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

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

career background

EXECUTIVE COACH-- Clara Naum has over 20 years of experience working with corporations and individuals as an executive coach and consultant, offering a unique balance of business and people skills. She has successfully coached all levels of employees from the manufacturing line through to the CEO’s office in both English and Spanish helping obtain personal and business goals. Over the past 7 years, she has expanded her expertise serving high-level celebrities and notable entertainment industry people with a focus on achieving a higher purpose, meaning, and a new level of authentic success.

She has developed her own unique and innovative style to help clients learn the power of personal responsibility, acceptance, and a positive attitude. Clara combines her years of experience in the corporate world with a holistic and transformational approach to coaching. She integrates conscious leadership tools, psychology, various coaching modalities, and spirituality to assist her clients in achieving greater balance, clarity, and success in their personal and professional lives.
Her list of clients includes Kaiser Permanente, Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Universidad Siglo 21, WED International, Junior Achievement, Polytechnic University Hong Kong, Disney executives, and Cal State Fullerton, among others.

She is fully bilingual and bi-cultural in English and Spanish. Cross-cultural integration, inclusion, performance, and resilience in times of crisis are her plus points. Her expertise includes “bridging” differences in companies where bilingual and bi-cultural populations are predominant, and leading organizational change through emotional intelligence, and conscious leadership.

Clara is a former Certified Public Accountant and has a Post-graduate Diploma in Business, Sociology, and Economy from UNC, Argentina. She earned a Master of Arts in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica and a Masters in Spiritual Science. Clara also achieved a Soul Centered Professional Coach Certification and Leadership from the University of Santa Monica as well as numerous certifications in Coaching.

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.
She published three inspirational books. She is also the Founder of “Refugio Para El Alma”, online gatherings offering emotional intelligence tools and live processes to support people around the world. She serves the community through her volunteer work inside of maximum-security prisons in California. Clara assists women and men in prison find purpose and meaning in life. She believes that by cultivating joy and peace inside of ourselves, we ultimately serve the world.

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 Health Care, concept car manufacturing companies, advertising agencies, law firms, education, and assisted living companies, among others. Expertise in “bridging” differences in companies where bilingual and bi-cultural populations are predominant. Expertise in 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, Seminary of Peace and Theology. Soul Centered Professional Coach Certification, University of Santa Monica. Certifications: Happiness Coaching, Coaching and the Enneagram. Leadership and Authentic Success Coaching Certificate with Robert Holden, School of Success in London.

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 and Latin America. 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).