Claude Jones, has a passion for creating opportunities to help others succeed. And for over a decade, his life’s mission has been focused on encouraging, inspiring, and motiving others through his words and actions.
A seasoned technical leader, with over 20 years of experience, Claude is a self-taught developer that has worked his way to the executive leadership level and has experience working for a Global Fortune 1 company to high-pace startup environments.
During his spare time Claude enjoys hiking, working out, playing poker, eating, and playing board games with friends.
It’s Time for a Change What’s the most important thing you want to achieve this year and do you feel it’s possible to accomplish? If you are looking for change in your life, keep reading this article to find out how you can define, shape, and embrace a new perspective towards realizing your goals. The […]
I run an organization called San Diego Tech Hub. The organization is focused on driving social change, engaging the community, and creating opportunity for all. Our goals are simple: Our Mission: Inform, connect, and empower the San Diego tech community to drive social change. Our Vision: Establish San Diego as a collaborative, diverse, and […]
Short-sighted Short-cuts Lead to Dead Ends The desire for instant gratification can be tempting, leading one to seek opportunities to cut corners to achieve faster results. And while the initial perception of saving time and money is promising, the end result is a continuous cycle of bad decisions, uncompleted projects, and lack of trust from others. […]
Have you ever been the victim of unconscious bias and felt the sting of unintentional discriminatory behavior? None of us wake up in the morning and say, “I’m going to show my bias today”. But unfortunately it happens. Not only have I been on the receiving end of unconscious bias, but I have unintentionally demonstrated […]
If you are a leader of people, it is your responsibility to provide the structure needed to shape, plan, build, and organize your team towards a common goal. In the absence of structure, chaos and confusion show up, causing organizational disfunction. To prevent this, avoid these 4 behaviors at all cost: #1 Not defining a […]
There are three known factors for why an associate chooses to leave their job. They don’t feel appreciated They aren’t passionate about their work They don’t like their direct manager Attrition can’t be prevented, however, as leaders, we have influence over each one of the factors above. So the question is, are you solving the […]
Invisible threads are the strongest ties. Friedrich Nietzsche Invisible Threads An invisible thread is something that is undetectable and hidden from view with the ability to impact or influence its surrounding environment. We have all encountered invisible threads, whether it’s gravity’s influence on the ocean tides to wind blowing the branches of trees, both of […]
A young man went hiking and stumbled upon a totem pole that stood 10 feet tall. The structure had detailed carvings of three animals: a bear at the base, a fox in the middle, and an owl at the top. As he approached the totem pole, he noticed words etched next to each animal. They […]
The Push from Within: A Journey of Transformation is a keynote I presented at Saucecon 2019. It is an inspiring story of self-reflection which recounts my journey of how I helped Walmart Labs transform its engineering culture to adopt a culture of quality, while I learned the true meaning of success. This case study is […]
We are faced with challenging situations daily. And each of these experiences help shape who we are as individuals. It is through the fire we become refined and through this refinement we become who we are destined to be. The Heartbeat of an Entrepreneur is an inspirational keynote I presented at San Diego Startup Week […]
I had the opportunity to moderate a virtual panel discussion, hosted by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, focused on understanding the obstacles and biases that African Americans experience in their professional careers. The discussion was open and honest and we touched on topics surrounding the practice of whitening, discrimination on the job, discrimination within business […]
I had the opportunity to speak with Carolina Alban-Stoughton, Communication & Engagement and Editor of the Carlsbad Business Journal, to share insights on how Walmart Labs has transformed the way shopping during COVID-19 and my thoughts on how shopping patterns and customer behaviors may change as we enter into the virtual era of doing business.
Are you looking for ways to empower your employees and transform your business? Look no further than “Achieving Extraordinary Results: How to Transform your Life in 90 Days.” This talk is perfect for both individuals and businesses seeking practical strategies and techniques to overcome obstacles and achieve challenging goals. Inspired by Gary Keller’s “The ONE […]