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Bio's & Intro
Productivity catalyst, highly sensitive executive coach, and international speaker Clare Kumar examines the intersection of productivity and inclusivity – paying attention to both being and doing. She inspires individuals to design for well-being and cultivate sustainable performance while encouraging leaders to invite the richest contributions from every member of their team. Clare explores this topic with innovative thinkers as host of the Happy Space Podcast.
Productivity catalyst, highly sensitive executive coach, and international speaker Clare Kumar examines the intersection of productivity and inclusivity – paying attention to both being and doing. She inspires individuals to design for well-being and cultivate sustainable performance while avoiding exhaustion and burnout. Clare encourages leaders to design inclusive performance to invite the richest contributions from every member of their team. This is a topic Clare explores with innovators as host of the Happy Space Podcast.
Clare draws on a diverse corporate career that took her from Toronto to Tokyo and Montreal, with equal experience as an entrepreneur. She is a sought-after media contributor to news and lifestyle shows including the Huffington Post, Fast Company, the Globe and Mail, CBC Radio, The Social, and the Marilyn Denis Show. Whether speaking to one person or thousands, Clare loves inspiring massive shifts by inviting you to pay attention to little things that make a big difference. She welcomes all highly sensitive professionals as well as those who want to love and support them to find community in the Happy Space Pod.
Productivity catalyst, highly sensitive executive coach, and international speaker Clare Kumar examines the intersection of productivity and inclusivity – paying attention to both being and doing. She helps professionals achieve sustainable performance - improving productivity and well-being while avoiding exhaustion and burnout. She draws on her superpowers as an HSP, (a highly sensitive person) to be an engaging speaker and very effective coach. She’s thrilled to be on stage or screen talking to thousands or speaking to individuals, inviting them to notice the little things that make a big difference.
Clare's fifteen-year corporate career includes leadership roles spanning marketing, business development, finance, internal communication, and culture change, sales support, and product development. She has served in a variety of environments from start-ups to leading multi-national companies both in Canada and abroad, working flexibly in several cultures with everyone from front-line staff to the C-suite. Since starting her own company, Streamlife®, Clare has become one of Canada's most renowned organizing and productivity thought leaders offering insights, inspiration, strategies, and tools to support leaders, employees, and entrepreneurs to have greater efficiency, effectiveness, and... enjoyment. Yes, Clare believes in having fun while getting things done!
She is proud to have served sectors including education (McMaster University, University of Waterloo, Niagara College, Ryerson University, MaRS, Ontario Centres of Excellence), professional services (Crowe Soberman Chartered Accountants LLP), technology (Facebook Canada), banking (TD Canada Trust), health (Canadian Blood Services, Canadian Institute of Health Services), food (Mars) and non-profits (the MS Society, Developmental Services Ontario).
Frequently sought after for her organizing and productivity expertise, Clare has been featured in publications such as Fast Company, Macleans, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Living, and Reader's Digest. A regular on lifestyle and news television she has appeared on The Social (regular), The Marilyn Denis Show (regular), e-talk, Breakfast Television, Canada AM, CBC Radio, The Morning Show, and CityNews. Drawing on her marketing experience and love of performance, Clare has served as a brand ambassador or spokesperson for brands such as Intel, Samsung, Canadian Tire, Ford, Whirlpool, Acco Brands, Staples, Rubbermaid, and Neatfreak.
Clare co-created the patented and widely distributed clothing organizing system, Pliio®. She has also written The Organized Family – Planning Calendar, and The Balanced Life Wall Calendar.
She holds a B.Sc. in biology from McMaster University, a Diploma in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. Clare is a proud member of CAPS - the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and is an Associate Certified Coach with ICF - the International Coaching Federation and a longtime member of both Professional Organizers in Canada and the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals.
She welcomes all those interested in designing inclusive performance and especially her highly sensitive friends to find community in the Happy Space Pod.
ONE MINUTE INTRODUCTION
Our speaker today dances at the intersection of productivity – getting things done – and inclusivity – inviting everyone to participate. Clare Kumar is a highly sensitive executive coach, international speaker, and host of the Happy Space Podcast - where productivity meets inclusivity.
Clare is an award-winning entrepreneur and sought-after media contributor regularly sharing insights on CBC Radio and appearing on news and lifestyle shows such as The Social and The Marilyn Denis Show. She has appeared in Fast Company, The Huffington Post, the Report on Business, Macleans, the Toronto Star, and more.
Clare works with companies you’ll know such as Facebook, Staples, Whirlpool, and TD Bank, and organizations such as CPA Ontario, Queen’s University, and McMaster.
Clare's highly sensitive temperament is behind her superpower of noticing little things that make a big difference. She invites you to do the same today!
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I have deep expertise and love to talk about the following:
- personal productivity (happy habits for time and task mastery)
- sustainable performance (well-being, ergonomics, #nosleepshame, the #dailymove)
- work-life integration (return to work, work from home, work from anywhere)
- getting organized at home and work
- inclusivity especially around neurodiversity (ADHD, the Highly Sensitive Person, Sensory Processing Sensitivity) and invisible illness (multiple sclerosis)
With two kids of my own, I can happily provide a parenting perspective. I have lived in the UK, southern Ontario, Toronto, Tokyo, and Montreal. I've had a wide range of work experience - working for bootstrapped entrepreneurs, energized startups, leading-edge marketing companies, and multi-national tech companies both as an individual contributor and as a remote and local team leader. I've worked from the office and from home, both full and part-time. I am proud to be a member of Staples Work From Home Advisory Council and committed to helping design a kinder, more effective future of work.
My formal studies include biology, business, and executive coaching.