Isaiah Hankel received his doctorate in Anatomy and Cell Biology and is an expert on mental focus, behavioural psychology, and career development. His work has been featured in The Guardian, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Isaiah’s previous book, Black Hole Focus, was published by Wiley, and was selected as Business Book of the Month in the U.K., and became a business bestseller internationally. Isaiah has delivered corporate presentations to over 20,000 people, including over 300 workshops and keynotes worldwide in the past five years.
Isaiah is the founder and CEO of Cheeky Scientist, a career training company that specializes in helping PhDs transition into corporate careers; he is also the director of Hankel Leadership. Through these ventures, Isaiah has consulted on career development, employee management, entrepreneurship, focus, and motivation at several Fortune 500 companies.
He has been invited to speak at top institutions including Harvard Medical School, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, the University of Chicago, the University of Oxford, the Marie Curie Institute France, and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Isaiah grew up working on a sheep farm in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. before going on to get his doctorate. After receiving his doctorate, Isaiah started and successfully exited several other technology-based companies, and then went on to be formally trained in the fields of behavioral economics, behavior psychology, and online marketing.
Isaiah’s blue-collar background, white-collar corporate training, and academic credentials allow him to work with a wide range of organizations and connect meaningfully with all types of individuals and institutions.