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Claire Lyell - Coach

Claire Lyell

UK Based

Claire is a top global talent expert, a published author on many aspects of career transitions, and has a passion for helping the very best of each individual to emerge as part of the coaching process.


She has worked in 17 countries, 4 continents and 8 languages, always focused on people and culture, but working in roles from General Management, through Recruitment, Marketing, Strategy, Communication Consulting and more.  Companies she has worked in include: The Swire Group, Louis Vuitton/LVMH, Egon Zehnder and more.  Her clients have included PwC, Deloitte, General Electric, Accenture, WPP, Giorgio Armani, IBM, Arcelor Mittal, UBS, BCG and more, so she is exposed to and comfortable with a wide range of industries.  She is also a serial entrepreneur, so loves to help those with their own ambitious plans for later!


As one of Mandarin Consulting’s most longstanding coaches, she has had the pleasure of helping many hundreds of young graduates towards their first career success, and loves to use her knowledge of Asian culture and languages to empathise with the complex but exciting challenge each one faces.


With a degree from Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD, Claire will encourage you to give the best of yourself, while using state of the art coaching techniques.  She will create a safe space for you to think deeply about your dreams and how to attain them.