River City Six – Hannah Christensen
Meet Hannah Christensen, marketing manager for Concentric Corporation (www.concentriccorp.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
Concentric Corporation is a recruiting and staffing firm that truly sees how important a career change can affect someone’s livelihood. We have authentic conversations with the companies we work with and the professionals we represent to really get a feel for who they are and what they want out of their life and career. By taking that extra step and having these conversations, it allows us to find the right fit for both sides. It’s truly rewarding to be a part of this industry knowing that you can affect others’ lives in a positive way.
How did you get started in the business?
I began my career at Concentric Corporation in 2015 as the receptionist. I had just graduated from UNL and wanted to provide a good life for my son. I did not know on my first day that I had stepped into my second home! Over the past four years, I have grown into this company and industry, realizing that my first day was actually the start of my professional career and I am very excited to see what is still to come.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Learning the world of Information Technology. This ever-changing, fast-paced, and captivating industry is tough to stay up to date on, but it is enjoyable to try!
Tell us a little about your family.
My family consists of my husband Josh and my son Jaxon. Jaxon is a “big kid now” who loves preschool, board games, and most importantly dinosaurs! We always enjoy the little things in life, so a Costco trip or a car ride becomes our adventure for the day.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Becoming a mother was the most rewarding, challenging, and positive turning point in my life. From that point on, I’ve tried to view the world from my son’s eyes, and to see the good in life and enjoy every moment I can with those I love.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
A family day at the Henry Doorly Zoo or, in the fall, an afternoon at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch. It’s a standing tradition.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
A previous coworker once told me, “The most important decision you will make in your life is the person you choose to share it with.”
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
Wedding planning. I not only love to throw a great party, but learning about a couple’s history and story would also be fascinating.
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Omaha. To the families this organization serves, even the smallest acts of kindness truly go a long way. I am currently on the committee for their Kids and Clays event, held in October, which I couldn’t be more thrilled about!
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
I am currently reading The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
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