Claire Brown Kohler, founder of We Empower Leaders, is passionate about
working with businesses and individuals to help them achieve more, earn more and produce more. Adding to her 35 years of executive level corporate business experience, she is a Certified Facilitator for The Alternative Board and a Certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach. She offers one-on-one coaching, peer-advisory groups, consulting, workshops and mastermind groups and is a public speaker. Claire helps clients set goals, determine priorities and plan strategies to achieve those – with measurable results.
Clients who become members of The Alternative increase their profitability and improve their lives by participating in local business advisory boards, private business coaching and proprietary strategic services. Joining other forward-thinking business owners enables these clients to benefit from shared challenges and opportunities. Members learn from each other and develop strong bonds that create meaningful relationships.
Clients who decide to work with Claire one-on-one get her full individual attention. She assists in developing strategies that will help them confront challenges head-on. Claire becomes a part-time business partner who helps her clients think through all the options to make the best decisions. They achieve their own goals and those of their companies.
Claire is objective, discreet and honest. She holds clients accountable, making sure they stay focused on the big picture. She motivates and inspires her clients to take new approaches and to focus on self-development. She is a trained and empathetic listener. Her enthusiasm, engaging sense of humor and easy-going conversational style make clients feel instantly at ease, which leads to life-changing communication and evolvement.
Claire Brown Kohler’s Experience
In 1981 Claire was one of the founding members of Philadelphia TLA (Theater of the Living Arts) Entertainment Group. In the course of the company’s 33 year history, it ran 2 movie theaters and 7 award winning v
ideo stores in the Philadelphia area and New York City, operated 29 international film festivals, distributed films in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and generated $16 million annually with over 250 employees in the US and the UK. She held the roles of CFO and COO and was the Director of Production for all of the 29 film festivals. Claire was involved in all aspects of the business: business planning, staffing and t
raining, systems development, contract negotiation, retail and online business management and business expansion and growth. She set
all employee and store policies. She routinely mentored and coached colleagues and employees to reach their optimum levels of achievement.
Claire was a founder of and served on the executive committee of the Philadelphia Film Festival board of directors, and was also one of the founding members of the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance.
In 2014 Claire became a certified coach and speaker. She has effectively integrated her corporate background and leadership skills into a coaching program that benefits both private and business clients.
Claire feels strongly about giving back to her community. She was one of the founding members of the Philadelphia Film Festival and the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance. She is a SCORE mentor and a member of the marketing committee of SCORE Montgomery County, PA. She is the Horsham, PA chapter leader of PWBN (Professional Women’s Business Network), on the Board of Directors for Women of Willow Grove and the Co-Cha
ir of the Women’s Network of the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce.