Canberra Lifestyle

The tale of: Clare Sheehan

Clare is one talented local lady doing her bit to share her experience through adversity and turning her story into one that’s inspiring and already helping others…

Congratulations on receiving the 2018 Lifeline Rising Woman of Spirit Award! What has this fantastic achievement meant for you?

Thank you so much! It has honestly been such a wonderful experience to be a part of. I think its’ been validation that I am on the right path in life and that I am doing enough to make a difference for others and for the community.

Tell us a little about you and your decision to become a Certified NLP, Timeline Therapy and Hypnotherapy Practitioner.

I’m a huge believer of growing yourself and doing personal development and so my decision to study these modalities was originally for just that! However, once I became qualified in NLP and Timeline therapy – I saw the change in myself and wanted to give that gift to other people. I decided to broaden my learning to include hypnotherapy (which is an awesome modality to use in group settings) and have been coaching people for the past year.


Who are your clients and what can they expect from your 1:1 coaching?

One on One coaching is incredibly personalised to suit the client’s needs. So depending on what they want to work on will dictate the direction the coaching goes. However regardless of the goal we will use a mix of NLP, Timeline therapy and hypnotherapy to remove limiting beliefs and negative emotions from their unconscious mind so that they can make new empowering decisions.

What can ladies expect from your 6 week Women’s Empowerment Program?

So the 6 week program is probably my favourite of the things that I do because it really pushes people to get outside of their comfort zone and grow. I love that part of the sessions require each woman to share at different points their learnings/experiences from the exercises we do. I’ve found that this is key in having women see that every single person shares similar challenges that they do. Each week we focus on a different topic – and these topics can range between, limiting believes, creating rituals for success, relationships, career, goal setting etc. I alter the content depending on the needs of the women and ensure that each person gets what they need.

Have you faced any challenges since sharing your personal journey publicly on social media?

I have been pretty fortunate in that I haven’t really had an challenges/negative backlash since sharing my personal journey publicly. I did very early on (going back a few years ago now) have some pretty nasty private messages from people, however, the overwhelming response has been messages of love and compassion and people reaching out to share their own experiences that are unfortunately very similar to mine. I have found that even when people are negative – it often comes from their own fears about stuff in their own life and that it’s generally not about me. I just happen to be the person they take it out on – so I try not to take it personally.

What have been the most rewarding aspects of your coaching journey?

I have to say seeing the transformation in individual clients is the most rewarding thing possible. Each client that comes to me comes with such a unique set of challenges – and seeing the change within them as the weeks coaching together progresses is so incredibly rewarding. There has been some INCREDIBLE transformations within the people that I coach and that is a beautiful thing to see. I like to remind my clients that it’s not me that creates the change – it’s them! I just assist them through the process. They are the ones who make the lasting changes, I just give them the tools to do so and it’s such a rewarding thing to be a part of.


Who influences you?

My family – I am so in awe of them they are honest absolutely incredible and I feel so blessed that I have them to love me and guide me.
I am very inspired by the work authors such as Gabrielle Bernstein and Mel Wells do, and I find their work influential in the coaching world


Describe your typical day in a life:

6am – depending on the day of the week I’m either up getting ready for an f45 session, or already at an f45 session!

7am – Making myself a yummy breakfast – be it a superfood smoothie or salmon and eggs.

9am – On a day that I am coaching clients I am checking in on how clients are going for the week, organising weekly content for my group program and ensuring everything is good to go for that week’s session. If I’m not coaching I might be organising my social media posts for the week and creating content and checking emails etc.

12pm – Break time for me. I either like to meditate or go for a walk in the sunshine. I then have some lunch and decide what I will do for the afternoon – Working from home with coaching I do like to get out and about and change up my environment – so sometimes I will go and meet a friend for lunch just to have a change of scenery.

3pm – So this is generally when I run any errands I need to do such as post things to clients etc.

5pm – When I get ready for an evening of coaching, as most of my clients work full time our coaching sessions are done in the evening and I’m having some early dinner before a night of coaching.

530-830pm – this is when I’m coaching and at my busiest. Sometimes I will have 2-3 clients or a client and my group program. Its pretty go go go which I love and it’s incredible to see the transformation within people from week to week.

9pm – shower and getting ready for bed

930pm – in bed doing a night time self hypnosis recording as I fall asleep


CLARE in a flash:

Coffee or tea? Tea

On your bedside table we’ll find: A salt lamp, phone charger a rose quartz crystal and magnesium spray (which I use before bed for sleeping).

Favourite flowers: I love liliums. I remember my mum used to always buy them growing up and loved the smell, so its always just stuck with me as my favourite.

Book you are currently reading: I am reading a few at the moment! But currently, that is the goddess revolution by Mel Wells and radical self love my gala Darling.

Signature scent: Alien by Thierry Mugler.

5 can’t-live-without handbag contents: In my handbag you will find – a phone charger, some headphones, herbal tea (weird I know but its good to have your favourite tea handy particularly as I move between offices with work), some deodorant and perfume! People often call me Mary Poppins because my handbag is always giant.

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