Claudia is currently a Community Development Manager at HarborOne Bank and Strengths Coach at InnateFive. She is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and holds a certificate of Master Coach of Neuro-linguistic Programming.
Claudia has over 10 years of experience assisting small businesses; non-profit organizations and the private sector achieve economic growth and improve employee engagement. She brings a unique blend of experience in the private and public sectors, combined with a vast network and access to resources that she leverages to find customized solutions that best meet the needs of her clients.
Claudia’s passion for helping others develop their full potential has its origins in her own story as a first-generation immigrant to the United States. Her constant pursues of personal and professional development allowed her to gain experience in a variety of industries, always pushing the boundaries of her comfort zone and striving for excellence.
Claudia serves on the board of directors of Social Enterprise Greenhouse and Academy for Career Exploration High School, is an advisory board member of the United Way of Rhode Island and a member of the Certification Review Committee for minority firms in the State of Rhode Island. She is also a mentor for Venture Mentoring Services of Rhode Island.
In 2010, Claudia was named the Minority Small Business Champion of the Year by RI Small Business Administration, and in 2013, RI Latino Public Radio recognized her with an Outstanding Achievement Award for her contributions to the Latino business community. She also received the Ronald McDonald House Community Service Award in 2014.
This interactive curriculum focuses on budgeting, saving and the importance of building credit, with an eye towards preparing youth for a sound ﬁnancial future. Students will have the opportunity to participate in engaging activities and win prizes.