Clare Laurent is a coach and organisational consultant with ten years' experience in helping women flourish in their organisations and professional lives. Her work focuses on creating safe spaces for women to explore their potential and on helping organisations achieve cultural change through a number of interventions including in depth interviews, small-group learning workshops and facilitating effective mentoring relationships.
Having practised successfully as a lawyer for 14 years, Clare obtained a Distinction in her Masters in Career Management and Coaching at Birkbeck, University of London, where her dissertation focused on women’s obstacles to success and mentoring as a remedial intervention. That research continued in her doctoral thesis (2017) examining mentoring relationships between male business leaders and their female mentees. Her thesis was described by her examiners as making an important contribution to the field.
Clare is the co-author of The Rise of the Female Executive: how women’s leadership is accelerating cultural change (Palgrave, 2015), available on Amazon. She is a frequent speaker, lecturer and writer on the psychology of women’s careers, with co-authored articles published in Economia magazine and published in association with The Mentoring Foundation, with whom she is a long-time collaborator. Clare is a member of the Faculty of the School of Life, specialising in their career potential offerings.
Earlier in her career, Clare worked as a lawyer in private practice and in the tech industry, leading the legal and regulatory departments for AOL Europe and Hutchison 3G. She was named in the Legal Hot 100. In her work, Clare draws on her deep understanding of international corporations and her first-hand experience of navigating a career within large organisations.