Elaine Pritchard

Coaching has given me a new perspective on my business. I have achieved all I set out to achieve and more; I understand more about my ideal customers and have learned more about how to formulate a strategy that helps me do more of the work I love. In the time I worked with Clare I increased my revenues, won new business and developed a healthier work/life balance. Essentially I now make more money but work less hours. I would recommend working with Clare to anyone who wants to develop an effective, profitable short, medium and long term plan for their business.

Julie Hughes

I arrived as a jigsaw puzzle, all broken into pieces. At the end of the 12 month coaching program I gained so much confidence in dealing with so many small business day to day issues that are now not a problem. Clare helped me to put the pieces of the puzzle into place and so my business still has lots to work on but the picture is much clearer now. Clare helped my business to grow by 30% on average each month. Can’t thank you enough!

Sharon Taylor

Having worked with Clare before, my business had grown and I now had lots more ideas to move it forward again. I wanted to step things up a gear to get to the next level and I knew Clare would be able to help me with that. I needed systems and processes in place that would enable me to work with more of my ideal clients. Within the first month of working with Clare I implemented one of her strategies and gained a new client on my new 12 week course. Implementing and following Clare’s processes she has helped me to work with more of my ideal clients and retain more of my existing ones. Thank you for helping me to move up to this level. I know I couldn’t have got here from where I was without your help.


I started working with Clare 5 months ago at a time when I really wasn’t happy with where my business was. I always felt I had the potential, but something wasn’t quite right. I was working myself into the ground and definitely not enjoying working for myself anymore.

At the time it was a massive decision to invest in a coach.  But I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. After working with Clare for 5 months I came away the happiest that I have ever been with more confidence and crystal clear clarity on where I am going (which turned out to be offering a completely different service that I was originally).

If you’re not happy with where you are in your business, I would 100% recommend getting a coach and working with Clare. If you have any questions on how it worked for me I am more than happy to answer them. Thank you!

Fiona Pendleton

I sought Clare’s help when looking to set up my own freelance marketing business. Whilst at times my coaching sessions were a little uncomfortable – because Clare challenged and pushed me out of my comfort zone – she really inspired and made me feel that what I wanted was actually possible (which I had doubted previously). Having worked out my objectives we then went onto develop a detailed action plan with tangible actions. If I hadn’t had Clare’s help and support I really don’t think I would have got my business off the ground with the self confidence that she has helped me to develop.

Abigail Hall

I appointed Clare to assist me with a career transition from being a head of a department in a national organisation to starting a business. I required assistance as I lacked the clarity of thought and purpose to understand the direction I wanted to go in and the specific tasks needed to achieve the transition. Clare was extremely quick to understand my drivers, my personality and my learning methods; and was able, from the first session, to create the appropriate coaching environment for me to immediately achieve my career change goals. I have never known such structured progress in such a restricted time period. She exceeded my expectations as a coach and I have no hesitation in recommending her as a coach.” There are two lines from a poem by William Ernest Henley which sum up how I feel now: I am the captain of my fate, [&] I am the captain of my soul.’


Having had experience of being coached on a personal level I was aware of the impact a similar process could have on my business. I also felt I needed an independent experienced sounding board to make sure I was heading in the right direction. Clare and I got on well from the start, and she was quick to remind me of my past achievements and how my wide and varied experience would assist me in my quest to build a business from nothing. Her own experience of starting out alone, having been in a large organisation mirrored my own and she clearly understood the panic, scariness and trepidation I was feeling at the time.

Once we had set out our expectations and goals for the sessions, Clare challenged and questioned my own objectives and business goals. This was an excellent way of making me focus on what I was hoping to achieve; both intrinsically and extrinsically from the business. When two unexpected opportunities came along which changed my original plans, Clare was able to help me analyse whether the opportunities were what I wanted to do and right for the business as a whole.

We are now focusing on long term goals to ensure that the day to day fire fighting does not cloud the need for planning for the future, both for the business and for me. It has been a very thought provoking process and extremely worthwhile. I would recommend Clare without hesitation.


Coaching with Clare from Meta4 Coaching has been an eye opening experience both in business and professionally. Clare has helped me to gain clarity on the vision for my business, and also think about what impact that vision will have on my personal life.

Gaining clarity has meant everything to me giving me a renewed sense of passion, confidence and excitement about the future of business. I’m still a work in progress, but I look forward to working with Clare to take my business to the next level.

Clare’s passion to get results from her clients is evident from day one with working with her, she knows just what to say to squash those limiting beliefs and propel you forward to start achieving those goals that you have set out for your business.


Clare is a superstar and I have no hesitation recommending her. I had always dreamed of running my own business, but for me the challenge was more about tying down all the ideas and mapping out potential options. Through Clare’s significant experience and structured approach I am the proud owner of my own business and we’re having a great time as we negotiate the start-up process. Don’t miss the opportunity to work with Claire, she can help!


Coaching with Clare has really helped transform my business to one that I am proud of and love being part of. Clare helped me understand & work on the things that were holding me back to allow the changes to begin…offering sound, constructive advice and tough love when I have definitely needed it! Our structured sessions have helped me achieve many things including re-branding my business, moving premises, having an open day party, changing my fees and introducing a membership scheme. My marketing plan is much improved and I am much clearer on how to get the best from things by setting a positive intention. I totally recommend Clare to anyone who needs to understand & overcome their business or personal challenges. Read the full case study here