Speaking Engagements

  • Looking for a speaker who is dynamic and passionate?
  • Looking for a speaker that speaks your language?
  • Looking for a versatile,  inspirational Speaker who will tailor the message to fit your group’s particular challenge or struggle? 

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Lights On! A Reflective Journey

LightsOn Book by Claire Knowles"Here's a quick peek at the Table of Contents" of this exciting new book! Women in Leadership...focus your attention to Chapter 10 especially!

Sample Chapter - "Sometimes we all need a little push."

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Success Workshops

  • Does your group need to be rejuvenated? Re-focused?
  • Are you struggling to survive?   
  • Is there in-fighting?
  • Have you lost your focus?
  • Sense of accomplishment?
  • Is the group exhibiting non-professionalism?

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Success Workshops

Lights On! Success Workshops

  • Does your group need to be rejuvenated?
  • Re-focused?
  • Are you struggling to survive?
  • Is there in-fighting?
  • Have you lost your focus? Sense of accomplishment?
  • Is the group exhibiting non-professionalism?
  • Is membership falling off?
  • Do you need to be re-grounded?
  • Do you keep spinning your wheels, and not achieving what you should? Is your group or organization stuck?
  • Is there incoherence, backbiting, undermining going on?

Claire Knowles is known for her Effectiveness in leading Group Workshops so that those involved can achieve extraordinary results. She helps organizations and groups openly and honestly grapple with the issues facing them. She engages everyone and builds their commitment to success.

Praise for Claire’s Lights On! Success Workshops:

“I’ve been to workshops covering things like this before, but never have I seen it all come together like this.”

~ AK, The Synergy Group & 
Triple Track HR Partners, Williamsville, NY

“I would recommend this annually! I think it is important to take a break from the routine and re-discover yourself. Claire (presenter), you’re an outstanding workshop leader, who’s warmth and caring nature made us open up very easily. Thank you.”

~ A. L., Workshop participant in a Lights On! Success Workshop

“The work Claire did with our Zonta organization was important because it made us take a close look at some sad truths about our club operations. We made the changes required and are once more on track.”

~ PR, Zonta Club, Niagara Falls

“Dear Claire, just wanted to tell you once again how grateful we are for the time you spent with us today preparing the roadmap to help us make Zonta the club it was meant to be. I will do my best to help make this a reality. Thanks again for all your time and expertise spent so lavishly on us today.”

~ DW, Zonta Club, Niagara Falls

“Claire—I want to say how much I enjoyed our session on Thursday. It renewed my energy and appreciation for working here at this place, at this time and with these people. I especially liked the range of tones you can use to get your point across, from fun to dead serious…on the topic of discussing personnel issues with each other. You are a terrific trainer! Onward!”

~ N.G., Staff Leadership Interaction, Wellspring House, MA

“There is great value in your presentation, and in your work with us because of your ability to work with an Executive Director and a Board President to assess the real needs; and your ability to tailor the workshop to the group and even adjust throughout the workshop. You kept everyone engaged and on task. I think everyone was surprised that the day went by so quickly and they were left wanting more and inspired to move forward together. 
You helped us get focused on a larger picture with strategic plans and vision. You brought great energy and enthusiasm to the group and made them aware of how important their work is. Thank you, Claire”

~ JT, Effectiveness Workshop, Tonawanda, NY – YWCA

“Claire Knowles helped us to express and clarify our deepest reality, engaging board, staff, program participants and volunteers in the conversations. The process wasn’t easy; it disturbed some settled ideas, challenged us to experiment and discover; it revealed a healthy and leader-full organization, able to take on its future work with confidence.”

~ NS, Former Exec. Director,
Wellspring House, MA