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.
I found one of my old slides that outline the 3 behaviors I follow when managing the chaos and stress in my life. I thought I’d share this advice to help you jump start your work week. Remember you are always in control. Prepare yourself for success by avoiding chaotic situations.
No matter what challenges I go through, I have my health, am surrounded by people that care for me, and I have an opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of others everyday. Even when we encounter cloudy, hazy, and rainy moments in our life, recognize that the storm is short lived. Take […]
As part of my morning routine, I start my day with 15 mins of stretching. This practice has been beneficial to my overall health while helping me “stretch” myself in my professional career. Check out the details: INCREASES YOUR FLEXIBILITY Stretching increasing your range of motion giving your joints more freedom of movement. Take an […]
It’s the end of the week and I’ve been busy building bridges. As you know, a bridge provides passage over a physical obstacle allowing you to get to point A to point B. This week I was hit with every obstacle: political, relationship, and personal. It was frustrating to have a plan in place only […]
A big mound of dirt has accumulated in my backyard due to some recent construction work. The mound reminded me of all the mountains I’ve faced in my life; challenges I had to overcome in order to reach my ultimate goal. Over the years, I’ve built up my confidence to conquer mountains by following these […]
This week my backyard was, and still is, a construction zone. The entire area is being transformed to create a new functional space adding more personal value to the property. And while the initial investment of time, cost, and the occasional inconvenience, is a bit overwhelming, I know the end result will be worth it. […]
Have you ever had a great idea but never took the steps to move forward with it? Was it fear of failure, lack of knowledge, or procrastination that held you back? Or were you hallucinating? In the early 2000’s, I would always talk about what I wanted to do, but never accomplished anything. It wasn’t […]
Change can be scary. And when we allow the fear of the unknown to get the best of us, we end up holding ourselves back from reaching our full potential. The secret to managing change is understanding you can’t control it, but have the power to choose how you react to it. What behaviors trigger […]
Start a habit of making your bed each morning. This simple act demonstrates the benefits of defining a reasonable goal, outlining a plan, putting it into action, and being consistent. When put into practice, this daily routine will help organize your priorities, putting you one step closer towards achieving your goals. Did you make your […]
This week I embraced each of my challenges with positive intent. My goal was to learn from each situation with a focus on being grateful with the outcome. In the end, I learned 3 things: Be Grateful for Struggles: hardships build character and prepare you for the next stage in life. Success is determined by […]
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 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.
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 […]