Dr. Claire Carver Dias

Claire’s professional life has straddled the worlds of sport, business and academia. A PhD specializing in English and Communications and a Cornell MBA, Claire has also won medals in synchronized swimming at the Olympic, Pan American, World Championship and Commonwealth Games. In 2003, she launched Clearday, her own executive coaching consultancy, combining her appreciation of effective business coaching techniques, and keen understanding of teaming, goal-setting, performance management, and communications, to help corporate leaders achieve their full potential. Her corporate clients include KPMG Global, KPMG US, Johnson Controls, University of Toronto, Goodmans LLP, and Royal Bank of Canada. Claire is also an award-winning writer and a professor with the institute of Communications, Culture & Information Technology, and Management Departments at the University of Toronto.

Since 2007, Claire has run presentation skills group coaching sessions for Olympians and corporate teams. In the past, Claire worked as the Practice Leader for Impact-Coaches, a top-tier executive coaching firm. Formerly, Claire was a Director on the board of the Coaching Association of Canada, and President of AthletesCAN. Currently, she is a Director on the board of Commonwealth Games Canada, and served as Chef de Mission for Team Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She holds a coaching certification from the International Coaching Federation, and is certified in administering several psychometric assessments.