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TESTIMONIALS

Coaching Testimonials

Jane Bruce

“Claire is a brilliant coach. She listens with compassion and empathy and I can feel her genuine support and good intent as we go through sessions. She uses questions to skilfully frame our conversations and to usefully challenge my thinking and keep me moving forward.

 

Claire draws upon her deep experience of leadership and development practice to increase the impact of her coaching. I would highly recommend Claire as a coach.”

Rachel Caplan

“Claire, you truly helped me navigate through a difficult time professionally and personally. Thank you for your skill and thoughtful support in the coaching process.

 

You helped me find new clarity and purpose. I feel that now I have a map for the way ahead for many years to come. Thank you!”

Hannah Clinch

"We all know change is hard, but when trying to change systems for good is your purpose and business then it can be really hard to find support that understands this landscape.

 

Years of experience at the cutting edge of social innovation in Scotland makes Claire a brilliant listener and advocate."

Mojca Becaj

"I was really pleased to have Claire as a coach over the 6 sessions in 2021/22, when I started my first CEO role in the third sector. It was interesting to explore what was current for me at the time I was new in my new role and lean into coaching space for support - I was able to be vulnerable and share any challenges or difficulties.

 

Through coaching, Claire helped me to keep my perspective and I found her very present, supportive and understanding of where I was.

 

I would highly recommend working with Claire, not just to people who are starting up in the new role, but also to anyone who wants a sounding board and a bounce of some ideas, business models, strategies etc."

Natasha Lee-Walsh

"I initially approached Claire with a very definite idea of what work coaching would do. I thought I might get some pointers on how to be a better leader as we navigate a particular business journey. I got that, but I was also afforded time to focus on myself, identify and celebrate the small wins that add up to the big ones and to reframe anxiety into something useful.

 

Claire was able to guide me in such a way that none of this was too daunting, and I'm energised and ready to take the next step and whatever might come after that!"

Karen Grant

“Claire is a very focused and engaged coach who works hard to try to get a positive outcome for her clients. She has a vast bank of experience of tools she has used in her own successful business and projects, and she shares these generously.

 

She is kind and thoughtful but also sharp and clear-sighted. She can identify when a particular tool might help someone. She is careful to look at individual life goals within the bigger picture of overall wellbeing, and that helps ensure that a positive path is taken.”

Katch Holmes

"I had a short conversation with Claire and correspondence through messages after this. The interaction was very helpful. Claire is confident, to the point and very action led. She galvanised and helped empower me to move forward with something that felt daring, but probably wasn’t really.

 

She supported me to do the thing that I was pretty sure I should do, but was afraid to do it. She then supported the aftermath of doubt, helping me remember why I took the stance I did and how this stands to benefit me in the long term."

Alex Hannant

"I worked with Claire to support me through a period of transition that I wanted to navigate as well as I could. She balanced an enabling coaching experience with the underlying credibility of lived experience.

 

Claire has huge integrity and a genuine interest in the wellbeing of the people she works with. Our conversations helped me keep present, reflect on what was most important, and flip the subconscious to the conscious. Hugely valuable and I very much appreciate the time we had together."

Rosie Rutherford

"I have had a genuinely productive and enhancing coaching experience working with Claire. Her listening and questioning skills have enabled and supported me to develop the plans I need and want for the next phase of my career.

 

Our regular meetings enhance how I am delivering this plan for myself, offering opportunities for accountability and growth. It is also a fun conversation and discussion, raising unexpected personal insights.

 

Investing in myself and working with Claire as a central part of this, has been a great decision for me. I have no hesitation in recommending Claire."

Kieran Daly

"Claire gave me an introductory coaching session that I found really impactful. It helped me organise my thoughts on my values and how I want to show up as a leader, teammate and more generally in my day-to-day life.

 

I love Claire’s authenticity and ability to truly listen and ask the right questions to get you to some clear actions that had been bouncing around in my mind. She’s a great coach and an expert in the world of social enterprise and innovation, so the session really suited me."

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