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Claire Gardiner

Working with Wentworth since: 2003!

Background and experience: Having been General Manager of Wentworth for 13 years, I have strong commercial acumen and hands on experience of the complexities of running a business, managing clients, staff, budgets and suppliers. As an experienced trainer and coach, I have a toolkit to draw from to help participants recognise new ways of working which make their working lives easier and more enjoyable. I am able to adapt my facilitation in the moment to suit the needs of the people in the room.

Facilitation style: Practical, humorous, hands on, challenging (where appropriate) and always supportive. Naturally inquisitive and analytical personality provides insights for participants, unravelling confusion into clarity using strong intuition and coaching skills.

Main areas of expertise: Management skills; communication skills; team effectiveness and time management; influence and persuasion; emotional intelligence; client relationship management; conflict management; NLP coaching / executive and manager coaching – 1:1 and in groups.

Passionate about: Using my knowledge and experience in coaching and training to help others reach their potential and deliver programs that create lasting behavioural change. An expert at keeping people accountable to plans and decisions they make.

Most enjoyable work project and why: Working with a particular client year on year. Becoming part of their culture and knowing a client intimately enables us to be more insightful and offer more value with every session we run. Seeing the skills you impart come to life in their work environment and celebrating their achievements is very enjoyable.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts in Education; Institute of Executive Coaching Certification; Intensive Diploma of Management; Professional Certificate in HR Consulting; Certified Practitioner and coach of Neuro Linguistic Programming; Practitioner in Timeline Therapy; Registered and Certified Hypnotherapist and Counselling diploma (current).