Feel you lack confidence because you’re quiet, shy or an introvert?

My name is Claire Schrader, and I am living proof that an introvert need not live on the sidelines.

I started out in life as the proverbial wallflower – until I hit upon a way to break out of my shell and acquire some of the skills that extroverted people naturally have.

I developed The Sunflower Effect™, a highly effective confidence-building system using an adapted form of drama, that has transformed the lives of countless quiet, shy and socially anxious people.  Even those who are scared stiff at first, at the idea of doing drama.

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Learn how to say “goodbye” to inhibitions and self-consciousness and develop a natural self-confidence that feels like the real you...

Because it’s not just the outgoing, go-getting socialites that get along in this world

Join one of my London based confidence-building courses and start to change your prospects for good

Learn how to build a quiet, natural self-confidence that commands respect and draws people to you.

Many of my clients had been struggling with these issues for years and had tried practically everything else before they discovered the Sunflower Effect™.

There is a very high success rate with participants reporting life-changing results after completing the courses.


As a result of the new restrictions, I am making changes to my programme. Thus I will be running Breakthrough, Finding Your Voice  and I Don’t Know What to Say on zoom. Do get in touch to express interest in either zoom or future live courses.   

In order to protect all participants from COVID-19 and to prevent its spread, we are practicing strict  COVID-19 Safeguards on all our live courses. To date we have had no infections as a result of participants attending the live courses

What people say about the Sunflower Effect courses

I  had been suffering from social anxiety from a very young age. I had tried CBT, anger management therapy, hypnotherapy, past life regression therapy and went to see many psychologists but nothing really helped me.

The change and progress I made through the Breakthrough Course was absolutely priceless.  This was the first ever programme that actually managed to bring about a change in me unlike every single other therapy programme that I had joined before.

Stefan Baumann, student,
August 2016

By the end of the course I could really tell I’d made a massive shift.

I feel like I’m a lot more authentic and accepting of myself with less feelings of being inferior and needing to hide my true self.

For me this course truly was a lifeline.

Elizabeth G, graphic designer
May 2013

Having tried multiple variations of therapy, most of which came at a very high price, I found Claire, the course and the group, one of the most effective ways to help manage my anxiety.

I find myself now, much more confident in trusting my instinct and knowing what to say…

It’s been 20 years of dealing with a common thread of negative self talk so thank you Claire, for helping me shift something that once seemed impossible.

Tandy Davies, hospitality
March 2017

How the Sunflower Effect Courses can help you

Natural Confidence

Build a natural self-confidence that comes from a deep place within. Not the fake confidence that convinces no one, least of all you.

Banish Speaking Nerves

If speaking in front of groups or any situation when all eyes are on you is your personal nightmare? Speak naturally delivering presentations, in meetings and social groups – without stressing yourself out.

Overcome shyness

Say good-bye shyness, self-consciousness, social anxiety or the limiting aspects of being an introvert that is holding you back in your career and social life.


Are you too serious? Discover the playful person that lives inside you, and learn how to play more in life. The courses are designed to be fun and enjoyable

Become socially Confident

No longer be stuck with being tongue-tied in social situations. You'll be learning how to “think on your feet” so you can meet challenging situations with confidence.

Support to Make Changes

In a friendly and informal atmosphere you will find a safe space to make changes, with other people who are in the same boat as you - and are supporting you to the hilt.

Want to know?

Who is it for?

There are certain people who particularly thrive from the Sunflower Effect Courses. Not just thrive. It’s as if a light has been switched on in them.

How it works?

How to run confidence courses

The reason my confidence courses are so effective at improving confidence levels is because the work through the Sunflower Effect.

Why the things you've tried haven't worked?

You may have tried lots of things to come out of your shell. However, there’s a very good reason why most of these things haven’t worked

Which is the right course for you?

You will find useful guidance here to work out which might be the right course for you. Choose the problem area that is most significant for you.

The mistakes that most quieter people make when they're trying to build confidence

In my book, From Wallflower to Sunflower, I explain why most most books and advice handed out on confidence don’t work very well for quiet, shy and introverted people.

This is one of the mistakes that most quieter people make when they are trying to build confidence. This  is because there is complex psychological process that keeps you locked behind powerful internal walls.

In the book, I tell my story about how and why I was able to say goodbye to my wallflower existence in a relative short amount of time. I also explain, as simply as possible, why  the Sunflower Effect  is so different.

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The No Moves Money Back Guarantee​

I hate to see you waste your money.

For your peace of mind, if you see no progress on your first course, there is a 100% Money Back Guarantee (conditions apply). Please see my terms and conditions.

The Sunflower Effect Confidence Courses have been featured on Sky TV,
BBC World Services, Sat 7 TV, and Marie Claire (Malaysia)

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Want to know what’s coming up soon?

Find out what it’s like to attend a Sunflower Effect  Course by joining the extra Free Zoom Introductory Evening on  January 13th 7.30-9.30pm

A great way to get a taste of what to expect before joining one of my courses.

My regular courses will return in January 2021 and will run on zoom.

If you’re feeling ready to take the plunge and book for one of my courses – here’s a bit of useful info as to where to get started:

The Breakthrough Group is the first step for many people – particularly if you feel shy, self-conscious or experience social anxiety. I’ve seen some miraculous transformations in my 20 years of running this course.

The next course will run on zoom and will start either:
Tues 19th Jan @ 7pm

Or, if speaking up in groups, being heard, or any kind of public speaking is your challenge, then the  Finding Your Voice course is a good place to start. Particularly if anxiety or nerves are an issue. I’ve had people with very severe symptoms including panic attacks, overcome these issues with relative ease.

The next course will run on zoom and will start:
Wed 20th Jan  @7pm

“I don’t know what to say” improvisation for social confidencei s great for people with average confidence who experience some form of social anxiety or awkwardness but find themselves stumped with knowing what to say. Working through improvisation and will transform your verbal confidence and social skills.

The next course will run on zoom and will start: Wednesday, 20th Jan @ 10 am & Thursday 21st Jan @ 6 pm

Next Express Yourself Workshop, is on March 14th 10.30 am-5.30 pm (subject to govt restrictions_ – another great way to get started.

You can book online for all my courses and events.

If you’re not sure which course is right for you, book a telephone appointment with me or get in touch by email

I look forward to hearing from you

Best, Claire