About Clare

Hi I’m Clare! I’m a business coach and I empower women in small business to create an extraordinary business AND an amazing life (I don’t believe you have to choose between the two)! I know you want to live a life of passion, purpose and possibilities. But you also want a life of flexibility and freedom.

So what’s my story?

Well, believe it or not, I started out as an accountant (I’m a qualified CPA)! And although I love working with numbers, I found the whole accounting gig a bit <yawn> 🤭so I spent most of my 20s and early 30s just counting down the hours to the weekend and saving up my dollars to throw on the backpack and have my next adventure.

Although I’ve always kept travelling, I quit accounting and moved into more analysis/management roles in multi-million dollar corporates where I was managing decisions and advising about strategic directions. This was where I developed my love of business, strategy and…well…telling people what to do. 

I loved my job, but my corporate career came to a crashing halt when I was made redundant while on maternity leave with my first son (did you know this happens to 25% of women in Australia?). I thought I’d be devastated, but instead I was relieved that I didn’t have to go back to a corporate job and could spend time with my baby.

My husband had recently started a recruitment firm, and I started supporting him in his business. He appointed me director, and said “babe, you are awesome at this ‘business stuff’. People would PAY you for this”. And hence the birth of my coaching business.

I have now been a business coach for several years and I have been blessed to support many amazing women through the growth of their business. I have also been growing our family (had another boy!) and our family recruitment business throughout this time, so I truly walk the walk of running my businesses too.

In my spare time (very limited at that!), I love travelling, wine, yoga and my secret addiction is trashy reality TV shows! 

I would love the opportunity to help you create the life of your dreams, where you feel inspired and excited by your business, but also have space to fulfil your other passions. Please reach out to arrange a chat to see if we’re a good fit.

 

I know you’re sick of constantly doing
The feeling of overwhelm can cripple your motivation and momentum
You dream of big things
I know you can. I’m here to make sure you do!

WORK WITH ME

1. De-stress: Get out of the Overwhelm

Are you feeling pulled in so many directions you don’t know where to start?  You are a business woman, and a very busy business woman at that!  You are running a small business off-site or at home, you’re managing production, inventory, ordering, receiving, customer relations, and finance and tax. On top of that you have your family and social commitments to manage.  Sometimes your business suffers and it just feels like there is no light at the end of the tunnel…  That’s where I come in.

Firstly, I go through and understand your current work style, resources and planning.  Then we develop an action plan to start immediately turning things around.  This involves Delegating, Outsourcing and Doing.  I guide you through the process and support you on the journey so you have clarity and you can start to focus on doing what you do best.

“Some amazing things are happening already.  It feels SO good to see a clear desk in the office, knowing everything is in one place. This is already TRANSFORMATIONAL. Thank you.” Jacqui

2. Plan: Create your Strategy

Have you been working and working and feel like you’re not getting anywhere?  If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

The next phase in the transformation of your business is to create a plan.  First of all, we define your goals for your business, then develop a clear business plan and create a budget to set you up for success.  We define your target market, work out where they spend their time, then create a marketing plan to specifically target your ideal clients.  Now that you have your plan, the next phase = execution! 

Clare has helped me to consider my financial planning for my business, also to look at marketing strategies. I couldn’t recommend Clare highly enough- she has a really great, friendly, approachable personality not to mention all of the business expertise that I have managed to learn a lot from.” Tracy

3. Grow: Achieve Sustainable Growth

Now that you have clarity and a clear plan, let’s get a plan in place to start making some $$. This is all about implementation.  Turning the dream into a reality. I am here to cheer you on, keep you accountable to your plan and make sure you achieve your business dreams.

 

“I just realised I have not been this fired up about my business in years.  Thank you!  I just had one of my best months ever in 12 years of business.”  Jacqui

Whether you are starting out in business, your business is not performing, or you want to take your business to the next level, I can help

Please contact me today for a no obligation chat to see if I can help you with your business

“Clare’s enthusiasm and guidance has been instrumental to the success of my small business. Clare is pragmatic and practical in her approach, offering sound, impartial advice that helps me navigate business challenges. She brings real-world corporate big picture expertise and thinking and applies it to small business in a way that is thoroughly practical and easy to implement. She brings focus to each discussion, and I leave every interaction with Clare feeling empowered.”

 Brooke

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