Clarisse Elysée is a certified Life Coach and certified Brain Health Coach. She holds a
certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is also a certified trainer and educator. She is
currently undertaking an MSc in Psychology of Mental Health and well-being. Her main goal
is to help women gain emotional/mental balance using the light of Bible truths. She coaches
women who seek to find their self-worth and define their sense of identity. She also works
with introverts, Highly Sensitive People (HSP), and neurodiverse clients (with ADD or high
functioning autism), desiring to rediscover and ignite their unique potential. Clarisse is
French and lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and son.
What do you like best about coaching?
Partnering with a client in coaching is an immense, precious privilege. I like the process of creating a space for clients for them to feel safe, to be listened to without the fear of feeling judged, so they can gradually open and make sense of themselves, their situation and their needs. It is all about the coachee’s needs at that time. What is most beautiful is to follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance in the coaching conversations, i.e., whether to ask a question, challenge, encourage, or keep silent. I treasure in my heart the words of Isaiah 50:4 “The Lord has given Me the tongue of the learned that I would know how to speak a word in
season to him who is weary. He awakes Me morning by morning. He awakens My ear to hear as the learned.” This is what I like about coaching.
Why did you choose to do coaching?
Since I was very young, I was always intrigued and fascinated with personality tests, curious about how people think and why they do the things they do – I guess I was trying to make sense of my own persona through trying to understand others. Then I felt impressed to coach people, and it all made sense. Coaching is about helping people grow and be the best version of what God intended for them to be. So, helping people (re) gain clarity about who they are and whose they are in Christ – despite undesirable episodes of their lives –accompanying in exploring what makes them unique so they can (re) discover and achieve
their purpose became my motto. Being privileged to accompany someone in their life’s journey is an honour and a ministry.
How do you recharge on your day off?
I renew my energies through extending my time with God and seeking His presence through reading His Word. Those quality moments are punctuated with interludes of songs from my favourite playlists. Those musical moments of devotion are precious; I frequently find myself joyfully bursting into songs of praise. Journaling keeps me grounded, balanced and refreshed – I genuinely find meaning in these moments of peace. I also like to spend time with my nuclear family and reach out to my extended family through online videoconferencing.
What are your three favourite things?
Singing Gospel Songs – I love music and praise songs. It has been my privilege to form and conduct a community gospel choir. Hearing all these voices singing with energy and harmony was an exhilarating and uplifting experience. Cooking for the family – I love cooking and inventing new recipes, especially with the produces for my vegetable patch.
I particularly enjoy organising and enjoying a day out in nature with my family and friends. One of the best parts is creating and coordinating treasure hunts or outdoor activities for all to enjoy and connect with one another and with God.