SPECIAL COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT
Although COVID-19 prevents me from travelling in person to most events, it has allowed me the opportunity to adapt the way I deliver my keynotes, training and musical performances in a really powerful way.
As a Speaker, my job is to bring new hope, new perspectives, and new skills through story, high-energy, interactive-learning-modules, and song. Over the past seven years I've been honoured to work with organisations as brilliant and diverse as Atlassian, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Wake Up, Allen & Unwin and Business Chicks (to name a few), and more schools, leadership events, 'Woman in Business' symposiums, and City Councils than we have time to list.
During 2020 throughout Melbourne's two COVID-19 'lockdowns' I've been invited to deliver dozens of events on just about every 'platform' known to human kind, working with organisations such as; University of Melbourne Medical Students, LaTrobe Women's Symposium, the D.H.H.S, City of Monash, Island Records, Marshall White Real Estate, Norwex, ABIA Awards, and dozens of schools. In short, as a Speaker, I've been busier than ever, for which I'm very grateful (because let's me honest: as a former touring musician, I currently have some extra time on my hands. I'm making use of it while I can!).
My goal is always the same: to teach really useful skills very quickly, in the must fun and engaging way possible. I help build connection quickly, and I love doing it.
If you'd like to discuss working with me for your workshop, conference or event, shoot man/manager Marty Brown an email (click here) and ask away. He is a pretty straight shooter: tell him what you're hoping to achieve in which budget and timeframe, and he'll be able to help you decide whether we're a good match.
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For SPEAKERS BIO, please see below.
FROM OFFICIAL SPEAKING BIO:
Clare Bowditch is a musician, author, former broadcaster, and one of Australia's most highly-booked professional speakers and M.C.’s
Clare's passion and reputation as a professional speaker may be partly due to the good fortune that during her youth, while studying at Art School, Clare was fortunate to be trained and mentored by both Leadership Expert Fabian Dattner (for whom she worked as an assistant), and folk singer and group-facilitator Fay White (with whom she completed the Community Singing Leadership Training, thanks to Vic Health, who understood even back then the value of singing for our social, medical and mental health). Later, in 2008, whilst researching her best-selling album 'The Winter I Chose Happiness', Clare also agreed to challenge her cynicism and undertake training as a 'Life Coach' (turns out, she bloody loved it).
These days, Clare is as confident leading intimate single-day online workshops with a dozen executives as she is leading an audience of 12,000 at the M.C.G. in a 'Mass sing-along’ (she knows how to harness our collective terror of group singing and turn it into a skill-building exercise the likes of which you may never have seen before).
In her work as a host, broadcaster and MC, Clare has interviewed and facilitated hundreds of events and conversations with the likes of authors Jeanette Winterson and Zoe Foster-Blake, singers Linda Rondstadt and Jackson Browne, both local and federal politicans (including former PM’s Julia Gillard and Malcolm Turnball – not at the same time), famous sportspeople, astrophysicists, mental health experts, and remarkable people who may not have ‘famous names’ but who have equally fascinating stories to share.
TO DISCUSS YOUR EVENT, PLEASE CONTACT HER MANAGEMENT HERE.
At present, Clare's most popular speaking topics are:
1. 'Tame Your Inner Critic' - how to turn self doubt into self leadership. . Based on stories and lessons from best-selling Clare's memoir, 'Your Own Kind of Girl'.
2. ‘If you can speak, you can sing’ - a truly unique live-taught masterclass in Courage and Self-Leadership (very fun: works for groups of both 5 and 5,000. Teaches audiences to challenge their limiting stories. Lots of air-pumping! Clare has been running these events for over fifteen years)
3. Self Leadership - how to live “Your Amazing Life”, without changing your day-job)
4. Big Hearted Business (small business training, entrepreneurship, confidence, marketing with integrity, empathy as a business super-power)
"We were looking for speaker who could energise an audience which was being challenged personally and professionally by the global pandemic. We got so much more than that. With her wisdom, empathy and good humour, Clare showed us how to find the power within to tackle these uncertain times. More importantly, Clare united our community of women, many of whom were struggling with self-doubt and isolation. As one of our members commented: “I really needed this to show there is a tribe out there caring and that I’m not alone.”
ANNA TYBEN, PRESIDENT LATROBE WOMEN IN BUSINESS
"Clare’s talk at Atlassian’s Design Week was nothing short of inspirational. Everyone could relate to the creative challenges she has faced and were touched by how open and vulnerable she was in sharing her story. Clare’s keynote was one of the most discussed sessions during the week." ATLASSIAN
"Clare was fabulous! She managed to lead the whole room in a rendition of 'happy birthday' for Malcolm Turnbull, much to his surprise. Please pass on our heartfelt and huge thanks to her. Yes... she was perfection. She really made the announcement come alive with her warmth, intelligent insights about music and radio, plus her ability to get the whole crowd engaged and excited" DOUBLE J STATION LAUNCH, ABC RADIO.
"A huge success. The feedback extremely positive" DAREBIN MAYOR CR VINCE FONTANA
"Clare Bowditch has that deep magic that opens hearts. I've watched her made a sold-out theatre of women and men cry, and then laugh hard, and then all sing... within moments. Clare is the beautiful kind of power: pure love with one of a kind talent"
DANIELLE LA PORTE
"What an amazing performance today - your performance was the only part of the day where the room was actually quiet! You could have heard a pin drop! Loved your warm approach and your challenge to the suits; who else could have got the whole room singing!! I think you really helped everyone connect with what Smiling Mind is all about. SMILING MIND They were all excellent, in particular Clare - thank you for your honesty". WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP AUSTRALIA (participant feedback)
“Clare is one of those effortlessly mesmeric communicators. Her rare blend of insight and charisma means that people cannot help but be thoroughly engaged when she speaks. It will be a rare audience member that leaves being anything other than charmed and enlightened.”– WALEED ALY
“When Clare speaks she brings everyone in the room with her. Clare injects this special kind of electricity into each and every audience member, making them feel bigger, bolder and braver” JAMILA RIZVI, Author.
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Clare's unique gift for public speaking is based on her ability to wrap research and training in a warm cloak of humour and song and story, and as a result, she enjoys massive audience-buy-in, and excellent out-comes for her clients.
If you ask nicely, yes - she might even bring her guitar.
This is the song she often gets asked to sing (click to hear)