Allow Yourself To Be Vulnerable

Marine Science Technician Master Chief Petty Officer, Trevor Hughes joins as the guest on this week’s episode to help us understand why allowing ourselves to be vulnerable is a necessary step that prepares us for future growth. He also helps us understand how important it is to create a space of trust that allows people to be comfortable, emphasizes the importance of receiving and giving positive endorsements, and discusses leading self, leading others, leading change, & leading service as it relates to the cycle of leadership. 

Master Chief Hughes is currently the Assistant Branch Chief for the Facilities, Containers, and Explosive Handling Division at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington, is the Chief of the Mess for the Greater Seattle Area Chief’s Mess, and coordinates military outloads managing explosive handling details supporting Army 833rdTransportation Brigade and Navy Indian Island Weapons Depot. 

Master Chief Hughes is a native of South Portland, Maine where he spent most of his youth sailing the waters and exploring the islands of Casco Bay.  He began his military service in 2002 after working as a contractor for the Atlantic Strike Team during the World Trade Center Recovery operation following the event of 9/11. During his 19 years of service, he has served in the Coast Guard’s incident command structure during response operations for Deepwater Horizon, Hurricane Sandy and was the Coast Guard’s Safety Officer during the response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. On occasion, he has also traveled overseas to provide incident management training to our partners within the international maritime community. 

Master Chief Hughes previous tours include CGC Healy, Sector San Francisco, MSST San Francisco, Sector Boston, MSU Cleveland, and TRACEN Yorktown. He is a proud graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Academy class 206 and the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course class 02-17 where he earned the Donald Horsley Selfless Leadership Award. He holds a Master’s degree from the Duke University in Environmental Management with a focus on Environmental Leadership. He lives in Bainbridge Island, WA with his wife Annika and three children.


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