CAREER COACHING


Coaching for Leaders

You want to live out a bigger dream, have more of an impact with your life. You know that you’re a high impact leader who’s capable of leaving a positive mark on the world. This calling, this sense of your own potential and power is a vital part of your identity. Perhaps you accessed it at one point in your life and then it got away from you. Or maybe you’ve always known it’s there but can’t quite seem to connect what once felt so obvious.

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Peter McManus: Sales Director, salesforce.com, England

“This has been the most productive coaching for as long as I can remember.”

Peter McManus: Sales Director, salesforce.com, England

Katie Weibert: Development Consultant, USA

“I haven’t felt this alive in 10 years.”

Katie Weibert: Development Consultant, USA

S. Scott: Organizational Development Project Manager, USA

 

 

 

“Thanks to my work with Clara, I’m heading to Australia on a 6-month professional opportunity doing work I absolutely love! I have learned to make better, truer decisions; and let go of behaviors (like pleasing others) that were getting in my way. I have clarity about the steps to take, am ready and excited!”

S. Scott: Organizational Development Project Manager, USA

Matt Walsh: Creative Director; USA

“I was stuck in a downward spiral and had been searching for a job for two years. I was burning through savings and it was, without question, the most stressful time in my life. With Clara on my side, I had two terrific job offers within four months, one of which I was thrilled to accept. She listened, reframed, inspired, honed in on my strengths and helped me cut through the self-doubt and disorganization that was sapping my energy.”

Matt Walsh: Creative Director; USA

Jennifer Kurrie: Manager, Government Affairs; USA

“Working with Clara, I quit the 70+ hour a week job I had and after years of burnout found a job that I love with true work/life balance and fulfillment. There is an amazing amount of satisfaction in knowing what I want to do verses what I think I should do and this would not have been possible before meeting Clara.”

Jennifer Kurrie: Manager, Government Affairs; USA

Rose Chao: Engineer, USA

“In a distant past, I had been ready to conquer the world, yet that person had eroded away so gradually I didn’t notice. Working with Clara, I realized how much I had changed as a person and how some of it was detrimental, shaping my actions almost as if they weren’t quite my own. I now have newly rediscovered a self-confidence that has been missing for years!”

Rose Chao: Engineer, USA

Grady Carson: Common Core Teacher, USA

“As a single dad with two young boys, I felt like I was on a roller coaster at work. I was often late, struggling with co-workers, procrastinating and worrying about what other people thought about me. Since coaching with Clara, I’m on time, productive, more socially tuned in and collaborative. The day-to-day ups and downs are less steep, and I notice feelings I want to react to but now make more empowering, thoughtful choices. I feel successful and happy.”

Grady Carson: Common Core Teacher, USA

Fatima T: Program Manager, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

 

 

“Working with Clara was truly life changing.  In 5 short months I went from feeling stuck and overwhelmed to becoming empowered, gaining clarity on what I wanted and most importantly feeling that it was possible. I moved from the US to a new country! Clara is an exceptional coach, I highly recommend her to anyone looking to live their dream.”

Fatima T:  Program Manager, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Olga S.: Senior QA Specialist, Silicon Valley, USA

 

 

 

“Everything on the outside looked good: happy family, financial stability, well paying job, good health but something was bothering me. Clara has a gift of reading between the lines. She was able to create this safe environment where I could just open up and get to places in my soul that I was keeping under a big lock. She pushed and supported me at the same time. The quality of my work and personal life has significantly improved!”

Olga S.: Senior QA Specialist, Silicon Valley, USA

Dr. Brenda Wade: Psychologist, plus regular on Dr Oz, NBC; USA

“Clara Chorley’s gift is her ability to listen and hear on multiple levels, and then respond with strategic action. She is skilled at helping others sort through internal doubts or confusion. Her international professional and life experiences have given Clara the ability to hold calm during any storm. Clara is a healing, energizing light on this planet and time with her can absolutely transform your life.”

Dr. Brenda Wade: Psychologist, plus regular on Dr Oz, NBC; USA

Irene Fehr: Founder of Ignited Woman, USA

“Clara is caring, direct and incredibly effective at getting you to dig deep to the core of the issues, so that you experience these monumental “aha” moments – which change your life forever.”

 Irene Fehr: Founder of Ignited Woman, USA

Christian Simpson: Coach for Entrepreneurs; England

“Clara is blessed with a natural propensity for helping others connect to the perfection within them. Her power to help others comes from the fact that she did it for herself first, the most difficult work of all, the work of a true leader. I’ve observed Clara for a quarter of a century, and her outstanding success with people and business across the world in very diverse cultures.”

Christian Simpson: Coach for Entrepreneurs; England

Sundar Mudupalli: Director, Samsung; USA.

