About the Author
Isaiah Hankel is the founder and CEO of Cheeky Scientist, a career training company that specialises in helping PhDs and other advanced degree holders transition into corporate careers. He is also a managing partner of Expert Cytometry, a technology company that specialises in flow cytometry-based cancer research. Through these ventures, Isaiah has spoken and trained on career development, employee management, entrepreneurship, focus, and motivation at many of the worlds largest companies including Merlin Entertainment, Merck, MedImmune, T-Mobile, Pfizer, and Amgen. He has also been invited to speak at top institutions including the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the UK Cancer Research Center, Marie Curie Institute France, Harvard Medical School, MIT, Stanford University, and the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. In addition to his consulting work, Isaiahs personally branded website (IsaiahHankel.com) attracts employees and entrepreneurs across all industries and levels with his scientific approach and tangible methodology to the pursuit of purpose, focus, and professional growth. Isaiah has developed a membership and training program under the Cheeky Scientist umbrella named the Cheeky Scientist Association, which now has over 2,500 active members worldwide. He has also developed a membership and training program under the Expert Cytometry umbrella named the Flow Cytometry Mastery Class, which has over 1,000 active members worldwide. Through his training programs, Isaiah has developed corporate sponsorships with ThermoFisher, Beckman Coulter (a Danaher company), MedImmune, Regeneron, Merck, and the SickKids Foundation. Isaiahs first book, Black Hole Focus: How Intelligent People Can Create a More Powerful Purpose for Their Lives, has sold over 11,000 copies internationally. He has been featured as an expert on mental focus, behavioral psychology, and career development in The Guardian, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He has delivered corporate presentations to over 30,000 people in the US and internationally, including over 300 workshops and keynotes worldwide in the past 5 years.