Hanna Hart, JD, CPCC

Principal, Leadership Coach and Consultant

Hanna Hart brings a pragmatic and inspired approach to leadership, strategic planning, team-building, and organizational conflict resolution as she supports executives, individuals and teams in developing bold initiatives and sustainable practices. The powerful alliance Hanna creates with her clients is both open and rigorous. She persistently challenges the status quo while encouraging creativity and meaningful goal-setting. The result is sustainable improvement in performance and satisfaction. Clients include: The Packard Foundation, Google, Ripple, Coursera, Nest, Anki, Verily, X, The Natural Resources Defense Council, Clorox, Bivium Capital Partners, WibiData, Climateworks, Takt, and Kaiser Permanente.

Prior to becoming a coach, Hanna practiced law at internationally renowned Davis Polk & Wardwell, representing clients including JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley in financial transactions and advising clients about environmental risks in mergers and acquisitions. She has been an editor, a community mediator, and president of the board of a non-profit. An avid world traveler, Hanna regularly immerses herself in new environments while maintaining her internal compass, a skill which serves her and her clients well. She is the mother of three lively and engaging children.

Hanna received her BA in philosophy, cum laude, from Yale College and earned a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she helped found the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law. She clerked for the Hon. Bernard G. Barrow on the Virginia Court of Appeals. Hanna completed coach training from Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, California, the world’s premier coaching school, and is a member of the International Coach Federation.


When not coaching, Hanna spends much of her time with her three children and husband exploring San Francisco and the Bay Area. They love to enjoy the city’s museums, parks, and neighborhoods and to escape the city to go hiking in the redwoods or skiing in Tahoe. She loves riding her bike, reading, attending the theater or hearing live music, and eating good food. A passionate traveler, Hanna has journeyed to many faraway places, including trekking in Nepal, hiking the Inca Trail, and temple-crawling in Cambodia, where she had the opportunity to immerse herself in other cultures and challenge herself physically and mentally. Since becoming a parent, her adventures have become less exotic, though no less challenging – from a month spent in France, to a recent sailing trip in the Sea of Cortez. There is never a dull moment.