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ICF Accredited Performance Coach for Business Owners

About me

A quick Intro:

I am an ICF accredited coach specialising in Performance, Mindset & Health. 

I am here to help you accelerate your personal development journey and reach Peak Performance in a sustainable & healthy way.

I believe we can all be high achieving, happy & healthy no matter the challenge, it’s just a matter of learning how. 

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. This has given me a solid understanding of all the components of business. I also know what it takes to work in environments that demands peak performance at all times.

Through my work and life experiences I have come to understand that there is only one key to success - and that is your state of mind. It is the most crucial variable when it comes to peak performance.  Understanding your mind unlocks the potential that resides inside of you. 

I learnt that our beliefs are the most powerful force in your mind and your body. They massively affect every aspect of your life from your wealth and finances to your health & fitness and your love life. They can determine your failure or your success, influence how you create and maximise opportunities and determine how you overcome challenges. 

What I do:

I will help you examine what is holding you back from the life you want. You will gain a deeper understanding of your thoughts and behaviours which will give you the opportunity to rewrite those beliefs and behaviours that have become out dated and no longer serve you. This will enable you to break through your mindset glass ceilings and to move on from what has been holding you back. Your future success will based on a revised operating system which means that what you want should become achievable in a sustainable & healthy way.

I want you to thrive. I want you to be, do & achieve more in business and in life in a way that means that you don't sacrifice your mind, body, emotional or spiritual wellbeing in the process.

I will partner with you to navigate a path to your success. 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 the place you aspire to. 

Your success is my success - that drives my work. If you feel hesitant or unsure about whether coaching is for you, let me show you how powerful coaching is. Don’t take my word for it, experience it.

Working with me will:

- Cut away the noise so you can tune into your internal compass. Reconnect to your vision, identify exactly what’s no longer working for you and figure out how to move past these obstacles.

- Help you set achievable goals and create a detailed roadmap to success.

- Give you a thinking partner and a sounding board enabling you to confidently make decisions that feel right for you and those around you.

- Give you support and accountability.

By the end of our time together you will have honed your mindset and developed a set of high performance habits and behaviours that reduce stress, build resilience and improve performance in a healthy and sustainable way.

You will also have a toolkit of skills, techniques and strategies that you will be able to take with you in your life going forward.

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. By the end of our call you will have a clear understanding of what working with me will be like, if we are a good fit for each other and what your next steps should be, even if that means it's not working with me.   

A final note 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 love what I do and I take what I do very seriously. I am constantly investing in my own training and personal development so that I can pass that onto you. I seek out training at the highest levels such as with ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited trainers.  

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ICF (International Coaching Federation) Accredited Coach
  • 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
  • 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

Member organisations


UK International Coach Federation (ICF)

The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.

Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.

Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.

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
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Motivation
  • Self Esteem
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Procrastination
  • Self-sabotage

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Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

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.

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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

Kingswood, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20

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