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Marty Voelkel Hanssen

Marty Voelkel Hanssen is a recently retired family law attorney and mediator. She has four brothers and one sister. Marty has three adult children and three young grandchildren. She loves to garden work out, and have fun.

Q: How have women in your life shaped who you are today? Who is a woman that inspires you?

Marty: My mother led by example – always working hard and encouraging me to push myself. She said repeatedly to me that we learn from our mistakes and that we should always go out of our way to make others feel comfortable. Mother Teresa always inspired me through her strong spiritual faith and commitment to serving others. Today, I am encouraged to see so many of our female youth take on stronger leadership roles in their communities and their willingness to grasp difficult challenges with sheer determination to find solutions.

Q: What are your success habits?
Marty: I like to have a schedule each day in order to hold myself accountable. I also feel it is important to challenge yourself and follow through on your commitments, regardless of how long or large they are.

Q: What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Marty: Be humble. Count your blessings. Be careful what you ask for. Treasure each day and take time to smell the roses. Establish boundaries and stick to them.