Clara Naum, M.A.,M.S.S. | David Couper Consulting

Clara Naum, M.A.,M.S.S.

career background

EXECUTIVE COACH-- Clara Naum brings over 20 years of experience working with corporations and individuals, as well as being an executive coach and consultant, offering a unique balance of business and people skills. Formerly a Certified Public Accountant and a college professor in various disciplines for more than 16 years, Clara now maintains her private practice in Newport Beach, California, as a Transformational Consultant, Executive Coach and Certified Professional Life Coach. She has extensive experience leading groups in many forums as an educator, workshop facilitator, corporate human resources trainer and coach. She has successfully coached all levels of employees from the manufacturing line through to the CEO’s office, in both English and Spanish.
She has developed her own unique and innovative style to help clients learn the power of personal responsibility, acceptance, and positive attitude. Clara combines her years of experience in business with a positive and transformational approach to coaching. She integrates spiritual psychology, alternative healing therapies, and powerful coaching tools to assist her clients in achieving greater balance, clarity, and positive energy in their personal and professional lives.
Her list of clients includes Kaiser Permanente Vision Essentials, PeaceHealth, Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Universidad Siglo 21, WED International, Junior Achievement Polytechnic University Hong Kong, and Cal State Fullerton, among others.
Clara also offers inspirational talks and conducts workshops on conscious leadership and personal growth in the United States, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Hong Kong, and Israel among other places.
She is an active volunteer in a service project called Freedom to Choose. This project has received both a Service to Humanity Award and Local Hero Award and assists people in prison looking to find purpose and meaning in life.

specialties

Fully bilingual and bi-cultural in English and Spanish. Leadership and Communication Skills, Cross-cultural integration, performance, and resilience in time of crisis. Work-Life Balance, Forgiveness and Compassion in the workplace. Expertise in facilitating inner and outer leadership growth at all levels in multiple industries, including concept car manufacturing companies, advertising agencies, law firms, education, real estate, health care, and assisted living companies, among others. Expertise in “bridging” differences in companies where bilingual and bi-cultural populations are predominant, and leading organization change through emotional intelligence, and conscious leadership.

industry background & education

Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting, Economic and Finances. Certified Public Accountant. Post graduate Diploma in Business, Sociology, and Economy, UNC, Argentina; Degrees in Marketing and International Business, University of California, Irvine. Masters of Arts in Spiritual Psychology, University of Santa Monica, Masters in Spiritual Science. Soul Centered Professional Coach Certification and Leadership, University of Santa Monica. Numerous Certifications: Happiness Coaching,and Enneagram Coaching Certifications. Leadership and Authentic Success Coaching Certificate with Robert Holden.

noted accomplishments

  • Led, coached and trained upper management, executives, and culturally-sensitive employees in new systems (in both English and Spanish) and achieving “impossible” ISO and QS certifications that were required by Chrysler Corporation and Disney. These companies prior to Clara’s intervention had failed to obtain those certifications four times, and the continuation with Chrysler depended on accomplishing those quality certifications in a short period of time.
  • Radio host of an interactive radio show in Argentina (live and on-line show), “How to Live a Better Life,” which helps thousands of listeners with their everyday issues and concerns. Appearances on more than 211 radio shows in Argentina. Clara's work on Conscious Leadership and Forgiveness has been featured in Latin America and the USA in numerous TV and radio shows. She has been invited to speak about Conscious Leadership, the power of Forgiveness and emotional intelligence at conferences in Latin America, Hong Kong, Spain, and Jerusalem among other places.
  • Published author of three inspirational books.
  • Founder of “Refugio Para El Alma”,on-line gatherings offering emotional intelligence tools and live processes to support people around the world during pandemic times.
  • Keynote speaker at the following: “Bridging Differences”, Catholic University, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Conference, Argentina. WED, Women's Entrepreneurship Day. Junior Achievement (Conscious Leadership and Conscious Entrepreneurs).
  • Panel Speaker at the following events: Quality Convention, Chrysler, GFMI, Fountain Valley, California. "Cancer and Forgiveness" Cancer Expo Irvine, CA. Forgiveness and Hospice Care, Jesuit University -UCC- Argentina . Annual Event for Entrepreneurs in Latin America (Entrepreneurship and Conscious Businesses).