The Beacon Way

Brave Conversations with Hana Kahn

February 15, 2023 Beacon Media + Marketing Season 1 Episode 21
The Beacon Way
Brave Conversations with Hana Kahn
Show Notes

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a pandemic that has sat with us throughout the ages and, sadly, the trend seems set to continue in the foreseeable future. Victims of GBV are often silenced, and forced to sit with their trauma within the harsh confines of their minds. Today’s guest, musician, life coach, and entrepreneur Hana Kahn, has broken the shackles and freed her voice as she speaks about the difficult situations she’s been forced to overcome. She shares a potentially triggering account of the abuse and sexual violence she endured as a teenager and an adult, and how those experiences drove her to pursue a career in mental health. Then, we take a look at her other professions as we find out about her love for marketing and the impressive array of musical instruments that she plays. Hana explains why she can’t see herself living a life without therapy, a necessary component in dealing with the extreme levels of GBV that we see in Alaska and across the country. On a lighter note, our guest names the people that have helped shaped her career, and she gives some uplifting advice for those who are ready to embark on a journey of healing and recovery. We are grateful that women of all ages are starting to speak up more about their horrible experiences, and we applaud Hana Kahn for being so brave in her vulnerability. As you listen to and engage with the difficult topics explored in this episode, please do so with care.     

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Today’s special guest, Hana Kahn, tells us why she enjoys being on podcasts.
  • TW: For listeners wishing to avoid Hana’s accounts of abuse and rape, please skip audio between [02:08] and [03:37]. 
  • The personal traumas that drove Hana to get involved in the mental health industry. 
  • Where Hana’s love for marketing stems from. 
  • Why she can’t see herself living a life without therapy
  • The instruments she plays as a musician. 
  • Discussing the daunting state of gender-based violence in Alaska and everywhere else.  
  • Hana’s day-to-day activities and what she’s currently working on. 
  • The people in her life who helped shaped her professional journey. 
  • Hana shares some wholesome advice for those who are starting their healing process. 
  • Exploring the age groups of her clientele. 
  • The beauty of being able to have difficult conversations more openly and across all generations.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Hana Kahn

Hana Kahn on Instagram

Hana Kahn on YouTube 

Hana Kahn on TikTok

Hana Kahn on Spotify

Hana Kahn on Apple Music

This Is My Brave 

We are Golden Stars 

The Limitless Life Course 

Taylor Rae

Jennifer Christensen on LinkedIn

Jennifer Christensen on Twitter

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