Participant Story: Ten Years on

These are the words of a participant who participated in two Sunflower Effect Courses® 10 years ago. I was staggered not only by the impact that those courses had had on him but also by how eloquent he was in reflecting on his experiences.

Listen to the end – and his wonderful wise words which inspired me – and I hope will inspire you!

And if you wish, you can leave a comment here.

10 years later

Not long ago, I found myself back in the same room almost 10 years after doing my first course with Claire: Finding Your Voice. I didn’t know it then, but it was the start of some big changes in my life. All I knew at the time was that I was terrified of public speaking, and my work had told me that I needed to work on my presentation skills. So I signed up for the first course that I could find, that just happened to be with Claire.

I remember fondly now the trepidation and the palpable nervousness as we waited for the first session to unfold. I remember the exercises that we did over the evenings and how they helped me to unfold the need to plan everything that I needed to say. I also remember Claire’s shining light and enthusiasm for getting us to reveal ourselves and the delight in those moments when we shone.

Now, after many other endeavours and adventures, I find myself as an oral storyteller. Telling folktales, fairy tales, myths and legends to children, adults and whoever will listen – a journey that I never expected. The courses that I did with Claire were the beginning of this life-long journey of learning about myself that I will always be grateful for.

Ten years later, it’s lovely to look back on where it all began, and to ponder where the next 10 years may lead.


Claire Schrader

Want to be more of the real you? Join one of my upcoming confidence courses to help you to express yourself authentically so you can be nice without other people taking advantage of you.

Read my Book: From Wallflower – the quiet person’s path to natural self-confidence

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top