How to Motivate Your Team Without Spending Money with Shannon Hughes

The Growing your Team Podcast: Episode 159


Money isn’t always the best and most sustainable motivator for your employees. Setting up other systems of review, feedback, and goals can be vital to maintaining a strong coalition in your business. 

Shannon Hughes highlights ways to improve both personal and professional development. She uses a ‘People First Culture’ to inspire employees without adding dollars to your budget.  

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In this Episode You’ll Hear:


  • How do you help employees develop leadership skills both internally and externally 

  • Ways to create a feedback system within your company 

  • Why building trust and safety with your employees is so important 

  • How to recognize mistakes both you and your employees are making and how to combat them 

  • Why a value-based culture building can be essential to transforming your business  

  • The value of a People-First Culture

About Shannon Hughes:

Shannon Hughes is a consultant and facilitator with a calling to nurture values-based company culture in small and medium sized firms. 

In her practice, Enlivened Studios, she brings strategic business mentorship and experiential teaching practices to incite easeful collaboration and embolden transformational leadership.

Through this work, she’s on a mission to help people live fully, lead consciously and impact the world with joy and collective aliveness.

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Suggested Resources:

Shannon’s download, “5 Tips to Inspire a People First Culture,”:  

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