I met Claire when I attended a mentoring workshop she was running at Baillie Gifford. I was very impressed with the workshop and when, during a discussion with Claire, she mentioned I could benefit from coaching I jumped at the chance to work with her.
At the time I was in the early stages of starting a new team and was adapting to new responsibilities. I was hoping that coaching would provide me with a space to explore some of the problems this new role presented.
The best thing about being coached by Claire is the safe environment she creates in her coaching sessions, which make it easy to open-up and explore any topic which I want to get into. I think this is down to the fact it is obvious she cares and is invested in helping her clients help themselves. I have adapted to my responsibilities and I now feel very confident in my role. I have no doubt that Claire’s sessions have been instrumental in helping me navigate the obstacles on this journey.
Claire has had a tremendously positive impact on me and I am very confident that she would do the same for other as well.
– Kyle McEnery, Team Lead, AI Research Group at Baillie Gifford
I was just at the beginning of the process for going for an internal promotion to become a manager of my own team after working at the company for the last 4 years as a Senior Sales Consultant. Claire helped me analyse the process I was about to go through and helped pull out the relevant information that the interviewers would need to know, plus ordering it in a way that felt natural and conversational. She really helped me take stock of the great stuff I’d done to get there and then talk about it in a way that evidenced my willingness and desire to get the job.
All of the work we did [in our session] helped immensely and I subsequently got the job. I couldn’t be happier. Thanks so much Claire!
– Richard Narborough, Sales Manager, Signal AI
I was referred to Claire by a friend after my business entered a very challenging phase. We were losing our identity, and I was struggling to make sense of and prioritise the hundreds of rather shouty thoughts echoing around my head.
Claire listened to and deciphered my jumbled thoughts, stripped out the points that seemed to be more critical to me, and within moments came back with priorities and a plan which hadn’t even been on my radar.
I’m 8 months down the line as I write this, and am very pleased to say that following working with Claire, and implementing her suggestions, we’ve moved past our previous concerns and the business is heading in a new and altogether more exciting direction!
– Andrew Menzies, Founder & Director, Red Candy
“For me the [back to work leadership] workshop had an immediate effect! I felt much more confident and empowered afterwards, so much so that I arranged a phone call with a freelance work contact the next morning. I’d been feeling anxious having had nine months in a maternity leave ‘bubble’ and felt like an outsider to the world of work, but even simply talking through some of these fears made them disappear. The workshop definitely made me think about language used in tricky negotiations and the power of entering into them feeling positively prepared. Thank you guys so much!”
– Chrissy, producer (London, England)
“Big thanks to my business coach Claire @pale_blue_coaching for helping me get clear on my vision and goals, and helping me stay on course by using my values to guide my decisions… safe to say so far, I feel like I’m smashing it!”
– Clare Muscutt, owner & founder at CMXperience Ltd.
“Claire has an uncanny ability to pause and deliberate. Not only has she taught me to see patterns in my way of thinking, but she’s shown me how to harness the peace of mind to deconstruct those patterns and engineer new outcomes. We’ve worked through everything from relationship problems to anxiety about flying to depression issues- in every instance I have managed to visualize a concrete way forward, gain vital self reflection and gradually make progress. I love Claire’s perspective on it all- it’s never too big, never too small. She considers the microcosm of our lives and our own heads, and the larger truths of our shared world, too”
– Molly Marquand, magazine editor (NY, USA)
“Claire helped me a great deal when I felt stuck in a rut with my job situation.
I was struggling to make a career change and lacked motivation and inspiration following several rejections and unsuccessful applications for jobs. After just a few sessions with Claire, my self-esteem was much higher and I realised that I had a lot of strengths that I had either dismissed as insignificant, or not even known I possessed. I revitalised my CV, and broadened my scope and immediately had a company get in contact to arrange an interview.
Claire’s demeanor and enthusiasm were thoroughly encouraging and bolstered the skills and traits I already had to make my credentials really stand out. I am truly grateful for Claire’s help, and though I needed to face some truths that were sometimes difficult to digest, I ultimately came out of coaching with much more confidence and a much clearer idea of where I wanted to head.”
– Michael Hills, editor South London
“Claire is a great listener, analyst and inspiring coach. She always has a positive outlook on life, regardless of how crazy your interests and ambitions may seem to you… Totally recommending having sessions with her like I have many times over the years.”
– Johan Lundin, hedge fund IT developer
I was referred to Claire through my husband who had worked with Claire and thought highly of her. I was looking to return to full time employment after an extended break raising a family. I knew Claire would be a good person to talk to as I had read about her workshops on supporting women in the workplace.
Working with Claire was incredibly rewarding and she really helped me to clarify my personal needs and desires and harness my power in order to move forward. She was able to provide me a constructive and supportive space to explore. I had felt stuck for so long and she helped me to shed the old and make space for the new. Opportunities have since started to flow. It is as though she knew it would happen. I have since returned to full time employment feeling more confident and capable, as well as supported and encouraged from our sessions. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Claire.
– Nicky van Zyl, Yoga Teacher & mother of 3!