Spirited, Connected, Relevant, Real

Unpaining Change

Building Radical Resilience 

About Clare

Clare is a change-maker. She helps organisations to tap into the collective potential of their people so that they can master personal leadership, thrive in change and stay fully engaged.

Clare worked as a senior manager for 16 years with global information technology companies before leaving the corporate world to follow her passion for people development. She is on a mission to take the pain out of change!

Consulting to organisations across the globe, Clare specialises in the neuroscience of leadership and change and is on a mission to help people understand at a deeper level what’s going on between their ears, so that they have the next best thing to a manual for the mind.

When she’s not on a work mission, Clare loves nothing more than to immerse herself in nature, getting back to basics and sharing great conversation and laughs with hubby and friends!

Reasons to Engage Clare

Choosing an expert to co-develop and create exceptional outcomes for your people can be a bit of a minefield. Here are some reasons to consider Clare as that expert.

The strongest feedback Clare gets from engagements is her ENERGY. She considers being called 'an infectious power-packed pocket rocket' an honour!
To understand your unique situation takes someone who is willing to take their shoes off first before walking in yours. Clare's ability to listen deeply and empathise is second to none.
Clare stays on top of the latest developments in neuroscience, change and leadership so she can match them to your most prevalent needs and issues.
Clare is down to earth and is passionate about making the complex simple and translating core challenges into practical, workable, implementable solutions.
Clare is an accredited brain-friendly trainer and goes the extra mile to ensure that what she shares is understood, engaging, remembered and retained for maximum return on investment.
The greatest compliment you could give Clare would be to share the feedback on what worked and changed back in the workplace AFTER she worked with you.
Examples of Clare’s Keynotes and Workshops

Change Your Brain to Thrive in Change

Change your Brain for Habits of Excellence

Change your Brain to Bridge the Bias Gap

Change your Brain to Thrive in Change

In a span of less than 2 years, our world of work has changed beyond recognition. We continue to face complex and uncertain times trying to figure out the ‘new normal’ and this is having an impact on the mental health and wellbeing of employees, leaders and their stakeholders.

Our resilience has never been tested to such a degree before and we need to act fast and equip people with the knowledge, tools and strategies to ride this new rollercoaster in a vastly different way.

We need to move from hanging on for dear life to jumping in the front carriage with our hands in the air!

Change Your Brain to Thrive in Change is the critical message for those who are experiencing unprecedented levels of change in their work life and looking for strategies to maintain and increase motivation, engagement and productivity and most importantly, wellbeing.

Using Neuroscience and Positive Psychology as its foundation, this keynote educates, engages and encourages an attitude of radical resilience and a transition from resistance through acceptance to embracing change.

In this thought-provoking, content-rich session, delegates will:-

  • Unlock the key to how our brains deal with uncertainty and what to do to change for good
  • Explore the strategies of radically resilient people
  • Learn a powerful model for moving from fearing to embracing uncertainty
  • Practise how to switch from reacting emotionally to responding calmly
  • Master changing perspectives – turning obstacles into opportunities
  • Move from a ‘fixed’ to ‘growth’ mindset approach for greater adaptability

Change your Brain for Habits of Excellence

Habits are necessary – they help us to function effectively in an increasingly fast-paced and complex world – but are our habits helping or hindering our effectiveness and productivity?

At least 50% of what we do on a daily basis might feel like conscious decisions, but are actually automated processes – habits. (Prof. Wendy Wood USC).

The difference between a highly productive day and leaving work feeling frustrated is down to habits and routines of productivity. It’s time to identify what’s working – what’s not – and make a sustainable change. 

Change Your Brain for Habits of Excellence is a powerful message for anyone who wants better results from their time and time to design better results – it all comes down to developing stronger habits.

In this highly practical and enlightening session: 

  • Explore how our brain creates and forms habit
  • Identify the 3 critical elements of a habit and which one to change for success
  • Work on a habit that’s been hindering you and change it for good
  • Understand why energy is more important than time and how it helps create efficiency habits
  • Discover productivity hacks to turn into new habits of excellence
  • Come away feeling inspired to action by applying the H.A.B.I.T. formula for greater productivity, a healthier lifestyle and a real sense of achievement

Change your Brain to Bridge the Bias Gap

Unconscious bias is at the forefront of the agenda of many organisations and understandably so. It impacts almost all of the decisions we make and the results that we get, without us being consciously aware of its effects.

