About Claire lyons

Claire Lyons Professional Coach

I am a Certified Life Coach with a Master’s Degree in counseling and a wide variety of experience starting and running small businesses. I have raised a family, focused on health, wellness, personal and spiritual growth for 20 years; I have worked extensively in the arts and as a counselor/psychotherapist. I am now focusing on Life Coaching as a way to use all of my personal and professional skills in a career that provides exceptional benefit and reward to my clients. My background has prepared me well and has been a continual source of joyful learning about life, people and purpose.


  • Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology, Vermont
  • Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, Chicago
  • Certified Coach, Institute For Life Coach Training, Chicago
  • Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching, California


  • Successful Life Coach with Canadian and International Clients
  • Relationship, Career and Small Business Coach
  • Successful Private Counseling and Psychotherapy Practice
  • Adjunct Faculty at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Toronto
  • Adjunct Faculty at Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto
  • Small Business Team Building and Strategic Planer
  • Workshops on Communication, Conflict Resolution, Self-Esteem and Creativity
  • Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner
  • Founded and Administrated an Alternative High School, Vermont
  • Adjunct Faculty at Vermont Community College



Active in the Community Development and Planning Projects

Support Groups and Camps for Youth

Global Initiatives Towards a Better World

"When I am not coaching you can usually find me in my studio painting, sculpting or working at the potter’s wheel, gardening in summer or enjoying winter sports. I love and find great grounding and inspiration in nature, family, friends, meditating, art, music, hiking, canoeing, swimming, and the beginner’s mind of continuous learning."


"Claire coaches with a sensitive, thoughtful style that is warm and collaborative. She has a wonderful listening presence, is encouraging and supportive in a safe, gentle manner that somehow still conveys humor, engagement, and enthusiasm. My sessions with her feel like a welcome, a quick hug, and an invitation to explore and grow.  She is fully present.
-Jasmine Samrad, San Francisco

"Retirement Coaching with Claire Lyons is a life changing, inspiring experience. Her encouragement, caring and faith in me coupled with her directness and practicality help me keep perspective in my life. I feel like I am finally on my own path and am learning how to be successful in both my personal life and at work. Claire is insightful, creative and fun…she keeps it light and we laugh a lot. I look forward to each call and am continually surprised at the changes that are happening in my life."
-Kim Clarke, Toronto

“I am deeply grateful to Claire Lyons for her incredible insights and depth of understanding in helping me to deal with some difficult life experiences. Claire is very knowledgeable and compassionate, her observations come from a place of wisdom and concern, and she is
very forthright. It was a privilege to work with her and the fruits of this experience are still unfolding.”

-Evelyn Coulter, Toronto

“Claire is brilliant life coach. She is insightful, intuitive and meticulous in her thought process and brings a unique and significant approach to each coaching situation. She is able to come alongside her clients with understanding, insight, empathy and encouragement. I would highly recommend Claire and firmly believe she has the ability to help her clients both design the life
they long for and experience all of what life has to offer them.” 

-Kurt Andre, Washington D.C.

“While always thinking of myself as organized and very goal oriented, I found myself staying in the same financial and emotional mess year after year.  Finally in the fall of 2004 I started my Clear Vision Coaching with Claire Lyons…things finally started to click.  With her empathetic listening skills and her gentle probing into my goals, I’m finally heading towards the life I have always dreamed of living. 
In these times where people never seem to stop for a minute to savor, nor truly give thought to the way they live in our day to day world, Claire helps me to strive, work toward and be accountable for living in a much more balanced life.  I would highly recommend Claire for personal and professional coaching and I look forward to continuing the path that she gently but firmly guides me along.”

-Marion L. Carcone, King City, Ontario

“Claire's insightful, accepting and nonjudgmental approach enables her clients to drop their defenses, get honest with themselves and move forward towards their goals. Her calm and loving demeanor creates a safe space in which clients can step past their fears and freely explore possibilities for their future. Claire's own creative spirit brings out the creativity of her clients. Coaching with Claire means finally tapping into your true potential. It's a wonderful experience.”
-Catherine Graham, Honolulu

“I can’t believe how my life has changed in a few short months. I have spent my entire life doing what other people expected me to do and I have made amazing breakthroughs working with Claire. I have the courage to make my own choices, to take time for myself, start my own small business and spend my time doing what I love to do. I feel really good about myself and am enjoying my retirement in a way I never thought possible. Coaching with Claire has been a real gift.“
-M.B. Toronto

"The Arts We Practice Are Our Apprenticeship, The Big Art Is Our Life."
M.C. Richards