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
Jonathan Hughes is the founder of Abray Learning
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.