Hi, I’m Claire and I’m a coach, coach trainer and coach supervisor. I founded Claire Bradshaw Associates on my long held belief that transformation happens when we co-create a space for people to feel heard and where, with the gift of our unwavering attention, they can do their most powerful thinking. This coaching philosophy is at the heart of the Consciously Connected Coaching Collective too, in fact it’s in everything I do.
You will probably know already that I’m a lover of nature and the outdoors and have integrated these passions into my coaching practice. We live in a busy world, full of distraction and over-stimulation. Finding space to connect with yourself deeply as you make decisions and take your next steps is so valuable and nature offers us a powerful way to do just that. Over many years, I have shared my coaching outdoors approach with fellow coaches who want to explore somatically, spacially and experientially the power the outdoors can have on our attention, our creativity, our perspective, connections and our thinking.
I’m also a lover of poetry, and if you’ve ever been on any of my trainings, you’ll know I like nothing better than to share a piece of writing which connects people to the very heart of the work we do together.
Throughout my career, I’ve had the absolute privilege to choose work which enables me to live my values every day. I’ve connected people with the information or inspiration they need to be empowered and take action and my passion for supporting individuals, organisations and communities to realise their potential has shone through. I’m proud to have worked in the NHS, developing services and supporting individuals and teams to make a real difference to the lives of patients and families and I know first hand how important it is to align what we do with what we value and what happens when the two are out of kilter.
Listening, spaciousness, connection and nature are the foundations of my business and how I work. They inform my practice as a coach, coach supervisor, trainer and facilitator and are the inspiration for the Consciously Connected Coaching Collective. I would love to share them with you.
I work with:
• new and senior leaders who are looking to unlock their own effectiveness and impact or incorporate coaching into their leadership style;
• consultants who recognise how coaching questions can help them develop their business in a way that’s right for them; and
• people from all backgrounds who wish to become coaches themselves and coaches who wish to take their practice outdoors.
You’ll see ‘associates’ in my business name because I choose to work with like-minded, like-hearted coaches and trainers who bring their own passion, expertise and approach to my business. Together, we empower clients to explore and know more deeply what’s right for them and to find the resourcefulness and courage to take the next steps.
In an interview with Helen Roscoe as part of her Wellbeing Sessions, I talk about my approach to coaching and particularly coaching outdoors.
Ethical practice is at the core of how I work as a coach. I am a member of the European Coaching and Mentoring Council (EMCC) and subscribe to EMCC’s Code of Ethics (see http://www.emccuk.org).
I have an Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring from the Bristol Business School at the University of Western England, ILM Level 7 in Executive Coaching and am an NLP Master Practitioner and licenced MBTI facilitator.
I am privileged to live on the doorstep of the High Peak yet close to the bright lights of Manchester. I’m a mum (and have found coaching as a parent can be hugely powerful), a lover of the outdoors and a glutton for books. I love yoga and sing whenever I can.
To find out more about how I can make a difference for you, your teams and your organisation, please get in touch. Thank you.