The work done at Winton Coaching is not specific to any one group or type of person.  However, during his career as a therapist and leader, Claude Winton has done intense and deep work with men in transition, health care professionals and other individuals in recovery.  He translates the work he’s done with these groups to all of his clients.


Family Constellation Workshop to be held in Berkley, MI on Saturday, November 9th, 9:30am-5:00pm. Cost $100. For more information click here.

Men’s Issues

  • Do you hide who you are and how you feel…live behind a person you’ve created that you believe is more acceptable to others?
  • Do you keep secrets from those closest to you?
  • Do you believe that you don’t measure up or meet expectations as a father, a husband, a son, a man?

Society, families, friends and loved ones have unique expectations for men that can become a barrier to living a self-directed and satisfying life. Being able to identify the loneliness and the pain that men face every day is part of the process of healing. “After many years of working with men I can tell you we carry a lot of shame and because of that, we often choose to simply shut down,” says Claude Winton, founder of Winton Coaching.  “Through my experience and understanding, and by creating a safe environment, I am able to help the men I work with see that taking on the world alone is a burden and that asking for help is the first step to living their lives with some joy.”

As a certified leader with the ManKind Project, in his work with the Inside Circle Foundation at Folsom Prison, and through much of the individual therapeutic work he’s  done, Winton has helped thousands of men over the last 15 years. Through his programs and services,  Winton focuses on helping men learn to trust one person with their story, and to look honestly and without judgment at who they are and what they want to become.

Individuals in Recovery

  • Are you addicted to the life that you’re living?
  • Are you having trouble letting go even of what doesn’t serve you?
  • Do you seek to dampen your feelings rather than give yourself permission to experience them and work through them?

People in recovery deal with many of the same issues that everyone faces: Who am I? What do I stand for? How do I compare to others? They struggle with problems with money, career, family, relationships, and expectations. However, not everyone who struggles with these issues struggles with addiction. What is unique in working with someone in recovery is that an addict is addicted often as much to the state of addiction as to the substance itself. This creates a challenging therapeutic situation.

Claude Winton has worked in this field for the past 15 years and believes that shame is at the root of all substance abuse and use. He understands, first hand, that recovery is not a straight path. “I know the warning signs of relapse and I work with my clients to get at the root causes of their addiction: the need to repress and hide from the things that cause pain and shame.  I encourage a way of living free of any substance by stepping into these parts that have been denied and teaching complete self-worth and love,” says Winton.

Health Care Professionals

  • Do you feel responsible for the happiness and well-being of others?
  • Is your worth to others – your ability to be loved – based on what you do and give, not just simply on who you are?
  • Are you a perfectionist?

Medical professionals are highly educated, intelligent and caring. The responsibility for their fellow man and the tremendous stress that comes with this is well known. But what isn’t talked about is how failure is internalized. The death of a patient can be devastating and for some, becomes a trigger for many other behaviors.

Winton has worked closely health care professionals struggling with substance abuse and facilitated a bi-weekly group therapy session for health care professionals in recovery through Michigan’s Health Care Professional Recovery Program for close to a decade. Over time, his clients learned that “What I Am” is more important than “What I Do”. While specific to medical professionals, this work is relevant and important for many others.

“I realize that I am the only one who can make anything different and no one is going to save me or do it for me… It is only “I” that can take responsibility for all of it. Thank you, Claude, for helping me to see the unseen.”

Mary Beauchamp, RN