I can honestly say that I love my work.
I get to spend time with talented leaders and different people from all walks of life and industries. One day I might be supporting a team and helping them transform how they attract and serve their clients. Another day, I’m with a leader, supporting them to find increased clarity so they can take their performance to the next level.
From sales and influence to personal effectiveness and leadership – whatever the challenge – I teach or share one fundamental thing. But that one thing impacts everything!
I’ve been in business for 26 years and my first job was working in an estate agency. After a stint there, I got interested in business development. In the late 80’s I was introduced to the dynamic world of media and advertising.
At The Listener magazine (which doesn’t exist anymore), I cut my teeth in advertising sales and was initiated in to the world of ‘work hard, play hard’. My sales manager took me for my first (and last) boozy business lunch at Bestie’s wine bar. It ended with me falling out of a rickety chair, collapsing in a heap on the ground in what can only be described as a very undignified pose. Suddenly a man was pulling me to my feet and to my surprise, it was George Best. And this was his bar.
In 1989, my enjoyment and natural affinity with business development, led to a brilliant opportunity to work with my favourite magazines at that time – Mizz and 19. From there, I had a succession of great roles in fantastic media companies. I met wonderful people, many of which are still in my life today. I gained a ton of experience in sales, relationship building, team management and business strategy.
Throughout my career, the one thing that always fascinated me was the human condition. So in 1999, after 13 great years, I decided to start my own business transformation company and ‘Star Consultancy’ was born. It brought together all the aspects of the human dimension that I love and it allows me to do what I do best – helping others to find their brilliance and shine like the diamonds they really are. Then in 2015 I launched The Conscious Leadership School where our mission is to change the world one leader at a time.
In terms of the ‘personal stuff’ I love to sing. You can sometimes find me warbling away at an open mic night.
I love all things nature and enjoy the simple things in life…..walks in the park, staring at clouds, laughing with friends and family, live gigs….learning something new.
People who know me well would probably describe me as quite playful. We get one life and we waste far too much time sweating the small stuff. And as the brilliant Richard Carlson said, most of it is small stuff.
The video above is a selection of clients talking about the impact of learning about state of mind.
‘I would say that anyone who goes on this course, looking back after the two days it takes, will be absolutely delighted and amazed at the difference it has made to them personally’.
‘Chantal has coached me on a variety of different situations at work over the last few years. She’s brilliant at challenging my thinking, and does so in a supportive and positive way.’
Chantal’s depth of experience, coupled with a warm empathy for her clients, makes her an extremely valued partner for anyone looking to excel in whatever world they are living in. Her understanding and application of many disciplines; from presentation to personal philosophy, ensures that whatever challenge you face, you are never left without a reassuring positive voice deep inside you saying “go for it…” If you want to find this voice, then you need Chantal in your life!
“She not only knows her subject inside out, but she lives and breathes it too. The feedback I have had from the beneficiaries of work at ITV has been outstanding and I would not hesitate to recommend her as a consultant and coach.”
Leadership Development Manager – ITV
‘I was consistently impressed with Chantal’s approach and results. She was able to use a short amount of time to get to the heart of an issue and to help me consider ways to change my life’.
‘her immense expertise has helped me immeasurably in many ways….I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend Chantal’
“My mind went from a crazy busy space to a much more open and calmer state – allowing time to properly focus on what is important to me both at work and home. I am genuinely pleased and thankful I was given the opportunity to work with Chantal and gain this level of understanding.”
Initiative and Programme Manager- Aon PLC
‘Thanks to the changes I experienced after working with Chantal, my work life has become much more enjoyable. I now feel that I am much better prepared to plan and lead, to think strategically and to deliver.’
phD – Behavioural Economist
“Chantal Burns is a wonderful executive coach and mentor. I have known Chantal for over 5 years, as a colleague and friend, and have always been impressed by the certainty and clarity she brings to her work. She shares such a warmth and humour that clients relax easily and feel deeply supported by her. Take any chance you get to work with this extraordinary coach and teacher.”