As a results-driven executive, consultant and coach, Hugh Coppen has worked with senior executives to fully develop their leadership effectiveness and their capacity to achieve measurable performance improvement. He has helped leaders at all levels grow their skills in areas such as vision development and implementation, values-driven leadership, change leadership, team building, process improvement and strategic planning.
Hugh's leadership and consulting expertise is drawn from his highly successful thirty year career of increasing executive leadership responsibility in the U.S. and internationally. He is a three-time former CEO of privately held and publicly listed companies. His unique versatility is based on first hand experience across a wide range of disciplines in a diverse spectrum of industries. He has held executive positions in general management, marketing, manufacturing, sales and strategic development. He has worked in major companies in consumer-packaged goods, home entertainment, energy, brewing, retailing and communications and has consulted and coached in many others.
Hugh's career has consistently been marked by his passion for outstanding leadership and a commitment to creative problem-solving, lateral thinking and to the implementation of highly effective management methods. He has led the introduction of major initiatives in TQM, Six Sigma, Quality Improvement and Leadership Development, all of which have provided him with a powerful focus on leadership and change management for optimum results. An innovative and leading edge thinker, Hugh is a published writer and a dynamic and entertaining seminar leaders and facilitator on best practices in leadership and management. A graduate of the University of Cape Town, he now lives in San Francisco. He draws inspiration and gets relaxation from sailing, scuba diving, flying, hiking and African safaris.