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Mrs Claire Bain

Owner Next Steps
Work 35 Downpatrick Road Clough Down Downpatrick Cell Phone: 07973 854379 Website: Next Stes


Hi, I am Claire Bain. I work with people to enable them to recognise theircapabilities and realise their potential.


The pandemic has brought considerable challenges to a lot of people. There are short-term practicalities to overcome and long term values, beliefs and aspirations being questioned. I have been working with clients virtually throughout the pandemic on these challenges.


I work with people privately and in organisations both teams and 1:1 to create a safe space to enable supportive and constructive conversations. To support clients I use appropriate tools and practical models that I know
from experience work.

Listening and asking questions are the tools of my trade.

My specialist areas
Interview coaching – My expertise is interview coaching, specifically competency-based interview coaching which many find daunting and unfathomable. I get great pleasure guiding people through the interviewprocess and building their confidence to perform. Very effective virtually and given most interviews are virtual now it is good practice.

Career coaching – I am an experienced career coach. Taking clients through the necessary steps to realize their aspirations, align their values and realize their potential. These virtual conversations are very effective and powerful.

Facilitation – The pandemic has created an opportunity for me to facilitate, virtual learning groups. The offering is to establish sustainable support groups to build capability, confidence can capacity within organisations. This is supplemented with tools, techniques and models I have picked up and used over many years of experience.

My background
I have been a professional accredited coach for over 10 years through the Association for Coaching. I am a qualified learning and development professional with over 15 years experience delivering on leadership and change management in both the private and public sectors. I have over 15 years experience in GSK working in the global supply chain discipline.

About me
I have a very supportive and tolerant husband. We have two boys, 26 years old and a 21 year old girl.

We live in the very beautiful County Down close to Newcastle for which we have been so grateful given all the weeks in lock down. I love swimming, walking, reading and when there is the opportunity some day soon ………sun bathing.



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