"Your work in teaching communications skills and raising officer awareness is without peer. I think the true expert or authority of a matter or subject is the person who lives in that role, totally immersed, developed and infused until instinctive. You certainly have achieved this level of understanding and have coupled it with a keen ability to instruct.
As the Baltimore Police Department grows stronger and more capable to solve the problems long plaguing our city, a handful of devoted people can claim a role in our success. Trust that you are among that number and have my gratitude and appreciation." former Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld,III
"Hans was able to provide critical direction to Harlem Academy's program development...When I think about how he approaches hard questions with me, it makes it easy to understand why motivated people value the chance to work on his team...Hans is a great problem solver, but he is even better at articulating and working toward a vision...at the retreat that he led he knew how to ask questions and share information in a manner that inspired collaboration and kept us focused on what would best move the school forward...Hans possesses tireless energy, a forthright, results-focused communications style, vision, and a passion for educational excellence. His work has been extraordinary, and I have no doubt that he will continue to make a difference here in New York City and wherever there is a challenge to overcome."
Vinny Dotoli, Head of School
"Hans Hageman's presentations are very uplifting as he carries his audiences on a journey of self-discovery."
Jenny Lynn Stewart
Singer/Entertainer and President, Somada Music Productions
"Hans E. Hageman" has been an integral part of our school's success because of his leadership and trust...His style of leadership is one of support and guidance. He is strategic, intuitive and would often subjugate his own needs for the greater cause. He is a nurturing individual and always made himself available for staff members or students.
He combines humility with tremendous professional will. It was an honor to work under his supervision. The constant in his life is that he is always looking for ways to improve his community and the lives of young people. He is a great leader and a relentless humanitarian.
...Hans is a pillar in the world of education, locally and internationally. He will have a guaranteed progressive impact on any organization that is either flourishing or facing challenges." -Joanne Hunt, Principal
Harbor Science and Arts Charter School
"Hans Hageman is an outstanding leader and visionary. I have known him for over fifteen years and have seen him prosper as a director, principal, father, and manager. Hans has tremendous capabilities and skills as a leader of a small group of students and he can also lead a large organization. He has energy and drive that is infectious for anyone around him. He is pure talent." Bill Morin, Chairman and Founder, WJM Associates, Inc.
“Hans Hageman has been there for me when I wasn't there for myself. The thought of what my life would be like without his influence horrifies me. He is also the reason I am a United States Marine with aspirations of joining the FBI. Most importantly, Hans is like the father I never had.”
- Anthony Howell, United States Marine
“My family will always cherish the day Hans Hageman came into our lives. Twelve years ago, I reached out to Hans to mentor my son. At the time, my son had tremendous anxiety and organizational challenges. Hans’ approach was like a breath of fresh air. He offered us a holistic approach that soon had our son meditating, exercising and communicating his thoughts with far greater ease. Our son’s anxiety faded and life became a wonderful adventure.
Hans’ positive influence and enthusiasm quickly permeated our whole family, providing us with encouragement and comfort, especially when my husband died unexpectedly. His friendship is one I will count on for many years to come.”
- Judith Reinicke
“Hans always gives an insightful presentation with takeaways of tools and solutions for solving daily conflicts. Whether it’s a professional issue, or mental and emotional, Hans's techniques will suggest a new approach for your solution”.
Direct Selling Women's Alliance
The team successfully integrated information from neuro-linguistic programming, coaching, and spirituality. Their use of practical exercises made complex concepts very accessible. The presentation was lively and participatory. Great experience.
Thank you for the opportunity to connect with you and grow professionally. Daunting challenges are associated with the transition of a professional athlete aiming for success in mainstream corporate America. I am a competitor with many strengths, yet, I've needed to be effectively navigated through these new uncharted courses.
The professional assistance/guidance you provided has directed and educated me through the landscape, given me new tools that's needed, added value to my brand, and significantly impacted my Image.
I'm so happy I've taken your advice as I remain an enthusiastically active participant to the growth advantages social networking provides. And, this is just the beginning to "Books, Inspiring Speaking and Mentoring Young Basketball Minds"!
