Claire has over 20 years business ownership and corporate leadership experience, having established, run, sold and managed several businesses in the financial services sector. She is a confident presenter and speaker and has presented on a wide range of topics from business leadership and strategy to more personal inspirational and motivational talks drawing on her own personal experiences.
More recently Claire's focus has moved to mental health and in particular mental health in business and the workplace. She has considerable experience working, volunteering and advising in this area as well as her own very personal experience. She is a certified mental health first aider, accredited mental health first aid trainer and a committed volunteer and trainer with the charitable organisation Samaritans. There are many people talking about mental health but very few that have the combined experience that Claire has - which she is determined to use to effect real change.
Claire can offer a keynote, talk or workshop tailored to your audience and the time available, from a 45 minute talk to a 3 hour workshop. Some examples of talks and workshops that she currently offers are below.
2nd November - Nature of Work LIVE.
The health of your organization starts with the employees inside it. In this interactive breakout, we'll talk through the 'Thriving at Work Report'. Understand how it can be implemented and come away with practical ways to achieve a healthy workplace.
11th November - CTO Craft Conference
Burnout: How to Create an Anti-Burnout Culture
By far the most influential factor in burnout is the organisational culture in which a person works. Leaders have an important role in creating a psychologically safe working environment, by modelling healthy behaviours. Claire will reflect on her extensive leadership experience, lived experiences and professional role in workplace well-being to highlight some key elements in establishing anti-burnout culture, where the pursuit of good mental wellbeing (for all) is the norm.
Learn how to mitigate stress caused by lack of direction or purpose, set clear expectations and confront conflict early on, to ensure your teams exist in an environment in which they thrive rather than just survive.
31st March 2022 - Fit to Lead Live - Bristol
'Leading The Way In Organisational Mental Health: A Guide For Trailblazers'
Claire gave a heartfelt and candid insight into the stigma surrounding mental health issues to 400 guests at the BIBA Dinner in Manchester. She addressed her own challenges with mental health with brutal honesty and compared people’s reaction to mental rather than physical ailments. Claire has an important message to tell about the journey down but also about recovery and redemption. By showing everyone her vulnerability she also underlined the message “it’s okay to not be okay”. Claire got a well deserved standing ovation but more importantly got her message out and it is essential that more people hear this message.
Claire joined us for an industry dinner and was one of the main speakers. Usually a fairly noisy event, you could have heard a pin drop. Incredibly poignant, heartfelt and genuine. We have been blown away by the feedback and I can't recommend Claire highly enough. Thank you.
I had the privilege of listening to Claire speak so eloquently at a recent dinner. For years a taboo subject Claire talks about mental health and her own vulnerabilities in a way that just resonates with everyone. Claire held the room in awe and in complete silence as she took us on an inspirational journey from self doubt to an abundance of strength. Simply inspirational and the standing ovation received at the end was richly deserved.
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