Clare-Louise

Clare Louise

Leadership Coach

Clare Louise, a fine art photographer and creative leadership coach believes that creativity is our most underutilised asset. She also believes that we are all creative, and that everyone deserves to feel creatively fulfilled.

With an uncanny ability to connect with others, Clare Louise is known for her intuition and insight. She’s passionate about authenticity and loves nothing more than the mutual journey that coaching and creativity brings.

“Creating deeper connections to ourselves and the world around us through authentic creativity and inspiring passion and empowering the soul, is at the heart of everything I do”, says Clare Louise.

When she’s not creating and following her passion, you can often find CL in her garden, walking in nature or paddle boarding down the river. A lover of life, Clare Louise loves to get curious, challenge whats possible and discover the magic within.

Recent Industry Experience

Creating Creativity – Founder

2015–Present

A coaching and training philosophy that works with creativeprenuers, focussing on the whole person. The individual, the creative and the business owner. “Our business goals, dreams, lives and creativity will only go as far as our limiting believes can take them … it all starts with you”

Specialising in self empowerment and creative authenticity, Creating Creativity works with creatives across the globe creating transformation; reconnecting, recovering and rejuvenating the creative voice so people can do meaningful work doing what they love through 1-2-1 coaching, workshops, retreats and an online platform.

The Master Photographers Association – CEO

2012–2017

The MPA is a not for profit membership organisation recognised as the leading body for professional photographers. Taking on the organisation when it was about to collapse, brought about by poor management.  Clare Louise restructured many of the internal processes that enable the association to run more efficiently, both in the UK and abroad, especially the Far East.

Organising with multinational organisations for the benefit of the association she is honest and trustworthy with a determination to succeed, Clare Louise also organised and hosted the International Photography Awards, bringing prestige, integrity and a strong sense of community culture that was creative, celebratory and all about the people.

Clare Louise Photography

2002–2012

Growing her business from working from home to a successful high street studio for portraiture and weddings to a fine art studio, in her 10 year photographic career Clare Louise was awarded over 200 Awards of Excellence and over 20 major titles – regionally, nationally and internationally. Clare Louise gained a Fellowship in Fine Art, one of the highest accolades in professional photography, and has spoken and facilitated workshops globally around Creativity. An industry mentor to new up and coming creative photographers Clare Louise is well-respected in the field. Clare Louise also judges for global competitions and is a qualifications examiner for professional photographic qualifications.

EDUCATION

Warwickshire College of FE

City in Guilds level 1,2 &3 Photography, 1997–2001

Southam College

1982–1987

COACH TRAINING & SPECIALISM

Qualified Coactive-Training Institute (CTI) Core Curriculum Coach

I specialise in empowerment and creative connection though 1:1 coaching, workshops & retreats working particularly with small business owners. I am a regular keynote speaker and judge at events such as The Photography Show, SWPP, TNPS, One Vision, GraphiStudio and other photographic trade.

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