CAREER COACH CLAUDIA FOX

CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL COACH

CERTIFIED COACHES ALLIANCE, CANADA

INTERNATIONAL COACHING FEDERATION MEMBER

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MY PROFESSIONAL MISSION:  To influence and inspire you achieve your goals.

MY STORY

When I was in my twenties, I used to feel intimidated when I was asked to a party.  I was living in New York City as a single person with roommates.  I was always afraid the issue of college would come up.  If someone asked me if I had a college degree or which college I went to, I would freeze and feel shame.  It took me over a year of feeling this way before I devised a plan.  I began to ask the host or hostess ahead of time if there was something I could do to help with the event and that helped me take the focus off myself.  Soon I became more confident because I had a task for the evening and it made me feel connected and like I belonged.  I began to ask others questions about themselves which made me feel more comfortable over time. As I began to reach out and connect to more people, I discovered, not everyone had a college degree, but most people were embarrassed by it.  Often people lied on their resume just to get their foot in the door or a company. Through the years I focused on getting my own coaching, going to therapy and figuring out myself how to become a business success.  I have accomplished so much and would like to help you feel good about yourself, degree or not.  Because of my background, I can honestly say I am like a business therapist.  I can help you with defeating patterns as well as figure out what makes your heart sing.  I can get you on the road to finding your passion and helping you make money doing something you love.  It takes time and patience but what is the alternative?  Dreading getting up each morning to go to work or shuffling along anxiously awaiting retirement.  I am doing what I love to do and I actually don’t even want to retire. I believe I can help you to feel as much aliveness and joy as I do. (Go to video tab to view interviews with people who are successful without a college degree to hear the obstacles they encountered growing up).

Here are some reasons you might want coaching:

  • Wanting to start your own business, but never getting to step 1?
  • Have a great idea but never do anything about it?
  • Quit work to be a Mom and need something more to occupy your days?
  • Unexpectedly laid off from your job and too much time has passed?
  • Working hard but need more money and afraid to ask for a raise?
  • Wanting a promotion but afraid to ask for it?
  • Need a career path?
  • Hate getting up to go to work each day?
  • You just graduated from high school and can’t figure out what to do next?

TO GET YOU STARTED:  I offer you a FREE 60 MINUTE INTRODUCTORY COACHING SESSION.  After we establish your goals and decide what you want to achieve through coaching, we can work together for a committed OPTIMUM PLAN for a half hour weekly or full hour every other week, your choice.  I also offer a FLEXIBLE PLAN, an open format where we decide together how often you would like to meet and set the appointments according to your schedule.  I recommend the OPTIMUM PLAN as this is where I have seen the speediest results.  But again, this is up to you.

ONE-ON-ONE OR IN GROUPS

Claudia is a career coach and her sessions are offered nationally via phone individually and in groups.  She works with each client to create a business plan, set goals and take actions toward making their dreams comes true.

EVALUATED AND COACHED CLIENTS TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS

Claudia Fox has a stellar reputation as a one-on-one coach and group trainer for people wanting to move to the next level or start their own business.  Claudia offers confidence, patience and enthusiasm to every individual and group she works with.  Her history include evaluating, coaching and training thousands of individuals, many of them executives who have attained higher career levels and were able to recognize their valuable contributions by transferring their skills and talents to new companies or starting their own businesses. At Bernard Haldane, where Claudia was an Executive Coach for more than four years, more than 90 percent of her clients increased their salary packages by using negotiation skills that she taught them.

VOLUNTEER WORK

In addition to coaching people who want to move ahead in their lives, Claudia has also spent hundreds of hours volunteering her time to develop and lead workshops for non-college and college-bound teens to help them get a greater understanding of the options available to them, specifically at Mt. Vernon High School, Mt. Vernon, NY, and the Boys & Girls Club in Stamford, CT. These workshops addressed career assessment, career exposure, resume writing, networking and interviewing skills as well as interview role playing. She has also involved the community by encouraging them to provide shadowing and mentoring positions for prospective part and full-time job openings for the teens.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Claudia also brought a Texas based “Prepared4Life” Program to New York City on June 3, 2012, called “Lemonade Day” where she enrolled over 1,700 youth into a program that taught them how to be entrepreneurs through making and selling lemonade at a home-made lemonade stand.  The streets of New York City were lined with stands through cooperative arrangements made with establishments, which lent their support to the youngsters efforts to learn business skills. Harlem, Chinatown, Brooklyn, Jamaica, Queens, Long Island City, White Plains and Manhattan were some of the areas in which Lemonade Day took place.  Claudia was interviewed by CBS and Fox & Friends.   ABC ran a video of Lemonade Day on their network. To see more of the project, go to “Videos” and see the CBS interview or go to www.NYC.LemonadeDay.org and you will see Claudia at work.

You can also see Claudia’s other charitable projects under the title “Charity” work on the banner above.

