Motivational and Inspiring Talks

I use my adventures and experience to inspire and engage in meaningful conversations about what is possible.  My talks are bespoke and thought provoking and have been well received by the schools and multinational corporations I have worked with.  Don’t take my word though, check out the reviews for yourself.

Topics include

  • Wisdom From the Ocean – inspiring wellbeing and positive change within your organisation and the power of blue space for clarity and creativity
  • Mindfulness by the  Sea
  • Reframing Eco-Anxiety in to eco action  – simple steps for  your organisation and  staff
  • Plastic pollution and solutions
  • Adventure mindset and stepping out of your comfort zone to effect change
  • Living a life you love sustainably
  • Pivoting Career, Finding your True Path and sticking to whats important – YOU! 


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)
  • Inspiring Talks Brighton (May 2020 – online)

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