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Over the course of my career, I have hosted a variety of events including my very popular ‘Tea With Claire’ events, training courses and talks. Newspapers have used these events for articles, features and photos - all of which you can read below.

Journalists have also approached me as a source of expert information on a variety of topics upon which they have based their articles. I hope that when you read these articles you will find them interesting. I would love to hear your opinion. Contact me.

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Daily News - Diary Dates

Friday, 07 February 2014

A new season of Tea with Claire, informative mornings and high tea, hosted by life coach and psychologist Claire Newton, will start next week. This month's event will be held at St Anne's Guest House, 26 High Road, Berea, off Peter Makoba (Ridge) Road on Thursday, February 13 from 10am to noon.

Following the success of Mastering the Art of Conversation, eminent psychologist, speaker and trainer Claire Newton presents a follow-up seminar entitled Body Language for Confidence. 

Daily News - Diary Dates

Thursday, 10 October 2013

PSYCHOLOGIST, speaker and trainer Claire Newton will hold a second Tea With Claire event in this series at UpMarket restatuant, 40 Gladys Mazibuko (Marriott) Road, Durban, on Thursday October 17 at 9:30am for l0am to 12noon.

It's with great excitement that Durban-based psychologist, speaker, trainer and coach - Claire Newton, announces her new tea-son of Tea with Claire' at its new home 'Market' - 40 Gladys Mazibuko Road (formerly Marriott Road).

Entitled the 'Lady Grey' Tea-son, this is a series of three talks (one per month) with the first talk - 'Mastering the art of Conversation' taking place on Thursday 19 September, 9;30am for 10am-12pm (noon).

Sunday Tribune - Tea With Claire

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Durban-based psychologist, speaker, trainer and coach, Claire Newton, holds her next 'Tea With Claire' on September 19, at Market, 40 Gladys Mazibuko Road. Entitled the 'Lady Grey' Tea-son, this is a series of three talks (one per month) with the first talk 'Mastering the art of Conversation' - taking place 9:30am for 10am to 12pm. The talk will be followed by high tea.

Fine china, high tea and stimulating conversation.

Claire Newton will be concluding the fourth in her Earl Grey Season of talks on Thursday, 16 May, entitled To Thine Own Self Be True - the Confident You!

Fine china, high tea and stimulating conversation.  Claire Newton will be concluding the fourth in her Earl Grey Season of talks on Thursday, 16 May, entitled To Thine Own Self Be True – the Confident You!

CLAIRE Newton, a ManorGardens psychologist, speaker, coach and trainer hosted one of her series of inspiring talks, Tea with Claire at the St James on Venice last Thursday. This month the motivational psychologist and self-confessed hat lover discussed You-Q- Finding Your Inner.

The Easter weekend is ahead. Such holidays can be filled with work and tension, especially if freinds or family come to stay. Lindsay Ord asked experts for tips to ensure fun, relaxed and safe holiday.

Easter weekend is ahead and the holiday season can become tension-fuelled as out-of-towners take over the house. Lindsay Ord asked experts for tips to ensure fun, relaxed and safe holiday.

Claire Newton is hosting another tea party, aimed at helping people find their inner winner. Titled, YOU-Q, the event is an enlightening and inspiring talk set around delicious cups of tea and yummy treats.

Claire Newton is hosting another tea party, aimed at helping people find their inner winner, titled, You-Q, the event is an enlightening and inspiring talk set around delicious cups of tea and yummy treats.

Fine china, high tea and stimulating conversation.  Claire Newton has launched a new year of her Tea with Claire concept aimed at bringing people together over perfectly poured cups of tea and plates of delicious treats to enjoy an enlightening, interesting and inspiring talk.

Durban's leafy suburb of Morningside will play host to psychologist, Claire Newton, who will be running enlightening, interesting and inspiring talks on how to connect with confidence. The concept behind the talks aim to bring people together over a perfectly poured cups of tea and plates of delicious treats.

The Bugle - Tea With Claire

Friday, 22 February 2013

Fine china, high tea and stimulating conversation - Claire Newton has launched a brand new year of her Tea with Claire concept aimed at bringing people together over perfectly poured cups of tea and plates of delicious treats to enjoy an enlightening, interesting and inspiring talk.

Learn to Connect with Confidence with the new series of Tea with Claire which begins on Thursday, 28 February at 10am as the Saint James on Venice.  Claire Newton has launched a new year of her Tea With Claire interesting and inspiring talk.  To book, call Sunet Pringle at the St James on 031 312 9488.  For more information visit www.clairenewton.co.za

Fine china, high tea and stimulating conversation.  Claire Newton has launched a brand new year of her Tea with Claire concept aimed at bringing people together over perfectly poured cups of tea and plates of delicious treats to enjoy an enlightening, interesting and inspiring talk.

Not everyone is surrounded by family and friends at Christmas and many people are on their own. Claire Newton has suggestions on how you can make it a happy, meaningful day.

The end of year holiday season is traditionally a time when families make plans to get together. The emphasis is very much on reunions - relatives come from far and wide, spare rooms get made up and more people are squashed around the dining room table.

Conflict can be useful - if it leads to debate and people feel they can openly discuss their ideas. Article and photo by Trish Beaver

DOES the thought of confronting your boss about an increase give you palpitations? That might mean you're a teddy or a tortoise, in terms of conflict personality type (see box), but the good news is you don't have to stay that way.

The events are a mix of fine china, high tea, stimulating conversation and sound advice on selfdevelopment and interpersonal skills – and they have had women coming back for more each week.

