I work with:
- senior leaders and professionals who want to develop outstanding leadership skills and move forward in their career
- leaders who want to make much more of an impact within their organisations
- those at a crossroads in their career
- high potentials who want to know their 'brand' and develop stronger leadership
Coaching can be individual or within a group setting. I work face-to-face and by phone, you can be based anywhere in the UK or internationally.
My specific areas of expertise are:
- Expert to Leader - Developing Technical and Business Experts into outstanding Leaders
- Career Success - Career Development & Progression
- Transition coaching - Transitioning into new roles and handling challenging change programs
- Leadership Development - developing Stronger Influencing and Impacting skills, 'fine tuning' leadership skills, knowing yourself
It can be isolating in an executive role - working with me means you have your own confidential strategic partner. This means you're able to step back, reflect with a sound and thoughtful 'sounding board' and from there plan next steps.
You also gain a different perspective on issues, challenges, strategies with clients often reporting stronger relationships with their boss, peers, colleagues as a welcome positive outcome from coaching.
You increase your effectiveness by developing your abilities of self-observation, self awareness and self-responsibility.
Coaching provides the structure to maintain focus on what's important. It allows time to focus on the most important person - you. And for that reason, it is extremely enjoyable.
How does it work?
For individual coaching: we have an initial complementary conversation or 'chemistry' session to see if we think that together we're the best coaching partnership.
Together we agree the frequency of coaching, your objectives & whether the coaching will be face to face and/or over the phone. A usual executive coaching agreement is two hours' coaching per month with any supporting materials plus ad-hoc calls.
For group coaching: contact me so I understand the results you want to achieve. We'll explore what's possible for maximum impact. I have a number of sessions 'on the shelf' that can be quickly adapted or if your prefer, I can create something bespoke.
Do you want to develop stronger leadership skills and move forward in your career? Would you like to feel more at ease and confident in your leadership or managing others? Here you’ll find out what you can achieve from coaching, how the coaching process works and the benefits of coaching. Coaching can be individual or within a group setting, face-to-face or over the phone.
Understands Specifics UK Country Manager, Manufacturing Company · 02 December 2008
Claire has an amazing talent of understanding the very specific in a given situation.
Multiple Benefits RH, Functional Leader, European Financial Organisation · 07 November 2003
Looking back on my coaching with Claire: it gave me the strength to think more radically, the confidence to believe in myself, it helped me recognise that my influencing strategies needed to be more attune to corporate life, it helped me find a sense of purpose.
Regained my confidence as a Leader UK Change Director, Financial Services · 25 November 2015
Thanks so much ....your coaching has really helped me to regain my confidence and be a more rounded leader.
Increased Confidence PB Communications Manager, Global Energy company · 12 February 2016
Thank you for last week’s session. It left me quiet, grateful and peaceful.
Stronger relationships with bosses RH, Head of Customer Services, European Financial Organisation · 08 May 2012
I have benefited greatly from working with Claire. I experienced a much stronger relationship with my boss and their senior boss and was chosen as Executive Leader of the year for an executive area comprising 25% of the business. I am now seen as a more collaborative, collegiate leader with a far more proven ability to develop businesses.
Knows the right questions to ask Jakob Gudbrand, President, Thermo Fisher Scientific · 12 February 2016
Claire's coaching enabled me to start coaching myself and others, a skill that is essential in today's business environment where change and challenges pop up much more frequently. Claire also has a deep business insight and intrinsically understands the right question to ask. This is a very special skill and not something I have experienced in others.