Member Spotlight - Claire Aristides

Entrepreneur, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindset Consultant and Founder of Mindology, a new self-hypnosis app.

Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?

I’m a mum of two young kids and I also have two business babies: an online fine jewellery brand and a business consulting practice, which includes workshops utilising my qualification as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Most recently I launched my own app called Mindology, bringing all the elements and techniques of self-hypnosis and visualisation into one digital platform. It also features specialised Brainwave beats, which are embedded into the music in order to bring about a positive change in brainwave activity. Through my jewellery brand I have experienced many of the pressures of building and running a business, so I bring a business-minded skill set to my consulting practice. I’m also in the middle of a series of workshops at the AllBright: ‘Define Your Leadership Style’ on Tuesday 28 January and ‘Improve Your Presentation Skills’ on Tuesday 11 February.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your work?

Seeing others flourish. I work predominately with women in business, so seeing others continue to succeed and achieve their goals is very rewarding. It’s why I do what I do and it’s so inspiring to be a part of someone’s journey. I take great pride in working with others.

What’s the best piece of business advice you’ve ever been given?

Don’t take anything personally and build resilience to setbacks.

Why do you think it’s important to support other women? 

When we help others we actually help ourselves. It’s very rewarding to see others blossom. When you’re open and don’t feel threatened by others, you actually find more opportunities come your way as a result. It’s a great mindset to adopt – there is plenty for everyone.

Which living person do you most admire? 

The Queen. For her dedication, resilience, focus and being a complete professional, even at 93!

Who inspires you?

Serena Williams is an incredible inspiration – she’s an elite sportswoman at the top of her game, a businesswoman, investor and mum. I have huge admiration for her.

What is your motto? 

Trust your gut instincts, because they are usually right.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? 

Besides my two little darlings who I adore, building my app. I didn’t think it would come together but I persevered after a number of stumbling blocks when I almost gave up – and it’s now live on the app store! The process really cemented for me the importance of focus and picking yourself up when there’s a setback.

What is your favourite thing about being a member of the AllBright?

What Allbright has created is very unique. It’s the perfect blend of networking, business, social, fun, education and more. It’s also packed with women who are interesting, successful, driven, friendly and kind. I find the club really inspiring and I’m very proud to be a part of it.

What does sisterhood mean to you, and who’s in yours?

I am from a family of all girls with three older sisters, so I have always had female role models in my life. From a young age I saw my mum working alongside my dad in running their construction business together, juggling her mum life and work life. I also saw her take on so much, from office manager, sales manager, bookkeeper, debt collector, delivery service and every other hat/role you wear when you run your own business. It was a powerful image for me to see growing up and has definitely shaped me. My sisters and I are very supportive of each other – growing up we had our moments, but we always want the best for each other and being part of that unity is very empowering. I’m also grateful for my amazing girlfriends (some I have known since I was 10), who always cheer me on and are so supportive.