The Claire Group is a training and communications firm designed to help businesses, associations, and educational institutions grow through personal and professional development.
Claire Billingsley, Founder, has experience coaching managers and CEO’s on social and communication skills, leadership skills, time management, and organizational skills, personnel management, as well as personal and professional development.
Claire held leadership and executive management positions with Sylvan Learning Systems, FASTSIGNS International, and TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy.
With over 20 years of business experience, she learned the strategies and skills necessary to lead, manage, and motivate employees all over the world.
Claire is a graduate of Emporia State University, a Certified Franchise Executive through the International Franchise Association and a trained executive business coach.
She has been a Board member and Chairman of the Board at The University of North Texas Professional Leadership Program, College of Business.
Calling on her background in Improvisational comedy, Claire’s keynote speeches, breakout sessions and training workshops use participatory-style training methods that teach practical knowledge and skills through highly interactive methodologies and real-life business lessons, and has presented in the US as well as the UK, Canada and Australia.
With more than 20 years’ experience as an improvisational actor and performer, Claire is a firm believer in the “Yes, and…” philosophy.
Claire’s career arc in improv is a history lesson in Dallas’ improv community. As a player with Locked Out Productions and currently with ComedySportz Dallas, she earned her spurs alongside many great comedy players. Claire’s stage presence coupled with her team player approach make her the ideal improv player. You can see her, and her many character personalities, in action weekly at the Comedy Arena in McKinney, Texas.
Her improv skills have served her well. Claire’s ability to make others look good has made her customized workshops and seminars memorable and useful to every attendee. Interactive methodologies, taken right from the improv stage, get coupled with a hands-on approach. This makes for a unique blend of business content delivered with an unforgettable collaborative approach.
Claire’s programs take the skills and guiding principles taught through improvisational comedy and demonstrates how they transfer to the workplace. Her techniques help individuals and organizations foster innovation, build confidence, take initiative, improve communication skills, collaborate, take risks and enhance creativity. Her teambuilding class is one of her most popular offerings.
In 2010, Claire was named one of the “Top 25 Women to Watch” in Dallas by the Dallas Business Journal.
Claire is a published author of “Circle Up”, “The Owners’ Guide”, and most recently, “Spirit Fed Entrepreneur”, which in two days reached the Amazon Best Sellers List.
In the fall of 2016, Claire launched her Internet TV show “Coffee with Claire”. New shows air every Friday morning at 9 am and available 24/7 on www.coffeewithclaire.tv, RealNewsPR, Facebook Live, You Tube, Twitch.tv, and on Podcast distributors including Spreaker, iTunes, Google Play, and others.
Claire is also a Laughter Yoga leader and in her spare time instructs classes at large corporate office campuses, Senior Centers, Nursing Homes, Memory Care Facilities, and most recently, Healing Springs Ranch.