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Helping leaders think differently and take action, Claire Denut-Samuels is a passionate, caring and optimistic Executive Coach ready to help you and your organisation. Keep reading to learn more.

The Story of Chestnut Coaching & Consulting

Dedicated Executive Coach

Claire has been coaching for 20 years in Europe and Asia Pacific and is passionate about learning, growing and personal development. Claire has international corporate experience and has held leadership roles in major organisations.

She has a master's degree in business management and is a certified Executive Coach (with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership), she is an NLP Practitioner and has a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing.

Claire's strengths are her strategic thinking, her commitment to achievement, her passion for understanding people and her genuine care to grow others.

Compassionate and caring, Claire is committed to making a difference in the lives of her clients, providing a safe and challenging environment to help them achieve their goals.

A personal dream of Claire is "to make everyone feel safe at work, have fun and thrive to unleash their full potential. If we achieve that, I can guarantee you the results will follow!"

Why Coaching?

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Coaching is about increasing the performance of the client and the organisation. It is also about employee development and satisfaction at work.

All top-ranked companies in Best Place to Work surveys have career-pathing and development as a key strategic focus for employee retention.

If you want your emerging leaders to grow with your organisation, you must give them the opportunity to acquire new skills and competencies and help them identify their strengths and achieve their goals.

Coaching is a collaborative approach that starts with a strong belief from both the organisation and the coach that the client has the potential to grow, improve effectiveness, enhance engagement and increase the organisation's performance.

Coaching is a strength-based supportive, goal-focused process that commits to actions for sustainable change.

If you think you or your team can benefit from coaching please contact us.

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In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.

Carol Dweck

What to expect ?

Helen - Partner at Consulting Frim

Safe and Challenging Environment

Coaching has helped me to achieve both my professional and personal objectives.

What was the most powerful I believe was my coach's ability to create a safe and supportive environment, and challenging at the same time. I will not forget the power of silence to reach the depth of my potential.

Angie - Commercial Director


Starting a new business alone can be daunting at times. A friend recommended I use the services of a coach and I don't know how I would have done it without her supportive positive help. My coach helped me to find my inner strength and gain self confidence again in those moments of doubt.

Andrew - CFO

Sustainable learning and actions

Against all expectations the coaching process allowed me to learn a lot, mainly about myself. I was able to put in place a robust action plan. My coach provided all the support for the sustainability of my learning and actions.

Paul - VP Customer Experience

Measurable Outcome

I can not thank my coach enough for her caring support, but most of all, I am extremely grateful for the measurable outcome our coaching sessions have led to. I can only recommend the investment.

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Leaders Are Made, Not Born !

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John Whitmore

Coaching is unlocking people’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is more often helping them to learn rather than teaching them.

Abraham Maslow

I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.


Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Contact us and let us know what you are trying to achieve. We are here to help.



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