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Kate Hughes

Senior Consultant

Find out a bit more about Kate

Where has your passion for performance come from?

With a background in communications spanning several disciplines – from internal communications, corporate communications and customer communications – and a fascination with people and psychology; communication is an enabler of human engagement to drive performance within companies. It’s a fundamental basic, and yet can be hard for businesses to get right. When done well, communication engages and motivates people, aligning teams and departments to deliver the overall plan.

What gives organisations the winning edge?

When everything we do and say is aligned to the vision and values, with clarity on goals and purpose. When your leaders are courageous and demonstrably walk the walk, creating psychological safety and giving permission for employees to be creative (which also means permission to fail) in achieving their goals. This creates trust between leaders and employees, who will in turn go the extra mile to deliver the vision. That’s what gives organisations the winning edge.

Background

  • 20 years in-house experience within the Water, Oil and Gas and Energy retail sectors in a variety of senior communications roles
  • SAC Dip Advanced Life Coaching
  • Currently studying for an ICF accredited diploma in Transformational Coaching
  • Experienced in stakeholder engagement at all levels, change communication and internal communication strategy, narrative and message development