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Claris Consulting is a Seattle management consulting company specializing in developing leaders, teams and individuals. We help our clients achieve extraordinary business results by developing authentic leaders, productive teams and committed employees. We o... more.
Hugh Blane, Claris Consulting
Three Steps to Success: Video Blogs with Hugh Blane
Three Steps to Success: Video Blogs with Hugh Blane
In these informative video blogs, Hugh Blane, President of Claris Consulting, and a graduate client, interviews me about tips for entrepreneurial success.
Amplify Speakers Bureau Seattle--Motivational & Comedic Speakers
A compelling mixture of consultant, educator, coach and inspiring speaker, Hugh Blane brings 25 years of management, sales, and leadership experience to work, and generates exceptional results and higher performance within organizations nationwide. As President of Claris Consulting, he guides organizations to improve performance by inspiring, developing and transforming your greatest investment - your people. Prior to starting Claris, Hugh was a partner with the Effectiveness Institute in Redmond, WA, and a consultant, coach and speaker with the Tom Peters Company, where Hugh equipped leaders to transform their lives and the lives of their organizations. Hugh also spent 12 years as the CEO of a financial planning firm where he reinvented what means to serve clients. As a speaker, Hugh engages his audiences and creates a fun learning environment by calling on his considerable skills as a stage actor and his natural gift for empathy and clear communication. In his free time, Hugh has been involved with The Center for Career Alternatives as a mentor, and co-facilitates leadership seminars for at-risk children and their parents. He also enjoys acting and achieved a personal triumph when he was cast in the North American debut of The Salt Wound, a play written by fellow Scotsman Stephen Greenhorn. Management and business strategist Hugh Blane introduces you to the Growth Curve, and provides you with actionable strategies for jumping it. "Hugh brought the leadership, team development and organizational transformation expertise that allowed board and management to look at growth and innovation in fundamentally new ways. For more information or to book Hugh Blane for your event, click here.
Speaking Engagements -
Get details about engaging Hugh Blane, President of Claris Consulting, to speak for your organization:
Popular Presentation Topics Videos Kudos from Clients Hugh Blane's Commitment to You Hugh speaks on topics related to leadership, influence, team development, and change management. He customizes all of his presentations to ensure your organization's specific needs are met and that you are delighted. His goal is to facilitate the outcome you want to create. Hugh's most-requested topics include the following. Each can be presented as a keynote or a workshop, as well as a half-day - and in some cases full-day - seminar. "Hugh is a master at helping strong teams harness their individual strengths to become even better." "Hugh brought a wealth of information, business savvy and insight to create real-world results." Hugh Blane's Commitment to You Hugh is committed to your event's success - not just in words, but in actions. These four commitments are aimed at making your event extraordinary for you and your audience: Exceed Your Expectations: You and your audience are discerning. You can smell an off the shelf presentation a mile away. Everything Hugh does and says will be relevant to your audience so they think, feel, and know the presentation has been tailored directly for them. To that end, your process begins with an in-depth interview, so that Hugh can fully understand your expectations, your business strategy, and what WOW looks like for you and your audience. He will also schedule a follow-up conversation to discuss outcomes. Unlimited Access: Prior to your event you will have unlimited access to Hugh within ninety minutes of your phone call and within three hours of your emails. Marketing Assistance: In addition to the standard copy for your website and brochure, Hugh will create a pre-conference video that integrates your strategic message with the content of his speech. He will also post an announcement about your event on his blog and social media channels. (This assumes that your event is open to the public and you want the additional visibility.) Commitment to Learning: In order to solidify the learning from your event and my speech, Hugh will create a customized video to follow up with your audience. He will also post the slides from his presentation on his website along with articles, videos and book recommendations that will be beneficial to your audience. Hugh's Background in 200 Words Hugh has been speaking publicly for more than 20 years and has spoken to audiences in Singapore, Korea, France, Canada, Germany, Qatar, and 31 U.S. states. He started in management consulting at the age of 27 doing business reorganizations in the healthcare field. After his father passed away without providing financially for his mother, Hugh decided to enter the insurance and investment management business, where he helped female investors not only accumulate wealth, but enjoy more rewarding, secure and enriching lives. Hugh's consulting practice is committed to achieving accelerated business results. He will never claim to be an expert in your products and services - you know your business best. He will claim, however, to have unrivaled expertise in converting individual, team, and organizational potential into extraordinary performance. Hugh believes in giving back to his community, and has co-facilitated leadership seminars for at-risk families, served on the strategic planning committee for the Boys and Girls Club of King County, and been a triathlon mentor for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. Hugh lives with his wife, Alyson, in Seattle, Washington. He enjoys reading, exercising, spending time with Brooks, his 80-pound Giant Schnauzer, and visiting wineries in beautiful Woodinville, Washington. Read Hugh's complete bio. Call today at 206.829.9413 or send an email to engage Hugh Blane to speak at your upcoming event. Hugh brought the leadership, team development and organizational transformation expertise that allowed board and management to look at growth and innovation in fundamentally new ways.
About Hugh Blane
Hugh Blane is President of Claris Consulting. He is a nationally recognized business strategist hired to help organizations solve challenging business issues, strengthen personal and professional relationships, and execute on strategic initiatives with greater effectiveness. A subject-matter expert in leadership, team performance and influence, Hugh is a senior-level consultant who has worked with thousands of people in a wide variety of organizations including Spacelabs Medical, KPMG, Costco, Starbucks and Microsoft. Hugh Blane is a compelling mixture of consultant, educator, coach and inspiring speaker who honed his consulting skills with renowned business author, Tom Peters. As a Senior Consultant with the Tom Peters Company Hugh equipped and inspired leaders to do something daily that moved them and their organizations closer to their greatest potential. With 30-plus years of management, sales and leadership experience, Hugh approaches his work with the firm belief that, discovering what matters to you, what motivates you and what you want to be known for is the first step in creating breakthrough performance. Prior to joining the Tom Peters Company, Hugh spent 12 years as the owner and CEO of a financial planning firm where he reinvented what it meant to serve clients. He helped clients gain clarity about their financial goals, and then developed and implemented investment strategies that fulfilled these goals with less risk and greater personal control. The result was a host of satisfied investors who not only accumulated wealth, but enjoyed a more rewarding and enriching life. Hugh is action-oriented. He believes in making every day count, and he inspires those around him to do the same. In his client work, Hugh engages his audience and creates a fun learning environment by calling on his considerable skills as a stage actor. At the same time he utilizes his natural gift for empathy and clear communication to question, challenge and illuminate. Hugh doesn't claim to be an expert about your products and services. You know your business best. His expertise lies in helping you and your organization convert individual, team, and organizational potential into extraordinary performance. In his consulting and coaching work, clients seek out Hugh's expertise on developing the leadership, teaming, communication and influencing skills that are absolutely necessary to succeed in business today. In his free time Hugh has been involved with The Center for Career Alternatives as a mentor, and has co-facilitated leadership seminars for at-risk children and their parents. He served on the strategic planning committee for the Boys and Girls Club of King County. He also enjoys triathlons and has been a mentor for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. Hugh brought the leadership, team development and organizational transformation expertise that allowed board and management to look at growth and innovation in fundamentally new ways.