“Devi presented at a Charity Careers conference that I attended. I was immediately on the edge of my seat, clinging on her every word of advice. Her presentation was energetic and thought provoking, I came away more confident to pursue my social enterprise. Later, Devi was very approachable and gave friendly advice and provided useful contacts to help me. I definitely recommend Devi for social enterprise advice and guidance”.
Lee, Social Entrepreneur
Louise, teleseminar participant
Devi has been coaching me while setting up my social enterprise, and I could not be pursuing my vision without her. Her patience and understanding has really helped me to face head-on the difficulties I have had in starting a business. She has been encouraging and supportive, which has been most valuable when I felt like giving up. Devi makes me feel safe to explore and conquer all the aspects that hold me back in pursuing the work that fulfills me.
Claudia Goldblatt,Social Entrepreneur and founder of Bridge 12
Working with Devi has completely set me on another path. She asked me questions which no-one had ever asked me before. The answers came from me, but I couldn’t have done it without her. From being an employee who was miserable, I have become a freelancer who is earning more and doing good, producing work for third sector organisations. I used not to know how I would pay the bills. Now it feels like there is no limit to my earnings, other than what I do or don’t do. And I am making a difference to the people that matter to me at the same time.
Louise Scott, freelance journalist & subeditor,
specialising in young people’s charity communications
I came to coaching because I was stuck in my career or search of it and didn’t feel fulfilled in the jobs I was doing. I wanted to find something meaningful and direction.
Being coached by Devi gave me the guidance and direction to look at my career in a totally new perspective and motivated me to do more. Most of all I would like to say thanks for always leaving me feeling so positive after our sessions. The sessions were always rewarding. I felt like I was achieving something throughout the time we worked together it was very inspirational. I liked that the sessions were not conventional or what I had previously presumed coaching to be. It’s very effective and I could always see the value in the way you coached.
“I just finished reading very quickly “If you felt worthy,
what would you be capable of?” on your webpage. Wow! what a powerful statement. I do think we all as human beings go through stages of transition and where the monster within us starts eating up our confidence particularly when there have been key life changes such as divorce, motherhood or bereavement. I have just come back home from an eight hour session on Career Coaching at CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and had make sure this monster doesn’t flourish again… as I have a lot of inner questions about myself and where I’m I heading in terms of career and work-life balance. Again I have had to take stock of my resources and inner resilience as I enter the very competitive market of job-hunting. My contract was only for a year and it is coming to an end in May. My biggest fear is making sure that rejection letters from employers do not erode my confidence.”
Cundiamor, NewLeaf newsletter subscriber
“I have dealt with Devi Clark from New Leaf since February 2011 to May 2011 during which time she provided excellent support and guidance. Before taking up coaching sessions with Devi, I conducted my business haphazardly and lacked confidence. I had been in business for 6 months. I had no business knowhow as my background is nursing.
Devi allowed me to dream big, set big impossible goals and helped me explore how I can achieve them. Devi helped me realise how my heritage and values have influenced my business and how these values stand for the business philosophy. Devi also helped me explore our market and customer base, address the pricing strategy and explored social media and how it can benefit the business.
I am now putting systems in place to monitor the business. My confidence has grown as I believe in myself and values.
I strongly recommend Devi Clark as a business coach.”
Laetitia Dube, Coaching client
“I found my session with Devi enormously helpful and stimulating. Having felt very stuck at the beginning of the session, by the end I felt I had new ways of looking at things and had connected with something deeper than just my usual ruts of thought which were getting me nowhere. I was impressed by Devi’s intuitive approach and by her ability to find ways of helping me experience things in a way that was meaningful to me. I also enjoyed her lightness of touch which she combined with an ability to get down to the really serious stuff. It is still work progress but I feel optimistic that I may finally be able to move forward.”
“Devi is an enabler in every sense. She is extremely bright, insightful and above all honest. Bill Law talks of turning points—conversations and/or experiences that change the course of events for people. My conversations with Devi helped me map the universe around my work developing www.talkingjobs.net, giving me a better portrait of the world I was learning to inhabit. I believe those conversations, and the supporting research information she provided, were an important turning point in my own journey to move things on. I say Devi Rocks.”
Director, Periscope Projects
June 7, 2010