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Meet Claudia Sutton

Claudia is originally from Jersey, and has been an integral part of the Rowlands team since 2012. Over the last decade she has provided recruitment and coaching services to people at all stages in their career journey; from graduates to senior executives and everyone in-between. Claudia strives to positively impact everything she does, whether helping clients and candidates with their ideal outcome or starring in an abseiling promo video!

What made you choose a career in recruitment?

Originally I studied English and Spanish – I have a MA Honours Degree in English Literature and Spanish from the University of Edinburgh. After my studies, I was considering whether I may be interested in a marketing role and sought some advice at Rowlands. I was so impressed with the process that I asked about recruitment roles instead! The rest, as they say, is history. I love working in recruitment because of the variety and the fact that you are helping people, and also because of the value-led culture in our business.

How do you challenge yourself?

In 2019 I completed a certification in Transformational Coaching, to complement my recruitment skills, particularly in candidate support. I have been fully obsessed with the world of coaching since then, learning new techniques and tools to support individuals with transformation in their careers and lives. I am a self-professed personal development junky and love listening to podcasts and reading about human behaviour, psychology, mental health and wellbeing.

Do you have any hobbies?

My favourite pastimes are sea swimming, yoga, travelling, and spending time with friends and family. I also love trying out new things and have recently been to a beautiful sound bath class, and I'm hoping to try out a Wim Hof (the ice bath therapy) workshop soon! I am also a seasoned pet sitter - I’ve looked after dogs, cats, fish, birds and tortoises in the last 12 months.

Tell us about your tastes - films, music, food?

I enjoy an eclectic mix of music, basically anything I can sing along to. I also love watching all classic romantic comedies – Notting Hill, Sliding Doors, Four Weddings and A Funeral, to name a few. In terms of food, I'm not the best cook, so I like to eat out a lot. My favourite dish is anything not cooked by me. Thai, Indian, Italian… not fussy as long as someone else has made it.

What is your favourite part of the island?

I am biased towards the East as I live near La Rocque. While not quite St Ouens, the sunsets never fail to amaze me. It’s just so beautiful!

Tell us something that most people don’t know about you!

I once abseiled face-first down a building while travelling in South America for free so they could film a promo video. You can find it online, and it is CRINGE! No, I'm not telling you where…

What are you most looking forward to at the moment?

I’m looking forward to some plan-free weekends. It feels like it has been the busiest summer ever, so some time to relax is very exciting to me right now. Cosy autumn nights in front of my new wood burner sound like bliss. ​