Clarity Angel - direction for you and your organisation

Professional excellence and sound personal values make strong business partners
My core beliefs include having a strong sense of justice, fairness and honesty and it is these beliefs that enable my clear-thinking, straightforward, supportive approach that my clients love. I am able to cut through the "background noise" that often cloud personal judgement during times of great change. Clients are in agreement that my professionalism and ethical beliefs make me a sound business partner for them and their organisations.

GrowthAccelerator is a National programme whose objective is to promote business growth

Carol Barnes, Clarity Angel & Growth Coach
I am a registered and approved Growth Coach for Growth Accelerator, one of the UK government's best kept business support secrets helping ambitious businesses achieve rapid and sustainable growth by providing tailored expert advice. In 2012 Growth Accelerator was quietly launched and has enjoyed very little marketing from the delivery partners. Because of this, they are £millions behind target in helping micro and SME businesses achieve their growth plans. Make the website you your first port of call, but then call me so I or one of Clarity Angel's senior consultants can guide you through the maze to get your financial support. Find out more at

Excellence through Executive Coaching

A Masters-level coach with a strong business performance improvement background, Carol has been variously described by others as practical, energetic, loyal, helpful, reliable, caring, objective, thorough, organised, kind and demanding. As your coach this means you can expect whole-hearted support for your success using dynamic techniques that challenge and clarify your thinking.
Carol’s flexible action-coaching approach combines powerfully with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to help you achieve your goals more quickly and dissolve age-old barriers that might currently inhibit your success.  Carol is a careful listener skilled at providing astute insight to help you develop clear action plans to improve personal and professional performance.
Carol provides one-to-one support and development to individuals who need:
  • A critical friend
  • To clarify personal or professional direction
  • To be challenged to expand thought processes to increase creativity and bring about business or cultural change
Carol is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), and regularly attends development meetings for CPD to keep her coaching skills bright. Carol says, “Learning from others at the EMCC network meetings is a fantastic experiential development opportunity! I find other experienced coaches willing to challenge my delivery style, encouraging me always to see new ways of working with clients to get ensure they get the best from coaching sessions.”
Relevant client projects include:
  • Strategic review and Executive Coaching with CEO of Barking and Dagenham CVS
  • Executive coaching using NLP to support improved teamwork within Ealing Centre for Independent Living
  • Group coaching of Dance United Board to clarify implementation methods of strategic plan 
  • GetSET coaching for women to overcome real and perceived career development barriers in science, engineering and technology sectors
What others have said:
“I have to say Carol is excellent and helps me get to the nub of things.” 
Sian Vasey OBE, Director, Ealing Centre for Independent Living
“My lack of confidence was stopping me from going for promotion in a male dominated IT environment. I don’t lack skills or knowledge just confidence. Coaching gave me coping mechanisms to overcome my negative emotional response I get in a stressful situation, such as an interview or public speaking.  The positive outcome was getting that promotion and the confidence to be me.  I would definitely encourage other women to do the same.”
Rebecca Skelhorn, Associate Business Analyst, Astra Zeneca
“Carol’s coaching helps me make time to develop in a non-threatening environment. She is a very good listener and distils nuggets of information that enable her to develop my approach to what I can do to improve.”
Bob Greening-Jackson, Assistant Official Receiver, Insolvency Service
“We all very much appreciated working with Carol in the group coaching session with the Board. Her facilitation was sensitive, intelligent and highly appropriate.”
Michelle Bynoe, Director, Dance United
Relevant Qualifications and Professional Memberships
Level 7 in Management Consultancy - CPD
ILM Level 7 Executive Coaching
Diploma in NLP - INLPTA
Certificate in Company in Direction – IoD
Licensed Assessor and Adviser for Investors in People Standards
EFQM (2013) Assessor
Member of European Mentoring and Coaching Council
How can I help you? Drop me a line or call me and talk things through.

I hold a number of strong personal beliefs that have come to represent my own professional values.
Honesty is my number one priority. I won't take on anything I can't do and I believe in building on your strengths to find your answers. Clients like that I keep my promises and get things done quickly. I provide honest feedback on personal and business situations to help you develop progressive action plans that are well founded.

My feedback to you goes through three communications gates to ensure all views are honest, constructive and developmental.
Gate One - Is it true?
A great deal of research and diagnostic assessment will have provided the basis for this truth before the information passes through the next gate.
Gate Two - Is it kind?
This may seem idealistic but whether personal or professional communication is involved, people are still at the heart of it all and deserve to be treated respectfully. Finally, all communication passes through the third gate.
Gate Three - Is it necessary?
Even bad news can be given constructively, focused on creating a forward looking path to help you find clarity and direction.
My holistic approach is about improvement. Whether you are trying to achieve personal goals or organisational growth, areas for performance improvement can be reviewed and planned objectively.
As a member of a number of professional bodies, I am focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - I will do everything possible to meet your expectations.
However you choose to work with Clarity Angel, I'm sure you'll be delighted with the results. A number of past clients have said positive things about the intervention and support I have provided. Look around the website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me.
"A thousand mile journey proceeds with single steps."