My journey to coaching wasn’t linear, as is true for many worthwhile ventures. I certainly didn’t predict this career for myself while growing up, or even when I was in college. In fact, coaching wasn’t really a “thing” back then, outside of sports. But I can confirm, without hesitation, that this is what I am meant to be doing. Coaching allows me to share in other folks’ exhilarating moments of release from the shackles of expectation, and nothing beats that!
I left Vancouver, BC, in 1989 to study Psychology and Women’s Studies at Williams College in Williamstown, MA, USA. When I graduated college in 1993, I wanted to see the world. so I moved to Sydney, Australia. After working and studying further, I qualified and began my practice as a health psychologist in 1999. I worked exclusively with people who had sustained illness or injury, supporting their recovery and adjustment to their new reality, and then facilitating their return to safe and durable work. When I returned to Vancouver in 2004, I continued my vocational focus in rehabilitation work as a Registered Rehabilitation Professional and a member of the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals. I served on the BC and National Boards of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada, and have had the privilege of assisting hundreds of clients attain their work-related goals.
Personal and professional growth has always been important to me, so in 2018 I became a certified Martha Beck Wayfinder/Lifecoach. Applying the skills I learned to my own life and work, I expanded my practice and began offering career coaching to anyone wanting to experience career satisfaction by pursuing work that is truly a best-fit.
It didn’t take long for me to realize that coaching people to find best-fit communities in my beloved North Shore was an additional joy for me - and a really beneficial service to those who need it. New Roots North Shore was born!
I look forward to connecting with you, and helping you find the freedom and satisfaction you deserve.
Friends & Families
Claire is so supportive, considerate and authentic. Without her support, I don't know how I would have found the right path to move from my previous circumstances with a peaceful transition into what I am doing now.
Sessions with Claire are game changers. She will take you to the places you *need* to go, and you will return with powerful insights and possibly a new map for your life. Her commitment to helping you find your authentic self isn’t feel good fluff, it’s the real deal, and I am so grateful to have had her help.