his business partner Jack Canfield, create what Time magazine calls "the publishing phenomenon of the decade." With more than 80 million Chicken Soup for the Soul books sold in North America alone and over 100 licensed products in the marketplace, it is one of the most successful publishing franchises in America today.
Mark's credentials include a lifetime of entrepreneurial success, in addition to an extensive academic background. He is also a prolific writer with many popular books such as The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win and others. Mark Victor Hansen has also made a profound influence through his extensive library of audio programs, video programs and enriching articles in the areas of big thinking, sales achievement, publishing success and personal and professional development. He is also co-author of The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth.
His energy and exuberance travels still further through mediums such as television (Oprah, CNN and The Today Show), print (Time, US News & World Report, USA Today, The New York Times and Entrepreneur) and countless radio and newspaper interviews.
Mark Victor Hansen presents 50-75 seminars each year. When not speaking, writing or marketing his next bestselling book, Mark and his wife live in Newport Beach, California with their daughters Elisabeth and Melanie. Mark Victor Hansen is an enthusiastic crusader of what's possible and is driven to make the world a better place.
"Robert G. Allen is Director of ITTA Telecommunications Consulting Group. Prior to his current service, he was Senior Counsel to the Auctions and Industry Analysis Division of the Federal Communications Commission. His responsibilities at the FCC included implementing and executing the first U.S. broadcast spectrum auction. Mr. Allen acted as chief counsel on the broadcast auction project and drafted the review checklist containing the acceptability criteria for broadcast auction applicants. In this role, he acted as liaison between the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Mass Media Bureau. His views and analysis of current FCC spectrum auctions are outlined in an op-ed article recently submitted for publication.
Mr. Allen was also a primary author of the Commission's Report and Order adopting sweeping new service rules in the 218-219 MHz Data Service. Most significantly, he addressed the constitutional challenge to race- and gender-based bidding credits employed in the licensing of the Interactive Video and Data Service. He drafted a white paper setting forth the remedial proposal eventually adopted by the Commission, which sought to resolve the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals litigation in the case of Graceba Total Communications, Inc. v. FCC.
Mr. Allen was Managing Principal in the telecommunications law firm of Allen & Harold, P.L.C. between 1985 and 1998. He practiced in the fields of satellite, telephone, new technologies and broadcast communications. He obtained one of the first FCC open video system (OVS) certifications in the country on behalf of a major land developer, as part of a plan to bundle OVS, Internet and competitive local exchange service package.
Mr. Allen led a successful legal effort to obtain initial experimental licensing and development of broadband satellite maritime communications capabilities on U.S. Navy vessels and private cruise ships. His regulatory work on behalf of a commercial contractor supported the Navy?s Challenge Athena project and resulted in the first use of the commercial C-Band satellite band on board a U.S. aircraft carrier (the U.S.S. George Washington). He worked to obtain the support of the Department of Defense and other key U.S. Government officials for an international spectrum reallocation proposal that would enable maritime users worldwide to employ commercial broadband satellite services at sea.
Mr. Allen was active in the development of new technology ventures in Russia. During the fall of 1992 he played a key role in the inauguration of a new privately owned Russian-American voice, data and television link between downtown Moscow and an earth station in the metropolitan New York City area, utilizing two Gorizont satellites in the Intersputnik system. Between January, 1992 and February, 1945, he was co-editor of The Commercial Code of Russia, an adaptive translation of the statutes, decrees and regulations of the Russian Federation, affording him an intimate knowledge of new Russian laws relating to privatization, banking, taxation, property and other fields of commercial law.
In the early 1980's, Mr. Allen served as an Adjunct Professor of Communication at the American University, Washington, D.C. and an Assistant Professor of Communication at George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia, He received the American Jurisprudence Award in Contract Law and was listed in the 1996, 1997 and 1998 editions of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He co-founded the Community Broadcasters of America and is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Radio-Television News Directors Association, the International Practice Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association, the International Practice Section of the Virginia State Bar and the Bars of the District of Columbia, Virginia and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Allen is married and lives in Prince William County, Virginia with his wife, Roseleen, and his two children, Jessica and Bobby Joe."