Truly, the changes you encouraged me to implement have produced immediate results. I'm now moving in the right direction, attracting opportunities and capitalizing!
Continued success and great works to you, most Invaluable!!! Please include this recommendation of your work on your profile. Everyone should know."
Basketball Hall of Fame
Dream Faith Productions, LLC
(@gorjessmakeup on Instagram)
"I posted today on Facebook that I did makeup for platinum recording artist Mary J Blige and the comments from my family and friends touched my heart. They simply told me that they were proud of me. Now despite traveling to different continents and being around countless celebrities, the most fulfilling thing for me, is to know that my family and friends are proud of the woman I have become. I owe a great part of that success to the love, encouragement and guidance I have received from Hans Hageman.
I'd be the first to say that I wasn’t an easy child. I was constantly in trouble: in detention, on suspension and I was even expelled once. I’m sure at one point or another my family was scared that I would end up on the wrong path and for a brief scary moment I was; however, my future was spared when I was only sentenced with 3 years probation. Despite my turbulent years, I’ve always had Hans by my side, never telling me what I wanted to hear, but always the words I need to activate my spirit and reminding me that I was better than my actions. No, I did immediately become a changed person, I'd still mess up and got in trouble from time to time, but I was able to bounce back quicker, because I now believed that I had within me the power to be great.
At the age of 18, I was diagnosed with a skin cancer called Mycosis Fungoides. I was devastated. I was in my freshman year of college and I had my heart set on becoming an OB/GYN and just like that I had cancer. For a while I was depressed and saw my life, going forward, as bleak. After enough crying and feeling sorry for myself, Hans helped me to realize that this was now my life and not to see my disease as a curse, rather as a detour to an alternate life that could be as grand as the one I was mapping out for myself. Trying to now make the best of my situation I decided to buy some foundation to help even out my skin again and little did I know that purchase would change my life. I was never a makeup wearer. I thought it was for “Fake” girls, but it wasn’t until I realize how makeup could make me feel that I began looking at it differently and decided that I wanted to become a makeup artist. I wanted to make women look beautiful, but even more; I wanted them to feel just as amazing.
I am now a celebrity makeup artist, with 13 years under my belt. I’ve worked with celebrities such as Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Kanye West, Usher Raymond and Janelle Monae to name a few. I’ve given my clients flawless faces that have walked the red carpets at the Grammy’s, Emmy’s and Golden Globes and seen some of their faces adorn the covers of magazines. I think about how this almost wasn’t my life, how I almost sabotaged myself because I didn’t think I was deserving of anything great, but this is my life and with the life tools Hans has helped me acquire, I now that I am and will always have the power within to be great. I will always have the power to bounce back from any adversities and that I will forever be in control of my destiny." Jessica Smalls - owner, GorJess Makeup
"I approached Hans Hageman to consultant for my foundation for several reasons: his experience in running organizations, fundraising and marketing.
My gymnastics foundation has being going through growth phase and it was imperative to look for outside expertise that knew what we do but could also look at our organization from a different perspective.
Hans was easy to work with, responsive and very timely on deadlines.
Hans helped our marketing on many levels - especially for social media and an op ed letter for the NY Times.
The letter that he prepared for our year-end appeal was very effective. We doubled our donations and it set the stage for future letters.
"Hans was an absolute pleasure to work with. Hans is a true gentleman and professional. Hans is prompt and incredibly reliable. He provided us with great advice and shared his expertise readily. Hans also when above and beyond the call of duty and has been generous with his time. I highly recommend Hans!" - Federico Saldivar (www.vivre.nyc)
"Hans is a thorough and kind mentor and business coach. He gave me guidance last year while I was working on a book as well as growing my new business. He goes above and beyond to make sure you feel confident on your path. Hans also educated me about trends in the business world with changing technology so I could better prepare for my future. The whole time he was incredibly passionate and genuine. I could tell he genuinely loves his work and cares about the people he coaches. I highly recommend working with him!" - Pam Carey of pamcarey.com