Clare Davis

pro Member - ONLINE Network: Gloucestershire & South Glos

Nova Associates

I believe "Once you truly know about people, you will succeed at work and in life." My passion is to help middle managers build relationships to build and support their teams when they have mental health concerns and communication blocks.

A bit about me...

I believe "Once you truly know about people, you will succeed at work and in life."
My passion is to help middle managers build relationships to build and support their teams when they have mental health concerns and communication blocks. I have a strong background in middle management, delivering quality coaching, training and facilitation for over 20 years. I have a passion for developing staff, especially middle managers, so they communicate more successfully in order to drive better relationships and business growth.
Were you aware that 1 in 4 of us will experience at least one mental health problem in one year?
That is a quarter of your workforce.
How much does that cost you?
What is the impact on your organisation?
The FINANCIAL COST TO BRITISH BUSINESS of mental ill-health is an estimated £26 billion per year. That equals…… £1035 for every employee (Source - Centre for Mental Health)
Mental Health Training and support is becoming more recognised as a concern for businesses. I work with small, medium and large organisations to understand the importance of recognising stress in their teams to help their staff cope with the pressured business world to be more productive and profitable. 
 I understand how difficult it is for Mental Health First Aiders and Managers to have the conversation about mental health, so I run specific courses to build their confidence to have the conversation and strategise ways to prevent Mental Health concerns with their teams.
If you’re looking for Middle Management or Mental Health Training, I run keynotes, workshops and approved Mental Health First Aid England courses to inform, educate and inspire good middle management and mental health skills in all business organisations.
"Very good session that really opened my eyes to the signs of mental health issues" Max Arthey, Team Leader, BlackRock
Examples of clients I have worked with includes: AVMI, BlackRock, Cantel Medical, Celgene, Coca Cola, Companies House, Deloittes, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Hella, Lloyds Group, Prudential, Shutterstock, Specsavers, Uber.
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Contact me to find out how I can help you, your company or organisation.
07960 559 593


"“There was really good interaction and questioning was really focused. Clare allowed time for us to share our thoughts and responses. The best part though is that this is structured in a way which everyone has to make applicable to their own context and situation, making it really relevant. Thank you Clare! “ "

Recommended by Iffat Chaudhry, Bid Manager at CDEC Limited

"Having used Nova Associates on a number of occasions to develop staff, I have no hesitation in recommending the service Clare Davis provides. Clare has been flexible in providing training/coaching for Quality Solicitors Burroughs Day, using the knowledge of the firm she has taken time to tailor her material to our needs. In addition to providing precourse work and communicating with delegates directly, Clare has also ensured that objectives were achieved and individuals developed by assisting delegates with formulating personal actions plans and contacting delegates following workshops/one to one sessions by sending post course emails and following up by telephone where appropriate."

Recommended by Nicole Krzanowski - Senior HR Advisor Burroughs Day Solicitors

My blogs

Breathing and meditation - techniques to keep us positive.

by Clare Davis on 18th May 2020

How positive are you feeling? What has helped you stay positive over the last couple of months? Staying positive has really helped my mental health. Prior to Covid-19, I have been told on many occasions to do breathing exercises and...

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A bit more about me

What's the most enjoyable thing about your work?
Meeting people and seeing them achieve success.

What is your vision for your business?
We work on a longterm partnership basis with our clients to help them develop teams, change habits and ultimately reach their targets and see results.

If you could give one single piece of advice to a new start up business, what would it be?
Get advice from experienced successful business owners.

Which business person or company do you admire most and why?
Dr Chatterjee The foot pillar plan

Which one phrase or quote sums up your attitude to business life?
Once you truly know about people, you will succeed in work and in life.

What made you join WMB and how do you plan to make the most of the network?
To meet other like minded business women - do,do,do and be active.

What do you do at week-ends?
My kids, my kids, my kids!

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 2 luxury items would you take?
My Husband and my kids.

What book are you currently reading?
The Answer by John Assaraf

What book(s) would you recommend?
The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Who's your personal hero and why?
Kate Middleton, she's amazing!

What is your worst experience in business or work?
I'd rather not say!

What was your first ever job?
Receptionist in a GP's surgery.

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
Bristol! It's home......