Clare van der Spuy - Business & Personal Development Coach
A quick Intro:
Hi I’m Clare, I am a Business & Personal Development Coach.
I believe we can all live a rewarding and successful life no matter the challenge, it’s just a matter of learning how. I believe the power and possibility for us to realize our dreams is innately within us. This belief drives my work. I am on a mission for you to go after your dreams without sacrificing your mind, body, emotional or spiritual wellbeing in the process.
What I do:
I help you succeed. I will help you navigate a path through so that you are able to succeed. A sports team wouldn't be without a coach, so why should you? Coaching will give you the edge that will take you from where you are now to a place that feels extraordinary to you right now. It will take you from having a good life to a great life. Take a moment to imagine what it will feel like to have that life. I will help you achieve that. Your success is my success - that fuels me. If you feel hesitant or unsure about whether you need me as your coach let me show you how powerful coaching is. Don’t take my word for it, experience it.
Bronnie Ware's International best seller "The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying" states that the No.1 regret of the dying is "I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not to live the life others expected of me". Each moment is precious don't let that be you!
Working with me will:
- Help you clarify what needs to be done to realize your dream, strengthening your belief that you can achieve it.
- Act as a sounding board to help you make sense of the choices available to you, enabling you to make confident, well-informed decisions that you feel comfortable with, that are right for you, your family and your finances.
- Act as an independent check on your thinking.
- Help you tune into your internal compass, set achievable goals & create a detailed roadmap to reach your final destination.
- Help you think & act differently so your path to success is not littered with obstacles or set backs.
I will support you and act as your accountability partner in the implementation of your action steps, strategies and any new habits that you may need to develop to realize your dream.
By the end of our time working together you will have honed your mindset and developed a set of habits and behaviours that support your wellbeing and the successful realization of your dream. You'll also have a toolkit of skills, techniques & strategies that you will be able to take with you in your life going forward.
Give your dream wings to fly.
I love what I do and I would love to hear more about you, your life and your Aspirations.
Let's get the conversation started.
How do I find out if you are the right coach for me?
The best thing to do is to have a chat with me. I guarantee by the end of our call you will have a clear understanding of what your next steps should be with regards to your health, life or business-life, even if that's not working with me.
More about me:
I'm married with children; I enjoy being outside in nature - especially on the water and under sail! I love travel and the experience that travel brings...
I initially trained as a Chartered Accountant, working in accountancy private practice and then in industry. I gained experience locally and internationally running small to medium sized businesses, (including my own) across many industries including French couture fashion, physical energy trading, aviation, and property.
For me work satisfaction has always been more than hitting the numbers. The people I worked with were equally as important - when operating in busy and lively market environments across international time, geographical and cultural boundaries I learnt how to harness a multitude of cultures, values and outlooks in order for the team to row in the same direction and this requires listening, communicating, respecting and being respected. I also learnt that the aspirations held in common are more difficult to define than defining what we are against. Relationships are built on finding common goals can often arise from different approaches, they require real effort and a willingness by all to invest in some discomfort, but to see people happy, striving and thriving as a result is hugely rewarding.
I have developed these softer skills further by undertaking some ICF (International Coach Federation) Professional training and I'm using them to live my passion of guiding people to achieve the things they aspire to in life (no matter the challenge).
I love what I do and I am so grateful to be able to spend each day combining my business experience and natural coaching instincts with the skills, knowledge and tools that I have gained from my various coaching trainings to enable people to act to achieve their aspirations in life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Psychological First Aid: Supporting Children & Young People - Public Health England
- Certified DISC Psychometric Testing & Personal Analysis - Ruth Kudzi Coaching & Training
- Master Transformational Coach - Health Coach Institute
- Certified Life Coach - Level 3 - Health Coach Institute
- Certified Health Coach - Health Coach Institute
- Certificate in Nutrition and Health
- Certificate in Natural Sciences - Open University
- Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
- Diploma in Reflexology Level 3
- Professional Exams - Institute of Chartered Accountants
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Business - Coaching
- Small Business Coaching & Mentoring
- Career Coaching
- Personal Development Coaching
- DISC Psychometric & Personal Analysis
- Transformational Coaching | Mindset | Strategy | High Performance Habits
- Life Coaching
- Health Coaching
- Wellbeing Coaching
- Confidence Coaching
- Work/Life Balance
- Low Energy
- Burn Out
- Self Esteem
- Imposter Syndrome
Coaching & Mentoring
I offer a bespoke coaching service tailored to your needs. Please get in touch for an informal chat about how I can help you achieve your aspirations.
