Tammy Hughes is a dynamic facilitator, presenter and business leader with over two decades experience in a broad spectrum of organizations and industries around the globe. She launched her career at Xerox Corporation in their Corporate Education and Training Division. She began as a salesperson at Claire Raines Associates in 1998 and served as company president from 2006 to 2012 when she became CEO.
Participants’ response to Tammy as a session leader has been overwhelmingly positive. She is fascinated by and knowledgeable about generational and values differences—and her passion permeates her style. She paints the research with fun, real-life stories from the workplace and her life. By working with participants to identify strategies, skills, and tools they will use to create more effective work relationships, Tammy facilitates dramatically increased business results.
She studied communication arts at Cedarville College in Ohio and holds a BAAS degree from Midwestern State University in Texas. Tammy is the author of a White Paper, “Born in One Generation, Thinking Like Another” which includes a statistical analysis of the Values & Influence Assessment™. With Pat Heim, Tammy is the co-author of the third edition of Hardball for Women (Plume, 2015). Tammy lives in Wichita Falls, Texas. She is married and has two Millennial-aged sons.
“It’s important for today’s leaders to have a good understanding of the ‘generational lenses’ we all use, and how we can better communicate with our increasingly diverse teams. Tammy is an extremely effective communicator and facilitator, and her unassuming presentation style allowed the team to put down their guard and engage in great discussion. The session was a great experience for me and my leadership team—and I am now planning on rolling it out to the broader sales management team.”
Senior Vice President
National Diabetes and Obesity Sales
Novo Nordisk Inc.