I love it when people show up for ‘just another boring training day’, and it’s not what they expect!


I love turning their day around and surprising them with a really good time. I love seeing people actually learn a lot and have an amazing experience.

I’m Leanne, and I help people create unpredictable workshop experiences (that predictably work). Whether you’ve been presenting for years or you've just been asked to run something for the first time, I can show you how to not bore people out of their seats.

I’ve always loved seeing great facilitators kill it in a room. I used to watch them and want to know two things: How did they get so confident? And where did they get their strategies? Now I run workshops that people are still talking about years later, and I can help you and your people to do it too.


How do you want to play?

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in person: 1 to 1

  • Ask me to coach you one-on-one to make your next presentation amazing.

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in person: 1 to many

  • Get me for a live group workshop at your workplace or your next company retreat.

  • Have me as a keynote speaker at your conference, for maximum fun and minimal buzzwords.

  • Attend one of my public events

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  • Listen to my First Time Facilitator podcast, where I interview great facilitators and ask them how they do it.

  • Check out my blog, where I collect awesome videos, tips and tricks from all around the internet.

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Some of my best articles, podcasts and features

I’ve been writing articles and publishing podcasts online for a few years. I’ve also been featured on other sites during that time. To help you out and avoid the overwhelm, I’ve put together a collection of my ore practical content, to help you out.

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Over the past four years, I’ve been responsible for organising and executing an annual conference for 30 senior members within my team. Over these years, we have successfully bedded down a solid structure, routine and culture for the event. Coming into our fifth conference this year, we wanted to create something new, something fresh whilst maintaining the positivity of previous events. Being a hands on organiser, a previous event allowed me to control the agenda, who spoke, when they spoke and what they spoke about.

This year, engaging Leanne as a facilitator for two days meant letting go of most of the control and going all in.
What resulted was a conference agenda that was flipped 180 degrees, without losing any quality or output. There was increased engagement from all delegates and overwhelming feedback of Leanne’s contribution to the event.

Leanne had a strong command of the business principles and the content delivered, linked seamlessly through the facilitation of all sessions and breaks. She was able to read the room effectively and manipulate the content to ensure maximum engagement from all people in the group.

If you’re looking for a fresh approach to your next event, then look no further than Leanne Hughes.
Her personality and competence shines in her role as MC, facilitator and speaker. She is bright, energetic and extremely down-to-earth, making her the perfect fit.
— Lee Anderson, Retail First
Leanne is an inspirational and motivational speaker. She has a way of cutting through the fluff to get straight to the point. Leanne’s style is both engaging and informative. She has genuine warmth combined with deep domain expertise. It was my pleasure to meet and learn from Leanne.
— Hayley Devlin

Follow my tips, tricks and productivity secrets on Instagram @leannehughes