Claire Derry

Claire has diverse experience in coaching both SMEs and senior executives in large corporations in the UK and overseas.

She has held a variety of positions including Governor and Chair of Strategic Development at The Arts Institute, Bournemouth and multiple Director roles at ActionCOACH and RocheMartin, which give her a broad and dynamic insight into high-performance cultures.

As well as being a core Coode Associate, Claire also sits on the Coode Advisory Board and brings a specialist knowledge of emotional intelligence and its application in developing leadership skills.

As a Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors, she has been involved in facilitating numerous seminars and programmes focused on Director Development.

Previously, she was a senior entertainment industry professional, spending 15 years as Managing Director of her own agency.  Following a management buyout in 1986, she was the founding director of Link Licensing where she grew the company rapidly.  In 1999, Link was ranked by Virgin Atlantic and The Sunday Times as one of the fastest growing private companies in the UK.