DISC Psychometric Testing & Personal Analysis
I offer DISC Psychometric testing & Personal Analysis for individuals and teams within organisations. Please get in touch to find out more.
Please follow this link to see my availability
What some of my clients say
"Clare strikes the elusive balance between warmth, sensitivity and empathy, alongside a practical no-nonsense approach. There is nothing floaty or flowery in working with her. She is rooted in pragmatism which is applicable in an everyday setting, but she is also skilled enough to tie that through to the bigger underlying themes where they are driving things from behind the scenes." - DCI
"The realization that I was feeling trapped hit hard during lockdown.
Trapped by a business that I had consciously co-created and had brought me much personal growth, happiness and pride. But it had not grown into the vision I had for it. Hours were long, I had little time to see my family and I was doing things in the business that brought me no joy. Life was out of balance. It was draining me.
I told Clare about my ideas on the discovery call, but I wasn’t sure what was possible. We explored them, and together we created a realistic plan to create a new life for me. Session by session she guided me through the different stages to bring about the changes I wanted.
Six months on, my life is completely different. I have sold my share of the business and used the funds to set up by myself. The weight of responsibility for co-owning a demanding business has been lifted. I now work the hours that suit me and my family and I have the work-life balance I so badly craved. My kids are happier, they love the fact that I'm around more. I have more time with my partner, time for exercise, time to see friends and I am even thinking of having another baby!" - NF
“I had been feeling very “stuck” for a long time in a worn out groove – unable to make changes even though part of me was desperate for positive change. I was lucky enough to have a mutual friend who introduced me to Clare and the concept of Life Coaching. Clare is very kind, thoughtful and positive – she used her skills to help look at my life and my possibilities in a different light. I learnt to reframe my thinking, let go of painful issues from my past and believe in myself. I laughed and cried and thoroughly enjoyed the process. I am still “rebooting”, still learning but now I have a new tool kit to work with and hope in my heart. Clare is a wonderful guide to the possibilities of transformation.” - Ali Adams
“I have had the pleasure of working with Clare now for over a year. She has helped me many times to gain a new sense of perspective and energy to try new habits and push through on things I’ve been putting off! Her warm, kind and understanding nature and approach helps me to feel comfortable and to open up. She is deeply knowledgeable and passionate about all things health and I’ve learned so much from her. I would highly recommend working with Clare.” - Stephanie Mary
“Clare was very professional and had great listening skills, I just knew we would work well together.
Life coaching has helped me with different areas of my life, business, relationships, health and nutrition. Every session was different and very productive. Coaching has helped me believe in myself and my abilities. It enabled me to push myself further and go outside my comfort zone. I cannot recommend Clare highly enough, she will help you achieve all you wish for yourself and more!” - Helen F
“A phone call from Clare each Thursday evening became a real highlight of my week last summer. Juggling being a single mum of a busy teenager, looking after my elderly mother and working (albeit part-time) was taking it’s toll on my health, both physical and mental. Having overdone the exercise on a weak knee in the past also means that I can no longer walk well and have put on a lot of weight in the last few years. Although generally quite happy, I was resigned to me being the lowest priority in my own life and felt there was nothing I could do to change it. Clare listened, really listened, and helped me to step back and look at the big picture, then broke it down into areas which we could work on that felt achievable. Each week we focused on different things but always with a review and a challenge to keep the big picture in focus. Clare has such a lovely manner, you feel you can truly open up and tell her anything; she will never judge, just wants to help. She also has a wonderfully hypnotic voice which transported me to a very happy place when she helped me visualise how I would like to see myself in the future. I would highly recommend Clare as a Health Coach. She is knowledgeable and caring and helped me put my life back on track.” - Debi Lumley-Edwards
“When I started with Clare I already had a good knowledge around food choices but someone to talk about how hard it is and where the barriers are is crucial. Support from someone who is knowledgeable, friendly, open and understanding is invaluable. Clare explained things in a way I could relate to and set goals I could acheive, so little by little she helped me change some of my unwanted habits. ” - Jacqui C