Hi, I’m ClaireBE INSPIRED. BE HAPPY. BE AWESOME!
Me, myself and I are working on making a difference for you, your life and your business, one step at a time!
I first met Claire many years ago when she worked as a young programmer for ViaData. During those early years, I was always highly impressed with the attitude Claire displayed in carrying out the work that was assigned to her – she did not need hours of explanation and clarification, she did not waste time, she simply got on with the work and did it extremely well and diligently. She also always asked the right questions, and sought clarification on any poorly defined requirement before commencing work. I recall being very disappointed (as well as very impressed) when Claire’s entrepreneurial spirit resulted in her leaving the company and starting Mammoth Solutions together with her husband, Ryan.
I had the opportunity of working with Claire again, fortunately, on several projects for Mammoth Solutions, and was once again impressed by her work ethic and business approach. Although she was often juggling several concurrent projects at the same time, she never let the work on any of those projects suffer as a result. She always delivered on what was promised on every project, and each delivery reflected her excellent and intuitive design and development skills, and her dedication to delivering quality at all times. Remarkably, not only was she able to successfully juggle several client projects at the same time, she was also investigating and implementing new website ideas (such as Celebration.co.za) at the same time, with great success.
I would not have the slightest hesitation in recommending this exceptional and talented lady for any development project at all!
I have been working for Claire Minnaar for just over 6 years or should I say I have been taken under her wing for over 6 years. Being that I have worked for many companies and/or bosses over the years , I have never had the privilege of working for someone that not only cares about what you can do for them during work hours but also cares about you on a personal level and always there willing to help and give advice.
One thing that stands out about Claire is that you will always hear her quoting “I have other families to take care of” meaning her employees and that definitely sets her apart from the rest.
Claire‘s professional work ethic, good nature, honesty and sense of humour makes every day working with her a pleasure.
From the moment I met Claire I knew that this young woman was someone very special. She is a dynamic businesswoman who juggles home, family and business with great success. Her devotion to her family is obvious and this spills over into her business as she cares for others. She executes tasks with great vigour and energy and is constantly looking for new ways to improve herself and transfer that into her business and onto others.
Claire and I work together on a shared passion and the way that she can transfer ideas into practice is unique and very inspiring. She has a wonderful reprove with her colleagues and blog followers. She genuinely cares about people and as taskmaster she gets the job done. Her insight and wisdom far surpasses her age. It is such an honour working with such an inspiring person.
I have worked with Claire for many years in various ways, as coaching client and now as a partner. I have great respect this remarkable business woman and a special human being. She has the ability to gain trust instantly because of her authentic nature to help and assist business owners. The reason I chose to partner with Claire is that she shares the same value I deeply treasure. She really wants to make a difference in the world and business community and her passion is evident. We truly can learn so much from her in depth online knowledge and the best is she wants to share it!
Since 2003 I have had a number of opportunities to work with Claire and have also followed the growth of her business, and her other business endeavours, with a keen interest.
Over this period Claire as performed as a sub-contractor, a project lead and also as a vendor to ViaData. In all these roles she has continued to perform her tasks with exceptional efficiency and an eye for quality and detail. I still have full faith in her ability and skills as a business woman, developer and analyst.
On a personal level I have been very impressed with Claire’s personal development over the 16 years we have known each other. She is a true entrepreneur, starting up many businesses and endeavours but has also shown the ability to take things through to completion. I look forward to following Claire’s career and life as it continues to move forward.
Working with Claire was extremely helpful. She really helped to break down things in a way that was easy for a beginner to understand – providing easy-to-read reports as well as a prioritized guide for tackling the improvements my site would benefit from most. Claire is very knowledge and I would highly recommend her services for anyone looking to boost their site performance.
Claire’s been doing work for us for over 10 years now. She is one of the few people who consistently provides excellent service. She is loyal in all aspects of her life and delivers what she promises (anyone who has ever worked with developers will tell you this is a quality that is hard to come by). She loves a challenge and looks at the big picture – she will draw your attention to potential problems and suggest solutions to those problems before they become an issue. She is one of the few developers I have worked with for whom a translator isn’t required. She doesn’t speak in technical jargon, confusing the client. She asks the right questions and does her research, so that she knows exactly what you want before she starts. She also communicates her progress to the client throughout, so you’re never left wondering what is actually happening with your project.
But perhaps one of Claire’s greatest traits is her generosity, with both her time and her knowledge. She has taught me so much and continues to do so. This is unique to our industry and valuable beyond measure. Thank you Claire for always being there for us.
The impression Claire gave me is both very social and professional. We’ve only worked together online, and we all know that it is easy to give a bad impression online. She is just so positive. She never complained, even when I sent an article just one day before it was recommended to post. Working with her is fun and I never felt any stress.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve come to know Claire as one of the most hard-working, dedicated and genuine people that I’ve probably ever had the privilege of crossing paths with in this cut-throat industry. I’m not a big believer in the concept of role models, but somehow Claire has naturally found her way onto the short list of people whom I admire and look up to. Juggling motherhood and business with an enviable amount of flair, selflessness and grace, she’s everything that the modern-day working girl aspires to; not only are all her entrepreneurial ventures hugely successful, but her unfailing love and commitment to her husband and adorable kiddos shatters all stigmas that a woman ought to choose between business and family.
What I’ve come to respect most about Claire is her innate sense of fairness, openness and honesty – not a day has gone by where I didn’t know exactly where I stood with her. In a world where the “every man for himself” mentality is at the order of the day, her selfless ambition to combine business with a pure unadulterated willingness to help is truly inspiring. I can’t even begin to list the many doors she’s opened for me, not to mention the valuable life tips, knowledge and advice shared.
In summary, Claire is a humble, kind-hearted, admirable and exceptional human being with a genuine passion for helping those around her to live up to their full potential. She is the ultimate Momtrepreneur.
Claire is absolute pleasure to work with she is diligent, friendly and always approachable. She is able to work to deadlines, technical and update with her industry best practices.
I have worked with Claire for over 10 years and I would recommend her to anyone.
I have had the pleasure of working with Claire on several development projects and I am always impressed with her combination of skill and work ethic. Her business knowledge and the way she integrates it with various technologies is a powerful platform for her to add value to any project she takes on. One thing that I find especially remarkable is her attention to details and strong commitment to doing things the best way instead of the easiest or cheapest. In the long run, those kinds of values will ensure that she is the type of person that keeps her clients happy and her development projects running smoothly. I would recommend Claire, without reservation, for any client who is looking for a potent combination of skill and business experience that is rarely present, but essential, in a typical development project.