She says two parts of the course have helped her: “It starts with the personal development and who you are … then it extends to if it’s a match to creating your own business.
“You have everything you need to be able to succeed. You just have to have a big enough why.”
Asked by Matt how she’s grown personally, Claire didn’t hesitate.
“I used to let fear stop me from taking risks, and trap me into thinking I couldn’t chase what I wanted because I didn’t have the right support and resources.”
The Coaching Institute gave her not just a community of like minded people, but the skills to “feel the fear and do it anyway”, Claire said.
Now, she “embraces” fear: “The personal development for me was really being able to have a better relationship with vulnerability.”
During the coronavirus pandemic, Claire has seen adversity as opportunity and has a stack of great things to look forward to in 2020.
Talk to us! “There’s a lot of things but particularly to prove to myself I can,” she said.
“I’m super excited about taking my coaching to the next level, particularly around running webinars and going external and being able to help more people who perhaps don’t even know they need help yet.”
Given that she’s already found what she needed within herself and in a career—contribution on a greater level, crushing her personal fears, setting up a business—Claire has advice for anyone considering following in her footsteps.
“Listen to your gut,” she said.
“I remember the day I joined and the apprehension I felt in my stomach because I was making a decision completely for me, and that was outside my normal capacity.
“Yet I backed myself … oh my gosh, there was fear, but it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Our real achievements in life come when we embrace what’s not comfortable.”