mind power for life
We go beyond instinct to benefit individuals and organisations. FAST.
We help elite athletes and leaders thrive under pressure and in uncertainty,
without sacrificing mental health or wellbeing.
Our clients call it “simply life-changing”.
Mind Power for Individuals. Mind Power for Teams. Mind Power for Life™.
what we do
Our core expertise is recoding the reflexive thoughts, emotions and behaviours usually thought of as outside of conscious control, and priming your nervous system to work for you rather than against you.
Our work translates into more effective athletes and leaders who are able to perform consistently better, achieve more with less effort, have better work life balance, and, a happier more fulfilled life.
We offer one to one coaching, mental conditioning, and psychological skills training.
We specialise in accelerating learning, optimising performance and flow, building resilience, developing confidence, clarity, and connection, accelerating recovering from injury, and, revolving stress, anxiety, and trauma in all their guises.
We also train other coaches and therapists.
meet Clare our founder
Expert Mental Performance & Flow | Mental Skills Coach USA Rugby Mens 7’s Olympic team | Experienced Stress, Anxiety & Trauma Resolution Specialist | Seasoned Executive Coach
Clare is a multi faceted, highly qualified and experienced Coach and Trainer.
She is known for creating profound and lasting transformation in people’s professional and personal lives, FAST.
Clare has over 22 years of experience working with senior leaders and elite athletes, people with decades of experience, and, new emerging talent, all leading minds in their field.
Mind Power for Individuals. Mind Power for Teams. Mind Power for Life™.
Clare’s approach is science backed, practical, and, straightforward. She draws on neuroscience, anatomy, principles from quantum physics, non linear dynamics, philosophy and rhizomatics, NLP, clinical hypnosis, advanced linguistics, psychedelics, embodied cognition, and, traditional and Buddhist psychology.
Clare's expertise is born out of:
Practical experience in many different contexts, across a breath of industries and cultures.
A life-long fascination with how behaviour becomes reflexive and how it can be transformed.
The ability to select and integrate learning and tools from different disciplines, in real time, according to the needs of those she’s working with.
Practical experience in resolving stress, anxiety, and trauma based conditions, and, issues including PTS, OCD, autism, physical, psychological and emotional abuse and injury, pain, and terminal diagnosis.
Being someone who walks the path, dedicates the time, and, is always learning and moving forwards.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Certificate Applied Neuroscience & Brain Health Intensive Trauma Treatment, Bessel Van Der Kolk
Trainer Brain-Based Leadership and Training. Suicide Prevention Training
Trainer Humanistic Neuro-linguistic Psychology Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Trauma
Hypnotic Coaching Diploma Clinical Hypnosis
Certificate High Performance Coaching Advanced Clinical Hypnosis for Trauma
BA (Hons) Int. Bus with Japanese & German EMDR, CBT, Ego State Therapy in Hypnosis
Ex-England 7's Cpt, World 7s Player of the Year, Circumnavigator of the globe, 4xWorld Record Holder, Adventurer, Public Speaker, Charity Ambassador
“I first worked with Clare as part of the England Rugby Mens 7’s set up. She established herself quickly and shocked some of us by literally demonstrating the extent to which your mind either physically limits or amplifies what your body can do as an athlete.
Clare is easy to work with, has an innate ability to connect, and, can quickly change behaviour in ways most people think just isn’t possible. She helped me to understand how to manage my energy, focus attention, and shift states more easily. This had a positive impact on my game, my performance, and continues to be useful in other areas of my life.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Clare as an expert in her field. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge and you can count on her when it really matters to draw out the best in you. She’s a great coach and a good friend.”
Fastest rugby player in the world, USA Olympian, Pro sprinter, Ex NFL, Redbull athlete
“Clare has had a tremendous positive impact on my life and opened up pathways that l never thought possible. She’s given me so many tools to access what I’m truly capable of, including how to better manage my energy and state of mind, how to switch between difference types of attention, and, how to stay focussed on what’s important without distraction, all of which help me to perform better, develop as athlete, and, as a man.
Don’t underestimate what she can do, she has a special gift, and, you can trust her to keep your confidences and your best interests at heart always.”
