Claire Simier is the Founder and Managing Principal of Simier Partners. She is an executive consultant and coach with two decades of hands-on business management and operations experience. She has served as a principal advisor and thought partner to senior leaders in the legal, financial, government, healthcare, consumer goods, life sciences, and real estate industries. Claire has designed, developed and implemented strategies for organizations facing international competition and assisted executives achieving dynamic change. She focuses on assisting executives who face cross-cultural challenges.

Prior to founding Simier Partners, Claire was the Managing Director to the Global Chairman and Corporate Secretary of the Global Board of the law firm DLA Piper, where she was deeply involved in organizational development and growth, crisis management, business development, corporate governance, executive communications, and partner recruiting and performance. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Claire worked as a Marketing Leader at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Claire also served as Deputy Director of Communications to the NYC Housing Commissioner and Press Attaché to the French Consul General and Ambassador in NY.

Claire graduated from the External Coach Intensive Program at Columbia University and she is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) certified practitioner. She graduated from the Ecole Française des Attachés de Presse, attended the University of Bordeaux, School of Law, and received her BA from Marymount College. She is a native French speaker and fluent in English and Spanish.

Claire serves as a mentor for the Women Initiative Foundation’s Executive Mentor Program, helping women executives and entrepreneurs navigate the transatlantic economy. She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business coaches. She is also a member of the French Founders, a business community of French entrepreneurs and executives. Claire currently serves on the board of directors of Eleven James. She is a former president council member of the American Chamber of Commerce in France.

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  • Cross-Cultural Coaching
  • Personal Branding
  • Transition Coaching
  • Executive Presence
  • Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Governance and Board Dynamics
  • Crisis Management and Communication

Industries

  • Legal
  • Finance and Banking
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Retail and Consumer Goods
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences

Education

  • Columbia Coach Certification Program, Columbia University
  • Ecole Française des
    Attachés de Presse
  • University of Bordeaux,
    School of Law
  • Marymount College, BA

Affiliations

  • Women Initiative Foundation – Mentor, Executive Mentor Program
  • Forbes Coaches Council – Member
  • French Founders – Member
  • Eleven James – Member, Board of Directors
  • American Chamber of Commerce France – President Council, Former Member