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Annie Hughes, Co-founder and CEO of Hughes Coaching & Consulting LLC,  is a dynamic consultant, educator, speaker and Certified Professional Coach (CPC), helping clients to achieve their personal, professional and business goals.   

Annie received her professional coaching certification from Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). 


In her previous roles as founding director of Harrisburg LaunchBox powered by Penn State, management consultant for Penn State Small Business Development Center, and Director of Outreach for Ben Franklin Technology Partners Central-Northern PA, Annie has coached and instructed hundreds of entrepreneurs in lean startup process, design thinking, and business planning and strategy. Currently, Annie serves as Statewide Coordinator of the Invent Penn State LaunchBox & Innovation Network.

Annie has over 14 years’ experience in innovation practice and product development within corporate and small business environments. Prior to her work at Penn State, Annie was a Manager of Disruptive Innovation at the Hershey Company, where she built new brands in new product categories, often piloting new innovation processes. Prior to Hershey she was Director of Sales and Marketing at Eco Lips, Inc., a startup in her home state of Iowa.

Annie earned a B.S. from Northwestern University’s School of Communication, an M.B.A. from the University of Iowa, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in workforce development (D.Ed.) at Penn State. She and Andy live in Harrisburg with their dog Shelby, where they volunteer in civic projects that support community building and economic development. In her free time, you’ll find Annie reading, singing and strolling the beautiful city of Harrisburg. 

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Certified Professional Coach and Consultant

About Anne

Certified Coach and Consultant

Andy Hughes, Ph.D., Co-founder and COO of Hughes Coaching & Consulting LLC, is a thoughtful and passionate leadership coach, consultant, educator and speaker, who strives to empower others to see their potential for leadership and to make a positive difference.  


Andy is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. For more than fifteen years, Andy has worked with hundreds of students, professionals, and organizations inspiring them to perform to their best ability.

As the founding executive director of the Garthwait Leadership Center at Gettysburg College, Andy and his team have created an exceptional leadership program that is a model for preparing young people for leadership in the 21st century. Andy previously served as director of student involvement and leadership at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. 

Andy earned a bachelor’s degree majoring in English literature from Spring Hill College and master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Central Florida. Andy earned his PhD. in Administration and Leadership Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  


Andy grew up in Broomfield, England and moved to the United States more than 20 years ago.  In his free time, you’ll find Andy kayaking the rivers of Pennsylvania or watching a Tottenham Hotspurs soccer match (that’s “football” in the UK) with his mates.

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About Andy

Hughes Coaching & Consulting LLC has made the Pledge to Give at least 10% our profits to charitable organizations that make people's lives better.

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