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.
Keynotes, Plenaries and Seminars
Clare has created the 'Change Your Brain' series of keynotes, seminars and plenary sessions. There is no such thing as ‘off the shelf’ keynotes or presentations so it's essential for Clare to work with you to customise the message to your audience in order to achieve your goals and outcomes.
Please click on each of the speaking topics for more information:
Our world of work is rapidly changing. Many organisations are facing uncertain market conditions, increased dependency on technology and competing change initiatives - causing instability, confusion and increased stress. Change has never been more complex and uncertain, testing our resilience to its limits.
Whilst we can’t slow the pace of change, we can learn how to respond more effectively, manage the outcomes and return to productivity feeling in control.
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.
This thought-provoking, content-rich keynote will inspire new insights, encourage commitment and lead to proactive change. Clients have said that ‘Change Your Brain to Thrive in Change’ left them feeling optimistic about the future and prepared for any eventuality with the practical examples and strategies shared.
What You Will Learn
- Discover why change can be hard and why we are programmed to be wary of it
- Learn how the brain instinctively reacts to change and how this impacts our effectiveness
- Practise how to switch from reacting emotionally to responding calmly
- Explore the strategies of the world’s most highly resilient people
- Come away being able to apply the M.A.G.I.C. formula for resilience, re-programming your brain for a more positive and resilient outlook on work and life
“The whole process was a true asset to our organisation and the Leadership Team in learning to work in a culture of fast-paced change.” - Paul Morton, CEO, IFYS Limited
Download a pdf of this keynote Change your Brain to Thrive in Change
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.
This highly practical and enlightening keynote will leave participants feeling empowered to make change in those areas that have been keeping them stuck in ineffective habit and routine.
What You Will Learn
- Explore how our brain creates and forms habit
- Identify the 3 critical elements of a habit and which one to change for success
- Understand why energy is a more important than time and how it helps create efficiency habits
- 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
"Clare is an accomplished and engaging speaker. My colleagues at the BBC learned interesting facts, strategies for how to change habits and picked up some very useful resources. Clare is informative and attentive to the audience's feedback during and after the presentation. She has great energy, which encourages participation from her audience" Toby Mildon - British Broadcasting Corporation
Download a pdf of this keynote Change your Brain for Habits of Excellence
Stories have been used for millennia to motivate, inspire action and influence new behaviours. Developing storytelling skills should be a cornerstone leadership skill.
Stories can also be the most powerful catalyst for change as their recall and emotional connection makes them more memorable than any other form of coaching or instruction.
Unfortunately, many leaders don’t think that they’re good storytellers or that their stories are worth telling – they’re missing out on one of the most powerful and impactful leadership skills.
Are your leaders using stories to get the results that they want?
Change Your Brain to inspire through Storytelling is a power-packed experiential journey based on Clare’s storytelling book ‘A Sprinkling of Magic’ and is aimed at leaders who want to step up from conveying messages to inspiring action and change.
This educational and insightful keynote will leave participants with greater confidence to uncover and share their personal stories so that they can build relationships, instil confidence in others and develop their emotional intelligence.
You don’t have to be dramatic or an artist to tell a good story, you just need the courage to share and an audience willing to listen.
What You Will Learn
- Explore the power of story through the ages, from our earliest of ancestors
- Learn how our brain processes facts versus story and why this is critical
- Expand the concept of story to include multiple ways to convey your message
- Reflect on the myriad stories you have and how you can use them to teach and inspire
- Learn the 7 steps to creating a powerful metaphor or story that will capture both hearts and minds and facilitate positive change
“As usual, Clare did not disappoint. I was delighted by all she had to say and noticed that her talk and persona resonated very well with our audience” – Curator, Wired for Wonder Annual Conference
Download a pdf of this keynote Change your Brain to inspire through Storytelling
In my role as Creative Director for Wired for Wonder 2013, I helped curate the speaker programme. I approached Clare Edwards to speak at Wired for Wonder as I know she is an accomplished and engaging speaker. I felt that Clare had something important to add to the change thinking theme we were presenting at Wired for Wonder. Her work in the area of Positometry (combines Positivity and Optimism) and her ability to convey her message through great story telling were just what we were looking for.
As usual, Clare did not disappoint. I personally sat through her session and was delighted by all she had to say and noticed that her talk and persona resonated very well with our audience.
I highly recommend Clare as a speaker not only for what she brings to an event but also for how she brings herself. Clare was a delight to work with, very easy going, accommodating and helpful – event organisers love it when speakers are like Clare.
Toni Powell, Creative Director, Wired for Wonder
"We had such fabulous feedback from last week’s event and I really appreciate your contribution towards making this event such a success. In particular I thank you for reading the audience and amending your presentation to fit the mood of the day – it demonstrates what a consummate professional you are"
Pippa McCreery, Manager Business Events Sunshine Coast
“Your presentation inspired and motivated our team to challenge their mindsets in delivering the best service to our BOQ clients. We are blessed to work with you and are grateful for your valuable input.”
Debbie Battaglini-Clarke, Owner Manager, Bank of Queensland
Ready to find out more?
To discuss speaking opportunities for your next event,
please call Clare on +61 (0)408 736 994