Claire is a highly motivated and determined woman, and like many women, she wears several hats as she happily juggles the role of wife, mother and business owner. Claire loves this photo taken with the most favourite people in her world; her hubby of 19 years with their teenage son and together they make a great team. Claire is crazy about supporting youth, adults, parents and families to smile from the inside out, as they live life with a strong sense resilience, optimism and confidence.
Claire doesn't have a story which will bring a tear to your eye, rather she has a strong philosophy about mindset, healthy thinking and the importance
of knowing that personal resilience, optimism and confidence is an inside job and one that can't be outsourced to anyone.
Claire has been working with young people and adults for over 20 years, during which time she has been paving a road in prevention-based mental health, however it wasn't until late 2007 that she decided to formalise her passion for youth and adult mental health by starting her own business in Perth, Western Australia. With further study, countless hours of personal client coaching, presentations to thousands of audience members and workshops for hundreds of teenagers, Claire has never looked back. She is one happy and content lady; which ever hat she is wearing!
When Claire isn't doing what she loves at work, she is happily surrounded by her hubby and son and their cocker spaniel Harry (he's the friendly little dude who greets everyone at the door when they come for their coaching session). Claire loves pottering in the garden, walking along the coast, reading her favourite magazine "Wellbeing", supporting her son play his favourite games; cricket and footy and she is definitely a fan of hot summer days. Her favourite quote, "When the going gets tough, YOU get going" inspirational words written on the blackboard by a student teacher when she was in year 7, and those words have stuck with her in every way since.
Claire has 20 years of educational experience, Deputy Principal, Tutor at Edith Cowan University, Mentor and a qualified Coach and NLP Practitioner.
Claire is a trained Rites of Passage Facilitator and Women's Circle Leader, but aside from all the formal qualifications, she really does have
this natural ability to 'get people'. She feels comfortable in conversation as well as in silence and she prides herself on the way she connects
with young people, adults, parents and audiences on a social and emotional level. Now, at the age of 46, Claire believes that her role and
responsibility in prevention-based mental health education and care, is getting stronger and stronger, as she brings a level of wisdom and
understanding that can only come with life experience and experience in life.
When Claire was young her favourite book series was "Choose Your Own Adventure", books filled with mystery, action, magic and adventure, much like life really. Claire loved these books because they offered the power of choice on every page and chapter and along with the quote written on the blackboard all those years ago, Claire has chosen to get going and keep going when the going gets tough. Choice is free, it's powerful and it can take you on the most incredible journey. So, Claire has really been weaving this theory through her life and work for a long time... regardless of age, status, wealth or story, we all have the choice to choose our own adventure, moment to moment and year to year.