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.
Are you an effective delegator? Let’s take a simple test to find out. To begin, read each question below and determine if any of the situations apply to you. #1 Do you find yourself stressed out, spending extra hours accomplishing routine tasks? How often do you feel others don’t take ownership of their work and you […]
WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? Help Me… “I’ve sent out hundreds of resumes and no one has contacted me for an interview!” “Any advice you can offer to improve my resume?” “I’m applying for my perfect job, however, I keep getting overlooked.” These were just a few of the questions I received from frustrated applicants who […]
My Revelation Demanding circumstances are a daily part of life. But at some point we end up hitting a mental threshold where the emotional strain and tension become so overwhelming we find ourselves in stressful situations. Over the years, I realized a majority of my stress was self-induced. Instead of taking a proactive approach in […]
The summit of Mount Everest is the highest point on Earth at 29,029 feet. Just the thought of traversing the terrain to the top seems impossible. If you were faced with the challenge to scale Mount Everest, would you muster up the courage to conquer your fears or shy away assuming the end goal was […]
Unrealistic Expectations Even for the seasoned professional, managing workplace expectations can be tricky and if the right level of tact is not used, the wrong response could set off a negative chain reaction. Just take these scenarios for example: Scenario 1: The Special ProjectAnother unwanted “special project” has fallen into your lap, consuming your time […]
How Healthy is your Team? An Ironman Triathlon is the ultimate test of endurance. Participants aim to finish 140.6 miles of three sequential events involving swimming (2.4 miles), cycling (112 miles), and running (26.2 miles). Imagine if your organization was challenged to participate in an Ironman Triathlon. Would they need months to prepare dreading the training […]
One Team. One Goal. Early January 2017, I had the opportunity to host a workshop for my Automation Tools team. The group was comprised of two sub-teams with members distributed across California, Nevada, Colorado, and Oregon. Over a 13 month period, each team had successfully delivered against their company objectives. However, as part of the workshop, […]
The work environment is fairly complex. On one hand it can be a place where you are valued for your contributions and motivated to excel in your career. On the other it can be stressful, frustrating, and unrewarding. Does the latter sound familiar? Have you ever sat at your desk, face in your hands, and […]
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 […]
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.