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Hansen Speakers Series

Imagine eating dinner with the Founder of Global Soap Derreck Kayongo. Or listening to Kevin Pearce teach you snowboarding lessons in your classroom. Doane students did. The Hansen Speakers Series brings in leaders who hail from around the world. Why bring them to Doane? Because meeting people who embody leadership is powerful. Because hearing their stories can plant a seed.

2019-2020 Speaker: 

Ethan Zohn

Ethan Zohn wearing a green tee shirt.

Speaking on Campus
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 7:00pm
Location: Art & Education Building
Title for Topic: "A Survivor Guide to Life: Outwit, Outplay, Outlead"

About the Event:
What would you do if you won a million dollars?” It’s a thought-provoking question that became a reality for the former professional soccer player and coach. After he had won $1-million on Survivor: Africa, Ethan followed his gut and invested his winnings in something much bigger than himself, a non-profit organization called Grassroot Soccer which promotes HIV and AIDS prevention education to Africa’s youth. It was a decision that perfectly matched his values and character: putting his good fortune to work for a cause greater than himself.

A Survivor’s Guide to Life is Ethan’s chance to share his extraordinary journey with students looking for a way to make a difference in the world. For Ethan, life’s opportunities and challenges were faced with confidence by drawing on his values and character. In the keynote, Ethan delves deeply into the issue of character with his audience: where it comes from, why it matters and how it can help them make important decisions in their lives.