Clare Van Der Spuy
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Do you pour your heart and soul into your work, driven by ambition and unwavering commitment to be the best at what you do, only to find yourself succumbing to the unrelenting pressures of your career, business, or life? Is your motivation dwindling, and unhappiness becoming a constant companion? Are you thinking is this my life now? Do you desperately want something to change but feel so overwhelmed that you can’t see the best way forward?
I'm here to assist you.
I specialise in helping individuals just like you regain control over their personal and professional life. I have helped hundreds of people in 20+ countries by leading them on a transformative journey to uncover and create the life they were yearning for. I draw on 30+ years of business experience in various industries globally, and a deep understanding of how the human mind and body work to provide you with the keys to sustainable high performance in and out of the workplace.
Some of my clients have only needed to make subtle yet impactful adjustments to their current roles, businesses, or the way they live life while others have embraced bigger change embarking on entirely new career paths that align with their passions, and a few have even taken the bold step into entrepreneurship for the first time. Nearly all have built new and impactful habits that underpin and elevate how they live.
All have seen a return of their zest for life, reignited passion, and profound personal fulfilment. Why? Because now they feel life is aligned with their values and they have a deep toolkit to keep their life on track with ease and flow. Their stories are a testament to the power of taking back control, reclaiming purpose and happiness in the face of difficult situations. They have gone from surviving to thriving.
I want the same for you.
I appreciate that deciding to invest in yourself or your business is a big decision. Don't just take my word for it, use this link to read some of the thoughts and feedback from some of the executives, managers, and business owners I have worked with.
To receive your complementary "work-life audit" to see what's needed to "revitalise your brilliance" contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to meeting you!
Training, qualifications & experience
- ICF (International Coaching Federation) Accredited Coach
- Trauma Informed Coaching (Optimus Training Academy) ICF CCE
- Advanced Neuroscience for Coaches (Optimus Training Academy) ICF CCE
- Physical Intelligence Coach (Institute of Physical Intelligence), ICF CCE training
- Certified Professional Coach (Optimus Training Academy), ACTP accredited by the ICF
- 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, ICF CCE training
- 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
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Areas of coaching I deal with
£150.00 - £550.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session.
Fee rates for one off sessions are from £150.00 to £550.00 per session, depending on length of session.
Package rates are available.
My fee ranges are based on income and circumstances - I reserve a few spaces for clients on low income / younger age (under 30), and charities. Please ask about this when you enquire.
When I work
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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