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Book Sandy for virtual and in-person interviews, podcasts, or your special event. She provides engaging content including working through transitions in business and life and tapping into your intuition to get unstuck.

  • Intuitive Strategy for enhanced business success and profits
  • Turnaround management & leadership in times of chaos
  • Career transitions – internal promotions & shifting career focus – the urge for something more is upon many leaders – they can feel it and don’t know how to identify or get clarity
  • Impactful leadership
  • Confidence & Swagger – Is your professional presence affecting your success?
  • New business paradigms – built for success & freedom in elevated dimensions
  • Rediscovering Joy – from burnout, overwhelm & exhaustion to rediscovering the life keys for our passion areas
  • Building & growing a heart and soul-based successful business – aligning higher dimensions, energy & forces to create a career we love
  • Profits Elevation – making more, working less and having the life of your dreams
  • The Future of Business: Building a business with Aquarian Principles
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SANDY HANSEN-WOLFF

Sandy Hansen-Wolff has spent her entire career as a business leader and entrepreneur. Sandy started her speaking, coaching, and consulting business over a decade ago.  In this role, she works across industries to partner with leaders and business owners to create and execute high-level strategy and aligned actions. She was thrust into entrepreneurship when widowed at a young age.  Although always an entrepreneur at heart, Sandy assumed ownership of her late husband’s company in 2003 upon his death and began sharing her story of crisis leadership and overcoming tragedy.  She has worked for nearly two decades in agribusiness ownership of AgVenture Feed & Seed Inc. and successfully transitioned her company to new ownership in December of 2020. 

Sandy now spends her time helping other companies scale through her leadership coaching, speaking, and consulting business. She is a certified executive coach to many brilliant business leaders and facilitates monthly mastermind peer groups of business leaders. Sandy speaks to groups large and small on topics of pricing, negotiation, business success/scaling strategies, employee engagement, launching new ventures as well as personal strategies for aligning heart-based leadership to profits. She also serves on boards, is a volunteer wish granter for MakeAWish as well as many other community initiatives. As a serial entrepreneur, Sandy launched New Heritage Feed Co. in 2018 –an e-commerce and distributed specialty feed company focusing on the inclusion of premium essential oils and various nutrient enhanced additives for animal food. This company is run by key leaders so that she can maintain her focus on coaching and consulting work. 

Sandy and her husband Terry live in the Richmond, MN area on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes with their cat Lily. She is a stepmom to her two grown twin daughters Holly & Hannah. She is most passionate about helping other entrepreneurs and leaders elevate their success to reach profits and scale in a quicker fashion than she experienced learning on her own.

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From Near Bankruptcy to $8M

Starting a business is never easy, but imagine taking over a business suddenly and not knowing anything about the vendors, the customers, or even the industry. Most would balk at the challenge, but Sandy Hansen-Wolff – after the early death of her husband – had no choice but to step in and overhaul the near-bankrupt agriculture business.
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Unpacking the value in unconventional thinking

Today on the Take on Board podcast, I'm speaking with Sandy Hanson-Wolff about unconventional boards. First, let me tell you about Sandy. Sandy is on a University Board and an advisory board for ITL labs, a large training platform for entrepreneurs and leaders. She was previously on the development board for a monastery and an economic development board for many years.
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From Accidental Entrepreneur to an Intentional Exit

After her husband passed away in his early 30s, Sandy Hansen-Wolff had two choices: close down shop or take over and run the one-million-dollar-in-revenue business. Sandy, a former insurance agent, chose to take over the business with her A+ team and continue her husband's legacy.

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Sandy Hansen-Wolff Interview with Built to Sell Radio

Sandy Hansen-Wolff was a newlywed when her husband of only a few months, Randy Hansen, was diagnosed with leukemia. Randy died a few months later, leaving Sandy with little more than a handwritten list of his assets, including a heavily leveraged business.
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From Tragedy To Success...A Woman Entrepreneur Tells Her Story

Sandy shared the story of how she and her husband, Randy battled his leukemia just after they got married. Randy owned a feed business that Sandy knew nothing about, but after his passing, she had to learn it, turn it around and all while grieving the loss of her husband. 

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Sandy Hansen-Wolff Interview with Business Radio X

Sandy Hansen-Wolff dove unexpectedly into a leading a business after her husband’s passing, but recognizes now she chose her path and was prepared for it by life. 

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Transforming Grief into Triumph

To get through the hard times, Sandy has some great advice  – It’s OKAY to not be OKAY. Embrace your feelings. Never short-change your problems.  If you need to quit for the day, quit.  But always remember not to quit forever.

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City Girl Empower Hour

 Alyza speaks with Sandy Hansen-Wolff about her journey in the Agribusiness industry, business coaching, pivoting, and learning how to get unstuck and ask for help! 

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Green Tea Conversations

Sharing My Story

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Pivoting Against All Odds

Club E was joined by Sandy Hansen-Wolff for a discussion on the art of pivoting in a sink-or-swim situation.

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Magazine, Books & News Articles

Women in Business: Forging a Path to Success from Personal Tragedy

MinnWest Bank, November 22, 2021

“It was like the perfect ugly storm, I’m 30 years old, my husband of 15 months just passed away, and now I have the responsibilities of his business, there was no life insurance to cover the loans, and everyone is looking at me,” she said. “

Sandy Hansen-Wolff: Finalist in Business Award

Tri-County News, 2015

“On an individual level, Sandy mentors many business owners who come to her for advice and confidential problem-solving and brainstorming.  She feels that many have helped her get to where she is today and that it is her turn to give her time, talents and financial support in every way that she can.”

