About Claudia Crawley, Executive Coach and Career Mentor for Women
About Your Coach – Claudia Crawley
Thank you for visiting my site. I’m Claudia – and I’m an executive coach, career mentor for women, trainer, author, public speaker, CEO and business owner.
And I’ve experienced challenges at work and in the role of manager, with issues around inequality and with feeling stuck in my career. It’s part of the reason I love working with women. I know what you’re going through and I can promise that things are better on the other side.
My purpose is to make the world a better place by releasing the often hidden potential of half of its population - women. So, I work in partnership with aspiring professional women to make them fabulous, fearless, free and fly.
Having worked for many years as a manager in social work, I realise that the best “people care” is more than just sympathising or doing things for people. It’s about enabling people to use their personal power, make their own decisions and care more for themselves. Everyone needs support with this.
When my department and post as a knowledge, learning and practice development manager were axed and I took redundancy, I initially felt broken. “What now?” I wondered. Then I grasped that what seemed a setback was actually a huge opportunity.
I saw that my desire to assist in empowering people could now be fully realised. And I knew exactly who I wanted to assist.
Being a woman isn’t easy sometimes. There are internal and external obstacles holding you back, and at times little support from the people around you.
I know this because I felt unsupported at work. I began to ask, “Is this all there is?" And when I got a coach my perspective on what I could achieve changed for the better.
I’ve made it my aim to enable aspiring professional women to become much more effective within organisations and fly in their careers. There’s never a better time to re-evaluate your values, make new plans and perform at your best than now. This is your opportunity to change, and for the better.
As a coach and mentor, nothing turns me on more than seeing a woman reach the end of her programme, feeling stronger and empowered, having tackled the issue that brought her to coaching or mentoring. I know how good it feels to triumph over particular problems at work or to get unstuck, re-energise your career and get that promotion. And I have considerable experience working with professional women – from public sector organisations, trade unions and professional associations to private sector entrepreneurs and start-ups.
When I’m Not Coaching or Mentoring...
I enjoy doing things that modern women do - yoga, keeping fit, dancing, going to the movies and interviewing and writing about Page 1 Women TM.
My biggest love is travelling to places such as Thailand, and Vietnam. And I can't forget Brazil, where I spent a year teaching English.
Alongside all of this, I support a number of causes to do with women’s empowerment, children and young people. These include the Womankind Worldwide, National Deaf Children's Society, Centre Point, Water Aid and the Women’s Equality Party.
So you see, I am, like you, unique, yet an ordinary woman, keen to help you realise your personal power to be the best you can be at work or in moving your career forward.
I’m not just passionate about assisting women create the change they desire – I have the education and qualifications to do it successfully.
I’ve an MBA, a Practitioner Coach Diploma (DipNMC) with distinction, and the status of Master Practitioner of NLP. I'm also an Accredited Senior Coach member of the International Institute of Coaching & Mentoring. And I mentor under graduate students at City University and women entrepreneurs internationally with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.
Contact me now at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chat about what executive coaching or my programme for aspiring women can do for you and your organisation. I look forward to hearing from you.