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don't just take our word for it!

here are some of the organisations we've been lucky enough to work with

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and here are what their colleagues have to say about working with us

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"I can't stress to you enough just how much I recommend you have Claire come and work with you and your team. We're on our third project with her!


The relationship started with a wellbeing programme for the fundraising & marketing team during the pandemic. My team loved having Claire working with them

Then in April 2021 I joined her amazing Thrive programme. Having the space to focus weekly on different areas of fundraising really appealed to me. I'm SO pleased I joined. 

Where else can you get access to THE best people for each individual income stream, but have the support of Claire, who just totally understands fundraising and how you keep yourself and your team well. Plus you learn loads from the other Thrive members

And now some of my team are signed up to the Motivate programme and she's working with a couple individually.

She's wonderful - book her today!

Emma Malcolm - Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Macular Society

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Simon Blake, OBE - CEO, Mental Health First Aid England, tweeting about the Charity Workplace Wellbeing Summit - April 2021

Claire is hungry to help you achieve what is best for you as an individual as well as the organisation, and more than anyone else I’ve worked with, sees that these two things often overlap more than you expect.


Claire helped me take ownership of personal development, but also of rest, and how these two acts that may be considered selfish will actually help me bring a better self to work.

The thing that surprised me most about working with Claire is how much she drew out from me – she showed me how much value and confidence I had in myself already, but hadn’t fully pulled out and owned before.


If you want to work with someone who will challenge your thinking, support your growth and be a constant source of calm, Claire is your woman

Andy King, Founder

Fireside Fundraising

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Beth Upton, CEO of Money Tree Fundraising, tweeting about Claire's appearance at the Money Tree Associates Conference, 2021

In a previous role leading a team of major gifts and legacy fundraisers, I worked with Claire following a period of ill health and work related stress, to navigate the pressures of balancing challenging personal fundraising objectives alongside management and leadership duties.


In weekly zoom coaching sessions over a period of 6 weeks, Claire's warm, direct, task-focused coaching helped me to achieve some challenging objectives, and I learnt valuable time management and prioritisation techniques and leadership skills.


Claire was a great source of support and encouragement, I really felt she was on my side during a very stressful period. Outside of our weekly sessions, Claire checked in by email and zoom catch ups for additional accountability. Claire helped me regain confidence in my abilities and helped me to prioritise my wellbeing by focussing on the the things that were in my control, and this continues to have a positive impact in my new role doing a job I love.


Claire's tailored support helped me far beyond the original brief. Reach out to Claire if you want someone who recognises the pressures of the sector and will help you with practical advice and support

Emma Rowe, Head of High Value Giving,

Terrence Higgins Trust 

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Ben Swart, Partnerships & Philanthropy specialist and International speaker, trainer, coach, tweeting about a Claire blog on Life Balance

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Working with Claire is like a breath of fresh air!

I love and admire her unique management style. She understands what motivates me, and used that to get the very best from me. Her ability to say it like it is and offer constructive feedback is refreshing, and I've learnt a lot from it. 


Claire knew when I was okay, when I wasn’t, when I needed pushing, when I needed distracting and when I needed to step back, was always right (not that I would have agreed at the time!) and always in my best interest. She cared about me and her team on a personal level and that’s something quite unique in a manager.

I feel lucky to have kept Claire as a mentor. She has helped me to develop into the fundraiser and manager I am today and continues to champion me

Emma Russ, Regional Fundraising Manager - Alzheimers Society

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Sian Nicholson - Fundraiser, tweeting about 'Motivate you and your team into 2021' Workshop

"I was looking for someone to facilitate some wellbeing work across our whole fundraising team about three months into the pandemic, and Claire came highly recommended.


She provided a tiered programme of support, offering group check-in sessions; workshops covering confidence building, working through isolation
and understanding our own personalities to improve work life balance; and support for leadership team and training course on managing through uncertainty.

The feedback we got from colleagues was that Claire's work was great and very much appreciated.  Claire offers a great service and is a very engaging facilitator and trainer"

Catherine Cottrell - Director of Income Generation, Cats Protection

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