Hello I'm Claire, it's nice to meet you!
As a freelance social media consultant, I am passionate about helping you grow your business using social media marketing.
Whether you have recently set up your business or you have been up and running for years, I can help you to make the most of your social media platforms.
But you're here as you want to know more about me so grab a cuppa
and get comfy!
My roots were firmly planted in the great outdoors but I've taken a
squiggly career to get where I am today. I studied Landscape
Architecture at university before working in private practices, I went on to work as a Park Ranger and Education Ranger in local country parks. The lure of a warm office and a grown-up office job led me to spend ten years working as an investigator for the local authority. Here I developed my research skills, analytical knowledge and strategic thinking. But I missed using my creative and communication skills and as a lifelong learner, I embarked on a new career route.
In 2016, I completed an Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing with award-winning Digital Mums giving me a wealth of skills and developing my knowledge. Treehouse Social was set up in 2017 offering jargon-free social media support to business owners. I have worked across many industries but now focus on the garden and outdoor industry. From garden designers to forest school teachers, garden centres to glamping sites, sellers of house plants or wellies, anyone who loves a bit of dirt and the opportunity to breathe fresh air! I'm here to help you combine your love of the natural world with the opportunities of the digital world.
Rules I run my business by:
Honesty and integrity
As an introvert, you won't find me taking the centre stage, I'm more of a backstage kinda girl! I like to get a job done, I'm a quiet thinker, a researcher, and a reflector. It's important for me to build relationships with my clients through honesty and integrity and so I love to work with similar business owners.
Collaboration over competition
Running your own business can be a lonely affair so I love the opportunity to put our heads together and brainstorm ideas. It’s time to connect and collaborate, to support each other and see what happens next!
Commitment to learning
As social media is always evolving with new features, functions, I am always learning and keeping my knowledge up to date. It's the nature of the beast! I don't expect you to be the expert or to understand jargon so I'm more than happy to answer your questions. There are no silly questions!
The power of a community
I want to build a community of like-minded business owners who want to share their love of the oudtooors. s We all know the juggles, the time constraints, the budget restrictions and constant demands that running a small business brings but we can support each other. We are so much stronger together.
Random facts about me:
- I have a thing for a National Trust property
- I grew up in Trinidad in the Caribbean
- I don't drink tea or coffee (yes I'm one of those people!)
- I have been featured in Women's Own magazine
- I love nothing better than curling up with a great book and have lots of recommendations!
I live in Warwickshire with my husband and two young children enjoying all that busy family life entails. My weeks are spent searching for that elusive balance of work and home life. Preparing client proposals, answering emails, researching hashtags but I'm happiest with my boots on walking through beautiful countryside.
Now you know all about me, you'll want to know how I can help you!