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My name is Clodagh Beaty and I am Big Blue Coaching.

After working in the legal industry for 20 years, I decided to follow my dream and set up my own business.  Having worked in human resource management and learning and development roles in City and national law firms, coaching was a fundamental part of my role and the part I most enjoyed.  Whilst I was still working in a national law firm in 2009, I completed six months’ training with the Coaches Training Institute to qualify as a Co-Active Coach.  I reached a stage where my passion for coaching couldn’t be satisfied through my work and in February 2010 I took the plunge, left my job behind and Big Blue was born. 

Why Big Blue?

I wanted a name for my business that represented the philosophy that underpins it – that anything is possible.  I was on holiday a few years ago driving along a clifftop road when we stopped the car to admire the view.  All I could see was blue; the clear turquoise sea by the deserted beach growing gradually darker as the water got deeper, sparkling as the sunlight reflected off the water; the crisp clear blue sky endlessly stretching up into space.  At that moment I felt alive, excited and inspired.  I knew that anything was possible.  That day, I knew that Big Blue could become reality.

More about my experience

I have worked in a number of City law firms from magic circle to small niche firms.  I spent the last three and a half years before setting up Big Blue with one of the largest national law firms in the UK.  I have worked in HR management, learning and development and project management roles and have experience of coaching and developing both my own teams and advising and coaching managers on people development.  I am also a leading expert on secretarial role development in law firms and have published articles on the CIPD website and in the industry press on this topic.  Click here for more information on my experience in this area.

Professional qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) from Birkbeck College, University of London
  • MA (Merit) in Human Resource Development from Middlesex University Business School
  • Qualified Co-Active Coach with The Coaches Training Institute
  • Qualified NLP Practitioner
  • Qualified MBTI practitioner
  • Qualified Thomas PPA practitioner

I am also a qualified craniosacral therapist, but that’s a whole different story …

More about me

I am passionate about wellbeing and personal development.  By focussing on these things I have changed my life and now I want to help other people change theirs.  My aim is to help people develop and grow as individuals, to live happy and fulfilled lives, to be confident about the choices they make and to dare to believe that they can achieve what is truly important to them.  We all have such amazing potential but it is so easy to get stuck.  We get stuck because we don’t know what we want from life, because we don’t know how to get it or sometimes because we don’t believe we deserve it. 

As well as Big Blue, I am also on the steering committee of the Tiger Eagles Coaching Consortium, a group of coaches from all walks of life who are committed to helping people unlock their amazing potential.  Click here for a link to the Tiger Eagles website.