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What my clients say

"I had the incredible fortune of crossing paths with Claire during the challenging times of Covid when my business faced a crucial turning point. From the moment I reached out to her, Claire has been nothing short of a beacon of support and guidance in my professional journey.


In our recent coaching sessions, Claire has played an instrumental role in helping me navigate the tricky decision-making process of whether or not to franchise my business. It has not just been about the business aspects, Claire skillfully tackled the mental hurdles that arose during such a significant decision making process. She had an extraordinary ability to guide me through the thought process, allowing me to reach my own conclusions and decisions.


Claire has so many qualities that make her an unbelievable coach. Her insights into my mindset, together with her expertise in boosting my confidence whilst silencing those negative inner voices, have all been so incredibly helpful. She has been there to keep me on track to ensure I meet my deadlines set for each stage of my franchise development.


Claire is more than a coach, she is my pocket angel! Her warmth, support and genuine care create a safe space for me to explore challenges, share successes and grow both personally and professionally. In each and every one of our sessions together, Claire has picked up on every single word, listening intently to everything I say.


To anyone seeking a coach, whether for business, career, or life, I wholeheartedly recommend Claire.  Under her expert guidance, you will find yourself in exceptionally capable hands. Claire is not just a coach; she is a mentor, a confidante and a true asset to anyone fortunate enough to work with her."

 

Emily, London

"After a successful career working as a Chief Engineer on superyachts for over two decades, my days of spending half the year away from home needed to end. Working ashore would require a change of mindset. I had recently graduated with an MSc but was finding it difficult to identify the professional direction I wanted to take. Claire worked with me to identify my strengths and communicate my skills and experiences to optimise my CV and Linkedin profile, her expert knowledge of how recruiters and HR departments operate was invaluable as well as her perspective on the organisations which would be beneficial to target. The outcome of the sessions gave me the confidence to realise that adding some further qualifications would place me in a good position to start my own business. I would recommend Claire to anyone who requires a change of professional direction who requires advice and guidance." Mike, Hampshire

"I was passed Claire’s details details by my brother who was already working with Claire. Knowing I needed some sort of coaching support but not exactly knowing what that would look like, I contacted Claire and I immediately felt in good hands. An easy to talk to, down to earth coach who not only understands life as a mum but is exceptionally experienced in the world of recruitment. Claire helped me find clarity and direction, through clever questioning and challenging of my thoughts. I cannot recommend her highly enough." Jo, Hertfordshire

"When I began working with Claire, I had a list as long as my arm of what I didn't want in my life anymore. I had zero idea of what I actually wanted in it's place...

 

Claire helped me prioritise what I wanted and how to move forward. Her intuition had her ask the most insightful questions at the perfect moment which in turn allowed for breakthrough after breakthrough. Claire summarised each session in a clear and concise way allowing me to focus on breakthroughs and not note-taking. Claire is so talented and kind she's the sort of person everyone should have in their life. 

 

As for progress - the results speak for themselves. 

- Within just 2 sessions I'd healed a chronic medical condition.

- I now understand and can prioritise self care for me.

- I communicate better in all my relationships.

- I have a clear goal for my future and I know exactly how to get there.

- I finally have clarity on what I want in all areas of my life.

- I have zero anxiety.

- I am achieving all of my goals with ease.

 

Without Claire's input I would not have made the above possible."

Jemima, Hampshire

"Working with Claire came with complete ease from the moment I got in touch with her. She is very friendly and professional and went far beyond my expectations with her time and effort in getting a CV right for me. I would not hesitate to work with her again and would highly recommend her to anyone."   Katy, Hants.

"I had the privilege of working with Claire Deacon for a CV review and rewrite service, and I cannot express enough how valuable her expertise has been in my job search journey. Claire conducted a comprehensive interview, during which she skillfully extracted competencies and skills that were not adequately reflected in my existing CV. One of Claire's standout qualities is her ability to delve deep into your career aspirations. She took the time to understand where I saw myself in the professional landscape, and with her extensive experience in recruitment, she provided focused and insightful guidance. Claire helped me identify key skills and market niches that I should target, allowing me to refine my career goals effectively. The resulting CV and LinkedIn profile that Claire developed for me were nothing short of exceptional."

Ayeeshah, London

"Working with Claire has been an incredibly beneficial experience for me. I came to her at a pivotal moment in my life, both personally and professionally, and I sought her guidance to help me rediscover who I am and who I want to be, to enable me to unlock the next chapter of my life.

From the very start, I felt an instant connection and ease in conversation. Claire’s natural ability to truly understand and 'get’ me made me feel seen and heard in every session. She knew exactly when to challenge me, always in a caring and encouraging manner, and when to just listen and reflect back. This balanced approach helped me push boundaries and unlock thoughts and connections that I hadn’t previously made.

Claire also expertly navigated our sessions, keeping us on track and focused on my goals. Her follow-ups after each session were perfect summaries, often with little anecdotes or insights to help highlight something we had spoken about, and always left me feeling positive about my next steps.

Overall, her guidance has been instrumental in my personal growth journey, and I couldn't recommend her more highly as a life coach."  David, London

“Claire has given me a very insightful and balanced perspective as I considered a move from self-employment to employment, helping me explore options and pitch my services effectively. She offers attentive listening as well as clarity of direction. She is prompt, supportive and resourceful. A worthwhile investment.  With Claire’s input my CV is now sharper and more compelling, whilst staying true to my versatility and portfolio of activities”  Ms V, London

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"When I was young, my Dad taught me about antiques and wood; he showed me what was valuable and why.  He helped me to understand that "something" can be made from "nothing" and I would take items that were destined for scrap and restore them into beautiful pieces of jewellery and furniture.

 

This taught me to always see the good in something; take learning from the history and the journey and to honour it by transforming something tired into an item of beauty.

 

This has translated into my coaching practice where I work compassionately with my clients; I see them for who they are; not what they used to be or what someone else thinks they should be.  They are unique and whole and just need some support to remind them of their beauty and uniqueness."  

 

Claire Deacon

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