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Claire Harbour


Claire is a passionate and experienced adviser on all matters related to people, talent and culture. She has in recent years held roles across borders, ranging from coaching, consulting, to mentoring and writing, as well as training. More than 2,000 individuals have grown and developed, supported by Claire’s coaching, and she advises companies, as well as investors, on how to maximise their talent more creatively.

Her earlier career spans work across 4 continents, 17 countries and 8 languages, from the Swire Group to LVMH, Egon Zehnder to independent, freelance opportunities.

Claire writes regularly on talent, publishing articles and books, as well as a monthly magazine. Her book, Disrupt Your Career, with co-author Antoine Tirard, was published in late 2017, to a positive reception.

She has a degree from Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD, and welcomes the opportunity  for projects, coaching and speaking engagements worldwide.

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Can You Bring Your Spirituality to Work?

C. Harbour, A. Tirard, N. Klein

Lessons from executives who integrated their spiritual beliefs into their leadership style.


Pursuing Purpose After Early Retirement

W. Jiang, C. Harbour, A. Tirard

Individuals who achieve financial independence seek greater purpose and meaningful work to enrich their lives.


Reinventing Yourself After a Setback

F. Godart, A. Tirard, C. Harbour

How to survive a significant career defeat and rebuild your professional and personal life.


Why Career Conversations Matter

W. Jiang, C. Harbour, A. Tirard

Meaningful discussions between managers and employees build stronger individuals and organisations.

Family Business

A Career in the Family Business: Duty or Choice?

M. Bennedsen, C. Harbour, A. Tirard

Would-be joiners of family businesses can have their cake and eat it – if they get the ingredients right.


The Hidden Power of Workers From Humble Backgrounds

C. Harbour, W. Jiang, A. Tirard

Businesses need to do more to level the playing field for socioeconomically disadvantaged workers.