HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Jason Hanson

Former CIA Officer and New York Times Bestselling Author


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  • How to Start and Grow a 7-Figure Business
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  • Cyber Security
  • Marketing Your Small Business


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Jason R. Hanson is a former CIA Officer, New York Times bestselling author of Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life and serial entrepreneur. After serving as a CIA officer 7 years, Hanson now leads a team of consultants with years of experience in undercover operations, cyber technology, and information gathering. Hanson is also the founder of the Spy Escape & Evasion school. Hanson’s newest book Agent of Influence: How to Use Spy Skills to Persuade Anyone, Sell Anything, and Build a Successful Business (Dey Street Books) published in June 2019.

Throughout Agent of Influence (Dey Street Books), Hanson reveals how anyone can use spy tactics for increased success, from learning how to strategically plan your day to mastering the steps you’ll need to embrace challenges and set achievable, personal goals. He teaches you how to develop a winning sales personality and target the perfect business opportunity using the SADR cycle—” spotting,” “assessing,” “developing,” and “recruiting.” With this invaluable and unique handbook, you will become a more productive, confidant professional or entrepreneur.

Hanson’s passions in life are safety, survival and helping entrepreneurs reach their true potential. A highly sought-after expert and speaker, Hanson frequently travels the country to share his insights and experiences with audiences. He has also appeared on The Today Show, Dateline, Rachael Ray, Fox & Friends, Shark Tank, Good Morning America and more.

Hanson resides in Cedar City, UT with his family.

Praise for Agent of Influence:

“Hanson has written a must-read manual on how to be a better businessperson. This book shows you what games are being played below the surface and gives you the CIA-tested methods on how to win them every time. Read this book and learn from one of the best.”
--Oren Klaff, author of Pitch Anything

“I never imagined I’d get great sales advice from a spy. In Agent of Influence, Jason Hanson shows how to use intuition and persuasiveness to grow your business to new heights.”
-- Ryan Serhant, Star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York and Sell it Like Serhant

“As someone who has worked operations with the CIA, I can tell you that Jason Hanson is the real deal.”
-- Cade Courtley, former Navy SEAL and author of SEAL Survival Guide

“Entertaining...there is serious information here that could be used beyond the business setting.”
-- Booklist