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About Dr. Ralph Hughes

Dr. Ralph J. Hughes is an award-winning speaker, renowned motivator, educator, leadership trainer, and author.


Meet Dr. Ralph J. Hughes

Dr. Hughes shares his personal and professional experiences and the road he undertook to create a solid foundation for himself and make a difference in his community.


Dr. Hughes connects with audiences when talking about the importance of self-motivation, resilience, living a life of excellence, and brand management, whether for individual or professional endeavors.

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Dr. H's Journey So Far


When Dr. Hughes was growing up in the Harlem section of New York City during the prevalence of heroin in the 1970s and the crack cocaine epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s, he witnessed violence, poverty, drug abuse, and police brutality almost on a daily basis. Ralph knew he wanted to get out of his surroundings and make a difference in his community, which meant having self-determination and a good education.


Today, Dr. Ralph Hughes is an inspirational speaker, educator, and author. He has over 25 years of combined experience and education in leadership. Dr. Hughes was the CEO, President, and  Founder of a leadership consulting firm for ten years. He also taught higher education classes for over 15 years at the University of Phoenix. He held the position of lead faculty area chair for the  College of Criminal Justice for four years and the same position for the College of Humanities and Sciences for two years before the University phased on-ground campuses.

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