PUBLICITY

Claudia Fox was interviewed by Marsha Gordon, President of the Westchester Business Council about her career business services. The interview was aired on WVOX. She was also featured on Peekskill’s New York cablevision show “Healthscope” talking about the affects corporate downsizing has had on executives. She co-hosted two cablevision shows, one called “Turn Your Passion into Profit” and the other “Get a Job” which aired in White Plains, New York, every Monday and Friday nights at 8:30PM for two years running where she gave tips on how to get a job and interviewed people who were passionate about their careers.  Claudia has promoted her book on Joe Franklin’s Bloomberg radio show and given positive advice on success, job finding and how to go on an interview on Armand DiMele’s “The Positive Mind” radio show on WBAI, New York.  Claudia was also interviewed on CBS, Fox & Friends and ABC.

 HOBBIES

Claudia has skiied all over the world including; France, Austria, Italy in Europe and in Salt Lake City, Snowbird, Aspen, Vail, Mt. Snow,  Stratton Mountain in the United States.  She has travelled throughout the world and most recently visited Russia and five surrounding countries on a cruise to the Baltic Sea where she said, “The educational value was mind-blowing!” Dance being her current favorite hobby, Claudia can often been seen on the ballroom dance floor and at country & western dances in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Colorado, Texas and Florida. She is as passionate about dancing as she is real estate.

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR THE POTENTIAL CLIENT

Perhaps you have a pretty clear idea of what you want to improve in your life, such as becoming more assertive or starting your own business, and have begun to take a look at real estate as your career. You may have already formulated a plan but have somehow never really gotten around to carrying it through.  Frustration is showing up because the plan is a good one and you really want to put it into action.

Over time as procrastination sets in, you are beginning to think of reasons not to begin and are becoming more discouraged along the way.  You are now thinking that you don’t have the time to get the business plan set into action and have too many other things to do first.

What’s going on?  Are you simply weak or lazy?  One can even guess that you have beaten yourselves up about this issue a fair number of times.  The good news is that the reason you are blocked may have nothing to do with weakness, laziness, or any other trait that one could use to “label” you.  You may well be blocked because deep down you don’t believe that you are capable of executing your plan.  Or even worse, that you don’t really deserve happiness in your life.  It call comes down to beliefs.

UNDERSTANDING HOW YOUR BELIEFS SHAPE YOU

You can lack resources and your future plans can be little more than a few random scribbles on the back of an envelope, yet if your motivation is right and you really believe you can accomplish what you want to do, your plans can blossom.  History is full of men and women who defied the odds and overcame seemingly immovable obstacles to reach their goals.  These people all had one thing in common; an unshakable belief that they were exactly the right person at exactly the right moment in time to achieve whatever they set out do do, whether scaling an impossible mountain or winning a marathon.

In life, coaching a belief is simply a feeling of conviction about something, specifically about oneself, and strong positive beliefs are the foundation for action.  Holding negative beliefs are ones that no longer serve you well, have the opposite effect and keep you stuck.  Your inner critic specializes in these destruction beliefs and can produce them at the drop of a hat.

Beliefs are tricky things.  For the most part they tend to appear logical and watertight, that is their nature, but whole communities have built their worldview on beliefs that were later proved wrong.  For example the world isn’t flat but people used to believe that it was and wasted a lot of energy in formulating strategies to avoid falling off the edge.

The beliefs that hold someone back are not truer than the beliefs that spur someone into positive action, so why not choose to focus on the beliefs that get you the great results you want?

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH COACH CLAUDIA

Coaching has been proven to work when the client is willing to grow and when there is an obvious gap between where the client is and where he or she wants to be. With me as your coach, you will:

1.  Make Broader Actions

Ultimately, all of us do what we want to do under any circumstance. To find out what you really want for yourself and your business is our first task. I help you to distinguish between what you coulda, shoulda, oughta and have to do to get where you want to go. Once you understand and create your ideal goal, you are much more likely to take actions to reach it.

2.  Balanced Life

Having it all, means having a balanced life. And in doing so, it often means that we must be selfish. I will work with you to help assist you in a plan that will get your needs met by establishing a personal foundation.

3.  Make Financial Freedom

Money. We have to have it. Chances are you know that you can make more money. I will work with you to assist you in ways to look at advancing your income, pay off old bills, set up a financial plan, and help design a strategy for you to earn more from your professional efforts in the future.

4.  Reach More and More

When anyone has a partner they trust, they will always reach for more because they can afford to.

5.  Make Better Decision for Yourself and Your Business

Every single client of mine is smart. Yet, they still use me. Why, because everyone can use a sounding board, share ideas with someone who understands them and is subjective enough to want a lot for them. Just in talking about your options with someone who can listen and often provide valuable feedback helps issues to become crystal clear. You will always get honest, constructive views.

6.  Have A lot More Sustainable Energy

When you are happy, productive and free from tolerations and problems, you are always going to feel better!