Our unconscious biases directly affect not only who gets hired, fired, developed and promoted, but also the ability of teams to perform at a high level, the effectiveness of our leaders in decision-making and change, the health of an organisation’s culture and the relationship it has with its stakeholders.

Change your Brain to Bridge the Bias Gap is a highly interactive keynote that explores the world of human evolution, neuroscience and the different approaches being taken to address workplace bias. The focus is on increasing our understanding of the most prevalent biases that impact our ability to be impartial and objective and on developing practical strategies to deal with bias effectively.

In this highly enlightening session we explore:

  • How, if we have a brain, we are biased!
  • The role of our brain in creating unconscious bias in ourselves and others
  • Understanding the origins and influencers of unconscious bias
  • The key biases that drive behaviour in our workplace
  • How to make the unconscious conscious through self-awareness
  • Strategies for mitigating bias at work

— questions & answers —

Common Questions for Conference Organisers and Clients

Securing a speaker for your conference, seminar or forum is a major responsibility. You want to feel assured that what’s promised is what’s delivered and that event attendees come away feeling energised, enlightened and inspired to action or change.

Clare is an accomplished speaker and speaks from the heart with genuine enthusiasm. Her speaking style is animated and informal yet respectful, with a good touch of humour thrown in.

Whether your goal is to have current belief systems challenged, raise the bar on performance or to provide a fun and engaging interactive session, Clare will sit with you, listen, understand and customise her topic to capture your audiences’ hearts and minds.

What type of presentations do you offer?
When it comes to engaging a speaker, flexibility is key. Whether it be virtual or face to face, Clare customises every presentation to your requirements and timescales.
Do you 'sell from stage'?
When you organise a paid speaking engagement, your speaker will not (or should not) be promoting their services. Our job is to offer exceptional takeaway value where you remember the message not the spiel.
What if you can't make it?
Clare has NEVER cancelled a presentation – virtual or live. She is dedicated to making your experience easy and painless and prides herself on reliability. In the unlikely event of sickness, Clare can call on her associates as a Professional Member of the PSA - Professional Speaking Association, to jump in last minute.
How involved do you get?
Gone are the days where speakers flit in & out on a wave of ego! Clare engages with you and your audience throughout the process. She loves to meet and greet and stay behind for a chat too!
Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
Yes, though I haven't ever used it because we spend time together in advance of your event to nut out the objectives and outcomes for everyone - the organisers, the decision-makers and the participants.
Will you speak without visual aids?
Of course - but please bear the following in mind. The visual cortex in our brain is larger than all the other cortices, so images are important for message retention and an immersive experience. Clare's slides are primarily images - you have permission to fire her if she ever reads off slides!
Yvonne Kelly
Director ANZ, NPA Network

Clare’s Keynote on ‘Moving from Working Harder to Working Smarter’ was inspiring, motivational and engaging. Clare used evidence-based theories on brain thinking and simplified her message as to how we can use this in our day to day as recruitment owners. I would highly recommend Clare.

Andy Menzies
EVP & MD, Financial Services, Eggplant

I engaged Clare to work with my team at TIBCO UK, knowing (from our time at SAP) she had the experience and professional presence to immediately command respect with my sales team. Clare delivered, helping me establish a ‘team’ mentality where the team was able to embrace change and drive higher motivation.

Tamara Wright
Head of Partnerships ANZ, IML

Clare is able to break down the complex theories of neuroscience, so they can be easily understood by the audience. She teaches you how to harness the power of your mind so you can improve yourself and your productivity at work. I would highly recommend Clare to speak at your next event.

Christy Wang
Conference Manager, Intrepid Minds

Clare is a pleasure to work with! Her presentation on ‘Thriving in the Challenge of Change’ at our recent EA conference in Sydney was really enjoyable and full of great insights. She is an engaging speaker with loads of energy and passion. I can’t wait to work with her at our future conferences!

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