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John Hughes

Associate Senior Consultant

400 Valley Road, Suite 103
Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856

“For me, this work is all about helping people find their voice to explore their dreams and reach their potential.”

As an associate senior consultant with Guttman Development Strategies, John Hughes leverages a comprehensive 20 years of experience in executive development coaching, HR consulting, and leadership capabilities development. His clients include Mars, Inc.; Delaware North Companies; and Pfizer.

Prior to joining GDS, John held several staff and management positions at IBM, including stockholder relations, management development, and international assignments in which he provided HR support to expat executives in APG and EMEA countries. He later joined the New York Times, first as a staff trainer and, later, as director of training and development. He created the role of senior internal consultant, which combined elements of leadership and organizational development across all business functions, including advertising and production.

After leaving the Times, John continued working as an executive coach with clients, including:

  • Cardinal Health
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Fidelity
  • PepsiCo
  • Lipo Chemicals
  • Catholic Charities of New York
  • Several Major League Baseball teams, including the Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, and Chicago White Sox

He is a regular presenter at the World Diversity Leadership Summit and the Institute of Supply Management on the topics of diversity and inclusive leadership. John has also delivered workshops for ESPN’s Women’s Leadership Conference and the EEOC Executive Leadership Conference on developing emotional-intelligence skills for executives.


  • M.S., counseling and B.A., psychology, Iona College.


  • Certifications
  • EQ-i
  • ECI
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