“Disappointed, in fear, doubting myself and making the wrong impression on hiring managers, I hired Clara as my coach. Clara sensed the issues that were blocking me and named them. We worked on strategies; she helped me remember and identify my strengths and then assisted me in approaching the process of job transition from a place of empowerment. I was hired within 4 months.”

Sundar Mudupalli: Director, Samsung; USA.

Katherine Presser: CFO, Beach Energy Limited; Australia.

“Clara helped me get this ginormous monkey off my back. I was wound up like a clock and didn’t know where to start or how to fix it. At home I was worrying about work, and at work I was worrying about home. As a result of working with Clara, I’ve made a dramatic, and much needed, change to my professional life, and I’m closer to my family than I’ve been in years.”

Kathryn Presser: CFO, Beach Energy Limited; Australia.

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Mercedes Martin: Lead Development Consultant, Ernst and Young; USA

mercedes martin testimonial, Ernst and Young, San Francisco

“Clara’s strengths are her ability to coach and build relationships across all levels; and create an open, safe environment for groups and individuals. Through her facilitation everyone feels valued, heard and appreciated. Her leadership and strengths in these critical organizational effectiveness areas help teams increase their efficiency and effectiveness.”

Mercedes Martin: Lead Development Consultant, Ernst and Young; USA

Nick Prior: Partner, Ernst & Young; USA

Nick Prior testimonial, Ernst and Young San Francisco

“Many consultants and advisors have great ideas but struggle to operationalize them in a practical setting. Clara’s approach is focused on understanding the strategic but focusing on the practical. Her excellent facilitation skills combined with a natural understanding of human interaction allowed her to identify impactful and executable steps that enabled a loose association of individuals to become a highly effective team.”

Nick Prior: Partner, Ernst & Young; USA

Josh Ruxin: Country Director, Millenium Village Project; Rwanda, Africa

“It’s not every day that a stunningly multi-talented manager walks through your office in Kigali, Rwanda. The ambitions of my project — a global program of poverty alleviation — were not matching up with the metrics and structure in place. Clara applied her acumen, and successfully implemented a raft of badly-needed upgrades to our systems, including basic admin policies, our first annual strategic plan, human resources management, and budgetary management.”

Josh Ruxin: Country Director, Millenium Village Project; Rwanda, Africa

Ruth Aguirre: Business Development Manager, Ketron Financial; USA.

“As a result of working with Clara we reached a much needed equity share resolution between two key partners, surfaced and resolved some important internal communication challenges, and clarified and expedited a succession planning decision which saved the company time and resources. In addition, we finalized a business plan that included a clear group vision and strategic benchmarks. This resulted in an increase in revenue and provided a foundation for our new successor.”

Ruth Aguirre: Business Development Manager, Ketron Financial; USA.

Caroline T. Cory: HR, CPMC-Research Institute; San Francisco, California, USA

“The training you did with us was invaluable. Last week was an amazing week for me. I used what I learned in your class with two people who came to me for coaching with great results.”

Caroline T. Cory: HR, CPMC-Research Institute; San Francisco, California, USA

Marco Chavez: Supervisor, California Pacific Medical Center; USA

“Clara’s thoughtful and engaging training was packed with professional & life skills from beginning to end. Within just a few hours we broke down barriers and walls, so that we could tap into our truth and intention – and work better together.”

Marco Chavez: Supervisor, California Pacific Medical Center; USA

Judicael Junior Akpossou, Van Duyse Entrepreneurial University, Benin, Africa

“We were brought from darkness into light when Clara taught us about fear and how to master it in our businesses. Thank you, Clara.”

Judicael Junior Akpossou, Van Duyse Entrepreneurial University, Benin, Africa

Leadership teams call me when the progress of their projects is stop~start and they’re stuck putting out fires. They have trouble developing strategy because of the time and resources it takes, and are unsure if the right goals have been communicated, or if other issues—blind spots, dysfunctional communication dynamics, competing priorities and desires— are what’s getting in the way.Together we get your program moving forwards in a cohesive way, back in momentum towards the organization’s goals and vision.

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HIRE ME TO SPEAK


For over a decade, Clara Chorley has coached established professionals who want something different in their careers but feel stuck doing work they’re not passionate about. They’re overwhelmed, and unclear how to move forwards. Clara helps them clarify a manageable plan, and get back to doing work they love.

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Richard M. Almini, Program Director, Job Connections; California, USA

“Clara has a generous and caring spirit for each individual in the room, and adds that to a razor-sharp wit and an amazing sense of humor.”

