Clare Talks

Clare Talks: Motivational and Inspiring Talks

I know that together we can make a difference and I am proud to have been engaged with ocean outreach and speaking for a few years now. I love to share my passion for the ocean, positive change and living a life you love sustainably.    

My passion is for inspiring positive change and so I focus on achievable actions using  my adventures and experience to engage in meaningful conversations about what is possible.

Whatever you need for your event, I can tailor my talks to any audience and have spoken to schools, corporates, at public outreach events and festivals.

Topics include:

  • Plastic pollution and solutions
  • Planning and Goal setting
  • Steps we can take to live a life more in line with our calling
  • How can businesses get more out of their teams and create a work-life less ordinary
  • Fulfilling your potential
  • How physical challenges and getting outside can positively impact our sense of wellbeing.
  • What does sustainable travel look like and how can we make this more accessible.
  • How you can make a difference to the environment
  • Mindfulness
  • Team work
  • Visualisation
  • Pushing your percieved boundaries for personal growth

Clare came to support our Recycle Week campaign at Quorn Foods by hosting a lunchtime workshop – sharing her amazing experiences, plus facts & figures about ocean plastics – drivers, impacts, solutions. All incredibly eye opening, fascinating and always focussing on the positives rather than feeling like a lecture or telling off. Fully recommend – thank you Clare, you truly are an inspiration!”.   

Louise Needham, Quorn Foods.

Clare both gave a keynote address and ran a workshop at the National Sea Scout Leaders Conference, which had volunteers from across the UK attending. She was engaging, confident and a pleasure to work with. The materials, tone and message were all appropriate to volunteers and she has sparked a fair amount of interest. Thanks Clare for a real help in making this an issue we can make a difference on.

Richard Hunt, National Sea Scout Leaders Conference

Clare came to Malago WI to tell us about her amazing kayaking trips, the huge problem of plastic pollution and how we could all do our bit to help. It was a truly inspiring evening with lots of great ideas for us all to try. We all went home promising ourselves that we’d do more to reduce our plastic waste (but not beat ourselves up for the occasional transgression).

Malago Womens Institute, Bristol

Clare certainly did not talk rubbish when she was a panelist at KBR’s One Ocean school session ‘Ask the Experts’. Year 8 and 9 students from three Leatherhead schools running the One Ocean programme, fired questions at a dynamic panel of six ocean pollution advocates. Clare shared her first hand experience in ocean conservation and kept the audience fully engaged recounting her experiences during her Paddle Cleanup campaigns through England and her current work on waterway and ocean cleanups. Mostly, the students went away empowered to make their own wave of change having heard Clare’s motivational discussions and advice on doing our part to help the ocean, the environment and ultimately, ourselves. Kirsten McKenzie, Kellog Brown & Root Ltd

We recently held our annual Lower Sixth Form Networking Dinner, where we invited local professionals across a plethora of industries to talk to our girls about their chosen careers and the opportunities available to them. This year we had the privilege of having Clare as our guest speaker. She spoke about her life journey from a Lawyer to a now Environmentalist, Explorer, Coach, Kayaker and Wellness Advocate. Clare was extremely insightful and spoke to the girls in a way that grabbed their attention and made them think about the decision that they will soon need to make when entering the world after Sixth Form. We would like to thank Clare for donating her time and inspiring our girls to think outside of the box.

Burgess Hill School for Girls

Clare helped a team from SSE Enterprise Utilities pick up rubbish on Shoreham Beach.

She gave us some top tips, helped us with safety and inspired us to put our back into it. It has changed a lot of attitudes at SSE and we are planning a couple more rubbish collecting events now across GB. Really inspirational!

Well done Clare and many thanks for your help!

Neil Turner, SSE Enterprise Utilities

Past speaking events:

  • Yes Stories
  • National Sea Scout Conference
  • Malago WI
  • KBR Engineering One Ocean Panel with Emily Penn
  • Yestival Adventure Festival
  • Quorn Foods
  • SSE Enterprise Utilities
  • Burgess Hill School For Girls
  • Brighton Climate Action Base Camp
  • DV8 College Brighton
  • Tomorrow’s Women Conference
  • KBR One Ocean Team Building Adventure day (An event facilitated by Clare Talks)

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