Hi! I'm Clare

Environmentalist, Explorer, Coach, Kayaker, Scuba Diver, Wellness Advocate.

Photo (C) Dave Streeter Photography

About Me


I’ve always been a bit of a nomad and an adventurer. I was born in Brunei to parents from Manchester and the Isle of Man. I then lived in Holland where you could have found me skating along frozen canals to school. UK based since the early 80’s from the age of 5. Brighton based for the last 20 odd years. Through it all, the Ocean and its creatures have been a major passion of mine.

Corporate Career

I worked as a respected Real Estate Lawyer for over ten years, but my values didn’t fit with the job and I found myself stuck and unhappy.  In 2015 I was lucky enough to find Incredible Oceans and I have been volunteering with them since. This work showed me that my skills were transferable and opened up opportunities which have led me to where I am today. In July 2017 I quit my job and went about proving to myself that there was an alternative to office life.  It ended up being a journey into my own self belief and confidence and I continue to learn every day.

Life in Perspective


had gone through the traumatic experience of watching my Mum fight for her life. One minute fit and healthy and the next in Intensive Care. She had pancreatitis which led to sepsis and multiple-organ failure. Watching her come back from the brink and realising how much more we are capable of gave me the push to change my life. To let go of fear and to follow my values.

I found myself doing things I never imagined of myself.  Like kayaking the width of Britain, the Length of Wales and spending 10 days in the Arctic wilderness of the Lofoten Islands in Norway.  I realised how adventure and nature connection helped me to cope with depression. It helped me to get attention on issues I cared about in conservation. I also realised that by pushing by perceived boundaries, I could achieve so much more than I thought I could.  


Don’t wait for a major trauma before you seek the life you deserve.

I am now a qualified Mindset Coach, Blogger, Motivational Speaker and Sustainability Consultant.  Please subscribe to my emails for upcoming events, workshops and toolkits.  Get in touch if you are interested in working with me as a coach, sponsor, partner or whatever.  I am always interested in new ideas and collaborations.

I continue to use the invaluable skills I learnt in my corporate job. This experience has given me a unique understanding of the commercial world. Which means I understand corporate needs, yet also have a toolkit to help put in place sustainable change.
I hope I can inspire you. We only have one life after all. 

Contact me to learn more,  to book a free coaching consultation or to discuss your workshop / sustainability needs..



Clare Osborn is the founder of the platform Clare Talks Rubbish. She is a self-described Ocean Lover, Explorer and Wellness Advocate, committed to support others to live a life that is not rubbish.

Clare’s first career as a well respected lawyer spanned almost fifteen years.  In that role, she honed her skills in organisation, communication and business acumen. Clare also learnt the importance of building long lasting relationships in business and beyond. 

Influenced by a family trauma, in 2017 Clare flipped her life around. She quit the legal profession to follow her values and build on her passion for wellness, adventure and marine conservation.  She is now a qualified coach, motivational speaker and sustainability consultant. Clare’s life experience has given her a unique toolkit that enables her to communicate on many levels. This allows her to help you to deliver the best for yourself, your project or your business.  

Clare’s passion for sustainability and the environment comes from first hand experience.  She has saved turtles and their eggs from the hands of poachers in Costa Rica, helped build grey water circles in a remote village in Guatamala and seen piles of burning plastic while teaching at a remote school in Cambodia.  Clare has paddled both the width of Britain and the Length of Wales fishing rubbish out of our waterways to raise awareness about plastic pollution.  She has also featured in international, local and regional press. 

Clare has also worked within a team for not-for profit Incredible Oceans to deliver outreach at large scale public events.  These include Whalefest (at the Brighton Centre), the Steppes Beyond Festival (at the Royal Geographical Society), The World Travel Market and Telegraph Outdoor Show (both at the Excel in London). 

Clare’s adventures for 2019 include remote working in California, scuba diving remote Cocos Island, kayaking and cleaning up remote Scottish beaches, paddle boarding Scotland coast to coast, cycle touring Wales and an adventure with her Mum, who a few years ago spent 2 months in intensive care battling for her life against sepsis, pancreatitis and multiple organ failure.

Clare is passionate about finding long term sustainable solutions to problems. She wants to inspire others to live their best life, follow their dreams and to live outside the box.