A life destined for risk taking and adventure seems to have been written all over Anastasia’s portfolio. She lived in the Congo the first thirteen years of her life. At an early age, she attended an all-French speaking girls school in Brussels, Belgium. “Life” found her at U.C. Berkeley in the 60’s as confused as everyone else during that era asking the question, “Is ‘this’ where I was going?”
Anastasia has two grown sons who each have families. Her ‘joie de vivre’ is being Nana Tasha to her seven grand-children. Anastasia was “Young Mother of the Year” for the state of California in 1980.
As an adult, Anastasia has given the vision, passion, start-up and the launching of three non-profit organizations. She was co-founder and developer of Women of Vision for World Vision. She was a co-founder and developer of Women of Vision for World Vision. She has led all-women’s cycling venues for 30 years, one of which cycled across the United States cycling 80 miles per day for 6 weeks. Last year she led an international cycling effort in Rwanda, Africa where three tribes of women cycled for rape warfare survivors in the Congo.
Anastasia has completed her Masters in Global Leadership degree from Fuller Seminary and is co-founder and developer of Global Women in Leadership Network (gwlnetwork.com). She has been a motivational speaker at conferences and women’s retreats for the past 30 years and is currently writing her first book, When God Calls a Woman – You gotta’ keep adventuring!
Anastasia was married to the late author, Tim Hansel and co-authored, Dancin’ on the Chaos!. In marrying Tim Hansel, she became his full-time caregiver for 17 years as well as took care of his bed-ridden mother for six years. She operated as the point person for two people who were totally dependent in all facets of life.
Her life long passion continues to be connecting women in the Western world who, like herself, are immersed in “the poverty of affluence” with Poverty’s Woman in Majority World Countries. Lives are changed, hope is restored, and destinies are altered.
Anastasia Hansel – Transformed People
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