Jonathan has lived in downtown Toronto since first moving to Canada over twenty years ago. As a first generation Canadian, he is proud of his heritage, yet committed to Toronto and Canada, both of which he now calls home.
Jonathan is a natural facilitator, guided by the principal that “Leadership is creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen”. His enthusiasm and motivation are unparalleled and he approaches life constantly striving for excellence.
Jonathan lives in Windmill Line Co-op, an integral part of the much-acclaimed St. Lawrence neighbourhood. He passionately believes that when individuals come together to build a better future, real community comes alive. Likewise, he believes we need all levels of government working together to build a prosperous Canada,
Jonathan holds a BSc. in Applied Mathematics from Warwick University in England and an MBA with a specialization in Leadership from Royal Roads University in Victoria. Jonathan has worked as a Production Manager, IT Manager and Software Consultant. He has held director level positions in product support and product management. For over ten years, he has run his own facilitation business working with some of Canada’s most respected organizations. As a facilitator, he brings teams together to create extraordinary results through strategic planning, leadership development, and change management. He also teaches leadership and change at the university level.
In his spare time, Mr. Hughes is an avid runner, having completed a dozen marathons and over twenty-five half marathons. He was the founder and then leader for twelve years of the RunningRats; a community-based running organisation that focuses on individual achievement through team inspiration, support and motivation.
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