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Pat Hughes

Creating Gracious Space

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Pat Hughes is an enthusiastic facilitator and leadership development consultant who has worked for the past 25 years with individuals, organizations and communities to increase their leadership capacity.  Pat owns Trillium Leadership Consulting in Seattle, where she provides customized leadership programs, leadership and executive coaching, and facilitation services.


Pat is also a Senior Partner at the Center for Ethical Leadership.  She is the author of the Center’s best-selling book Gracious Space: A Practical Guide for Working Better Together, and the lead author of Courageous Collaboration with Gracious Space: From Small Openings to Profound Transformation.


She previously served as the Director of Curriculum Development for the Center for Ethical Leadership in Seattle, and the director of the Leadership Institute in Redmond, Wash., (now Leadership Eastside). 


Pat holds an M.A. in Organization Systems Renewal from Antioch University with an emphasis on leadership development, and a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from the University of New Hampshire with an emphasis on women's economy in developing nations.

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