Diploma of Certification

Having successfully completed all accredited studies and challenges associated with the Success Conversion Coaching™ program which is equivalent to the recognition of “Certified Life Coach” Express Coaching™ and the Certified Coaches Alliance.

Click here to view my International Coach Certification.

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Now You Can Discover The Secrets of Men and Women Who Have Taken Alternative Paths to Achieve Extraordinary Success In Their Lives!

Now, for the first time, you can learn how people in “DEGREES OF SUCCESS” Inspiring Stories and Secrets to Success have achieved astonishing success using “street smarts.”

Hi, I’m Claudia Fox and I invite you to read their inspiring stories in my brand new book, “DEGREES OF SUCCESS” Inspiring Stories and Secrets to Success. Now you’re wondering… is this book right for you? Then please let me ask you something…

Could You Be In One Of These Three Places Right Now?

  1. Are you feeling inferior and stopped from pursuing your dream because you don’t have a college degree?
  2. Do you have a college degree but have not achieved the success in life you’ve craved? Or…
  3. Are you already successful with or without a college degree but still feel you haven’t reached the goals you’ve set for yourself?

Well, I’m here to tell you: IT DOESN’T MATTER! Whatever your status is today, you’ll be moved by the touching and heart-warming stories of the courageous and dynamic individuals who refused to allow obstacles, setbacks and adversity to derail them in their relentless quest for success, fulfillment and happiness.

You Will Be Astounded When You Read How

  • A tender six-year-old girl who was abused by an alcoholic father nevertheless stayed true to her heart to become an award-winning artist.
  • An innocent young boy diagnosed with attention deficit disorder whose father signed him out of school at age sixteen went on to create his own thriving high-end auto body shop business and become financially independent by investing in real estate.
  • A young woman who suffered from severe acne and started out as a secretary worked her way up to becoming a famous author.
  • A determined young man who felt fat and ugly as a child received an award for selling the second highest amount of one nationwide company’s product at the age of twelve and later became the president of a large hotel franchise.
  • A teenager who quit high school to get married to the love of her life later became the Mayor of a town in Texas.

These determined individuals discovered their unique ability and refused to be weighed down by the judgments and labels society placed upon them.

Read their stories… model their success… and your life will be enhanced in ways you cannot now even begin to imagine by their wisdom.

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“Claudia Fox has written an enlightening book that will demonstrate to you, that although education may be the key that will unlock doors, with only dedication and desire, you can blow them right off their hinges.”
– John Roland, WNYW, FOX 5

Testimonials

I feel more and more comfortable with the entire process of obtaining listings and working with difficult buyers.  In general you taught me how to improve my business.  I think you are an inspiring leader.

Lenore Norman
Claudia Fox has a unique gift when it comes to coaching.  She is very focused and one of the most positive people I have ever met.  She always found the ‘good’ in whatever the situation is.  She is a total delight and inspiration to work with.

Amy Elfman
I just want to express how much your guidance and coaching has improved my sales in the last 22 months.  As you know my production has greatly improved over the year and continues to improve and it is because of your diligent help in the months you were my manager.  Thank you for giving me the time and attention and seeing my potential.

I have had many managers in the past – but none with your perception and ability to see potential in people.   Your spending time to develop that potential was awesome and paid off for me.  I also want to mention you ability to stay calm and positive under some challenging situations that you have helped me through.  You taught me so much about how to maintain composure and keep goal oriented.

Stephanie Schaffer
“It is a pleasure to thank you for the support that you have given me during our time together in the West Side office, especially in moments of stress.  Your positive talks at our meetings have been very helpful in our travails and our activities for achieving good business.  In addition to your wonderful office “personality”, you have an incredibly positive attitude about all that we are doing and trying to do.”

Elaine Flug
“As my manager, Claudia, you were always coaching us to stay motivated and positive.  We now believe we can accomplish whatever we set our minds to.  You created an atmosphere in this office that was always upbeat.”

Carole Zehner
“I had the extreme good fortune to work with you at Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy.  As the manager of the office, you always projected the highest level of professionalism and sound judgment.  In an industry where complications arise constantly and emotions can sometimes get the best of us, your calm demeanor and positive outlook were deeply appreciated. 

 Claudia, above all else you were an excellent coach to the office.  You worked tirelessly to meet with agents in both group and one-on-one settings to help them achieve the goals they set for themselves.  The originality of your ideas, calm demeanor, general kindness and can-do attitude were essential to the office achieving such impressive sales results.

On a personal level, I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from you.  You are a professional of the highest integrity.  You may have held the title of Manager, but you were without a doubt always coaching me to the best I could be.”

Lee Sender
You have been a supportive and creative manager who managed to convert this office into a warm cohesive environment.  I’ve worked at Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy for ten years and you are the first manager who has organized practice sessions.

Tracy Skaler