Claudia Black Linkedin


“Strike a balance between the details and the big picture.”

Claudia Black has a grand appreciation for the process of transformation, whether it be of a space, a business, or a process. She leans on a natural empathy and curiosity in guiding teams through the anxiety and ambiguity of change; for Claudia, people always come first. Creative and analytical, Claudia diagrams her way through complex concepts, with pen in hand, as she elevates and humanizes each transformation.

Claudia began her career working as a landscape architect and designer before moving into change management and project delivery. Her decade of experience includes roles at Nike and PeopleFirm helping large teams and organizations work more efficiently, define HR strategies, and design interactive communities. Claudia holds a bachelor’s degree in art from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon, and an MBA from Portland State University.

  • Alternate career path: Painter
  • Special talent: Cooking, which demands detailed preparation and intuitive risk-taking
  • Hometown: Berkeley, California