Best-selling author Claire Knowles is an experienced, knowledgeable Human Resources Management and Labor Relations professional. She approaches her work from the perspective of a deep belief in the goodness of people.
Her openness, honesty, and sense of fairness, combined with her instincts for what it takes to find the higher ground, has made her one of the most effective people in this field. She retired from the DuPont Company, where her professional career spanned 33 years and encompassed the breadth of Human Resource Management and Labor Relations.
She has since transitioned to the role of Independent Leadership Consultant and Coach. She is also a full partner in R. N. Knowles & Associates, Inc. She currently assists leaders, organizations, and teams collaboratively find clear paths of action to complete their work and achieve personal goals, fully aligned with clear principles. She is a people person, a deep listener, and she uses the Living Systems approach to problem solving for personal and organizational change efforts.
Claire graduated from the State University of New York with a degree in Business Management and Economics. She majored in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations. In addition, she is certified in Mediation, a course recognized by the N.Y. State Unified Court System. She is also an OSHA-certified safety training professional.
Claire is the Amazon best-selling author of “Lights On! A Reflective Journey…Illuminations to Move Your Life Forward with Ease” ©2012 and the creator of Lights On! Workshop©—especially for women. She is also the author of “Can You See Them Now? (Elephants in Our Midst)…Discover the Hidden Elephants Lurking in Your Organization or Work-Team…then Vanquish Them!“ –intended for HR Managers, Executives, Leaders, Managers, Team & Group Leaders and those in business that know that trying to work with elephants in the workplace….board room, back-room or factory-floor means “trouble.” It doesn’t have to be that way!
Claire’s work is with leaders, organizations, teams, and work- groups (women and men), including Success Workshops, Speaking Engagements, Consulting, Facilitation, Presentations, Retreats, Coaching, and, particularly, helping women’s organizations and women-run businesses become the very best they can be (together).