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claire steichen

Claire Steichen

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Claire works well with high-achievers who have reached a plateau and are looking for a way forward. Motivation is not usually an issue and the focus is on leveraging their strengths and understanding the roadblocks that are hindering their performance, such as confidence building and improving people management skills.

  • Insight comes when the client understands what the block is and what skills they can acquire to work through it
  • Clients gain influence skills that allow them to better manage relationships, and collaborate more effectively. This leads to improved innovation for the organization
  • Claire spent two decades in corporate sales and marketing, so have been in her clients’ shoes and she focuses on how their outcomes link to organizational results


Based in New York, USA, Claire trains and coaches in English and French and also speaks Spanish 

Specialist Areas

  • Leadership Development for Middle and Senior Managers
  • Leading High Performance Teams
  • Coaching Skills
  • Communication Skills for Managers
  • Public Speaking

Corporate Experience

Since 2008, Claire has worked with professionals from Fortune 500 companies and Forbes, primarily in the beauty and financial services sectors and with several executive education programs at Columbia Business School and School of International and Public Affairs. 

Her corporate experience includes - 

  • Givaudan Fragrances, 6/01- 6/08, New York, NY: Sales account manager. Over eight years covered Estee Lauder, Victoria’s Secret Beauty, La Prairie, Mary Kay,
  • Marketing Consultant, 9/00-6/01, New York, NY: Lancome Paris, Kane Bortree Associates
  • Christian Dior Perfumes, 7/97-6/00 New York, NY: Marketing Manager, led $60M US launch for j’adore fragrance
  • Lancome, Paris, 6/94-5/97, New York, NY: Marketing Manager Skincare


  • 2014 - Professional Certified Coach (ICF)
  • 2010 - Co-active Coach certification – Coach Training Institute, San Rafael, CA
  • 1993 - Masters in Business Administration - Columbia Business School, New York, NY
  • 1989 - Bachelor of Arts – Boston University, Boston, MA