Having accrued a wealth of experience interviewing established film stars as well as emerging talent Claire has experienced and appreciates that not everyone is comfortable in an interview scenario answering questions, either in a press line up or on a one to one basis.
One of Claire’s talents is her ability to put people at ease and work through people’s difficulties or apprehensions and with this is mind Claire offers one to one coaching to enable her clients to deal with the media and break down any barriers and instil confidence.
Claire offers very practical coaching sessions and safe space for talent to perfect their interview technique before facing the press. She has extensive experience working with emerging and seasoned professionals and where English is not their first language.
Her objective is to best prepare the talent for the unknown; to give them insight into the line of questioning to expect and to give them the tools to know how to respond.
Media coaching sessions are bespoke and are adapted to an individual's personal requirements. Sessions are dealt with in the strictest confidence.
Claire works with leading personal publicists, HBO, Netflix, Sky, ITV, Cartoon Network, Penguin Random House, the BFI, DDA, Altitude, MacMillan and Premier. Talent she has coached have appeared on The Graham Norton Show, The One Show, The Jonathan Ross Show and on leading BBC radio stations.
As an interviewer Claire has had the privilege of interviewing Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sigourney Weaver, Emily Blunt, Samuel L Jackson, James Cameron and Andy Serkis to name a few.
Coaching for Claire is personal, she deeply cares about people. Having spent many years witnessing interviewees displaying various levels of confidence and spotting vulnerability, lead Claire down the path of media coaching. She knew she could empower, build confidence, help people find their voice; and she has.
Having accrued over a decade of media coaching experience, Claire has noticed the shift in what is required of her, as she is presented more and more with mental health and anxiety issues. With this in mind Claire has embarked on her Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CACAB) certifications to provide her with the necessary tools, so she may offer informed and trusted guidance to those who need help, and consequently take her coaching to the next level.
"Claire has long been one of my most trusted journalists, both for her professionalism and researched and intelligent questions on the red carpet and also for her dedication and commitment when it comes to media training my actor clients. An absolute delight to work with and one of the nicest people in the business. I can’t recommend Claire highly enough."
Alexa Sabberton, Founder, Personal PR
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Claire Bueno as a journalist and media coach. As a personal publicist it is real peace of mind to work with someone who listens, collaborates, can be trusted and truly cares. It is so apparent for Claire that her work is personal and people always come first. An expert in her field, I 100% recommend working with Claire."
Dane Punch, Founder, Dane Punch PR
"Having used Claire for media training in the past, I would highly recommend her services. Professional and adept at working with various experience levels, she provides excellent coaching for all aspects of being in-front of the media."
Sam Ross, Director, Awards (Film) at The DDA Group
"I recently had media training with Claire which was my first time doing something like this. Claire was an absolute pleasure and put me immediately at ease. It was like talking to an old friend. I can’t recommend Claire highly enough and I will be using her again and again for my talent."