Richard M. Almini, Program Director, Job Connections; California, USA

Carl Feil, Job Networking Ministry; California, USA

 

 

 

“Clara totally transfixed our group with her practical and highly entertaining talk on the mistakes that can derail a job seeker’s success. Clara is an effective, engaging speaker, thoroughly skilled in her craft: a compelling stage presence, polished, witty, and delightfully charming. I recommend Clara to any group seeking pragmatic, highly effective tools for personal improvement and career success.”

Carl Feil, Job Networking Ministry; California, USA

Nancy-Marie Keaton, Coordinator, Experience Unlimited, Workforce Services; California, USA

 

 

 

“Clara, your participation with the group was outstanding and your presentation exceeded all expectations in delivering timely and important job seeking tools and methods. You have helped to recharge the efforts of the group and bring renewed optimism.”

Nancy-Marie Keaton, Coordinator, Experience Unlimited, Workforce Services; California, USA

Rebekah Fedrowitz, Events Manager, NANP; California, USA

“Clara’s presentation was the perfect start to our conference. She captured the audience with her inspiring and motivating energy, which reverberated not only during her session but throughout the whole weekend! Clara is an asset to any group seeking an energetic speaker who has the ability to connect with a variety of people.”

Rebekah Fedrowitz, Events Manager, NANP; California, USA

Carolyn Woodworth, V.P. of Programs, MDBW; California, USA

“Clara’s presentation was an evening that will be remembered for months to come. Clara is a spectacular speaker and the response was fantastic. Two thirds of our attendees emailed me the following day. The energy in the room after Clara talked caused new members to join our group. Clara is so engaging and we were kept on the edge of our seats. We left breathless and wanting more.”

 Carolyn Woodworth, VP of Programs, MDBW; California, USA

Janice Knight, PCC; ICF; California, USA

“Clara Chorley is riveting to watch and listen to. She connects deeply and authentically with her audience with her dramatic body gestures, revealing stories and the truth of her message. As entrepreneurs and business owners, risk taking and courage are vital to the success of business. Clara helped us experience how to get to the core of what we truly want, and to move through fear and into action.”

Janice Knight, PCC; ICF; California, USA

Cassandra Cockrill, DTM, President, Heart2Heart Toastmasters; California, USA

 

 

 

“Clara immediately became a favorite headliner for our group.  She shared outstanding communication skills, and uses them, too! Clara’s presentation was fun, engaging, and astute; plus she was a breeze to work with. Truly, Clara is a rare find; we can’t wait to book her again.”

Cassandra Cockrill, DTM, President, Heart2Heart Toastmasters; California, USA

Naidia Woolf, Director of Programs, California Dept of Employment; USA

 

 

 

“Clara’s ability to draw an audience in is amazing. Her presentation was memorable and awe-inspiring. She captured and held her audience’s attention, even when it came to responding to difficult or challenging questions. I looked around the room and saw people transfixed, mesmerized.”

Naidia Woolf, Director of Programs, California Dept of Employment; USA

Catherine Thur, Founder, Career Café; California, USA

 

 

 

“Clara combines coherent knowledge of inner processes with exceptional presentation skills. She is easily one of the most dynamic and involving speakers I have heard. Clara easily connects with individuals in the group, actively including them, which brings her message home in a lasting way.”

Catherine Thur, Founder, Career Café; California, USA

Carina Windsor, Experience Unlimited Career Group; California, USA

 

 

 

“Clara, your impact on the room was astonishing. The material you presented was innovative and empowering. Everyone walked away with a tangible next step and renewed inspiration and belief in themselves!”

Carina Windsor, Experience Unlimited Career Group; California, USA

Dr. Doric Little, Professor of Rhetoric; Hawaii,USA

 

 

 

“As a teacher of rhetoric for more than 40 years, Clara’s ability is balancing logical appeal with emotional appeal. This talent, backed by a personal credibility that few can match, enables Clara to make us laugh, cry and learn in the space of five minutes.”

Dr. Doric Little, Professor of Rhetoric; Hawaii,USA

Tom Loarie, Co-Leader, SING, Career Group; California, USA

 

 

 

“Clara inspires and moves people to think and act in new, more positive directions with their lives.”

Tom Loarie, Co-Leader, SING, Career Group; California, USA

Pam Brubaker, Job One; California, USA

 

 

 

“Clara Chorley is an outstanding speaker who educates, encourages, and inspires. She captured our audience immediately by expressing sincere caring, and an understanding of their current situation and needs. She was very organized and shared relevant, useful information that was clearly conveyed and easy to grasp. Thank you!”

Pam Brubaker, Job One; California, USA

Kelsi Halverson, Education Coordinator, Mountain Caregiver Resources Center; California, USA

Kelsi Halverson, Education Coordinator, Mountain Caregiver Resources Center; California, USA