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“Find the Time and Energy to Flourish”
Clare Knottenbelt BVSc MSc DSAM MRCVS
One of Many™ Certified Women’s Coach

Find the Time and Energy to Flourish

I work with vets who feel exhausted from trying to do everything and doing none of it well enough and as a result are starting to fall out of love with the work that once felt like their calling. I help them take back control of their lives and reconnect with the passion they’ve lost.

Clare Knottenbelt BVSc MSc DSAM MRCVS
One of Many™ Certified Women’s Coach

Clare Knottenbelt
women's coach Clare Knottenbelt
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One to One Coaching program

Finding Sustainable Empowerment:

Finding Sustainable Empowerment is a 12 week 1 to 1 coaching program individually tailored to help vets who feel out of control, exhausted and stuck in a cycle of busy-ness. The program is delivered through hourly online coaching sessions to enable busy people to fit the sessions in at times that work for them.

Sustainability is a buzz word now. It represents our new understanding that to survive we need to manage our use of limited planetary resources. The same applies to our personal resources. Our energy, time, strength, creativity and love are all limited and yet we often allow our resources to become depleted. This can leave us feeling exhausted, disillusioned and disheartened and unable to lead the life we hoped for.

Finding Sustainable Empowerment shows you new ways of making the most of your personal resources, ensuring that they can be renewed, supported and developed. Allowing you to become inspired and dynamic and to take back control of your life making it better for you and those around you.

Group coaching workshops

Finding your Best Self Workshop

Finding your best self is a 3-hour online workshop for up to 12 people designed to take help you escape from a sense of overwhelming busy-ness and find new sources of energy and strength. If you feel short on time and energy most of the time, then this work shop will help you understand where you are being depleted and shows you simple tools to allow you to replenish your energy and inner strength.


Finding Fulfilment Workshop

Finding fulfilment is a 3 hour online workshop for up to 12 people designed to help you identify the barriers to fulfilment that have been holding you back and give you the tools to find a vision for your future that is aligned with your purpose in life.

If you are struggling to combine work and home life, feel like you are doing it all badly and wonder what all the hard graft to get to this point has actually been for, then this workshop will give you clarity on why you have been sticking with it. If you have considered changing careers or even stopping work to regain some balance in your life, this workshop will give you tools to help you identify what it is that could give you the purpose and self-worth you truly want from your life.

“Before I started working with Clare my life felt chaotic and stressful. I felt overwhelmed by work and couldn’t see a way of getting rid of those feelings. I felt I was unable to prioritise tasks efficiently. I felt guilty doing anything other than work as felt was continually behind.

I had no time for ‘me stuff’ or for my friends or partner. I didn’t like the person I had become, I felt I was grumpy and not nice to be around
I was initially hesitant about coaching as didn’t want it to feel like counselling and was worried talking about things wouldn’t actually help and only take up more time.

However I realised that something had to give or things would only get worse. I felt I was becoming very anxious, not coping and this was really affecting me and my relationships with work colleagues and friends in a negative way.

Since working with Clare I have seen some really positive changes in myself.

I have realised that making time for myself is so important, giving myself permission to have times during day and week to meet my needs
I feel calmer, kinder, more considerate
The tools that have helped me most are soft play, hearth and realm, retiring superwoman (trying to anyway!), the need for different power types for different tasks and situations.

My life now feels better, I am not 100% there yet but a work in progress. Just like training a dog is an ongoing process, I’ve learnt that I am a work in progress, I am really striving to be the best version of myself every day.

I realise now I may not always get it right but that’s ok and I can learn from this. I listen more to my team, to clients and to my family and friends. Making me look inward at myself and how I deal with situations has changed my life for the better.

I would highly recommend Clare for coaching, she has empathy and clarity, that she understands the pressure of veterinary profession and leadership has made the sessions so much easier. I look forward to continuing to work with Clare in the future.”

Shona, Ayrshire

“I started coaching with Clare as I was feeling overwhelmed as a vet and busy mum to three young children, and struggling to establish myself in a new leadership role. The benefits have been enormous – I have gained confidence in myself as a clinician, parent, colleague and leader and I have learnt tools to help me in a whole range of situations, both at work and at home.

I have developed a much better understanding of myself and how to make the most of my strengths and stop my weaknesses being a hindrance. I now feel able to advocate for myself, my beliefs and my vision.

Life will continue to provide challenges but the techniques I have been taught will help me meet them and respond in a positive, productive way. Clare’s kindness, understanding, compassion, encouragement and knowledge is truly inspirational. “

Kate, Northumberland

“I completed a course of life coaching with Clare two years ago. The skills that I learnt I still use every single day. Taking time out of the fast pace of life as a busy vet and mother to explore my core values, my beliefs and my strengths has given me more confidence in my ability to make decisions within my integrity and follow this up with behaviour that aligns with who I am and who I want to be. Clare helped me find my voice again and I am forever grateful for that.

Clare’s style of life coaching is grounded in nurturing compassion, bringing out your self-belief in your ability to be the best version of yourself that you can be. Clare uses metaphor and story to inspire your imagination about who you might be in your world (think fantasy novel style). This makes the experience fun for people who need to disconnect from their overwhelming reality in order to undergo life changing personal growth.

Wholeheartedly recommend Clare to anyone thinking about life coaching.”

Dr. Krissy Green

HE’VN and Exotic Animal Acupuncture, RCVS recognised Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine

“I started my journey with Clare last last year after reaching a point of feeling overwhelmed and exhausted with running a business and being a busy mum.

My sessions with Clare teach me the tools to live a lighter life embracing my vulnerabilities and realising my strengths. I don’t think I would have navigated the difficult journey I have faced over the past few months without her guidance and I leave every session with her feeling lighter.

I didn’t anticipate how much her gentle coaching, empathy and understanding of the challenges faced in both my profession and being mum would help me, my family and even my work team! Can’t recommend highly enough.”

Kerry Molloy

Since undertaking the programme, I have noticed many changes in me, and with my home life. There is much less tension at home, and I am able to enjoy my life and my family much more. These changes have also filtered through to work, and I have a much clearer idea about where my life is headed and what I need to do to achieve my goals.

At the end of the programme I felt much less the victim and much more empowered to be true to myself and to ensure my needs are met. I would recommend this programme to any woman who seems to be stuck in a negative loop, but who wants to take control of their life back to make it better for them and those close to them.



I’ve so valued this experience with Clare. She has supported me to grow, feel more trusting and confident in myself. I can see the woods for the trees, the importance of my vision and mission over and above the limiting beliefs and stuff, literal and metaphorical, that keep me pinned down in supposed safety!

I’m braver, calmer, more patient, focused and grateful than before.



“When I started Clare’s coaching course as a vet, mother, wife and business owner with a strong sense of imposter syndrome, I never imagined the impact it would have in my life.

As Clare is also a vet, wife, mother and business owner, her advice and her knowledge of how to work through each aspect of my life and pull me up have been quite life-changing. Clare has an extraordinary way of asking exactly the right questions and bringing out the very best answers through her coaching methods.

I have loved every session. I can only recommend Clare so highly to other professionals to experience exactly what I have and carry such positivity forward in every avenue of my life.”


Director & Vet, Just be Kind Dog Food Ltd

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