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"Awaken Excellence"






Abray means “to awaken” or “to jump start”

Our mission is to awaken real learning, through inspiring people, motivating teams and coaching leadership. Our goal is to jump start organizations on the journey to excellence.


Jonathan Hughes is the founder of Abray Learning


Mr. Hughes is the founder and strategic business partner for Abray Learning, consulting to Fortune 500 companies for over fifteen years. He specializes in awakening teams to reach their full potential; facilitating extraordinary results through strategic planning, leadership development, team performance improvement and individual coaching. His educational work includes, Associate Faculty in the School of Business MBA program at Royal Roads University; facilitation for professional education programs at McMaster University; and a Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour instructor at Ryerson University.

Mr. Hughes is unique in bringing both business results and organizational effectiveness perspectives to the organizations with which he works. His philosophy advocates for partnership in a blended learning approach to enable true business success to be accomplished.

Mr. Hughes offers an unparalleled combination of business experience and leadership & team development expertise. His business experience includes production management, supply chain, product management, customer support, information technology, solution sales and project management. His leadership & team development expertise includes the design and development of strategic charter and planning programs, qualification to facilitate self-awareness and team collaboration development, certification in adult training & development as well as workplace coaching, and an MBA specializing in leadership. He has an ongoing commitment to personal lifelong learning.

In his spare time, Mr. Hughes is an avid runner, having completed a dozen marathons and over twenty-five half marathons. He was the founder and then leader for twelve years of the RunningRats; a community-based running organisation that focuses on individual achievement through team inspiration, support and motivation. The club's mission is to Run with the Spirit.

“Awaken Excellence”



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