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Leslie Hughes is proud to teach the Digital Marketing and Social Media Management Certificate program at the Management Development Centre. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Social Media at Durham College, Corporate Trainer and the Principal of her own company, PUNCH!media.

Deeply and passionately involved in the world of Digital Media since 1996, Leslie has worked with clients in traditional and digital marketing for over 20 years. Leslie founded PUNCH!media in 2009, and has presented at various conferences including the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, Editors Conference of Canada, Administrative Professionals Conference, Blissdom and many more.

Leslie was referred to as a Social Media “guru” on CBC Radio’s “Here and Now” and has appeared on CTV’s “The Social”. You can watch the segment here:

Leslie is a graduate of the University of Ottawa (B.A. Psychology), a Master's Certificate in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and is also the author her first book "CREATE. CONNECT. CONVERT. 25 lessons on how to own your value and build a powerful professional presence (without bragging)."

PUNCH!media's goal is to empower professionals to feel confident with their online presence by creating a strong presence, connecting with quality people and converting higher paying clients. PUNCH!media's client list includes Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Investment Planning Counsel, RBC,  Children's Wish Foundation of Canada and many more.