So nice to meet you!

I’m Claudia Garbutt.

I help ambitious, high-achieving entrepreneurs work smarter, not harder, so that they can achieve their personal & business goals, make an impact & live a life full of joy, purpose, and meaning.

So nice to meet you!

I’m Claudia Garbutt.


I help ambitious, high-achieving entrepreneurs work smarter, not harder, so that they can achieve their personal & business goals, make an impact & live a life full of joy, purpose, and meaning.


I provide high-level tailored 1:1 coaching for ambitious, mission-driven entrepreneurs who know that they are meant for more and who crave more inner peace, income & impact.

Wanna start priming your brain for success in less than 5 minutes each morning so that you can start your day calm, focused & relaxed?

Here’s me in a nutshell

I’m a molecular biologist turned mindset & high-performance coach for ambitious, mission-driven entrepreneurs who want to shatter invisible ceilings and build their legacy.

 I’m a wife, mom of 2 kids and 2 cats, a runner, environmentalist, a cancer survivor, and a Top10 entrepreneurship podcast host.

I’m passionate about empowering other entrepreneurs so that they can ditch worry, self-doubt & overwhelm and become confident leaders and conscious creators of their dream lives.

How It All Started…

It’s been a bumpy road with a couple of defining moments that lead me to where I am now…

One was when I was fighting cancer and realized that I had spent so much of my life in fear and feeling helpless.

Now that I was facing a REAL life-or-death situation, I suddenly understood how much I had blocked myself from enjoying life.

By all objective standards, I had a successful life: Up to that point in my life, I had been very healthy, I had traveled the world, achieved a degree in molecular biology, and received a scholarship for a PhD project, I had a boyfriend, I had friends – and yet I was feeling alone, stressed, and like a fraud.

I was always busy and didn’t know how to relax.

Crazy as it sounds, being confined to a hospital bed for weeks gave me the break I needed to make some hard, but necessary choices.

Those would finally lead me to leave a long-term relationship that wasn’t working for me, leave a toxic work environment, and start on a new PhD project on the other side of the world (New Zealand).

Coming Full Circle

In New Zealand, I spent 3 years working on a project working with human brain cells and became FASCINATED by neuroscience!

I also met my husband and had our son over there. But since my scholarship and research funding had run out and I was pregnant with our daughter, we decided to go back to Germany to live closer to my family.

Those first years of being a new mom were very hard for me. Not only because of the physical pain and sleep deprivation but also because the experience was so different from what I had expected.

Once again, I was back to feeling helpless and stressed, and I was overwhelmed by all the unresolved childhood trauma that suddenly bubbled up that I hadn’t even been aware of before.

When it was time to think about going back to work, I knew I didn’t want to go back to doing lab work. I wanted to find something more flexible that allowed me to be there for my family.

So I started to try a few things online, like starting a blog and selling photos and images on print-on-demand websites – but I felt that something fundamental was missing and I found myself procrastinating and sabotaging myself.

I didn’t understand why I couldn’t make any progress and it was so frustrating! And then I got even more frustrated for getting frustrated…

What was going on??

Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you’re right. 

– Henry Ford

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.

– Henry Ford

Breaking The Cycle

Finally, I realized that being so far out of my familiar comfort zone, had again triggered a lot of unresolved issues that I didn’t know how to deal with:

Fear of failure, rejection, judgment, imposter syndrome – you name it!

And I realized something even more important: I wasn’t alone in this situation!

Everywhere I looked, people were consciously or unconsciously struggling with the same negative thought and behavior patterns!

Now while all this was super annoying – the scientist in me found also found it endlessly fascinating!

Why do we all struggle with similar things? What’s driving our behavior? I was hooked!!

And for the next years, I devoured all the information about mindset, neuroscience, behavioral science, psychology, and even quantum mechanics in a quest to understand how our minds and brains work.

What I’ve learned changed my life completely!

Those blocks I was experiencing did NOT mean that I was lazy, or stupid, or just not cut out for what I wanted to do – those blocks were merely an effect of old neuronal wiring that wasn’t serving me any longer.

What a relief, right?! As it turns out – you can ALWAYS change your mind and brain to create better experiences in your life!

If ever there was a message worth spreading, it’s this:



YOU ARE IN CONTROL. It’s never too late to change.

And I’m here to show you how!

Are you ready to create a life you love?

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If you want to get in touch to book an interview, find out how we can work together or collaborate, just use this form to shoot me an email and I’ll get back to you ASAP!