The Elegant Warrior

How to Win Life's Trials Without Losing Yourself

Heather Hansen

Can you win life’s trials without losing yourself?

Life is full of trials, and sometimes you need a warrior spirit to overcome them. Award-winning attorney Heather Hansen has spent over twenty years fighting on the battlefields of the courts―but even in her fiercest clashes, she’s remained true to herself and her principles. She shares her journey to becoming an Elegant Warrior, and imparts the wisdom she’s learned from her decades on the bar.

Armed with the tools and techniques she’s honed in the courtroom, Hansen makes the case that anyone can become an Elegant Warrior: someone who fights adversity with grace and compassion, and battles without losing respect for themselves and their adversaries.

Using real-life case studies and personal stories from the fast-paced courtroom arena, Hansen teaches you how to triumph over your own struggles. From overcoming the Curse of Knowledge to discovering the Power of How, you’ll learn how to tap into your own personal strengths to face whatever challenges come your way.

We all have to go to war at times. Sometimes the combat zone is your home; sometimes it’s the office. And sometimes, it’s your inner world. As an Elegant Warrior, you’ll be armed with the confidence, wisdom, and skills to enter the fray and remain true to yourself.


“If you want to better advocate for yourself—in business and in life—Heather Hansen’s insights in The Elegant Warrior will prove invaluable.”

The Elegant Warrior pairs extraordinary stories from inside the courtroom with actionable advice to use outside the courtroom. By applying the tools successful lawyers use to your own challenges, you’ll find the evidence that proves you’re a winner and a warrior.”

“With insight, wonderful examples, and a strong motivational voice, Heather Hansen provides a beacon for women who want to create a life of unique meaning and purpose. She doesn’t promise that the path will be easy but, like the words of a true friend whispered in your ear, her encouragement will make your journey rewarding.”


“In The Elegant Warrior, Hansen reminds us that we must maintain both a warrior side and an elegant side. Her stories help the reader understand how finding that balance is a constant battle. I urge you to read The Elegant Warrior and adjust your dial as required!”

“Motivational, meaningful, powerful messages. Heather Hansen is the Elegant Warrior who liberates the elegant warrior carried inside each of us. Inspirational stories that demonstrate superior outcomes result with the right approach, attitude, and mindset. Readers are enriched with learning tools for effective, positive results, in all aspects of their life. A must-read!”

“Inspiring and original. With captivating grace and insight with a sprinkling of humor, Heather guides and probes us to question and consider our decisions on our life’s journey.”


HEATHER HANSEN is a trial lawyer. She has defended medical malpractice cases for over twenty years, was recently inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is consistently named one of the Top 50 Female Attorneys in the state of Pennsylvania. Heather works as a communication consultant, combining her courtroom experience with her psychology degree and her training as a mediator to help her clients ask better questions, master objections, and use credible persuasion to succeed. She has appeared on CNN, NBC, Fox News Channel, and Good Day Philadelphia, and is the host of The Elegant Warrior podcast. Heather lives in New York City.

ISBN 978-1989025260
$19.95 CAD $15.95 USD
Published April 9, 2019
5.5 × 8.5 152 Pages
Paperback, ebook, audio