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Part autobiography and part business memoir,
former Starbucks vice president
Christine McHugh shares how she went
from serving single shots to
creating  programs adopted by stores worldwide.
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Hard: 978-1-7365581-1-9 

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Christine McHugh is an executive coach, consultant, and former Fortune 200 leader with hands-on experience, including 27 years at Starbucks.


As a coach, Christine partners with leaders looking to scale their organizations, bringing a wealth of experience in strategic planning, operations, and culture development. She is president of the board for the Green Apron Alliance, a global nonprofit organization for Starbucks alumni.

Christine’s hobbies include running, which she began doing in her early forties, when her then-elementary-age son, Nick, invited her to participate in a 5K. She’s been running ever since, completing four full marathons. Christine lives in Seattle with her husband, Tate, and son, Nick, and enjoys well-prepared cups of French-pressed Starbucks Caffè Verona.


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Christine has written From Barista to Boardroom as an honest, direct and emotional account of her career at Starbucks.  She has a remarkable ability to share her journey and experiences in an absolutely authentic way. You will enjoy her journey through the trials and tribulations of working in a fast growing global company.


President, Starbucks - retired

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