Clare is an experienced marketing professional, yoga teacher, writer and therapist previously based in London. She is currently living in Belize working as a Director of Sales and Marketing but continues to offer consultancy, project management and copywriting as well as take on occasional writing assignments. She also travels to teach at least one yoga retreat every year.
From a young age Clare took a strong interest in all things creative and decided early on in life that she did not want to build a career that she wasn’t passionate about; that didn’t make a difference. It took a while for her to get there, this is the very short version of her very long story…if you want the details, you’ll have to get in touch!
Born a natural daydreamer, the first job Clare ever wanted was actually to be a nun. No joke, blame it on The Sound of Music! Once she’d got that out of her system she planned on being (and actually pursued some of them further than you might think) a professional hockey player, a world-class trampolinist, a geologist, an explorer, a fashion designer, a writer, a beauty therapist, a musician…a yoga teacher? Well some of them had to stick.
Having finished school, college and a short-lived university experience, all while battling ongoing health issues, she realised the traditional route was never going to be for her and took a job working as an outsourced account manager for a well-known venture capital company in London. It was this that first led her, partly by accident, into a marketing career as the company offered her a job working directly with their in-house marketing team. She took the job and loved it, but knew a city-based office job wasn’t for her at the time. Partly down to her own health troubles, she’d always had a fascination with the human body so decided to embark on therapeutic study alongside her working life gaining certificates in a variety of massage styles, including sports massage. Wanting the best of both worlds, she then took a weekend job (alongside her ‘real job’) working in a clinic where she also ended up qualifying as a beauty therapist. She also volunteered regularly to provide sports massage at events including the London Marathon.
Alongside all the marketing and therapy work, she maintained a regular yoga practice, having taken her first class with her Mama when she was 15 as an attempt to improve her immune system and energy levels. She completed a Foundation Training certificate with the British Wheel of Yoga and decided to embark on her yoga teacher training with The Life Centre and Yoga Campus in London. She has since qualified as a Restorative Yoga Teacher and also has certificates in Yoga for Anxiety and Depression and Yoga Therapy Techniques. She is currently undertaking a long period of advanced study in anatomy, biomechanics and Yoga Medicine with Tiffany Cruikshank and continues to train regularly in the therapeutic field as part of her ongoing commitment to continuously learn and expand her knowledge. Yoga has changed her life and continues to do so on a daily basis.
Since this time Clare has continued to embrace each and every one of her passions with the aim never to take any of them for granted. She has worked in a variety of marketing roles and consultant positions across various sectors, including working as Head of Marketing & Communications for an award-winning international architecture and design firm, working as a start up consultant for a large UK-based Spa Resort and working as a Marketing Consultant for a variety of creative, health and yoga businesses. Most recently she was working primarily as a yoga teacher and therapist in London, writing regular features for yoga magazines and teaching yoga both in the UK and internationally. Her therapy work has seen her work with a number of high-profile clients, athletes and individuals while her yoga experience led her to lecturing on yoga teacher training courses.
Presently, she has been swept away from the UK to Belize to work as Director of Sales and Marketing for a brand-new beautifully designed luxury resort situated by the Caribbean Sea. Her new Central American playground, Naïa Resort and Spa, is home to 35 beautiful Beach Houses, the first Destination Spa in Belize, and a stunning Yoga and Movement Studio – the only place in Belize to offer aerial yoga. Clare is proud to be providing early-stage marketing in this new nature-inspired coastal paradise, sharing the benefits of authentic destination escapes to as many people as she can, while embracing all that the culture has to offer.
A believer and advocate in the art of possibility, she is forever passionate about all areas of her work and strongly believes that you do not have to pick only one thing for a career in life. All that matters is that you pick the things you love and do them to your best!
‘Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink in the wild air’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson
To find out more about Clare in her individual roles please see the relevant pages.