Executive Coaching, Organizational Coaching

Claire Muhm

Claire Muhm is a coach whose background includes 25 years of Human Resources leadership across multiple industries. Claire has held the top HR job with MFS Investment Management, MediaOne International, Continental Cablevision and Boston Edison; previously, she held significant HR roles with Digital Equipment Corporation and Analog Devices.

Claire’s approach to coaching is distinguished by her deep understanding of corporate culture, how organizations work, and how leaders succeed; and her client companies have ranged from large corporations to start-ups in the early stages of funding.

Because she has been a member of executive teams responsible for shaping and executing strategy, navigating change and achieving operational results, she excels as a sounding board to senior executives. Claire also understands the elusive qualities associated with ‘executive presence’ and has worked with "high potential" leaders to reach the next level. Her significant international experience (including two expatriate assignments), M&A experience, and Board-level interaction further broaden the range of Claire’s coaching expertise. 

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​Claire holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University (Phi Beta Kappa), an MBA from Northeastern University, and completed the Executive Program in Business Administration at Columbia University.

She has been professionally certified as an executive coach, and is also certified in the Myers Briggs, EQ-I (emotional intelligence), Hogan and LVI (Leadership Versatility Index) assessment instruments. She has also served as a coach supervisor in the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology’s coach training program.

Her coaching and consulting engagements include work at Harvard Business School as well as clients in the biotech, financial services, high technology, green energy, healthcare, medical devices, pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, food processing, arts & culture, and retail industries.

She is the past-president of two notable professional organizations, each with 500+ members: The Boston Club, focused on advancing women leaders, and the Human Resource Leadership Forum, the New England affiliate of the Human Resource Planning Society.

On the personal front, Claire lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband Rory and their border terrier Mango. She has run a personal best marathon of 3.01.34 (though these days she’s more likely to be found in a Bikram Yoga studio) and has raised money for The Jimmy Fund by riding the Pan Mass Challenge. Other passions include gourmet cooking and competitive bridge.