Clare started her career as an Occupational Therapist, working in NHS. County Council and Charity settings. She became Deputy Head OT in a Community Paediatric setting working with families and children. She was involved in the delivery of Continuing Professional Development, supervison and peer mentoring with colleagues and working 1:1and in small groups with children, teenagers and young adults. More recently Clare has worked as a Childrens and Youth Worker leading a team of 30 volunteers.
Her coaching style is reflective and she uses a variety of approaches depending on needs of client, using humour where appropriate to move the conversation forward. She is intuitive around pace and works with people to bring in perspectives of wider stakeholders.
“I think [Clare's] style is warm, approachable, puts me at ease, whilst being professional with clear boundaries. [She] has a creativity and a willingness to try out a new approach or technique, whilst keeping enough the same so I know what to expect.
I have found that often I have come with a situation to discuss and [Clare has helped unpick the problem behind the problem... helping me to see where I need to define or reinstate boundaries in my professional context. [She has] highlighted phrases and themes that seem to be significant to me and that has often helped me to look at an issue with fresh perspective. [Clare notices] the way I learn and communicate and has encouraged me to write down any key phrases or action points that will be helpful when our sessions are finished. “
AD Youth Worker
Clare has facilitated and trained groups of up to 100 people and co-facilitates team building days, coaching training and listening workshops with other 3D coaches.
She is trained through
- Coaching for Excellence
- Action Learning Facilitator Training
- NHS Supervision Training
- Dip. COT SROT (State registered OT)
With her background as a youth worker, Clare lead 3Ds work with 16-25 year olds.