About Claire


Claire Godwin

Claire Godwin

No client has ever said to me “It’s my budget – it’s keeping me awake at night!”

I guess if I were an accountant this probably would happen quite a lot!

The area I work in, which does lead to sleepless nights and anxiety can be divided into areas and more often than not these two areas overlap …

  • People, individual staff members, line managers, certain teams, stakeholders – both internal and external etc.,
  • Ourselves, our levels of confidence,  our belief in ourselves, our ability to be to ‘step into new ways of being’.




If you are reading this, the chances are that you are already aware that to get different results you need to ‘try on’ / try out new ways of thinking, new beliefs – new ways of being.

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen”

Brene Brown, Daring Greatly; How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead

Under development

I have been in the learning and development arena for over 25 years including 10 years as Head of HR & Training and 13 years as Director of The Coaching Works (UK)

My approach to business is practical and down to earth, and I love helping my clients focus on business outcomes, working on what needs to be done on the outside as well as the inner world of a mind-set for success.

A background in being highly effective at getting beneath what holds business owners and leaders back from performing at their best and I combine my analytical skills with considerable and varied ways to ensure my clients are supported and developed to achieve their potential.

My experience has shown that a client’s mindset is equally important, if not more, than business tools and models, and I have invested considerably in my skills as a coach, mentor, trainer and expert facilitator to ensure I enable solid and sustainable results with my clients.


In a nutshell …

Coach and mentor to managers and leaders primarily within the public sector, Social Housing, Health and Social Care and 3rd Sector.

Supporting busy leaders to manage (not avoid) and motivate teams by developing new strategies and approaches.

Coach and Mentor to female entrepreneurs ‘difference makers’ – those who have a passion to make a difference in the world.

Outcomes: Growth in leadership skills and effectiveness, team motivation, conflict resolution leading to enhanced satisfaction and productivity.

An on-going commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion; providing workshops for a wide range of learners ensuring they really grasp and ‘get-it’ – knowing what it means for their role and what they can do to contribute to promote equality.

Trainer and facilitator: team potential and productivity.

Background in HR and Training.

Professional coach, NLP Master and NLP Trainer, SDI, Clean Language facilitator.

Successful outcomes working with businesses who get that business success is reliant on engaged staff at all levels; businesses who value people and know that employee well-being is at the heart of getting the best out of staff.


Specialties: Facilitation, leadership coaching, audience engagement (influencing outcomes), equality & diversity and inclusion, designing and delivering workshops and programmes which increase staff self-awareness, well-being, motivation and confidence.

Accredited facilitator in the use of Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) both with teams and on a one-to-one basis. The SDI is THE tools for reduction in conflict and improved communications

Founder of ‘WOBS’ (Women On the Business Stage) is a mix of on-line and off line mentoring groups, supporting women in business at all levels and stages of business to get visible, heard and grow themselves and their business.

Relevant Qualifications and experience:

Advanced Diploma in Coaching
Certified Practitioner and Master Practitioner of NLP
Certified Trainer of NLP
Chartered Member of CIPD (over 15 years experience within Human Resources & Staff Training and Development)
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Qualified SDI Facilitator
Clean Language Facilitator
After over 15 years working in HR and Training (last 10 years in Social Housing) I left to concentrate on coaching and training.

“I trained as a coach and set up my business; The Coaching Works (UK) Ltd in 2003
Part of the coach training required us to be coached (how could it not require this!)  and the power of coaching really blew me away;
how a few seemingly simple questions could in fact change lives.
It did mine.
I left my job in the public sector, and the rest they say is history!
I cant say its been easy but I do that over the past few years I have worked with many wonderful people and I hope I will continue to do so for many years to come and for that I am very lucky and very thankful”

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