Dr Dion Vaughan
Technology CEO, Hephaestus
“Clare has a fantastic ability to get to the nub of big issues whether strategic change or people or both. She has provided me with some great tools and frameworks and delivered some premium outputs.
I love her approach, which is scientifically rooted, but at the same time very practical and results oriented. A very easy person to work with I would really recommend her to anybody who wants to get the best out of teams and organisations, drop her a line.”
Chief People Officer Hermes
"I entered the relationship with Clare with more than a healthy dose of skepticism. I had tried programmes before and was searching for something I was yet to find. Clare’s style of coaching has had a deep and profound effect on me.
Clare uses neuroscience to enable her clients to understand why they behave in the way they do. I now know what my triggers are and how to manage them. I have started to push away self limiting beliefs about being dealt the hand I was given and being stuck with it. I have a confidence and self belief that I never thought I would find. It is inevitable to experience stress in a senior role and I now have a toolkit to get past this.
Clare has shown me it is possible to rest and take time for myself guilt free to enable me to recharge my batteries and be even more effective afterwards. She has shown me that the inner voice in my head is directing me with positive intent and not trying to scupper me. I can honestly say I wish I had met Clare years ago, but there is a part of me that wonders if I was ready to change then. I thought I was a donkey with a horn sellotaped to my forehead and, thanks to Clare, I now know I am a unicorn.”
Divisional HR Director UK & Europe Serco
"I have worked with Clare for nearly 20 years. She has supported me personally, and, a wide range of people in our organisation with coaching, as they have faced various challenges, and, more importantly helped us all get over them.
She is far more than an executive coach and makes a tangible difference to the people and the businesses she works with. Her creativity and insight means she is able to deliver as much value in a short informal chat on the phone as in a formal face-to-face coaching or training session. She is quick and effective, a brilliant human being, and, very skilled in what she does.
If ever I need a trusted person to help a colleague, I pick up the phone to Clare.”
Former Gobal CEO Interbrand
"Clare genuinely understands how habitual behaviours are formed and how they can be changed. This, coupled with her ability to quickly identify the heart of an issue and create positive change means her results are effective and swift. In my opinion Clare is a meticulous and talented Coach who delivers sustainable results”
Director Communications, UK & European Local & Regional Government · Serco
"Life throws us all curve balls and managing your way through all the uncertainties is never straightforward. Of course a senior corporate position brings with it the expectation of a certain level of pressure and stress, so when external factors compound to drastically increase this burden, it puts our minds and bodies under enormous pressure.
Clare was recommended to me and helped me tremendously by putting things into a different perspective at a really challenging time. She has given me a long term ability to navigate constant change, uncertainty, and ambiguity - without stress or panic - by means of the uncertainty itself, rather than in spite of it. She has also given me some effective tools that I continue to use on a daily basis which are equally applicable personally and professionally.
I really enjoyed working with Clare and found her personable and positively and constructively assertive. I have a calmer more accepting view of life and this has undoubtably helped me professionally, and also in my personal life. The thing that surprised me the most, was how quickly she was able to made an impact with me from the start and, equally and oppositely, how the benefits have been long lasting."
Head Coach - GB Mens Rugby 7's, Former England Mens 7's International
"I’ve known and worked with Clare for over 15 years. During that time she’s helped me greatly both as a player and a coach, and I’m forever grateful to her for the work she’s done with me.
Athletes and coaches often turn to psychologists to only improve themselves whilst performing. Clare understands that the ideal is far greater than this, that it’s understanding and developing the person as a whole that leads to the answers which truly make the difference.
She identifies what drives the skills, behaviours and emotions that you want to change, which is often nothing to do with what is happening in the sports arena, and then fundamentally transforms your responses to those drivers to enable you to achieve the outcomes you want. She provides a bespoke menu of tools and interventions that work specifically for you, and this is what I love about her approach, that it’s not a one solution fits all.
Clare has the knowledge, skill and breadth of experience to identify and provide what works specifically for you. Continual check-ins and tweaks to your bespoke programme continually develop your mental skills, improve your psychological conditioning and resilience and provide growth. This makes you far more self aware, more capable of helping yourself, and overall, has a huge impact improving your athletic performance and your life as a whole".
