Productivity catalyst, Clare Kumar, is an award-winning entrepreneur and international speaker dedicated to cultivating sustainable performance through greater respect for humanity.
Ahead of her time, Clare was often a vocal square peg in the round holes of corporate life. While excelling in roles from marketing and finance, to sales, product development and culture change, she raised awareness about ergonomics in the office, lobbied for flexible workweeks and advocated for the ability to work from home.
Today, as principal at Streamlife Ltd., Clare consults, speaks and coaches with forward-thinking companies to create high performance cultures by developing the winning combination of personal productivity practices and compassionate leadership.
Clare is a sought-after contributor to broadcast and print media such as Fast Company, The Huffington Post, Report on Business, Macleans, and CBC. A regular contributor to The Social, The Marilyn Denis Show and Today’s Parent magazine, Clare continues to share strategies and tactics on national television, often serving as a brand ambassador for select products she believes in.
Clare was awarded the Harold Taylor Award from Professional Organizers in Canada in 2013 for outstanding contributions to the industry. She is also the co-creator of Pliio®, a patented clothing management system which was featured on QVC, HSN and Canada’s TSC and sold across North America and France.
Clare completed a B.SC. in Biology at McMaster University, a Diploma in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching with Royal Roads University.
Clare lives on Lake Ontario in Toronto where in summer you’ll find her taking in a daily dose of Vitamin D and enjoying the local trails. She is the proud mother of two teenagers who adore and occasionally torment their dog and two cats. For fun, Clare fronts a cover band and confesses to loving karaoke.