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Claire has been a BeWell Coach at Stanford for the last five years. She also helps to manage and coach for the Coaching for Health Care Clinicians program, which focuses on reducing burnout since its launch in 2017.
Claire attended the University of California at Santa Cruz and graduated with a degree in psychology and anthropology. Along the professional path that led her to health coaching, Claire worked in a wide array of social service facilities. She worked as a mental health counselor for at-risk youth, providing special education services to children with various mental health needs and as a stabilization counselor at psychiatric health facilities in the Bay Area. This work led to her increased awareness and interest in a holistic approach to health and wellness and was the catalyst for her learning various modalities to treat both physical and mental health concerns. Claire earned her certification as an integrative health coach from Duke University in 2012 and worked at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto. Claire has completed training in mindfulness stress reduction and has a personal interest in reducing one’s stress and improving overall mental and physical health with proper nutrition, physical activity and various body/mind techniques. She is now currently enrolled in a master’s program in public health specializing in community health and health promotion.
Claire grew up in a small town in the foothills of California. Living in such a rural area and growing up on a ranch, she adopted a very active outdoor lifestyle — camping, hiking, playing sports and gardening, which she continues to sustain today.