Claire is an experienced Coach with a Master’s degree in Occupational
Psychology. She is bilingual in English (her mother tongue) and French,
and has 25 years’ experience working and living family life as an
expatriate in the Middle-East, Germany and France. She has travelled
extensively and is highly sensitive to cultural differences and their
implications both in business and personal life.
Having brought up three bilingual boys in the French education system,
created and run her own business for 13 years, she has acquired inside
knowledge of French cultural subtleties, has a deep understanding of the
challenges and complexities of living happily in a foreign country, and
setting up and running a profitable business in France.
Claire’s style is interactive and collaborative, integrating skills from
a range of approaches including Cognitive-Behavioural Psychology,
Positive Psychology, NLP and Strengths Coaching. Clients have described
her as ‘warm, and friendly, yet challenging, immensely supportive,
motivating and straight talking’. Claire coaches in both French and
Areas of specialization
Personal Development : (self-confidence, self-awareness, clarity
of purpose and goals, work-life balance). Claire has worked with many
clients who, for whatever reason have lost self-confidence, feel down or
who simply want some support and encouragement to achieve their goals.
Foreign Language Coaching: (coaching to communicate
efficiently in a French/English)
Communicating effectively with English speaking clients can
often be a stressful and frustrating experience. Claire has helped many
clients gain confidence in this area and her experience in teaching
English as a foreign language allows her to teach English using the
latest cutting edge methods.
Careers Coaching: Many people are confronted with the question
‘what do I really want to do?’, or even they know what they want to do
but are not sure of how to go about achieving it. This holds them back
and causes them to become inactive. Claire has helped many clients
update their priorities, discover their true purpose in life, deploy
their natural strengths and create an effective action plan to achieve
their new objectives. She has also helped clients in translating their
CV and editing their cover letter in English.
Expatriate and Cross-Cultural Coaching: Claire has helped Expats
in France recreate the life they want whilst going through the
challenging ‘negotiation and adjustment’ phase of culture shock. She has
also experience in supporting her clients through the challenges and
issues involved in living in a foreign country.
Teen Coaching : Claire has expertise in working with teens, mainly in
the areas of stress and anxiety management, self-discovery , and gaining
clarity into their future career path.
Claire has worked as a Flight Attendant, has over ten years’ experience
teaching General and Business English to executives and professionals in
France , created and ran her own successful luxury guest house in
France, and has coached Anglophone expatriates and French nationals for
the past five years. She is also employed in a reputable Business School
in SW France, where she lectures on Cross Cultural issues and Business
English. She is head of Coaching at a renowned International Boarding
school in SW France, where she has earned a strong reputation for her
Career Coaching and Personal development courses for young adults
originating from 6 different countries. She has also designed and run
coaching workshops on career management, life coaching and personal
Qualifications and Training
Claire’s qualifications include diplomas in Coaching, Cognitive –
Behavioral Therapy and she is an NLP practitioner. She holds a
bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Occupational
Psychology. She has translated research papers for various schools of
Psychology and has translated and statistically validated a Psychometric
personality test. Claire has participated in Assessment Centers and
talent management programs with international Blue chip companies. She
is the only Strengthscope accredited Coach in France.
Siret: 408 017 218 00020