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clare beck

Clare is a facilitator and an impact and business coach. She has over 20 years’ experience in Leadership development. She draws on her experience as an actor to share techniques to develop performance.

A large part of her work is the safe practice of challenging conversations 1-2-1 and in small groups. Her approach is to find a balance between appreciation and challenge to enable leaders to make small changes that make a big difference.

 Last book you read?
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brian

Your heroes include …?
Jill, NHS Specialist Nurse, Amesha, Ward Sister: stand out heroes who made a huge difference to my family. I have the privilege of working on a number of programmes for the NHS with both senior leaders and frontline staff.  I hear their stories and am amazed at their resilience and commitment.

Favourite line from a film?
The last line of Some like it Hot: “No-body’s perfect”

Best day at work (so far)?
A day spent on Frontline: National leadership programme for frontline nurses and midwives.

Who makes you laugh?
My daughters Chloe and Olivia.

Last journey you took?
Chloe lives in Barcelona, I’m a frequent visitor. I go for a break and we walk for hours around the city – I come back exhausted and happy.

What’s on your desk?
My desk is my kitchen table, currently: piles of papers, a cup of coffee, a hot cross bun and a jar of roses.

How do you deal with stress?
I breathe.

3 people you’d like to have dinner with (dead or alive)?
My late Dad and my daughters, he’d be so proud of them.

Favourite place?