Today, our society is calling for some radical transformation and there is a longing for a resurgence of the feminine power into our world. Globally, this is already manifesting as more and more women are coming forth on the front seats in government, executive, academic and artistic positions. His Holiness the Dalai Lama made a proclamation that stunned the crowd at the recent Peace Summit in Vancouver: "The world will be saved by the western woman."
At Maria Shriver's Women's conference in long on October 21, an unprecedented 25,000 women gathered for two days of inspiration and transformation under the theme "Women,the Architects of Change."

Intuitively we, as women sense that we have a role to play in this collective change. Our world has become dysfunctional and we realize that ideologies and technologies cannot, on their own, bring about the level of sustainable change that we need in order to engender true transformative solutions to the global problems we are facing. What we need is a collective shift of consciousness and unless we get involved at a personal level, nothing will really change... Yet in order to assume our role in this shift we each must do the inner work that it takes to accomplish our individual and collective mission. As Gandhi said it beautifully: "We must become the change that we want to see in the world.

Women are innately creative, generous, compassionate, and intuitive. We have so much to offer: intimacy, balance, sensuality, joy, and pleasure to name a few... Our nature is to embrace and connect. Yet, the road to regaining our power also entails that we learn to embrace our shadow. Collectively, the feminine shadow shows up as victimization, confusion and loss of power. Too many of us still limit ourselves with all sorts of dis-empowering beliefs as excuses to keep hiding behind the roles that society has imparted on us. As natural multi-taskers,we over fill our agendas, we restlessly care for our families, we overtax our body with comfort foods, we fill up our minds with entertainment, movies,books, more education and even spiritual teachings in the hope that we eventually will feel whole and fulfilled. But it never quite fills that hole that we feel inside. As a result, we end up along the road wondering what this is all about and we keep on going on automatic pilot, dis-empowered. In the mean time, deep down inside there is this nagging feeling that something fundamental is missing...

Our biggest challenge today, as women, is to integrate all the paradoxes that our life brings us: How do we resolve our need to be in the world as active members of society, as care givers for our family and at the same time navigate our deep interior personal space?

Holistic Coaching Studio was born from a desire to empower women to realize their highest potential and to make their greatest contribution to the world. In my personal and professional work over the last fifteen years, I have developed practical and accessible skills and tools to support women discover their authentic selves and reintegrate the feminine back into their lives.

Do you feel intuitively that your purpose is much bigger than the game you have been playing so far in your life? Do you feel that it is time for you to start moving forward and stop putting your inner aspirations last?

"What's holding you back?

What are you waiting for to regain your power and to give the best of yourself to life?

Claire is a professional certified holistic coach who assists women in creating life balance and reaching their highest potential. A French native, Claire has spent 17 years of her life as an expatriate in various European countries, the United States, Africa and the Middle East. She now lives in Washington D.C, with her family, including 3 daughters.

Based on her background as a Traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, Claire has an integral approach and embraces a "whole person" model in coaching. Claire encourages her clients to honor the connection between mind, body and spirit, and she helps them to align and create balance in all planes. Claire brings more than 15 years of personal and professional experience in energy healing, meditation and self development work to her coaching practice.

Author's Bio: 

Claire is a professional life Coach, Acupuncturist, and a Reiki master trained in various holistic modalities who assists women in creating life balance and reaching their highest potential. As well as coaching one on one with clients, she also facilitates workshops and group coaching, both in person – in the US and in France – and via teleconferences.

She currently serves on the faculty of the International Coach Academy .

Claire is a certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (With 11,000 members in 80 countries, ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches).

She is a graduate of the International Coach Academy, and the Center for Transformational Presence . She is currently receiving additional Coach training through Integral Coaching Canada. Claire holds a Master of Science in Oriental medicine from Samra University in Los Angeles, CA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and philosophy from Institut des Langues Orientales (INALCO), Paris, France.

Originally from France, Claire has enjoyed an early and extensive career as a professional international model in Europe, the US and Japan, while pursuing her higher education in Traditional Chinese medicine, language and literature. Buddhism, Oriental philosophies and holistic medicine have been part of her life since her early adult years. In the last twenty years Claire has lived and worked in four continents while assuming various volunteer roles for private foundations and NGOs in Angola and Nigeria, offering her services mostly to women and children. Today, she brings her rich multicultural life and work experiences to the coaching table: Claire’s approach to working with people is holistic and she is passionate about integrating coaching with spirituality, energetic healing, chakra balancing, and other self development modalities.

Claire’s purpose is to contribute to global transformative change in “becoming the change she wants to see in the world” and to inspire and empower other women to become agents of change.
She lives with her husband and their three daughters between Washington DC and Corsica, France and is available for workshops, training, keynote speaking, group and one to one coaching sessions in person and on the phone.