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

Learn how to say “goodbye” to inhibitions and self-consciousness and develop a natural self-confidence that feels like the real you through my London based confidence building courses

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

Natural Self-Confidence

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.

Claire Schrader speaking at the launch of her book “From Wallflower to Sunflower”

I developed The Sunflower Effect™, a highly effective confidence-building system, based on what worked for me and the hundreds of people who have participated in my courses, using an adapted form of drama.

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

Lack confidence because you’re too shy, self-conscious or anxious?

I spent the first part of my life being too shy. I was acutely self-conscious and felt as if I was trapped in a box. I was always on the sidelines, watching other people participating and enjoying themselves. I desperately wanted to get out of that box and join them. But I didn’t know how.

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Want to overcome nerves when speaking in front of groups – public speaking?

Overcome Nerves Are you confident in many other areas of life but there’s this one area that has you running for the door – giving a presentation, speaking in meetings or any situation when all eyes are on you?

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Socially awkward? How to overcome social anxiety and become socially confident

Being socially awkward Do you dry up, go blank, or get tongue-tied in social or professional situations? You’d love to be able to respond to what others are saying, but your mind goes completely blank. You just can’t think of anything to say!

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My Courses will help you to:

Build a natural self-confidence that comes from a deep place within.

Have more fun and play more in life.

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

Overcome your fear of standing up in front of groups (public speaking), delivering presentations, speaking in meetings – or being in the spotlight.

Overcome being tongue-tied in social situations and learn how to “think on your feet” so you can meet challenging situations with confidence.

Overcome serious blocks to your confidence that is due to difficult life experiences  or a tendency to bottle up your feelings.

Move from “Wallflower” to where “the Sunflowers” (the confident people) live – and start building a totally New You. (See my book From Wallflower to Sunflower).

Unlock your natural intelligence and creative potential – no matter how un-creative you believe yourself to be.

What people say about my 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 Verified review from Hotcourses

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

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Join my next Introductory Evening to get a taste of what to expect

"The taster session yesterday was great! I came in feeling nervous and left feeling confident. Also it was a great opportunity to network with others. The session helped to increase my confidence. I’ve since had a great week and not felt like this for ages. I’ve even been stressed from work and a lack of sleep but I still feel confident. Also my voice better. I’m more relaxed and calm." Ram, IT professional

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From: Claire Schrader


Hi there

Want to get started as soon as possible?

The May course have started but it's not too late to join certain courses. I still places on the 2 Breakthrough Courses and the Early Evening Finding Your Voices. Get in touch by calling me on 0750 112 7813

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 group.
Courses next start Wed 8th May @ 7.45pm  and Wed 15th May  @5.30pm

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

Courses start Thurs 9th May @ 7.45pm  and Tues 14th May @5.30pm

"I don't know what to say" improvisation for social confidence is 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.

Starts Thursday 10th May 6-7.30pm

You can book online for all my courses and events.


My next Introductory Evening is on 19th July.

A great way to get a taste of what to expect before joining one of my courses. These evenings fill up pretty quickly so 

Book a telephone appointment with me or get in touch by email if you're not sure which course is right for you.

Or see my most recent Facebook Live  Join my page to get daily support on your confidence journey.

I look forward to hearing from you

Best, Claire