Tom Hughes

With deep client-service experience helping Fortune/Nasdaq 100 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits, Tom coaches executives on organizational development, change leadership, innovation & creativity, strategy, and design. Tom routinely serves clients through the entire flow of most development activities, from initial consultation and exploration of issues and needs through to the measurement of success. 

Tom was previously Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education. Before that, Tom was Senior Manager of Professional Development at Booz Allen Hamilton’s award-winning corporate university.

A published author of several fiction and non-fiction books, Tom also contributed the article on Orientation to the Encyclopedia of Career Development, and most recently co-authored an article titled ‘Managing the Volunteer Mindset,’ published in Dialogue journal. Tom spent several years as a full-time actor and writer, performing on stage, on film, and recording audio books.

His current research is focused on creating the conditions that allow for true transformation to occur, and on how people form the habits and make and keep the commitments that lead to long-term change. He is currently working on a book centered on helping technical and functional experts make the transition to management.

Tom holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University in Organizational Psychology, a conservatory certificate in Acting from the American Repertory Theatre’s Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard, and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard University.

“I attended several of Tom's training programs. His course designs had the right mix of content delivery, behavior practice, and interpersonal relationship building. His careful observations of team behavior were communicated back to the team clearly, to identify behaviors to change and drive staff to practice new skills. Tom's good humor and respectful attitude kept motivation high.”

— Grace Webber, Fulfillment Vendor Manager, Google



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