Berea Mail - Tea Time Talks

Friday, 19 October 2012

Fine china, high tea and stimulating conversation, Claire Newton has launched a fresh new concept aimed at bringing people together over perfectly poured cups of tea and plates of delicious treats to enjoy an enlightening, interesting and inspiring talk.
The third talk in the series, on Thursday 18th October, will look at Conflict to Co-operation.
Contact Sunet Pringle at the St James on 031 312 9488. Tickets are R150 all inclusive.
The final Tea With Claire session at the St james in this season is on Thursday 1 November.

Fine china, high tea and stimulating conversation, Claire Newton has launched a fresh new concept aimed at bringing people together over perfectly poured cups of tea and plates of delicious treats to enjoy an enlightening, interesting and inspiring talk.
The third talk in the series, on Thursday 18th October, will look at Conflict to Co-operation.
The programme for the morning is in two parts: Claire will present Conflict to Co-operation - a well researched, thought-provoking presentation; followed by a luxurious morning high tea, against a backdrop of light music in the form of Peter Enslin on piano who will be playing a programme of easy-listening evergreens.
To book, phone Sunet Pringle at the St James on 031 312 9488. Tickets are R150 all inclusive.
The final Tea With Claire session at the St james in this season is on Thursday 1 November. The theme is Body Language for Confidence.

 

Durban North Fever

Friday, 12 October 2012

TEA with Claire at Saint James on Venice at 10am.

Fine china, high tea and stimulating conversation - psychologist Claire Newton has launched a fresh new concept aimed at bringing people together over perfectly poured cups of tea and plates of delicious treats to enjoy an enlightening, interesting and inspiring talk. The third talk in the series will look at Conflict to Co-operation. Tickets R150 pp all inclusive. To book contact Sunet Pringle at 031 312 9488.

 

Here’s a new initiative that combines an inspiring talk, a marvellous high tea and some jazzy keynotes! Psychologist and speaker Claire Newton offers easy-on-the-ear wisdom, St James on Venice provides an elegant tea party and Peter Enslin from Andiamo Studios creates a warm atmosphere with cool jazz favourites.

The Mercury - Talk, tea and Music

Wednesday, 05 September 2012

Fine china, high tea and stimulating conversation - Claire Newton has launched a fresh new concept of bringing people together over cups of tea and plates of treats to enjoy an enlightening, interesting and inspiring talk.
Newton's first talk at Durban's St James on Venice Boutique Hotel in Morningside, was on the art of conversation.
The second in the series is set for 10am to noon tomorrow at the hotel. The topic is: "YOU-Q:Finding Your Inner Winner".
Newton's thought-provoking presentation will be followed by a morning high tea, against a backdrop of light music from pianist Peter Enslin.
"MY goal is to inspire people to make the changes necessary to live the life of their dreams," says Newton.
To book call Sunet Pringle at 031 312 9488.
Tickets cost R150 each, all inclusive.

 

"Learning how to converse well and easily with others gives people more confidence when handling both business and social events,” explained psychologist and speaker Claire Newton. “Mastering this skill is thus an important life skill.

Claire Newton always loved hats. In fact she bought many, but didn’t wear them for a long time; until a mad hatter tea party to which she decided she had to wear her blue velvet hat. It was a turning point for her: “Perhaps it was because I was older and less self-conscious, but I just felt it was time to do what I wanted to,” she says.

Sunday Tribune - Tea Talk

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Fine china, high tea and stimulating conversation: psychologist, speaker, trainer and coach Claire Newton has launched a fresh concept aimed at bringing people together over perfectly poured cups of tea and plates of delicious treats to share in an enlightening, interesting and inspiring talk.  

Sunet Pringle, Claire Newton and pianist Peter Enslin, invite you to attend an inspiring talk and high tea at Saint James on Venice Luxury Boutique Hotel on 2 August.

CLAIRE Newton has launched a fresh, new concept aimed at bringing people together over perfectly poured cups of tea and plates of delicious treats to enjoy an enlightening, interesting and inspiring talk.

Newton will be doing a series of talks at Saint James on Venice Luxury Boutique Hotel in Morningside, starting on Thursday 2 August from 10am to 12pm, on The Art of Conversation.

Fine china, high tea and stimulating conversation will be the order of the day as Claire Newton launches her fresh new concept aimed at bringing people together over cups of tea and plates of delicious treats to enjoy an enlightening and interesting talk.

CLAIRE Newton has launched a fresh, new concept aimed at bringing people together over perfectly poured cups of tea and plates of delicious treats to enjoy an enlightening, interesting and inspiring talk.

The Bugle - Tea With Claire

Friday, 20 July 2012

Fine china, high tea and stimulating conversation – Claire Newton has launched a fresh new concept aimed at bringing people together over perfectly poured cups of tea and plates of delicious treats to enjoy an enlightening, interesting and inspiring talk.

The Durban Chapter of the Professional Speakers Association of SA (PSASA) will host its annual gala breakfast, at which five of the region's finest professional speakers will be presenting, at Sica's Guest House, Westridge, Durban, on March 24 from 7:30am to 11am.

"LIFE is wonderful, learn to look with eyes of gratitude but don't let that stop you from striving for and realising your dreams."

Words of wisdom from Claire Newton, the only woman chosen to speak and be part of the Durban chapter of the Professional Speakers Association of South [sic] Africa's (PSASA) annual showcase breakfast at Sica's Guest House, on 24 March.