Testimonials

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What our clients have to say :
Claire is a fabulous coach. She is a thoughtful and empathetic listener who asks the most pertinent questions that never fail to challenge my thinking. I have loved our coaching sessions as they always move my thinking on and enable me to to progress faster and in more divergent ways.
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Leah Tomlin
Executive Coaching in Leadership and Life

Helping women leaders to level up their leadership and their future

Claire is a wonderful emphatic soul with a kind heart. If you are looking for a coach who understands what it means to be in the trenches, yet understands what it means to grow and evolve, then Claire is the person for you.
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Aisha Thomas
Director, Representation Matters Ltd
I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Claire when I was the CEO of an established rape crisis service and she came onto the board of trustees as the Chair person. Claire is a dynamic and charismatic leader with strong values and integrity. She is exceptionally supportive; she takes the time to listen, consult and involve others whilst also making difficult decisions when needed. Claire works exceptionally hard, is always prepared and is able to transfer her huge range of knowledge and skills from her background in teaching to create success and transformation. She does this all with humour, generosity and kindness.
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Rowan Miller
Head of Funding South West, The National Lottery Community Fund
Claire is a highly skilled and talented coach, who takes her time to really connect with and understand people. her notable contributions to the work around equity, diversity and inclusion have made a positive impact nationally and I have connected with her several times on issues within the education sector. I have worked with Claire in her capacity as a researcher and writer, always finding her approach to using research and writing to be exemplary. An utter perfectionist always trying to get it right, no matter how small the task. she is someone I feel comfortable taking advice and guidance from. Highly committed, reliable and hard working.
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Sufian Sadiq
Director of Teaching School at Chiltern Learning Trust
Claire easily connects with different situations and environments, so I felt that each coaching session had maximum impact. After only one session of coaching I was able to take what we had explored and implement what I had learned. I found it really easy to discuss my circumstances with Claire and genuinely felt quite excited for our next session! Using Equitable Coaching has helped me to become a better informed leader and I am looking forward to what the future holds. A wonderfully positive experience and I would highly recommend to anyone.
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Joanne Inglis
Operations Manager, SATRA Technology Centre
An excellent coach. Great Listener with an eye and ear for detail and translating thoughts into clear achievable goals. Very professional and demonstrates genuine care and passion for what she does.
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Halui Angus FCCT
Experienced Senior Leader in Education
Claire and I have known each other for years through grassroots communities in education. She has attended and contributed to #womened conferences and #diverseed events I have organised. More recently we have worked together on co-chairing the national diversity roundtables for educational stakeholders. She has also been a 1:1 and group coach for some of the larger contracts we have with MATs. Claire comes to her work both as a coach and a researcher with compassion. She cares deeply for the people she serves through the work she delivers.
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Hannah Wilson
Leadership and Development Consultant, Coach and Trainer, Diverse Educators
Claire is well organised, very conscientious and extremely hardworking. I always held her in high regard as a school leader. She was respected by the staff she worked with for being measured, thoughtful and fair. She plans well and has a sound rationale for all of her decisions. Her curriculum knowledge is also very good as is her willingness to embrace change and innovate. I highly recommend her.
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Armando Di Finizio
Consultant in Education
Claire is one of the most emotionally literate and socially aware people I know. She listens intently and is always asking questions of others. Her ability to synthesise information quickly and succinctly has always impressed me as a colleague and a coach.
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Dr Nicholas Garrick
Managing Director of Lighting Up Learning

International Education and Leadership Consultant

I have been working with Claire over the last year and her support ad insights have been invaluable in helping me to navigate starting a new CEO role during a pandemic. Claire intuitively provides exactly the right level fo challenge and empathy to help me to manage the momentum I need in the rile and keep me on track with what I need to achieve.
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Michelle Windle
CEO at The Bridge Foundation, Consultant and Executive Coach
I recommend Claire for organisational, workplace and 1:1 coaching. She brings a unique blend of humility, hilarity and excellence to evey thing she does. She is deeply empathetic, insightful and intelligent when coaching. Every piece of consultancy work is researched and reliably delivered using her wealth of skill and expertise. She brings humanity and integrity to all she does and would contract her in a heart beat!
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Katie Friedman
Leadership Coach|ADHD|Coach|Director at Gold Mind Neurodiversity Coaching
Claire has really inspired me and introduced me to a variety of others in order to develop my confidence, epistemology in the field fo leadership. Her diverse set of coaching and leadership skills has positioned her to connect with those that she works with and coaches sensitively and with empathy that is rare. She is outward facing, prepared to have her theories challenged and keen to learn more. Her ubiquitous styles leaves you wanting to listen to her wisdom again and again.
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Paula Shore
Education Advisor and Former Head Teacher
Claire has many qualities which make her standout as a strong leader, most noticeably her ability to balance being extremely amiable and calm while also being directive and decisive. She possesses a rare quiet confidence which is both compelling and reassuring to the group she is leading. Well respected and well liked, Claire would be an asset to any organisation.
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Saskia Konynenburg
Director of External Communications and Consultation at Bristol City Council
Claire comes very highly recommended. She approaches all of her work in both education and writing with a highly effective balance of rigour, gravitas and a sharp eye for detail combined with warmth, compassion and perspective. Her range of experience makes her ideally placed to take on any form of consultancy work within the education field and her sharp intellect and quiet determination ensure she is quick to understand a challenge, pull people together around it and then see it through to completion.
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Matt Hall
Co-Director MSB Ltd.
Claire is a fantastic coach doing excellent work in the field of race equality in education with schools. Her work with senior leaders in schools is leading the way for change and lasting impact on strategic decision-making, policies and systems in the education sector. She also contributes her expertise to the wider educational landscape by offering her time to educational charities such as BAMEed and supporting the career development of Black and Asian educators. Claire is a fantastic coach doing excellent work in the field of race equality in education with schools. Her work with senior leaders in schools is leading the way for change and lasting impact on strategic decision-making, policies and systems in the education sector. She also contributes her expertise to the wider educational landscape by offering her time to educational charities such as BAMEed and supporting the career development of Black and Asian educators.
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Domini (Choudhury-Agboeze) Leong
Chair, BAMEed Bristol & South West England Deputy Headteacher, Cotham School Future Leader #cohort15, Ambition Institute
Whatever Claire turns her hand to she does it with the utmost care, consideration and professionalism. Over the many years I have known her she has offered me invaluable advice around inclusive eduction and governance. She is honest, well informed and generous in her knowledge sharing. I would highly recommend working with her.
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Kamina Walton
Artist, Coach, Critical Thinker and Founder, Rising Arts Agency CIC.

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