“IF YOUR ACTIONS CREATE A LEGACY THAT INSPIRES OTHERS TO DREAM MORE, LEARN MORE, DO MORE AND BECOME MORE, THEN, YOU ARE AN EXCELLENT LEADER.”
I’ll start my story eighteen years ago. That’s when I met my husband, Stephen. I had many life experiences before then that shaped the woman I am today, but that moment was one of the most pivotal.
I was living in London and running my own successful retail and distribution company; Stephen was based in Leeds and owned a prosperous shoe business. We had an instant connection and despite the distance we knew we had something special. After two years of commuting between cities, I sold my business and moved to Leeds.
With four children between us we had to settle into our new married life pretty fast and it wasn’t long before we expanded our family. Ellie was the result of IVF and an absolute dream come true. Just two years later our natural miracle, Jack, appeared and took our family to eight.
Managing a large family and our own business was a challenge but we make a great team. What soon became apparent to me was that the tools I needed to be successful in both life and business were one and the same.
Qualities such as honesty, truth, integrity and compassion are ingrained into everything I do but being a great listener is probably my biggest secret to success.
Over the years I’ve put my heart and soul into making sure our children have a happy, stable life as well as being an integral part of driving our business forward. We have successfully grown a chain of over 60 retail outlets with a strong e-commerce and wholesale operation, employing over 500 people, with a turnover in excess of £20 million.
In 2014 we sold some shares and I took a step back from the business. For the first few months I enjoyed my “freedom” but I’m used to being constantly challenged and my brain wasn’t ready to switch off.
After taking many phone calls from people wanting my advice, or just to bounce ideas off me, I realised I had a natural talent for coaching people. Whether it was personal or professional, I was constantly helping people make positive choices and important decisions that would improve their situation.
That’s when Claire Buck Lifestyle & Entrepreneurial Coaching sprang into life.
I decided that I had something to offer that could add real value to the lives and businesses of others.
I retrained. I learnt everything I could about coaching and mentoring and thought hard about the kind of people I could help. My recent training and personal development, combined with my vast experience, has enabled me to put together a coaching model that truly empowers people.
I believe that everyone has the ability to empower themselves in life, relationships and business, so I help my clients to embrace their inner strength and achieve their goals.
I want to give back. I want to share my experience with people like you. Together we can put a plan in place to help you take steps towards the life and business you dream of.
“THERE IS NO WAY TO BE A PERFECT MOTHER…
BUT A MILLION WAYS TO BE A GOOD ONE.” (Anon)
In loving memory of my mum Trish who sadly passed away in 1992 sadly missed but never forgotten