Claudette Rowley

Claudette Rowley, CEO of Cultural Brilliance, is a thought leader, author and speaker in the field of organizational culture and change. She’s the author of Embrace Your Brilliance: How to Align Yourself with Your Unique Potential, a contributing author to A Guide to Getting It: A Clear, Compelling Vision and Praxis III: Voices in Dialogue as well as numerous articles.

Claudette is a thought-provoking, engaging speaker who helps organizations build an effective and innovative organizational culture in a highly competitive marketplace. Her perspective on how to organize people around a shared goal clarifies how authentic cultures, trust-based communication and responsive leadership create the opportunity for, and can drive, exceptional performance.

For almost twenty years, Claudette has consulted, trained and coached executive leaders and management teams at Fortune 1000 companies, small businesses, and start-ups to create pro-active and innovative workplace cultures that delivers outstanding results throughout all areas of an organization. As a culture design consultant, she has a knack for building strategic plans that boost business performance and increase employee engagement at the same time.

Claudette is the creator the Cultural Brilliance Methodology, a five step process for creating, designing and integrating respectful, innovative organizational cultures. She speaks, writes, and consults with organizations to bring idea of “brilliant cultures” into the forefront of what is possible in organizational development and design. She is also the host of the globally syndicated radio show, Cultural Brilliance: The DNA of Organizational Excellence, discussing relevant topics such as “Cultural Authenticity”, “Creating Cultures of Innovation”, “Teaming”, “Can We Change Culture?” and “Conversations That Matter: Real Talk for Real Change.”

Claudette’s background includes experience working with technology companies such as Medtronic, Cell Signaling Technology, and Reveal Imaging, educational institutions such as Boston University School of Law and Harvard as well as non-profit organizations, and small businesses. She is also a certified executive coach who has helped hundreds of leaders and professionals change their careers, up their leadership game, and create personal lives that support their success.

In addition, Claudette coaches and trains individuals and teams to manage conflict and communicate strategically in a wide range of complex situations such as systemic conflict, business partner and co-leader disputes, and disruptions resulting from rapid organizational or cultural changes. She is also an experienced practitioner in the Five Dysfunctions of Team methodology, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Synergist Quiz and Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument and facilitates leadership and team development training programs using these instruments.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, is a certified coach through the International Coach Federation and has trained in leading methodologies in organizational development, conflict resolution, mediation, the Predictable Success business life cycle model and Relationship Systems Coaching.