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Tammy Hughes

The Heim Group, LLC

Tammy is a dynamic facilitator, presenter and business leader with over two decades of experience in a broad spectrum of organizations and industries around the globe. She launched her career at Xerox Corporation in their Corporate Education and Training Division. She began as a Training Director at The Heim Group in 1995, spearheaded the design of the highly successful GenderSpeak workshop, and became the President in 2005.

For more than 20 years, Tammy has explored the research on how women and men relate to and evaluate situations differently, depending on the lens they wear.  Helping audiences understand what is functional and appropriate in both gender cultures drives her, so participants can wear both sets of lenses and read people more accurately and evaluate fairly. Participants’ response to Tammy as a session leader has been overwhelmingly positive. She is fascinated by and knowledgeable about gender and generational differences—and her passion permeates her energetic style. She paints the research with fun, real-life stories from the workplace and personal life.

Traveling around the globe, Tammy delivers humorous/content-rich keynotes, executive sessions and workshops.  Additionally, she offers executive coaching and panel moderation. Some of her clients include: McDonald’s Corporation, Procter & Gamble, GE, Novartis, Google, Credit Suisse, Merial, ESPN, Microsoft, Deutsche Telekom, and Eli Lilly.

She holds a BAAS degree from Midwestern State University in Texas. With Pat Heim, Tammy is co-author of the third edition of Hardball for Women (Plume, 2015). Tammy is the author of a White Paper, “Born in One Generation, Thinking Like Another”.   Tammy lives in Texas. She is married and has two young-adult sons in college.

GenderSpeak: Working Together Successfully

Men and women live in different worlds. They’re like night and day when it comes to introducing ideas, delivering their bottom line, getting interrupted, receiving criticism, and even not knowing an answer. When we judge coworkers of another gender by our own rules, we can misinterpret and see unkindness when none was intended. The only way out of this miasma is to learn about differences and then talk about them.