“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway
I found the sessions very professional but informal, organised and well structured and the frequency was appropriate, fitting in with my day job. Sessions were always confidential and I felt comfortable enough to raise anything whether it being work life or family based. Prior to the sessions my confidence, motivation and self esteem were at an all time low but through the process I feel each of these areas have improved significantly. The DISC profiling gave me an appreciation of my own characteristics, as well as others, and gave me an understanding as to why people reacted in the way they do, I’ve learnt these reactions aren’t personal to me which has helped greatly in building my confidence. I’ve come to understand what I need as a person and that my opinion and needs are as valid as anyone else’s. I now have an awareness of setting goals, and the need to understand and plan how I’m going to get there, thinking about what the measures of success are to me and that not achieving is not always a failure. I’m now also far more conscious of being assertive and of my tone, body language and communication styles based on the individuals I’m interacting with.
I would highly recommend that anyone offered similar sessions to these should make the most of the opportunity, anyone embarking on this process can take something from this time which in turn will improve working or personal relationships or both and overall attitude and mind set. Throughout the process I felt you listened really well, you were always engaged and your feedback always constructive. Through your support I finally, for the first time in a long time, am enjoying my role.
Procurement Manager – Siemens
Working with Clare , she has been able to make me appreciate how my unconscious mind has been controlling many of my decisions in my working day. She has methodically worked with me, using several theoretical models and her own experience, to realise that I am in control of my own destiny and how I am got to get there, and what I have to do, in order to arrive not just prepared but fully prepared. Clare has been a pleasure to work with, she is understanding, patient, and supportive, and never gives up helping you to get the best out of yourself.
Sales Manager – Siemens
When I first approached Clare for coaching I was initially embarrassed to discuss the business problem at hand. It had been something that had irritated me for years, and something I had assumed would be with me for life. Within minutes with Clare the embarrassment was not needed. Clare’s natural interpersonal skills made me soon relax and openly share where I needed some help. The first major benefit was Clare helped me understand the problem, and really get to the root cause of the issue, interestingly different to what I assumed to be the root cause. Clare’s friendly, systematic, and personalised approach allowed me to create and follow through an action plan to success. The problem has now been fully resolved and has allowed my focus to be on my job, without any doubts or concerns. My confidence has increased and I’m now able to apply what I’ve learned to other aspects of my life. Everybody has a problem or issue at work or in your personal life. Through my work with Clare I’ve realised that everything is fixable, and would strongly recommend Clare as a coach or mentor.
R&D Director Knutsford
The coaching that Clare has given me has had an extremely positive impact. Clare’s collaborative approach ensured that the goals we set were congruent with my medium and long term aspirations. Clare’s coaching has given me a fresh and alternative perspective on my work and career challenges. Her coaching has increased my confidence and given me tools to use in order to have greater interpersonal effectiveness. Her approach is relaxed and empathetic; Clare has an excellent understanding of the corporate workplace environment. As someone who prefers action to theory, Clare was able to give me practical and simple steps which anyone could implement to help achieve their goals.
Customer Service – Manager Siemens