Ep. 44 What Can I Do For You? Helping Students Succeed feat. Claude Jones
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Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce | City of Carlsbad, California 

Claude Jones has a passion for creating opportunities to help others succeed. 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 15 years of experience, Claude was responsible for establishing the Walmart Lab office in Carlsbad and is VP of Engineering for Strava. Claude also runs the Elevate Foundation, The Practical Leadership Guy, and San Diego Tech Hub.

Recently, Claude created a series of children’s picture books aimed at fostering the development of leadership skills in children, ages 5–8, helping them cultivate a mindset of equity and inclusion. More information on the series can be found at https://astrothemonster.com/

In one program, Claude worked with high school seniors. He took them through an entrepreneurship bootcamp, which was a great opportunity for the high schoolers to bring one of their ideas to fruition, saying, “Hey, this could be a business.” They worked on building their brand, marketing strategy, business plan, and a pitch deck that they could present.

“It was a six-week program,” Claude explains. “You could see the confidence of folks go from not wanting to speak in front of an audience in the beginning, to speaking and having a great time by the end.”

Claude says the key is to “bring people together and ask the question, ‘What can I do for you’ instead of ‘What can you do for me?’”

“This is a volunteer-based organization. You have passionate people that want to give back, that have a purpose. They care about their city and they want to make an impact.”

Join us for the interview.


Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce | City of Carlsbad, California  








Email: cjones@strava.com 

Website: http://thepracticalleadershipguy.com

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claudejones/

Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Claude-Jones/e/B08WLF6MBV/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk


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