Our Services

Communications and Public Relations Strategy – As former heads of corporate communications, public relations, social media, publicity and talent management, Annie and Bryan are renowned communications and media strategists who work with clients to devise impactful and effective strategies and plans to meet the individual business needs and objectives of organizations.  Specifically, they offer:

  • Strategic communications and PR counsel
  • Issue and crisis management/communication
  • Trade and business media relations and strategy including regular liaison/collaboration with network and production partners
  • Launch support for businesses, brands and products
  • Event ideation and support
  • Talent management and handling
  • Social media PR/messaging strategy
  • Writing - releases, backgrounders, message platforms, among many other elements

Message development – Words have the power to inspire, move, and motivate. They are the building blocks of a strong communications platform. Hughes and Howell work with individuals and groups to put the conviction of their organization and value of their products and services into messaging with impact.

  •  Company and product positioning/branding
  • Specific topics and issues
  • Writing/message integration into materials

Presentation skills training for individuals and groups – From the CEO to junior staff, every member of an organization or business can be powerful ambassadors for their company and brands.  Our training sessions prepare groups and individuals to put power behind words with presentation skills that engage audiences of one to 1,000. We focus on presentation solutions to the challenges of communicating in today’s 24/7 information universe.

  • Speeches
  • Panels
  • Board meetings and other high level opportunities
  • Internal and external meetings including town halls, podcasts
  • TCA
  • Screenings
  • Power point and visual aids
  • Job Interview prep

Media training for individuals and groups – The Punch Point Group offers half day, full day and 2-day workshops.  Successful interactions with the media can amplify a story to millions. We focus on helping our clients convey clear, concise messages to the audiences and controlling the story they want to tell while understanding and meeting the needs of today’s media from digital and social to traditional media outlets. 

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Print Interviews
  • Blogs and podcasts

Immersive Media Sessions – The Punch Point Group offers individual sessions with working journalists from its extensive network of broadcast, print, and digital media contacts. These sessions include coaching from The Punch Point Group team and real time feedback from leading journalists.

Executive/Corporate Coaching and the Energy Leadership Index Assessment – Annie is a Certified Professional Coach and a certified practitioner in the Energy Leadership Index. 

Executive/Corporate Coaching for Individuals and Groups – Annie can help in any of the following areas:

  • Assist leaders in new positions to successfully transition into their role whether new to the organization or making a move within an organization;
  • Work with valued executives and employees who might be experiencing a performance problem. Annie will work with them to develop new skills including making difficult behavior changes and/or improve executive presence;
  • Assist high-potential employees, at any level in an organization to develop leadership skills and help prepare for a step up in in their career – inside or outside their organization. Annie will work with executives and employees on issues related to personal integrity, decision-making, vision, judgment, problem solving, performance and presence;
  • Corporate, career and transitional coaching with an emphasis on leadership skills, strategy, relationships and politics, leaving a position or organization, entering or re-entering the workforce, among many other possibilities; and,
  • Personal coaching for individuals seeking

Energy Leadership™ Index Assessment

Annie is a certified master practitioner of the proprietary assessment tool:

The Energy Leadership™ Index (E.L.I.) is a one-of-a-kind assessment that enables leaders to hold up mirrors to their perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and overall leadership capabilities.  The E.L.I. forms the initial launching point for the Energy Leadership Development System, helping give you and/or your team, a baseline for your current performance and situation.  Whether you proceed through the full system or not, the realizations that you'll gain from the Energy Leadership assessment and debrief process alone will change the way you view your world.

There are no limits as to the potential growth that you can achieve. Once you realize that your level of consciousness is directly related to your actions, you can move from functioning effectively, to functioning optimally.

Background: An Attitudinal Assessment

There are two main types of assessments: Personality and Attitudinal. Personality based assessments, such as Myers Briggs and D.I.S.C. are very valuable tools that pinpoint certain personality types so that people can have more of an understanding about what their strengths and weaknesses are. By understanding your personality and how it relates to what you do, you can adapt your behavior to "work with what you have," to function effectively.

The E.L.I. is an attitudinal assessment, which is based on an energy/action model. This assessment differs from personality assessments as it is not intended to label a person and have them work well within that label. Instead, it measures your level of energy based on your attitude, or perception and perspective of your world. Because attitude is subjective, it can be altered. By working with a coach using the E.L.I., you can alter your attitude and perspective, make a shift in your consciousness, and increase your energy and leadership effectiveness, at the office and at home

As part of the Energy Leadership Index assessment and debrief process, you'll learn about the 7 levels of leadership and how much energy you currently have in the catabolic-suppressing range and in the anabolic-inspirational range.  You'll be debriefed on the findings of the assessment, and coached on how to navigate yourself to higher performance.

If you proceed on to the Energy Leadership Development System, you'll be coached on how to become your ideal image of who you need to be as a leader for your situation, division, team, and/or company.


Writing – releases, backgrounders, message platforms, among many other elements

  • Event ideation and support
  • Talent management and handling
  • Social media PR/messaging strategy

Our Clients

Annie and Bryan proudly work with a diverse and always interesting group of clients with a broad range of issues, challenges and needs.  They work with large corporations, small independent businesses, non-profits, associations and with individuals including executives and talent.