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Claire Palmer


'As a Managing Director you are often "alone" on the top with your ideas, concerns, and challenges in your business environment as well as in your organisation. Claire has an amazing talent of understanding the very specific in a given situation, thus being able to coach and guide you in the direction which afterwards can appear obvious – but before coaching not reachable. Each coaching session is a step forward in business as it is for your personal development!' 

Jakob Gudbrand, UK Country Manager, Global Pharmaceutical Company


Claire Palmer is a professional certified coach and a qualified coach supervisor with extensive coach training and experience together with a corporate business background.

Claire previously worked for American Express where as a senior leader of a European technologies development organisation she had extensive experience of team leadership and project management both nationally and internationally.

Working with clients from a variety of differing industries, Claire takes an holistic approach focusing on all aspects of leadership skills, personal development and career development. Examples of the work she does are  honing skills, handling and leading change, making successful transitions to new roles, increasing self-awareness to enable stronger performance and faster career progression.

Claire is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), is a graduate of Coach University (the largest global coach training institution), holds a Post-graduate diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching with the Academy of Executive Coaching, London and is an ICF assessor.

She is passionate about standards and ethics and has been President UK ICF, as well as a board member and co-chair of the ICF Global Regulatory Committee.   


3 words that describe her style

Deepening Awareness

Areas of expertise

  • Communication
  • Impacting & Influencing
  • Developing others
  • Achieving Results
  • Leading Teams
  • Self-awareness
    Career Development
  • Project Management
  • Coaching & Mentoring

Mission or Purpose statement

'Deepening Awareness, Expanding Potential, Achieving Results ' 

Clients/consulting experience

Clients include corporate leaders and managers in a variety of industries such as Cisco, BBC, BEA Systems, British Council, FSA, Johnson & Johnson, ThermoFisher, Ford, American Express, Sanofi-Aventis and Fed Ex.

Previous experience

2000 to date: executive coach & supervisor

2006 – 2007: president uk interational coach federation

2002 – 2009: Lore inernational Institute

2004 – 2009: Coach Supervisor & Executive Coach 

2002 - 2006: European Client Manager

1987 – 2000: American Express

1998 –2000: Vice President IT, Card Services Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

1996 – 1998: Director IT, Card Services Development

1992 – 1996: Various Project Manager roles, Global Systems Development

1989  - 1992: Project Leader

1987 -  1989: Senior Analyst/Programmer 

1982 – 1987: Sun Alliance Insurance (now Royal & SunAlliance  group)

Claire Palmer