Self-Employment Case Study- Executive Coach

Claudia Day, current student, MSc Coaching and Behavioural Change, Executive Coach

  1. What or who inspired you to become self-employed?
  • My dad, my kids and my university studies. My dad was always self-employed, having kids made me want flexibility, and my university studies (MIT and Henley) made me feel it was doable.
  1. Have you been in employment other than self-employment? What are the main differences between your previous employment experiences and being self-employed?
  • Working on one role, versus having to work across many roles. Working with a bigger team when in employment.
  1. What are the top three skills that have helped you in your self-employment journey?
  • Self-learning.
  • Talking to your network- always talk to others to test your thoughts
  • Perseverance- it is a hard, lonely and long route
  1. What are the biggest challenges you have faced in self-employment?
  • Prioritising- there is so much to do, and it is difficult to always know what needs to go first.