July 5, 2022

Ep. 44 What Can I Do For You? Helping Students Succeed feat. Claude Jones

Ep. 44 What Can I Do For You? Helping Students Succeed feat. Claude Jones

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.


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.

Resources:

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce | City of Carlsbad, California  

Mentions:

http://elevate.foundation

http://thepracticalleadershipguy.com

https://sandiegotechhub.com

https://www.strava.com

https://astrothemonster.com

Contact:

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

Credits:

Produced by ImaginePodcasting.com

Claude Jones Profile Photo

Claude Jones

VP, Engineering Strava

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 15 years of experience. Claude Jones was responsible for establishing the Walmart Lab office in Carlsbad helping to contribute to the growing tech culture here in San Diego and he is now VP of Engineering, for Strava, a app that tracks physical exercise which incorporates social network features for a variety of activities like cycling, running, hiking using GPS data.

In his spare time, Claude runs the Elevate Foundation (http://elevate.foundation), an organization he started focused on giving back to the community by helping others in need.

The Practical Leadership Guy (http://thepracticalleadershipguy.com) where he offers services for motivational speaking, life coaching, and his leadership thoughts on common sense leadership techniques through his blog encouraging others to be the best they can be.

He is also the founder of San Diego Tech Hub (http://sandiegotechhub.com) an organization focused on connecting businesses, organizations, and individuals, leveraging their resources, passions, and talents to build a stronger San Diego tech community through collaboration.

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