Leanne Hughes is an international facilitator, speaker and coach who loves creating unpredictable workshop experiences, that predictably work.

She combines her experience in marketing with her education in human resources and psychology, to help leaders create engaging everyday experiences – that are so contagious they scale across teams, functions and regions.

Leanne has facilitated leadership, on-boarding and team-development workshops across Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and Singapore and believes in a strengths-centred approach to learning and development. She has over 13 years’ experience across a range of industries including mining, government and tourism sectors.

She’s the host of the First Time Facilitator podcast and popular Facebook group The Flipchart.

You can connect with Leanne via her website and on LinkedIn.

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Leanne Hughes



What Leanne Hughes and I talked about

• Bias and judgement when you meet someone
• Brené Brown
• True connection – how you turn up
• Having a QLC – Quarter Life Crisis
• Working for Wicked Campers
• Pat Flynn and his DeLorean
• Creating engagement over Zoom
• Books
o It’s the Manager by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter
o Pivot by Jenny Blake
o Million Dollar Consulting by Alan Weiss.

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Mel Kettle is all about connection, communication and collaboration. She works with CEOs, leaders and teams to help them better communicate and collaborate (online AND offline) to achieve better relationships, revenue and results. Mel is a facilitator, trainer, speaker, author and mentor who provides practical advice that achieves results while having some fun!

You can download her latest whitepaper, The Social CEO – from invisible to influencer or order a signed copy of her book, The Social Association. To inquire about working with Mel, please email mel@melkettle.com or call her on 0404 600 889.

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