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Damian Hughes Inspirational Speaker and Liquid Thinker

Professor Damian Hughes combines his practical and academic background within sport, organisation and change psychology to work as a trusted adviser to the business, education and sporting elite, specialising in the creation of high performing cultures.

Damian Hughes is the author of Liquid Thinking, Liquid Leadership, How to Change Absolutely Anything and How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson in addition to the three acclaimed sports biographies of Sugar Ray Robinson, Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler

Through working with leading sports teams such as Warrington Wolves and the Great Britain Rugby League team, the Liquid Thinking approach helps to ensure that the players and coaches are performing at their best from a mental perspective and that a culture which only accepts the highest of standards exists at all times.

Damian Hughes believes that we  can learn a lot from the world of sport, not only from the strong team ethos, which often exists, but also from the dedication, focus and discipline demonstrated by the athletes within it. Through working closely with many sporting professionals, Damian Hughes has been able to identify values, behaviours and techniques that are transferable to the world of business and ensure that these strongly feature in the Liquid Thinking approach to benefit the organisations that he works with.

Damian Hughes is available to speak at a range of events including staff conferences, leadership events, award ceremonies and team building days

Key topics include

Discover the Secrets to Surviving Change.

How to Become a Change Catalyst.

Become a Liquid Thinker – Change your thinking and make things happen.

Liquid Leaders  – Inspire and motive others to become great achievers.

Damian Hughes Inspirational Speaker and Liquid Thinker

Damian Hughes Inspirational Speaker and Liquid Thinker

Professor Damian Hughes is the author of six best-selling books, including Liquid Thinking, Liquid Leadership and How to Change Absolutely Anything and How to Think Like Alex Ferguson as well as the founder of Liquid Thinker Company which takes the psychological methods used by great achievers and show, in easy steps , how you can adopt them into your own life and business

Damian Hughes has worked as a change management consultant and sports psychologist for Sale Sharks, Warrington Wolves, England and GB Rugby League team helping them to build both a winning environment and mindset.

Damian Hughes also runs a Manchester inner – city youth club, Collyhusrt and Moston which has helped reduce crime and help many kids find a purpose in their lives from stopping crime to winning Olympic Medals.

Damian Hughes has also been nominated for the 2007 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award for Peerless, his biography of boxing great Sugar Ray Robinson. In 2009, he co-authored a critically acclaimed biography of boxing legend, Thomas Hearns in Hitman: the Thomas Hearns Story. In 2013 he latest biography Marvelous Marvin Hagler became the UK’s bet selling sports biography

In 2010 Damian Hughes he was appointed as a Professor of Organisational Psychology and Change for Manchester Metropolitan University.

His innovative and exciting approach has been praised by Sir Richard Branson, Muhammad Ali, Sir Terry Leahy, Sir Roger Bannister, Tiger Woods, Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Alex Ferguson.

Damian Hughes is available to speak at a range of events including staff conferences, leadership events, award ceremonies and team building days.

Speaking topics include:

Discover the Secrets to Surviving Change.

How to Become a Change Catalyst.

Become a Liquid Thinker – Change your thinking and make things happen.

Liquid Leaders  – Inspire and motive others to become great achievers.

Damian Hughes Inspirational Speaker and Liquid Thinker

Having read this book, I am flattered that I have been presented as a role model and am delighted to be asked by Damian Hughes to offer a foreword for 'Liquid Thinking'.

As someone that has achieved many of my own personal goals and experienced the satisfaction from doing so, I would recommend that you adopt the lessons and techniques, which are captured in this excellent book, to greatly assist you in achieving your own ambitions.

Go ahead. Take the plunge and become a fellow liquid thinker."

Sir Richard Branson

"An evening with Damian Hughes was enlightening and energising. I came away buzzing with ideas and plans to improve my service to be the absolute best in our field. Reading the book was good but hearing him live was amazing."

Dr Mike Harris B.Sc, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP, FRCPsych    Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Having spent an engaging day with Damian Hughes discussing how we convert change from a transactional process to a transformational experience, we have been left with some profound thoughts about how we operate and more importantly the potential impact of change on others.  Damian Hughes's depth of knowledge is tremendously valuable, but he was also able to bring the content to life with real anecdotes and practical examples.  In summary I believe the time spent working together has prompted a level of thinking which forces personal change whether that be at a conscious or sub conscious level.

Gary Spring, Customer Transformation, Barclays Retail and Business Banking

"We communicate with our management team regularly regarding our 'Culture Creation' programme and the creation of something special.  When we are all together is always a positive event.

However, having Damian Hughes there as a guest speaker at the end of the evening really took it to another level.  Damian Hughes obviously lives Change...he listened to what we needed prior to the event and tailored his speech to suit us.  As an individual he is authentic and credible.  The result after his fast-paced, humorous, insightful and engaging speech was tremendous with the whole team left energised."

Trevor R. Leeks  Director of Powertrain Lean Manufacturing   Jaguar Land Rover

Seven years ago Damian  Hughes inspired, provoked and challenged me when I attended one of his Liquid Thinking sessions and I have incorporated my learnings from this session into every part of my life personal and professional. Seven years on and Damian Hughes has done it again. Using thought provoking and inspiring stories he has challenged and inspired us and more importantly given us a common language with which we all can use.

Thank you Damian Hughes!"

Emma Mirrington, Head of Talent, Mars Chocolate UK

I have been working with Damian Hughes who is supporting us with our engagement strategy and leadership development programmes.  Damian Hughes has established enormous credibility with leaders at all levels in our organisation with the quality of his delivery and thought provoking and challenging approach.  The content he is using with us is really helping our leaders think and respond to their leadership styles and how they engage their teams.  He is very easy to work with and very quickly developed an understanding of our culture and leadership challenges we faced.

I would recommend Damian Hughes  to any organisation, in particular if you are going through change and uncertainty, as he brings practical thinking and builds very strong relationships with our leaders.  I look forward to continuing to work with Damian as he partners with us on our change journey.

Marc Whitmore Senior Vice President,Leadership Development

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