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As well as courses: Creative Journaling for Success and Coach yourself with a Pen, I run regular public workshops called Write for your Life. Click here for more info. I also run bespoke workshops - see case studies below - and can create sessions to tackle pretty much any outcome or experience.
"I absolutely love Claire’s writing meetings. There’s something magical about the space she creates. The way she facilitates discussion and sharing lets us be our authentic selves and I can see the real me in the eyes of others and in turn, see who they truly are. She has this warm curiosity and her prompts always lead me to amazing self-discoveries that I don't think would be possible otherwise. Some things are just hard to put into words, if you want to understand what I mean by ‘Claire magic,’ you should check yourself. I can't recommend enough!" Ania - October 2021
Using writing - no experience or grammar required - enables you to access what's behind the 'thinky' stuff that occupies your busy mind. 'Writing' as an activity may sound a bit dry, but trust me, using writing simply as a tool is dynamic and fun and accesses lush and fertile ground full of insights, perspectives and ideas.
In addition, writing prompts create headspace, unleash inner resources and build Creative Confidence.
Writing and sharing together is easy to do, breaks ice, allows all voices to be heard, builds trust, validates and connects people. It's where the magic happens!
Case studies here.
"I found the session surprisingly powerful – who could have predicted my bookshelf would tell me what I needed to hear that day!" Product Owner at HSBC, June 2021
"A complete novice to free writing (verging on sceptic), I could never have imagined the value to be gained from putting pen to paper and just letting your hand move - the pen taking you in whatever direction it saw fit. Through creating a safe space to share what I had written Claire unlocked a whole new side of me that I wasn’t aware existed – intrinsically in tune with my needs and blockers. It’s amazing the reflections and realisations I could make by finding an outlet for my subconscious." WM
Hi, I'm Claire and my job is to encourage and inspire you, your team and organisation to tap into your inner resources and creativity through the dynamic and transformational act of creative journaling. You can then grab hold of the courage you need to lead a more vital, enjoyable and successful life.
Through a range of workshops, courses and working 1:1, I'll equip you with new, easy to use skills that'll help you to tackle challenges, push through blocks and take action.
Having people discover - with delight - that they are actually, inherently creative and that they have a whole range of internal resources they can call upon, 24/7, is inspiring to witness and I'm lucky and privileged to see it often.
"I'm so grateful I discovered you. I have been to several different therapeutic writing workshops, courses etc over the past 2 years, and yours is by far the best I've ever done. Not that it's a competition, but I've never gotten so much from a session!" Kate 2021
My role as your Journaling Coach is to help you explore your goals using journaling, during the session and beyond. I'll help you to stay on track and face blocks that arise along the way.
Journaling Coaching is great for: Self- discovery and care, achieving goals, unleashing creativity, creating headspace, accountability and encouragement and building habits.
Prices range from £65-120/hour
"I have just completed 6 coaching sessions with Claire and found the experience thoroughly useful and meaningful. The sessions helped me review, refocus and retune my life and work. Claire was very easy to talk with, creating a safe friendly space to chat. She is a great listener and asks very perceptive questions that helped get me get to the answers I had inside me. So glad I took the step to try out professional coaching. It has been worth every penny." Brandon - coaching
After post-coaching catch-up: "I forgot to mention last week that a new tool I've been using in the last 3 months, inspired by the coaching sessions has been, download writing. When I've had something on my mind, going round and round, and round again, usually in the early hours, I've been picking my phone notepad and typing until the thoughts are more processed or dowloaded. Its been great for better thinking, self coaching through something, peace of mind and going back to sleep. There's also some trace of thoughts, ideas, even actions to refer to the next morning. Can't tell you how powerful that has been for me. I'm a fan, thank you."
Also available through Prompt Prescription (email coaching)
Prompt Prescription is an Email coaching service. As with one to one coaching, it aims to help you work through specific goals and challenges, but with Prompt Prescription we use writing (via email) instead of speaking.
Emails are responded to within 48 hours. No writing experience is necessary.
Prices range from £45/month (one prompt/week)
"Claire's Prompt Prescription has really helped me identify blockages and given me the tools to move ahead. Claire was able to see the story behind the story and came up with some amazing prompts. They were concise and easy to work with. I feel that I have really benefitted from her help." Caroline, Prompt Prescription, 2021
Whilst I love running my own workshops or sessions, I also enjoy freelance facilitation. Most recently I've worked the following public deliberations:
* Ipsos - Climate adaptation (April 2022)
* NatCen - The role of Biomass in achieving Net Zero (June 2022)
* Ipsos - What role can Heat Pumps play in contributing to Net Zero (Sept 2022)
Day rate: £520
Oh, and when I have five minutes, I love to give developmental feedback for non-fiction books.
Having read every self-help and business book going as well as written my own blogs and guides, I'm well placed to help you with structure, themes and content and get your book moving in the right direction. Click here for examples.
Give me a shout if you'd like to chat about your project.
Prices depending on brief