Interview with Minnesota Business

“Speaking with Sandy Hansen-Wolff, owner of AgVenture Feed & Seed, is inspirational. She puts her heart into everything she does, whether serving AgVenture customers, providing agribusiness support, animal management and farm supplies, or speaking to an audience about her story. You see, Sandy is no stranger to heartbreak and loss.”

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“Some huge miracles have happened because I had to take over the business,” says Hansen. “That I had the tenacity to get through this is a miracle in itself.”

Featured in Chasing Perfection, Chpt 5

“As a leader, how do you lead with and follow your intuition – especially amidst “logical” counter-arguments? Emphasis on quieting your limiting self-talk and learning to trust yourself.” ~ Sue Hawkes

St. Cloud Times, March 2015

Sandy Hansen-Wolff, owner of AgVenture Feed and Seed Inc. in Watkins, was selected as a finalist for the Good Leader Award in Community Impact, given annually to a Minnesota business leader who is making a positive impact through service, character and leadership by fostering an environment of corporate giving.

Minnesota Business Magazine, Dec 2013

Hansen gives both personally and through AgVenture to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which helps families who have come across tragedy, much as she did. She also uses her personal story to get the message of giving out to others. ‘In the last 10 years, I’ve done a lot of speeches on this,’ she says. ‘When we are given enough, I think it is our responsibility to help those less fortunate.’”

Central Minnesota Women Magazine, April/May 2013

Sandy supports many causes in her community, some of which are related to agriculture… She does this in honor of her customers.”

Upsize Magazine, November 2012

Hansen sounds like a CEO transformed. The mojo has changed from let’s get through this, to let’s rock and roll with this great thing we’ve created.”

Wall Street Journal, 2010

Sandy Hansen, owner of AgVenture Feed & Seed Inc. in Watkins, Minn., understands those dangers all too well. She was thrust into entrepreneurship in 2003 when her husband, the feed-supply company’s original owner, died of leukemia.”

Enterprising Woman Magazine, 2010

“Enterprising Women Magazine announces its Class of 2010: The Top Women Business Owners in North America. Sandy Hansen of AgVenture Feed & Seed Inc. received national recognition as one of the Enterprising Woman of the Year for 2010.”

Minnesota Business Magazine, January 2010

“For the motivational speaking, I don’t see it as a separate company, it really is done in conjunction with the feed business, because many of the topics come from what I’ve learned as a leader and business owner. I think both are growing in very positive directions.”

ABC News 

“Many small business owners have no plans for what will happen to their companies when they die – who will own them and who will operate them.”

Featured Article: Planting a New Way Forward

“A few days after her husband’s funeral, Randy’s widow, Sandy Hansen-Wolff, 45, discovered that the Minnesota-based agriculture company was insolvent. AgVenture provided animal feed and crop seeds for farms. Hansen-Wolff sold insurance. She was in debt and out of her depth, having inherited a failing business in a male-dominated industry in which she had no experience.”

Interview with Minnesota Business

“Speaking with Sandy Hansen-Wolff, owner of AgVenture Feed & Seed, is inspirational. She puts her heart into everything she does, whether serving AgVenture customers, providing agribusiness support, animal management and farm supplies, or speaking to an audience about her story. You see, Sandy is no stranger to heartbreak and loss.”

Sandy Hansen-Wolff: Finalist in Business Award

Tri-County News, 2015

“On an individual level, Sandy mentors many business owners who come to her for advice and confidential problem-solving and brainstorming.  She feels that many have helped her get to where she is today and that it is her turn to give her time, talents and financial support in every way that she can.”

Featured in Chasing Perfection, Chpt 5

“As a leader, how do you lead with and follow your intuition – especially amidst “logical” counter-arguments? Emphasis on quieting your limiting self-talk and learning to trust yourself.” ~ Sue Hawkes

MORE Magazine 

“Some huge miracles have happened because I had to take over the business,” says Hansen. “That I had the tenacity to get through this is a miracle in itself.”

Minnesota Business Magazine, Dec 2013

Hansen gives both personally and through AgVenture to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which helps families who have come across tragedy, much as she did. She also uses her personal story to get the message of giving out to others. ‘In the last 10 years, I’ve done a lot of speeches on this,’ she says. ‘When we are given enough, I think it is our responsibility to help those less fortunate.’”

St. Cloud Times, March 2015

Sandy Hansen-Wolff, owner of AgVenture Feed and Seed Inc. in Watkins, was selected as a finalist for the Good Leader Award in Community Impact, given annually to a Minnesota business leader who is making a positive impact through service, character and leadership by fostering an environment of corporate giving.

Upsize Magazine, November 2012

Hansen sounds like a CEO transformed. The mojo has changed from let’s get through this, to let’s rock and roll with this great thing we’ve created.”

Enterprising Woman Magazine, 2010

“Enterprising Women Magazine announces its Class of 2010: The Top Women Business Owners in North America. Sandy Hansen of AgVenture Feed & Seed Inc. received national recognition as one of the Enterprising Woman of the Year for 2010.”

Dairy Star, December 14, 2009

Sandy Hansen knows what it feels like to be at rock bottom; she’s been there. But with a little determination, lessons learned the hard way and a good team of supporters, Sandy and her business have made it back on solid ground.”

Minnesota Business Magazine, January 2010

“For the motivational speaking, I don’t see it as a separate company, it really is done in conjunction with the feed business, because many of the topics come from what I’ve learned as a leader and business owner. I think both are growing in very positive directions.”

Enterprising Woman Magazine, 2010

“Enterprising Women Magazine announces its Class of 2010: The Top Women Business Owners in North America. Sandy Hansen of AgVenture Feed & Seed Inc. received national recognition as one of the Enterprising Woman of the Year for 2010.”

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