Sales Manager Middle East, Africa and Turkey Hudl, Former International Rugby Player
"As a former international player (England Sevens Squad, IRB Sevens World Series, Commonwealth Games and RWC Rugby Sevens) I came across a lot of people who claimed to improve performance. I met Clare at one of the England Sevens training camps and initially steered clear as I thought that all that sort of mind stuff was only for people who had issues. However, witnessing the results of Clare’s work with other senior members of the squad, whose opinion I respect, together with her group sessions on how the mind affects your physical experience, and, your performance, completely changed my mind.
I can wholeheartedly say that Clare is the best there is at what she does. Over the years she has changed my life for the better many times, including in my current career. Her knowledge is extensive and her skill-set is unrivalled. She has this innate ability to hone in on the heart of an issue and change it so it's gone for good. She works fast (and I mean minutes on the touchline fast) and yet is still able to make the experience so straightforward and comfortable it's astonishing.
She will change your life for the better, and enable you to achieve things that are far beyond what you ever imagined you were capable of. You are in the best hands with Clare.”
Director of Performance - Scottish Rugby
"To work with elite athletes and coaches requires a particular level of skill, understanding and expertise. Clare has proved herself to be someone who posses that skill and expertise and who delivers swift results constantly.”
Director & Coaching Consultant at TLC Ltd, Former Head of Elite Coach Development - RFU, First full-time Professional Coach for Welsh National Team, Winner of The Dyson Award for Services to Coaching & Coach Development, UK Sport Coach UK Coaching Hall of Fame
"Having been a PE teacher, professional coach and professional coach developer with over 40 years experience, I have seen many types of psychological experts and sports psychologists with different approaches come and go. Clare is the one person who has impressed more than any other because of the positive and tangible impact she makes on performance.
She delivers consistent results, and, makes a significant and lasting difference to the performance of the elite players and coaches she works with. She positively influences behaviour and has proved herself to be as effective developing young talent as with highly experienced, seasoned players and coaches alike.
There are many athletes and coaches today who have the mental skills to deal with the pressure of international competition simply because of Clare’s knowledge, expertise, support, and, personal development. ”
Head of Team Performance - RFU, Former Head of Team Performance Brtiish Swimming,
Former England, Lion and Lock, Professional Coach and Mentor
"I have known Clare in a professional capacity for many years now. I met her in 2003 when she began working with the RFU as part of the Elite Coach Development program. We worked together for 4 years and during that time Clare became a valued and trusted member of our team working with players and management on a group and a personal level.
I have been involved in elite performance for over 35 years both as player and a coach and Clare’s work has opened my eyes and mind to what can be achieved through appropriate mental conditioning. As a behavioural Coach and Trainer, Clare has a terrific understanding of how behaviours are formed and how various behaviours can impact on the individual and the team performance. Then with the implementation of clear and practical strategies has the skills to influence change and improve behaviour thus improving the capacity to perform.
At the beginning of the 2006 season Clare, complied behaviour profiles including learning styles and preference for each member the England U19 squad. Clare gathered the information quickly and accurately with minimum intrusion. The information allowed the management team to work far more effectively with players individually and collating resulting in the England U19’s first ever podium finish at the World Championships.
It’s a pleasure working with Clare. If I can be of any further help so that she can positively influence others please do not hesitate to contact me.”
MBE Forwards Coach, Sale Sharks, Former England Captain and Rugby World Cup Winner
"As an experienced International Player and Coach who has been around the block a few times I’ve seem my fair share of sports psychologists and self proclaimed experts. Clare is different. She is straight talking, practical and really knows her stuff. She has earned the respect and confidence of England Players and coaches because she gets results and because she has what it takes to work at an elite level.”
MBE, Coach Mentor - The Premier League, England Cricket, British Swimming, Man Utd, & Newcastle Utd, Former Head Coach England and Ireland Rugby
"There are certain moments during competition that carry significance, when the momentum starts to shift in one direction or another and you move towards success or failure. At an elite level, above all else, the mental side of the game and the ability to maintain focus and clarity during these moments, to perform under pressure, is what is critical to success.
Over the 3 years I worked with her at the RFU, Clare gained the respect of experienced Players and Coaches alike by proving herself time and again as someone who helps athletes achieve this mental toughness.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Clare as someone who fully understands the processes and practicalities of working at an elite level and who delivers results.”