Ruth Clare


Ready for a life changing experience?

Ruth designs and delivers customized motivational experiences that meet audiences at their pain points and take them on a journey to a new way of being and seeing. Grounded in her own lived experience overcoming adversity, she doesn't just inspire people to change, she shows them how.

Hi, I'm Ruth

For the past seven years, I’ve been speaking to audiences about the human problems that stop people and organisations being all they can be.

Sharing the personal challenges I have faced, I reassure people they are not alone in their struggles and doubts, offering a compassionate, human perspective on the things that are holding them back. I take audiences by the hand and by the heart, helping them see they are more capable than they think and more powerful than they know, sharing proven, actionable tools to ignite their belief in their capacity to change, lead, collaborate and communicate.

No matter what kind of transformational change you want to inspire in your audience, I can take them there.

Helping your event succeed

Ruth’s former career as a communication strategist consulting to organizations like Citibank, Medtronic and ECINS, has taught her the power of clarifying objectives before offering solutions. She spends time working to define what event success looks like to you, adapting her presentation to ensure she delivers on your aims.

"What made working with Ruth an absolute pleasure was her down-to-earth nature and approachability. She remained humble and relatable throughout the entire process and her willingness to listen, collaborate, and tailor her speech to meet the specific needs of our event was truly commendable."

Luke Lindsay, CEO Lifeline

Not just a one-time experience, but a transformative journey that left us feeling inspired, motivated, and empowered.

Luke LindsayLuke LindsayCEO Lifeline

The response from your speech has been astounding… the most important presentation of the year.

Dani GoldDani GoldRoyal Children’s Hospital

I have never seen our VCE cohort so engaged.

Sarah BlythmanSarah BlythmanCasey Grammar School

Ruth’s willingness to be vulnerable in front of a crowd creates a magnetic atmosphere that keeps people transfixed.

Ray TiernanRay TiernanPort Phillip City Council

A wonderful and evocative presentation that profoundly moved participants.

Nada LaneNada LanePresident, CPPAA

Highly intelligent … very entertaining … had the audience engaged and excited the entire time.

Dr Lee KoffmanDr Lee KoffmanEmerging Writers Festival

Why Ruth?

  • TEDx talk > 500,000 views
  • Award-winning author: Weaves cutting edge research, ancient wisdom and relatable personal stories in a truly memorable way
  • Professional actor: Authentic stage presence and a powerful capacity for audience connection developed over years as a stage, television and film actor
  • Qualified biochemist: Turns the complex neuroscience and biology of behaviour into simple, actionable tools that change lives
  • Compassion born of experience: Open and vulnerable about her own challenges and the obstacles she has overcome, Ruth meets audiences at their pain points, showing them they are not alone, before providing the tools they need to becoming more couragous, confident, optimistic and connected

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description and topics

Ruth Clare is an award-winning author, TEDx and motivational keynote speaker, professional actor, qualified scientist and authenticity, resilience and change expert who learned by necessity, first to survive, then to thrive. Ruth weaves research and hard-won lessons with powerful, relatable stories from her lived experience overcoming adversity, to help others find the courage to own the stories that are holding them back so they can rewrite their lives. With a rare knack for distilling the neuroscience and psychology of human behaviour into simple ideas and practical strategies, Ruth shows people how to embrace uncertainty, stay hopeful when times are tough and harness their potential for growth and change. Ruth’s TEDx talk, The Pain of Hiding Your True Self, has had over half a million views.