About Claire Shuford, Coach, Speaker and Trainer
I have been a small business owner and entrepreneur for over 30 years. During my journey as a small business owner, I have realized that personal development is the foundation to growing a business. If the person does not grow, neither will the business. Prior to joining The John Maxwell Team I spent 32 years in the Jewelry Industry as a fine jewelry appraiser and jewelry designer. I am a Graduate Gemologist, and have spent many years teaching and helping other members of this industry grow. I love watching a person grow and take flight on their journey of success.
I spent years looking through a microscope at diamonds, rubies and sapphires. While the outer beauty was obvious, I also saw the inner beauty. What some people called flaws, had incredible beauty when examined more closely. They were gems within a gem. The careful hand of the stone cutter could masterfully work with these perceived flaws and create a gem that was so brilliant that the flaws were inconsequential. This is my philosophy when working with my students. As a coach I am trained to see what you perhaps cannot see within yourself. We are all brilliant beyond our wildest dreams.
I am in the business of transformation, I allow people to experience who they truly are, to experience their unlimited potential through Clarity, Awareness, Responsibility, Accountability, and the permission to step into a bigger, grander version of themselves. I allow them to express their potential, to give themselves permission to at least consciously comprehend and not dismiss their dreams. To be in an environment where that dream is not instantly dismissed because it is not in line with the conventional wisdom of the environment they are in. I allow them to develop or to experience a possibility mindset.
My other passions are Ballroom Dancing, Home Improvement, and Gardening. I share my life with a bouncy Saint Bernard named Lorelei, who brings me love and laughter every day. I am a natural teacher and excel in patience. I have spent over 13 years teaching Ballroom Dancing to couples, and it has brought me a unique perspective on how our minds learn and process new things.
As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, I offer workshops, seminars, keynote speaking and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals .