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John D. Hughes, Writer, author, consultant, and entrepreneur

With a 37-year career in information technology, John D. Hughes has spent the last 15 years as a sought-after leadership and information technology consultant to C-level executives. Prior to consulting, he held a variety of corporate roles ranging from computer programmer to project manager, and vice president of IT Strategy to CIO. He has a deep passion for leadership, as well as helping others achieve their gifts and life purpose

John launched his consulting business, GrowthWave, in 2005 with a focus on providing interim CIO services, strategic IT consulting, and IT leadership development. In 2016, he launched Gnu Talent, a technology leadership executive search firm in the Pacific Northwest. He has been a frequent presenter to small groups and conferences, speaking on topics like leadership, strategic alignment, highly sensitive people and careers, writing, and self-publishing.

John was an executive producer of and appeared in the film Sensitive: The Untold Story, and is the author of several books, including Haunting the CEO, a leadership book written in story format, and Unselling: The Independent Consultant's Guide to Trusting God for More Business, Faith, and Life.

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