During a brief visit to Winnipeg, Mother Theresa told Lesley Hughes: “I would rather bathe a leper than face the media.” Hughes understood exactly what the iconic figure meant.
Drawing upon more than 30 years of experience in radio, television, newspapers and magazines; Hughes has coached individuals, grassroots groups and large organizations in the art of getting along with media, and getting the message across.
She illustrates these skills through personal experiences with people like Brian Mulroney, David Milgaard, Stockwell Day, Stephen Lewis, Carol Shields, and David Suzuki.
Hughes has polished media skills in university classrooms, remote northern communities, executive boardrooms and at elite conferences. She is also available to teach media skills training to individuals or groups.
The outcome of working with Hughes is confidence – for those who find themselves facing a variety of interview or unexpected media situations.
Hughes’ media training clients include:
- Carleton University, Faith and the Media Conference
- Creative Retirement
- Foster Parents of Manitoba, Board of Directors
- Health Sciences Centre, Medical Rounds
- Indigenous Leadership Development Institute
- Lake St. Martin Anishinabe Nation
- Lieutenant Governor’s Advisory Council on Childhood Disabilities
- Investors Group
- Manitoba Association of School Trustees
- Manitoba Customer Contact Association Incorporated (MCCA)
- Manitoba Council for International Development (MCIC)
- Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council
- St. James School Division
- University of Manitoba, Labour Studies
- University of Winnipeg
- Volunteer Bureau of Winnipeg
- Women’s Television Network, Girls TV Camp