Companies come to me to support their people to grow through big changes, rather than being knocked for six. They also call me to coach great leaders to create a ripple effect in an organisation’s engagement and productivity.
I coach passionate people to live their best story in times of change and in times of stability. These are people making high impact transitions from one company to another, from one role to another, and stepping up to more senior leadership levels – or any other change they are making. They figure out what to leave behind and what to take with them; how to work through uncertainty; and how to make a great new beginning.
They want to get clearer about their way forward, grow through the changes, manage their stress levels, enhance their own and others’ performance, and achieve their potential.
These are some of the comments I have received:
“As a result of coaching, the future is different because I now spend more time thinking about issues more strategically.”
“You leave an incredible legacy at this organisation that will live on.”
“Coaching has allowed me to address things that I would normally have moved away from.”
“The coaching conversations have enabled me to be more objective, systematic and thorough in my decision-making.”
“One of the most important benefits of my coaching was that Clare uncovered and challenged previously held beliefs that I didn’t realise I had.”
I have worked in learning and development roles in NatWest and Accenture, and headed up development for leaders of all levels at Accenture. I earned awards from Brandon Hall and the Management Innovation Xchange for ground-breaking behaviour change programmes, such as the Individualised Leadership Programme, the 30 Day Challenge, and Employee Experience.
I am a prolific blogger, have written magazine articles on action learning and coaching supervision, and a book called Being a Sunbeam. I have 15+ years of coaching experience, and was instrumental in setting up and nurturing the Coaching Network, a group of 650+ people who wanted to build their coaching skills for the benefit of the business.
- Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation
- Certificate in Coaching Supervision MSc in Training
- BA in German and European Studies
- Certificate in Training Practice
- City and Guilds Certificate in Further and Higher Education
- Coaching Development Certificate in Coaching
- MBTI Stages 1&2
- Transactional Analysis 101 and 201
- Certificate in Nancy Kline’s Thinking Partnerships
My approach to coaching is simple, non-directive and client-centred, encouraging clients to work and think in an adult way with themselves and towards others. I help people to look at things from different perspectives and explore options creatively. Individuals say that I help them to think deeply for themselves; bring greater degrees of balance and purpose to their work and life and provides a safe environment, in which to make sometimes uncomfortable changes happen.