Claire Bankole

Christian Life Coach

Helping people of faith take brave steps

to build deeply fulfilled and sustainable lives.

Do you struggle to get out of bed and start each day, exhausted by the year that’s been and not sure where you’ll find the strength to do another day?

Are you finishing each work day feeling hopeless, in tears because you don’t want to do it all over again in the morning but there doesn’t seem to be a way to change things?

Or maybe over the last few weeks and months the realisation is dawning on you that you feel like a square peg in a round hole, that somehow the focus of your life doesn’t fit anymore.


What if… instead, you were able to process the events of the last year in a healthy way; you’re now sleeping peacefully through the night and have a new found hope and strength as you step forward into the next few weeks and months?

Or… you come to the end of the day, you’ve worked hard, and you’re tired… but these days you feel great because you’re happy with how you handled that crisis; you loved your team well (and even the folk in the supermarket!), you were focused, creative and authentic today!

Let me introduce myself

Hi I’m Claire and I am a Christian Life Coach; I would love to help you step back, refocus and take action so that the next season of your life is deeply fulfilled and sustainable. If you know that your life cannot carry on as it currently is and yes, something needs to change (you may not be sure what), then why not take a look around, make use of the free resources I have created or book a single coaching session with me for just £15 and get started on your journey towards a more deeply fulfilled life!


A deeply fulfilled life is only a few steps away!

To get you started I have prepared a series of free videos for you in my Poolside Ease area. There are two presentations: “Essentials for Living a Fulfilled Life”. And five Daily Reflections that take you on a journey to tap into God’s peace and tune into his heart for you; included are some practical tips on dealing with the stress of impending change as well as some possible next steps for you to take.


My Approach

I believe that when God made you he crammed you full of gift and potential, of dreams and possibility.  Every now and then we each face a choice to either carry on living in default mode or to re-focus on a future with that potential and possibility, those dreams and gifts lived out in increasing measure. If you choose the latter, if you choose to live towards the person God made you to be, if you choose your future self in Him, you’re in for the ride of your life, and a sustainable life of deep fulfilment. 

Coaching is how I can journey with you to facilitate your learning and growth so you can become the person God made you to be, reach those God-breathed goals you have and realise that potential He has placed in you; it’s a very personal and creative partnership. Just like an athlete’s coach, my job is to set you up for, to facilitate, and to encourage the hard work you will do to get to where you want to be. From time to time it may be that I can also provide a little mentoring if I have some relevant experience that you don’t yet have  – I can pass that on to you through fellowship, dialogue and role modelling.

Coaching can feel like a bit of a luxury, and in many ways it is, not least because it’s rarely free! So its good to have an idea of how much time, effort, change and finances you are willing to invest in reaching your desired destination. Every coach has their own approach and style, and if this is the way you want to go you’ll need to find someone you work well with. So go ahead and explore my website, sign up to my FREE Poolside area then come to one of my workshops or progress to the Paddlers area  for a single coaching session, either way you’ll meet me in person which will really help you get a feel for my style and approach. You can at any point decide to go for the Deep Dive; but if you’d like help with that decision we can schedule a free half hour session with me to talk through your situation and whether 1-2-1 coaching with me is right for you at this point in your journey towards a fulfilled and sustainable life.

So, go ahead, take a look around!


My Inspiration

“For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.”

Viktor E. Frankl

“If you try to save your self you will lose your life, but if you give up your self for my sake you will save your life.”

Jesus of Nazareth

“If we are all looking out for each other, everyone benefits. If we are all looking out for ourselves, everyone loses out.”

Mal Garvin

“You can’t do God’s will the devil’s way/”

Sarah Deutscher

“passion… isn’t something to be discovered, but to be created through proactive and forward action.”

Benjamin Hardy

‘“Become less impressed and more involved”

Matthew McConaughey

“Wait for God, but don’t just sit there, harmonise, get ready, go find the jars and make sure they’re all clean. (2 Kings 4) …. Put yourself IN HIS WAY…. lie in wait for Him!”

Mother of Teens

"Claire has been amazing with our whole family, giving each member value and the space to interact. We have definitely grown in our ability to listen to one another and communicate what is on our hearts. Our interactions have generally become more healthy, which has to be a good thing!"


At this stage in my life, Claire has literally been sent by God to help me walk on the path God has for me confidently.

Mum of three school age kids

“Claire’s attitude of patience, understanding, wisdom and natural talent have enabled me to take those first steps towards my goal and make my dream a reality. I am excited now for what lies ahead.”



Young Professional

"Through the journey I have been able to make choices that reflect my goals and hopes for the future, and I have been able to move forward in [a specified area], which was a really big thing for me."



Young Mum

"Claire has helped me to discover what I’m aiming for, how I can get there, what steps I can make and the timeframe for each of these. "

Young Professional

"I found it helpful to ground our conversations with the ‘me at 60’ idea, I found this helped me visualise and understand better the relationship between my goals for the future and my choices now."

Executive Assistant

"I’ve had the immense privilege of having a coaching session with Claire to help me find a way forward in my professional development. Claire has not only been an amazing listener but she has also guided me to see clearly what is important for me in life. "



Freelance Writer and Fundraiser

"I love that Claire clearly communicates that this is my coaching journey, and from the outset I have understood that I am responsible to get the most our of coaching, including keeping myself accountable. Claire isn't holding my hand and doing things for me, I imagine her sitting with me and encouraging me to do for myself!"