Simple Shifts

2015 North American Book Award Winner.  A must-read for anyone serious about growing as a leader and creating positive influence on others. Simple Shifts focuses on self-discovery with tools and exercises to overcome challenges, recognize strengths, and achieve important growth.

Terri Hughes Blog

I'm now an award winning author...

Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2015

Wow!  I am so excited that my book Simple Shifts won an award through the North American Book Awards this month!   

Celebrating Business Success with Gratitude

Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2015

I met recently with a past employee (from my former corporate life) and she pointed out that I seemed so happy, actually joyful.  I thought about her comment which reconfirmed how grateful I am to be doing the work I love, as I celebrate my fifth business anniversary this month.   I  wake up every day with excited anticipation about who I will be meeting with, and what simple shift or new approach we might discover. 

Breaking Old Patterns

Posted on Sunday, July 12, 2015

If this headline caught your attention, you could be ready to try something new...  I recently worked with a client who was gearing up for a reoccurring meeting with a group of people that always frustrate her with what she describes as passive/aggressive behavior, resulting in irritated angry reactions from her.  While this group does not report directly to her... they are extremely important to the successful achievement of her goals.    

Conscious Choice

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Late last year I was asked to work with a neurosurgeon who was having difficulties with management and operating room staff.  Based on the description of his behaviors (and the events leading to this engagement request), I had little confidence that he would make positive shifts.  In fact, I wondered how I'd survive that first meeting.  Fast forward six months, and I'm delighted that this was one of the best, most interesting, powerfully positive engagements I've ever experienced coaching a leader.  

Ask for Feedback

Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

We all have 'blind spots' when it comes to recognizing exactly how others experience us.