Out-of-work professional to Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, one of Canada’s oldest and most respected business organizations.
From unpaid presenter to one of only six Canadian Professional Speakers holding the prestigious “Platinum Speaker Resource” accreditation for Meeting Planners International, the largest worldwide body of meeting planners and onference organizers.
From the idea of creating a unique, self-directed future to a six-figure consulting practice based exclusively on building, then leveraging a network of contacts, colleagues and clients.
Michael J. Hughes has spent over 38 years in the business world. He honed his business and management skills with two world-class organizations prior to investing the last sixteen years building Michael J. Hughes Consulting & Training Inc., a business
development and management consulting practice focused exclusively on Networking For Results™.
Known as THE Networking Guru (Ottawa Citizen July 2001), he has done extensive research on, and is a specialist in, utilizing networking as a business strategy.
He has invested the past sixteen-plus years researching the wealth of networking information currently available, added his personal networking success and his experiences as a leader in networking organizations to create a proven approach that builds networking skills, accelerates networking performance and creates tangible results through his unique Networking For Results™ Success System.
In fact, one of the most unique properties of Michael’s business success is that he has taken his company from an idea to a six-figure consulting practice annually using networking as his sole marketing vehicle.
Michael works with Fortune 500 companies, international associations and business organizations across North America, sharing his philosophy and expert knowledge on business-to-business networking, the social network phenomenon and corporate
"Thank you for helping to make this one of our most successful Conventions to date. Your session was well received and in many of the feedback forms it was noted as the highlight of the Convention."
Barbara Kemper, President
Canadian Training & Development Group
"My colleagues and I found the sessions of interest and more to the point, useful. You have the ability to impart the information in an entertaining and relevant context."
William Rankin, Vice-President
Human Resources, Newcourt Credit Group, Toronto‑Indianapolis
"You truly demonstrate the value of developing exceptional networking skills and have obviously “walked the walk” yourself. Thanks."
Steve Gobel, Regional Diretor
"I wanted to take the time to thank you for the presentation on networking. You truly are a phenomenal speaker and offered me solutions and ideas for selling and prospecting. I left the course feeling very alive. Thank you again Michael for a wonderful presentation . You ARE the networking guru!"
"After working with Michael as my business coach for only a few months, I was able to double my year-over-year sales figures for my company. Michael has helped me to build my confidence and taught me how to create more business by investing in and growing my network. Michael is an invaluable asset to my business development and the growth of my company and one that I will continue to invest in - indefinitely!"
Janet Stewart-Lussier, President
"Just a note to let you know that this was the most useful and enjoyable networking seminar I have attended so far. It is the first time that I can look at networking without cringing! And it all made perfect sense. I just have to put it in practice now!"
Valerie Cherrey, Director
Treasury, Alcatel Canada Inc.