"My purpose is to inspire and enable leaders to make a difference for themselves first, and their team, their organisation and the customers and communities they serve".

Claire Walton
Coach

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12th October 2020

Women are MAD

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27th August 2020

What is your unique contribution?

Understanding and applying your passion, values, knowledge, skills, work and life experience and personality and applying these to your work is how you make a difference […]
27th August 2020

We are all quick to judge others and their behaviour based on our conditioning

We are all quick to judge others and their behaviour based on our conditioning. This cartoon represents the story of two men in a street. The […]

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  • I have worked with Claire in various capacities for nearly 15 years now in the capacity of strategic business consultant and executive coach. She was instrumental in helping my current executive team understand the need for a new direction and strategy and helped us to implement a really successful culture change in the business. Part of this challenge was to ensure that the executive team were able to work cogently to drive the change agenda. Claire was responsible facilitating the development of the executive team through exploring values-based leadership approaches, personal styles and joint goals.
    Gareth Thomas
    HR Director
  • Claire is original, professional and challenging in her style and able to bring out the best in people. Claire has worked with Nigel Wright and our professional forums and we’ve received fantastic feedback - delegates have said that they can’t help but take great ideas and actions from a session with her. I’m delighted that Claire she is continuing to support us as we support our clients throughout 2020. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
    Sue Ormerod
    Regional Director
  • I had engaged with coaching before my work with Claire, and whilst it was a supportive experience, it wasn’t transformative. I had reached a point in my career where I felt like some personal and professional setbacks had knocked my confidence. I was looking for a coach who would really push me to change my thought patterns and challenge my unhelpful, self-limiting behaviours. This is exactly what I got from my time with Claire.
    Rachel Jones, BA (Hons)
    MA Registrar, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
  • I connected with Claire around 12 months ago, when I had taken up a new role in a new sector and was looking for a coach. I immediately felt at east with Claire, who has a natural and relaxed personal style.   Her ability to connect with people means she can adapt her approach according to the personality of her audience; whether that is one person, or a group. I would thoroughly recommend Claire as a coach, either on an individual or team basis.
    Helen Jameson
    HRD Story Contracting.
  • Working with 'MAD' has definitely been a great experience. Claire has a knack for getting to the heart of the matter. Her coaching style is insightful and genuinely uplifting. She has a constructively direct, intuitive approach that really helps teams face the challenges before them and then to navigate an appropriate strategic direction. Claire is flexible in her methods and seeks regular feedback to ensure full engagement....and she is not afraid to change tack if that is the right thing to do.
    Bob Andrews
    CEO Benenden Health
  • I experience Claire as a dynamic, unique woman and an inspiring mentor. A consummate professional who exhibits outstanding interpersonal skills and a generous capacity for empathy.
    Marjorie Hunter
    CEP North East Counselling Services
  • Claire has been central in helping our Executive team in its development of a new business strategy which included improving the working of the team itself. Through the process and afterwards she has shown an excellent technical ability being able to adapt the techniques used to ensure it is bespoke and thus fit for our purposes.
    Ian Bullock
    MD Arriva Trains
  • Working with 'MAD' has definitely been a great experience. Claire has a knack for getting to the heart of the matter. Her coaching style is insightful and genuinely uplifting. She has a constructively direct, intuitive approach that really helps teams face the challenges before them and then to navigate an appropriate strategic direction.
    Bob Andrews
    CEO Benenden Health
  • I’ve been working with Claire for a few years now and she has really helped me to overcome my personal and business challenges. Id highly recommend anyone who is looking to scale their business to talk to Claire as she is amazing!
    Nick Danks
    Managing Director
  • Working with ‘Leaders are MAD’ has definitely been a great experience. Claire has a knack for getting to the heart of the matter. She has a constructively direct, intuitive approach that really helps teams face the challenges before them and then to navigate an appropriate strategic direction.
    Bob Andrews
    Head of Customer Service Operations and Strategic Projects
  • I worked with Claire when she was delivering a course with a previous employer. I found the course to be really well delivered, with an emphasis on involving everyone on the course.
    Chris Lilley
    Head of IT
  • I experience Claire as a dynamic, unique woman and an inspiring mentor. A consummate professional who exhibits outstanding interpersonal skills and a generous capacity for empathy.
    Marjorie Hunter
    Director
  • Claire has been central in helping our Executive team in its development of a new business strategy which included improving the working of the team itself.
    Ian Bullock
    MD
  • The timing of my meetings with Claire was perfect. I felt like I had a busy life but wasn’t achieving anything really meaningful to me, I wanted to feel a greater sense of ambition and attainment again. The timing of my meetings with Claire was perfect.
    Byron Beatty –
    Partner
  • Claire is an excellent change strategist. Her leadership skills and change knowledge were the driving force behind a comprehensive change programme at DSGI.
    Sir John Collins
    Chairman
  • Claire has a proven track record of delivering change in a challenging environment and I have no hesitation in recommending her.
    Allan Leighton
    Chairman
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