Lauren M. Hug , J.D., LL.M., an accomplished speaker, writer, and thinker, has helped people reach and motivate audiences for 20 years. For the past decade, she has applied analytical and communication skills to branding, messaging, and market research needs of businesses, big and small. As founder of HugSpeak Coaching & Consulting, she relies on presentation experience from the courtroom to the boardroom, involvement with dozens of corporate campaigns, insights from analyzing research along with cultural sensitivity from traveling and living abroad to advising clients in a wide variety of industries. Having discovered her gifts for public speaking, research, and strategy through her high school speech team, Lauren has a passion for helping students, as well as professionals, develop those crucial skills. Her positive, collaborative coaching approach has been described as empowering, life-changing, and even therapeutic. Lauren is an attorney and certified mediator whose academic credentials include an LL.M. with merit from the University of London, a J.D. with honors from the top-20 University of Texas School of Law, and a Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Texas.