Whether on the stage or in the written form, author Lily Clayton Hansen is praised for her straight-shooting interview style, and ability to uncork her subjects upon arrival. Much like her idol Oprah, Hansen is known as a people whisperer—one who uses her curious nature and genuine interest to ask the questions others are afraid to. (In the kindest way possible.) She wants to know others as they are without a filter or barrier between them. Hansen's goal is to treat every interview subject the same in order to level the playing field between widely recognized leaders and “regular” folks doing extraordinary work. She has been described as “an artist in all sense of the word”— it just so happens that Hansen’s favorite medium is the art of conversation.