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Meta4 Business Coaching

About me

Since 2007 Clare has had a straight-talking, no-nonsense approach to business coaching.

Clare works with business owners who want to increase their profit and create more balance. Running a business is not always easy and Clare shares proven strategies and actions business owners can take to achieve more. Download my Free Guide: 5 Steps to Gain More Control and Confidence, for steps you can put into place in your business, so you can feel inspired and motivated with more structure, putting you back in the driving seat.

If you're aiming to achieve your own startup or grow and develop your existing business, take a look around for how coaching will help you achieve (and set) your goals. 13 years into a successful coaching business I share proven strategies and resources you can implement to start seeing results for you and your business: more structure and control and feeling fulfilled in what you do; working with the people you love, delivering the products and services you love to deliver whilst enjoying a regular, healthy income.

How does business coaching work?

I've coached hundreds of businesses, from creatives, service industry through to retail and leisure and construction through to professional services.  This experience, plus running my own business and a corporate background in team management, service and sales means as well as utilising coaching techniques and business strategies to help business owners recognise the gaps and obstacles to becoming more successful, I use coaching to help business owners develop a clear, focused plan, create accountability and structure to enable them to implement their goals successfully.

Business owners working with me go through structured coaching programs that provide guided solutions to all the key business growth challenges. Which means you will achieve consistent and sustainable results; working with your ideal clients and offering the services you love to deliver whilst gaining more control and being rewarded accordingly - more balance.

I work with business owners who know they could be achieving much more: starting up your own business or growing your existing business to be more successful - attracting clients with more consistency and ease, developing a team that is more motivated with a more in control you, creating a better work-life balance.

Here is a sample of testimonials from business owners who have worked with me:

"Coaching with Clare has really helped transform my business to one that I am proud of and love being part of. Clare helped me understand & work on the things that were holding me back to allow the changes to begin…offering sound, constructive advice and tough love when I have definitely needed it! Our structured sessions have helped me achieve many things including re-branding my business, moving premises, having an open day party, changing my fees and introducing a membership scheme. My marketing plan is much improved and I am much clearer on how to get the best from things by setting a positive intention. I totally recommend Clare to anyone who needs to understand & overcome their business or personal challenges." Lisa Andrews, Zest Chiropractic

"Working with Clare has been great for both me personally and for my company. Over the last four years of coaching with Clare, my business has grown by 200% and I've increased our staff base from 3 to 8 people. Having a coach to hold me accountable as a business owner has been very beneficial!" Phil, Ark Media, Video and Film Production

“I feel confident now in how to sell what I do, I have the structure in place now to focus on business growth, and the trust to delegate to the right people rather than insist on doing everything myself. I have now moved into my own premises and taken on my first employee, brought in 2 freelance designers, won my biggest client to date and almost doubled my turnover (47% increase to be exact!).” Kate Curry, The Curry Design Studio. Graphic Design Agency

“Working with Clare has been extremely rewarding and I would recommend any new starter or existing business to use her abilities and skills to improve your business. Working from the bottom up, analysing our process management we have eliminated time-wasting gremlins that have now made our business a lot more efficient. Her knowledge about marketing strategy and making you think out of the box have been extremely valuable. This allowed us to present our service information in a professional and easy to understand format that new and existing clients appreciate. Thank you for all your support and hard work.” Ameet, Five Star Languages, Translation


Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) English & Education
ILM Level 5 in Coaching & Mentoring in Management
Certified Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
Certified Practitioner of Hypno-Therapy
Certified Practitioner of Time-Line Therapy
Level 4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Life-Long Learning Sector

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Start-up Business
Business Coaching
Business Development
Presentation Skills
Confidence Building
Personal Development

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Additional information

1-1 and group coaching is offered through structured, results driven coaching programs to help businesses reach their ideal clients and create a sustainable and regular income.

You can work with Clare in a variety of ways depending upon how: quickly you want to implement, the level of accountability you wish to be held to and the dedicated business focus time you feel will best suit your implementation style via a range of coaching programmes.

See my website for further details of what you can achieve through business coaching with me. You can book in for a free business kick start session here:

When I work

Each Tuesday to Friday (inclusive)

Further information

I enjoy world-wide travelling, reading all sorts and having fun with my family.

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Meta4 Business Coaching, 20 Brooks Rd, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, B72 1HP

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