Testimonials

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“Claire has worked with me on several occasions to help me with my leaflets. The final copy always represents exactly what I wanted to say but couldn’t express while still maintaining an easy style that appeals to the people I want to talk to. Her professional but enthusiastic approach makes the process a breeze!” ~ MG

“I totally recommend coaching with Claire. She is so positive and encouraging, and consistent. With her support, I’ve achieved things I never thought possible for myself. I’ve learned things about myself that I didn’t know, and I didn’t even know that I needed to know them! I have so much more confidence that I can do my best and become more me. And there’s another benefit I hadn’t expected; coaching with Claire takes your personal struggles out of your personal relationships and that’s really liberating. You have an expert’s support and ideas to deal with things that otherwise can preoccupy you and drag you down. Try it and see!” ~ AN

“Claire has done for me exactly what she promised- to help me work out what I really want, and what I really stand for, and then to give me the tools to go for it. I have really looked forward to our conversations as I know I will be re-energised and refocussed, and will also laugh quite a lot. Thank you Claire, you are BRILL!!” ~ DF

sample pullquote“When I first contacted Claire my life was such a jumble I couldn’t even think straight, let alone focus! With Claire’s helpful, friendly advice I soon began to ‘de-clutter’. Not only do I know what I want from life now, I know how to make it happen. Friends have commented how relaxed and well I look. All I can say is… what are you waiting for?”  ~ CS

 “Something very big has been happening with me since we have been working together. I am feeling very confident now that my life is now back in my control. You have really helped me to focus on what I want to do and what I don’t want to do. I can’t tell you how good it has been to work with you. You are so encouraging, motivating and caring. I know I have a huge strength within myself but when I first contacted you, I was very fragile and almost burnt-out. The opportunity to email you in-between sessions has also been very good for me (as I have such strange waking/sleeping patterns) and it has meant that I can put my thoughts down at ridiculous hours of the day. ~ K Grant www.karengrant.bacp.co.uk

“I have been impressed by Claire’s exceptional human qualities. She is such a kind friendly person. She was excited about my goals and genuinely committed to supporting me and being there for me (“Ring me, Jo, whenever you want to speak to me”). An ex-teacher herself, I knew that she would understand where I was coming from. She definitely did, with lots of empathy!” ~ JG

“I have truly been blessed to work with Claire as my life coach over the last three months. She has a light, gentle, caring approach and I have found her 100 per cent professional and highly experienced. She has really challenged me and allowed me to take a good look at what I want and how I will achieve it. I loved the way she supported and encouraged me through her highly accurate listening and feedback skills. I found the sessions exciting, fun and highly thought-provoking. I highly recommend coaching with Claire.” ~ SC

“My coaching sessions with Claire have provided me with a lifeline for issues that, dealt with on my own, are all consuming and in which I have the experience of drowning in the overwhelm. With Claire I find I am able to approach the issues supported by her as a sounding board with patience and insight, shedding light on the core issues that are beneath the more immediate ones that I think I’m dealing with. Since our sessions I have dealt with the panic attacks that followed the birth of my second child such that they do not occur anymore and also have found peace with being a parent (not that it is peaceful, but I’m not fighting the responsibility any more!) and have created with Claire a great context for being a mother – a family of thriving individuals – from which to come http://quotecorner.com/online-pharmacy.html from in life. Thank you Claire for your patience and insight, and a deep sigh of relief to be able to sleep worry free at night – when the baby’s not waking up that is!” ~ AM

“Invest in your family. Give yourself and your family the time and ‘structural’ environment to look at how you work / don’t work together. We get into bad habits without intending to. Claire can help your family have a fun ‘relationship health check’.” ~ WT

“I just wanted to take a moment to let you know about the positive impact your life coaching is having on my life. After just a few weeks of you coaching me I feel like I’ve got to know myself a lot better. I am really living life to the full (and in accordance with my values!) and my career is moving to the next level. At first I was a little sceptical – I’ve seen Tony Robbins, read hundreds of books on self development and have a degree in psychology, and so didn’t really know if coaching would make much of a difference. But, it has clearly made a very big difference in my life and I am so grateful to you. Not only has it provided me with a return on investment, I really know myself now and the path forward is very clear. My advice to anyone who is thinking about having coaching with you is to pick up the phone and call you right now – they have so much to gain for such a small investment.” ~ R Odhams, Marketing Director www.cvtrumpet.co.uk

“For helping me to see what I did not see – thank you” ~ AH

“I wanted to say how truly grateful I am for your help – our coaching session together has given me a fresh direction in life far greater or profound than anything I’d planned on in the past. You are a wonderful coach.” ~ PB

“Claire is an intuitive and creative coach. She cares deeply about her clients and it shows in her listening and questioning. She is warm, humourous and puts you utterly at ease.”  ~ L Wynn, www.prosperitycoaching.com

“I’m having more fun than I can ever remember having… I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t be where I am now if it hadn’t been for my sessions with you, because you really got me primed for moving….and taking a risk! Thank you so much for helping me get my life back.” ~ IR

“There’s something special about Claire’s style and approach. In particular she has a gentleness, perceptiveness and understanding which combine to get great results.” ~ MH

“You have been a great support and always left me feeling heard and understood. My mood and motivation was always on the up after our conversations. Thank you.”  ~ KL

“I would highly recommend coaching with Claire. My sessions with her have been thought-provoking and enjoyable, whilst she’s always been very patient and understanding; it’s like talking to a friend. Straightforward Coaching has given me more confidence and perspective. Thank you!”  ~ AB

“…because I had visited these issues before, I didn’t expect to make much progress in the session. It surprised me that you gave me a new way of thinking about my issue and am very pleased with the result.” ~ PT

“I received coaching from Claire Bradford for a personal issue on which I had been having difficulty in making an emotionally-committed decision. Claire provided the blend of support, empathy, engagement and challenge which I needed in order to make the change, and which helped me to address the mental block which I was allowing to stand in my way. As a result I have been able to take a significant step forward in my life planning. Claire was both disciplined and structured in her approach, and yet appropriately flexible to respond to me as an individual. She was efficient in her preparation for our sessions and she helped me plan – and followed up on – action points, communicating easily and openly with me. She listened actively and reflected back to me relevant points I had made and positions I had taken in a way which constructively helped me to assess my progress and continue to move forward. Her positive outlook, her perception, her broad view of possibilities and her encouragement to me to create options and act on them were key to my success in achieving my goal.”  ~ LW